Using a combination of whitening gel and FDA-approved blue accelerating lights, the DaVinci teeth-whitening system can leave teeth an average of up to eight shades whiter. During office visits, clients apply the signature whitening solution—an organic plant- and mineral-based gel—to chompers. A specially designed LED laser light is used with the food-grade hydrogen peroxide gel to lift lingering stains. Once the tonal transformation is complete, patients may walk away with the graffiti of tobacco, wine, coffee, and age erased from the highway overpasses of their smiles.
The ultramodern Arlington Center for Dentistry looks more like a spaceship than a dentist's office. Sliding glass doors give way to a private waiting room equipped with a flat-screen TV and bright-red leather couch. Beyond its translucent walls, massive pillars painted gold and bright green pepper the path to the reception desk, interspersed with more flat-screen TVs to entertain patients perched upon circular benches that look as though they might lift into the sky at any moment.
The smooth, corner-less aesthetic hints at the state-of-the-art treatments administered beyond the waiting room, where seven experienced doctors??among them dentists, oral surgeons, orthodontists, endodontists, and pedondontists??strive to ensure a healthy, happy future for each smile. With an emphasis on creating lasting doctor/patient relationships, they gently guide mouths on custom treatment plans that can include everything from invisible braces to chip-covering Lumineers. Full-mouth and panoramic radiographs combine with comprehensive periodontal charting and bite analysis to pinpoint problems with precision, and model wax-ups of teeth present a mockup of how teeth will look after cosmetic treatments or if they fail to give up their candle-snacking habit.
At Smiles at Fairfax Corner, Dr. Rayek and his team use the latest technology to keep smiles gleaming. Their prized centerpieces are the E4D and iTero CAD scanner machines, which use laser-guided cameras to quickly create digital plans for crowns and bridges. Once a plan has been designed, the in-house lab can create the oral additions in as little as an hour. Dr. Rayek is also an Invisalign Elite Premier Provider who can straighten teeth with custom-fitted, translucent mouth trays or simply a stern look.
The team at Fair Oaks Dental Care take pride in their personalized patient care; in fact, that's one of the main reasons they exist. Before 2003, Dr. Chuck Joo noticed that many of the dental offices in Northern Virginia treated their patients with impersonal, assembly line-like service that reeked of big business. He wanted to do something about it. So, instead of joining a counterculture rock band whose album cover is a picture of molar with a red X through it, he set up his own practice under the banner of personalized family dentistry. Today, he and his staff know their patients on a first-name basis, and they practice a no-rush approach through each of their general and cosmetic treatments.
ScienZminds engineers build armies of robots every day, but they don’t pose much danger to humanity—even children can control them. Which they do. Using Lego kits, sensors, motors, and age-appropriate programming software, elementary- and middle-school students fashion bots that interact with the world around them and carry out instructions. Beyond the robots, ScienZminds’ educators lead several other classes that get kids excited about science, math, technology, and engineering. For instance, an electronics course uses circuit boards to build devices including an organ that reacts to light and a lie detector to help figure out which parent really ate the Halloween candy.
With almost two decades of experience, Dr. Jaklin Bezik cultivates her enameled expertise with continuing education in the latest periodontal technology. The tooth hub's comprehensive services include basic dentistry as well as whitening, extractions, grafts, and implants. Dr. Bezik makes use of up-to-the-minute tools such as digital x-rays, intraoral cameras, and solar-powered floss to perform her procedures. She and her multilingual staff can conduct consultations in English, Armenian, and Persian