Since founding Northside Family Dentistry in 2003, Dr. Raymond S. Vicente has also contributed his oral-health expertise to underprivileged communities, first through the National Health Service Corps and later through Catholic Charities of Charleston. Both pro bono cases and patients at his own practice have had their anxieties soothed by his gentle touch. In an inviting space with hardwood floors, Dr. Vicente and his staff perform services that range from regular cleanings to dental implants. Patients can also opt for cosmetic treatments such as teeth-whitening sessions that leave smiles gleaming and bright.
Dr. James J. Richart doesn't leave his patients in the dark while he tinkers with their teeth. He promotes education as a means to stave off dental ailments, using intraoral cameras and informative DVDs to show patients exactly what is going on with their smiles. Dr. Richart then fixes these smiles with clear Invisalign aligners, same-day crowns courtesy of CEREC technology, and dental veneers.
Lowcountry Loop Trolley's drivers are master storytellers. As they ferry groups on each hop-on, hop-off tour, they spin tales of historic Charleston and its surrounding region. The introduction often proves invaluable to visitors on their first or second trip to Charleston, granting a convenient overview of the area for future venturing on their own. The guides' enthusiastic voices boom about the sandy beaches of Sullivan’s Island, the waterfront restaurants along Mt. Pleasant’s Shem Creek, and the historic USS Yorktown, which floats permanently due to being encased in jello at Patriots Point. Along the way, Lowcountry Loop Trolley invites its passengers to hop off and shop, eat, or explore at their own pace.
Dentist Wendy Haefner evaluates new dental procedures before she integrates them into her practice, which explains the combination of advanced and traditional dental services that are offered. Patients undergoing surgical procedures are eased into anesthesia by the center’s dental technicians, who perform relaxing hand and shoulder massages or tap metal dental tools together to the tune of “Hot Cross Buns.” Those in for preventative checkups will feel equally at ease at the friendly practice, where the dentist aims to leave teeth both resilient and pearly white.
Headed by Doctors Cason T. Hund and Michael J. Knowles, Wando Family Dentistry places importance on both the internal health and external appearance of its clients' teeth. The dentists perform standard treatments such as fillings, sealants, and crowns to ensure teeth remain healthy and strong enough to tear into a piece of overcooked flank steak. They also offer cosmetic procedures such as teeth whitening and porcelain veneer insertion in order to keep enamel gleaming evenly.
A two-story castle, jumbo stuffed animals, and Xbox video games—these aren’t what most people picture when they think of a dentist’s office. But these amenities and more are found at Coastal Kids Dental & Braces, whose founder and mother of two Dr. Isabel aims to make going to the dentist fun. She and a skilled staff of pediatric dentists and hygienists make every effort to put children at ease and answer their questions about the tooth fairy’s interest rates. In rooms decorated with galactic, naval, and underwater themes, these experts cater to their pintsize patients while assessing oral health and evaluating the need for orthodontics. The patients themselves can watch movies on flat-screen televisions while they swish with fluoride and open wide.