Led by Dr. Joel E. Nash, the staff at Pearls Dental Spa, treats clients' teeth like they're precious treasures?coddling them with gentle cleanings, regular examinations, and sure-handed corrective procedures. A member of the American Academy of Facial Aesthetics (AAFE), Dr. Nash's precision skills have earned him recognition from the International Association of Dentists (IOD). It's no wonder why clients can turn to his dental spa for an array of services including everything from basic cleanings and advanced oral surgery to aesthetic procedures such as Botox and Dermal fillers. The office itself houses some of the most-current dental technology available, including digital x-rays that, unlike traditional x-ray systems, produce limited radiation and can't read your thoughts.
At Pennsylvania Center for Dental Excellence, Dr. Leonard Tau—an American Dental Association member and one of Philadelphia magazine's Top Dentists of 2010—places special emphasis on patient comfort. Patients can indicate their preferences among myriad amenities, such as massage chairs and paraffin wax treatments, as they nibble and sip complimentary refreshments in the waiting room. During treatments, blanketed patients snuggle into massage chairs, unwind with music on loaner iPods, and watch DVDs on a flat-screen TV that obviates the need to bring a dentist to the movie theater.
Dentex Dental’s team of dentists emphasizes the importance of disease prevention, arming their clients with information on proper brushing habits, flossing techniques, and lifestyle choices during comprehensive exams. Of course, should a client succumb to cavities, gum disease, or having their teeth sealed shut with taffy, the pros will employ the latest technologies to help treat the problem at hand. They also offer a range of cosmetic services, including teeth whitening and porcelain veneers.
Dr. Thomas W. Gamba graduated from Temple University's School of Dentistry in 1976 and has since logged hundreds of hours of post-graduate continuing educational work. Dr. Gamba has been known to drop knowledge as if it were new toothbrushes, teaching at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and publishing several articles on the topic of dental ethics. The Philadelphia Phillies have Dr. Gamba to thank for their pearly premolars and brilliant bicuspids. You'll receive the same expert treatment at your appointment, when Dr. Gamba will peer deep into your mouth for signs of trouble, take pictures of your teeth for the office yearbook, and address any concerns, pains, or existential ennui before degunking your charming chompers.
Voted best cosmetic dentist by Philly Hot List, Dr. Shulman puts a glamorous twinkle in local grins with his toothsome array of services. Go broad and get chompers checked with a new-patient exam, x-rays, and cleaning (a $285 value), or aim for specifics by turning your head into a lighthouse with Nite White professional teeth whitening (a $275 value). Learn how to sharpen blunt beaver bicuspids into gleaming wolf fangs with a porcelain veneer preview, which includes photos of how you would look with a full set of porcelain veneer (a $450 value). An Invisalign preview lets you learn more about a transparent aligner that straightens teeth without braces (a $450 value). The Invisalign preview includes impressions, photos, and x-rays followed by a computer simulation showing how your teeth would look after the full Invisalign treatment. For those who fear the dental chair and its personal associations, sedation dentistry sends a sedation substance to patients at their home; ingest it an hour before your appointment, grab a friend or trusty mare to whisk you away to the office, and let the sedation guide you into a dreamlike world of sugarless plum fairies and molar ice caps (a $350 value).