Ron Haynes and his daughter, Jessie, have built a business from smiling faces. They don't snap yearbook photos or transform dentist gloves into balloon animals. Instead, they helm teeth-whitening shops and private office locations where smiles are brightened up to 10 shades. Since 2005, they have brightened over 50,000 smiles across five states. The locations in North Carolina and Georgia offer either convenience at their South Park Mall kiosk or privacy at their office locations. Armed with Beaming White, an FDA-approved teeth-whitening system that pairs a peroxide-based gel with a UV-free LED light, their team of technicians helps clients brighten their choppers by exposing teeth so the gel and light reach every inch of enamel. Once the light unites with the gel, coffee, tea, and grass stains begin to vanish. Teeth continue to lighten after the treatment, achieving a color that's 3-10 shades whiter over the course of 24 hours. With proper care, results can last up to 12 months, or roughly the time it takes to adapt the phonebook into a comedic opera.
Proud Palmetto State native Christopher LaTorre has honed his toothy trade at practices throughout South Carolina, earning the praise of Columbia Metropolitan magazine as one of the top area dentists in 2011. In addition to caring for adult chompers, Dr. LaTorre maintains a convivial chair-side manner with children, putting tykes at ease with magic tricks, balloon animals, and advice on scaling a lemonade stand in today's tumultuous economy. Services range from digital x-rays to implant restoration, comprehensive exams, and custom whitening.
Because Sunset Dental's staff recognizes that going to the dentist can be unpleasant for some, it has designed an office that keeps patients' comfort in mind. Massaging dental chairs and sedation dentistry help relax patients, and digital x-rays take images of teeth and roots. Above all, the staff comforts patients by listening to their concerns and complaints before attempting any general or cosmetic services.
Product of Georgia’s university and college system, Dr. Juanita Adkins planted her roots along the tree-lined streets of Augusta by opening Downtown Dental in March of 2006. Today, with her offices nestled in among the little shops and restaurants, she executes all manner of dentistry, from general checkups and teeth whitenings to dental implants and dentures. She remains ahead of the dental curve through continual education, and by wielding the latest in technology such as digital x-rays that reduce radiation exposure and offer more comprehensive views of the mouth.
Dr. Mike Franklin didn?t always see himself as a dentist; in fact, he worked for seven years in corporate America before deciding that helping others was his true calling. He decided to study dentistry, a choice that would lead him to open Vivid Smile Dental Center in 2011. Dr. Franklin and associates perform a full slate of preventive, surgical, and cosmetic procedures, including routine cleanings and checkups, x-rays, root canals, dental implants, crowns, and teeth whitening.
Dr. Gregory Abrams, DMD, and Dr. Ron Cohen, DDS, go to great lengths to help patients maintain their healthy smiles. When not seating implants, filling cavities, or fitting teeth with braces, Dr. Cohen spends his time engaging in hundreds of hours of classes practicing new dentistry innovations. Dr. Abrams journeys from the Friendly Dental offices to underserved areas in a mobile dentistry van, giving patients access to dental care right in their own neighborhoods. Both professionals ensure their patients stay entertained during treatments by seating them in plush chairs, turning on the in-room televisions, and explaining the show’s finer plot points to teeth.