The mouth doctors at Art of Modern Dentistry's Lincoln Park and South Loop offices hail from some of the top dental institutions in the country and attend to the multitudinous needs of teeth with preventive, restorative, and aesthetic treatments. As patients recline in comfy exam chairs while watching movies flash across flat-screen TVs, dental hygienists evict tartar and temporary tooth tattoos during routine cleanings. X-rays capture images of roots and jawbones that dentists can later glue to their break-room collage, and whitening procedures brighten smiles by removing coffee and tea stains. The team also performs surgical procedures, such as implanting custom-made artificial teeth.
Though Dr. Charles Payet draws upon more than a decade of practicing dentistry, he still attends advanced dental-training courses every year. These courses keep him savvy to the latest developments in dental technology. They also keep his skills sharp—so sharp, in fact, that he has taught budding dentists at UNC School of Dentistry how to repair cavities and survive in the wild with only a roll of floss. At Smiles by Payet, he keeps teeth in mint condition with exams and cleanings and also performs cosmetic treatments such as teeth whitening, veneers, and six-month braces.
At Bateman Family Dentistry, Dr. Richard Bateman, Dr. Neubauer, and Dr. Pendse gently tinker with teeth to keep mouths healthy and smiles attractive. They practice general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry using the latest technology, taking a digital x-ray that reduces radiation exposure and wielding prophy-jet air polishers that reduce vibration and splatter during cleanings. To make visits as comfortable as possible, they also offer DirectTV and music for entertainment and administer sedation such as oral medication or nitrous oxide for patients anxious about treatments.
Doctors Stan Michalski, Richard Yeager, and Tom Pinnavaia make up a triad of dental health at My Dentists. Though the doctors come from different backgrounds, they all share a complete passion and love for dentistry. At My Dentists, they lead a team of hygienists and assistants in performing general and cosmetic dentistry. In addition to general dentistry services such as fillings, crowns, implants, and routine cleanings, the dentists perform cosmetic services, beautifying smiles through Invisalign and Zoom! whitening.
Dr. Herbert Vu of Myers Park Dental Care is trained to perform the full range of dental services, and frequently does. At his practice, patients can make a single stop for everything from cosmetic veneers and surgical extractions to cleanings and fillings, saving time that might've been spent wrangling appointments with numerous different specialists. True to his jack-of-all-trades approach, Dr. Vu also offers orthodontic regimens including Invisalign and FastBraces, and even performs free consultations to determine whether or not patients might be candidates for a little smile straightening. He and his cheery staff treats patients young and old, caring for patients from the first baby tooth to the latest cybernetic e-tooth implant.
Since graduating in 1994 from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, general dentist Dr. Chris Bowman has made his home in Charlotte, where his practice, Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte, continues to brighten smiles. In addition to regular cleanings and family visits, Dr. Bowman places special emphasis on in cosmetic dentistry and invisible orthodontics, restoring crooked smiles to a straight, immaculate state. His experience has earned him the status of Clinical Instructor and Mentor for Six Month Smiles while providing Invisalign treatment for more than 12 years as well.
Zoom teeth-whitening treatments whiten teeth by up to 8–10 shades in one session, and custom-made whitening trays allow patients to polish their own chompers at home within about two weeks. To ensure the latest in dental techniques and services, Dr. Bowman attends an average of 100 hours of continuing education a year—far surpassing the state-mandated 15 push-ups.