As kids await their checkups at Smile Dental Care, they have two choices—play with wooden rocking horses and stuffed animals below colorful paintings of flowers and leaping frogs, or tinker with two iPads mounted on the walls. That blend of a comfortable, caring environment with the latest technology extends to the rest of Dr. Hak J. Seok’s practice, where HDTVs project soothing images over the modern dental chairs. To carry out services ranging from routine cleanings to fillings, porcelain crowns, and extractions, Dr. Seok and his staff use high-tech equipment such as panoramic digital x-rays and painless injections that block pain receptors without the typical discomfort from swapping out patients’ brains.
Your Groupon covers a cleaning to get your pretzel-snappers as white as really good typing paper. The hygienists at Ashton customize cleanings for your specific gum and bone health, using medicated gels and prescription mouth rinses when necessary to ensure optimum cleanliness and minimal discomfort. You’ll also get an x-ray evaluation to see if any of the tooth fairy’s vengeful hexes have taken root. Ashton uses digital x-rays, which provide a high level of accuracy and use less radiation than traditional methods, such as pixies with magnifying glasses, and hunches. Finally, your Groupon covers an exam by one of Ashton’s friendly and professional dentists.
At Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Maryland, Howard Rothschild, DDS uses his 30 years of experience and extensive training to care for patients. After spending two years with the 101st Airborne Division, Dr. Rothschild went on to teach as an assistant professor at the University of Maryland Dental School and provide dental services to the Baltimore Colts.
Dr. Rothschild and his team furthered their education at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, where they learned about cutting-edge techniques, such as porcelain-veneer smile makeovers. Other high-tech equipment includes a computerized anesthetic system that minimizes discomfort and the CEREC system, which allows staff to fabricate ceramic restorations in one visit rather than outfitting teeth with temporary crowns or tiny motorcycle helmets.
Drs. Philip Qi, Vikash Patel, and Kuljeet Bhangra work alongside a staff of specialists—including a periodontist and an oral and maxillofacial surgeon—at three dental locations. The dentists strengthen their abilities by routinely participating in advanced training in cosmetic, restorative, implant, and sedation dentistry. Whether a patient needs a routine checkup, a dental implant, a smile makeover, or an Invisalign consultation, they can take advantage of appointments in the early morning or late evening, on weekends, or on James Buchanan’s half birthday.
Dr. Jun Park repairs dull, decaying, and chipped teeth with procedures that include teeth whitening, root canals, and implants. To keep smiles looking their best, Dr. Park can also fill cavities with tooth-colored fillings or extract wisdom teeth before they develop the ability to think for themselves.
With hundreds of locations across the country, Right Dental Group represents a collection of oral-health-care professionals who deliver a variety of quality dental services. The collective places an emphasis on relationship building—meaning patients can confess their most egregious toffee-apple trespasses while receiving a teeth scrubbing delivered with precision and understanding. Each of the dentists is prescreened for a consistent record of excellence and the ability to efficiently locate a cavity in a toothstack.
Seasoned dentist Dr. Thomas J. Fenlon, DDS helps patients achieve winning smiles through a toothsome array of cosmetic, preventative, and restorative dental services. During an initial consultation to determine candidacy for adult cosmetic orthodontics (a $135 value), the dental doyen administers a set of X-rays (a $43 value) to assess structural damage beneath the surface. Patients then chomp down on a malleable material to create a set of doppelganger tooth impressions (a $105 value), which grant Dr. Fenlon an additional view of enamel fencing, and make the perfect host gift for a mixer at Stephen King's house.