When patients first come in to North Dallas Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, they aren't sent to an assembly line of swiveling chairs to await treatments. Instead, the dentists open up a dialogue, making sure to know the name, concerns, and needs of their guests, and guiding them through preliminary examinations such as blood pressure and x-rays. This friendly transparency carries through to dental services, as ceiling-mounted monitors display x-rays and dentists point out problem areas or overbites shaped like famous rainbows. The office emphasizes physical comfort as well: warm blankets and lip moisturizer are available during treatments, along with movies or relaxing music.
Dr. Michael Caparas and his associates at each of the seven Metroplex Dental Care locations perform services using advanced technology, such as digital x-rays that release up to 90% less radiation and intraoral cameras. The doctors recommend a "sensible oral-health regimen," which includes regular dental exams, cleanings, and oral-cancer screenings. They help to repair existing maladies with restorative procedures such as root-canal therapy, and makeover smiles with veneers and whitening treatments. For sound sleep, the doctors fit apnea appliances and snore guards, ensuring that patients will no longer wake family members or lure a herd of migrating kazoos into the bedroom. Whatever the service, the doctors put patients at ease with their soothing chairside manner and variety of sedation options.
Dr. Darian Hampton and his staff form a beaming team. Their practice hinges on a commitment to providing "premium dental care with a sparkling smile and cheerful attitude in a welcoming environment." Visitors of all ages, seeking preventive and cosmetic services, enter an airy, white space where fish, tooth fairies, and plants add vivid ornamentation.
His background in theater and music, along with his passion for community service, fold into Dr. Hampton's dental education, allowing him to add an artistic touch to personalized, nuanced care. He has a doctorate in dental surgery and has earned a Top Dentist spot four years in a row from the Consumers Research Council of America.
Touch of Pure Joy Massage & Day Spa situates itself as an oasis for physical relaxation, and has relaxed clients with its signature therapies since 1999. A one-hour hot-stone massage gives stressed clients the opportunity to unwind and enjoy an utterly unrushed experience as aromatherapeutic oils perfume the air and stones send warmth deep into muscles. For those experiencing chronic pain or the discomforts of pregnancy, deep-tissue, applied kinesiology, and prenatal massages forge a truce between muscles caught in a tug-of-war match between the office chair and that recliner in the office lobby. When they've explored the spa's extensive repertoire of relaxing massages, clients can extend their day spa mini vacations with a skin-perfecting facial, or bid adieu to sandpaper skin with hand and foot salt scrubs.
During the exam at Jefferson Dental, which welcomes walk-ins, one of the dentists from the smile-savvy staff ventures into facial caves in search of tooth decay and gum disease. A skilled technician then snaps x-ray pictures, uncovering hidden problems to use as blackmail. Opting to add cleaning ensures that a whirlpool of floss and paste separates debris, plaque, and tartar from enamel and that fangs look more polished than a socialite dipped in wax.
At A Plus Dental, general dentist Dr. Shahnaz Babaloui makes preventive and restorative care more comfortable with her warm, attentive chair-side manner and up-to-date industry advancements. "Dr. B," as her patients call her, earned her undergraduate degree in medical technology. Perhaps this is why she, to this day, commits herself to staying informed about the latest equipment and products, including ultrasonic cleanings and dental implants, via continuing education courses. She and her staff set an inviting, tranquil stage in the reception area, where a large tapestry depicts a home surrounded by lush forests and a stream fortified with fluoride.