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.
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 total transformation is complete, patients may walk away with the graffiti of tobacco, wine, coffee, and age erased from the highway overpasses of their smiles. To continue the process, patients can also take home a personal whitening kit that includes 12 gel applications, custom-fitted trays, and remineralizing and desensitizing gel to care for enamel. DaVinci Teeth Whitening also sells gift certificates.
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At Diamond Dental Care, Dr. Ali, Dr. Lee, and their friendly staff maintain smiles with progressive technology such as digital x-rays, intra-oral cameras, and chairside computer imaging. During the examination, the dentist delves into facial caverns in search of cavities, precursors of oral cancer, and periodontal disease. Four bitewings and a panoramic digital x-ray shed light on the root network and its cabal of gummi-bear speakeasies, avoiding the high radiation of conventional x-rays. A hygienist brushes, flosses, and scrapes chompers to slough off plaque jackets and tartar top hats. Patients then cart home an Opalescence teeth-whitening kit, which coaxes out stains and yellowing through medical-grade whitening gel and one-size-fits-all trays.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 11?25 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Service: Family care, physicals, weight loss
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Q&A with Dr. Rajesh Mehra, Medical Director
What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
We have a staff that specializes in all aspects of preventative care, and we are always urgent-care ready.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
When I was younger, I witnessed so much poverty and illness in my native country of India. I vowed to dedicate my life to medicine and helping others.
What steps do you take to make your clients feel at ease?
I make sure I listen to all their concerns, and I work with them to find the best solutions that fit their comfort level.
In 1985, drawing from his own struggles with learning to read, Dr. Ken Gibson set out to change the way we learn. After convening with other experts to discuss challenges children were facing in the classroom, he cocreated a cognitive-skills program that eventually became the foundation of the LearningRx centers.
The clinically proven brain-training method, which is used on adults and children alike, consists of specific targeting, one-on-one coaching, and immediate feedback. Using professional cognitive tests, the centers first identify where strengths and weaknesses lie in their clients? cognitive framework. From there, they are able to tailor mental workouts that help strengthen those areas of the brain and even create new neural pathways. The brain-training method can be beneficial for struggling students, adults wanting to remain competitive in the workplace, and the elderly.