A coalition of 15 experienced dentists forms Stellar Dental Care, whose practices offer oral care six days a week. These 15 strive to see their patients have a lifetime of good dental health, offering services that prevent decay and keep teeth in working order with a slate of cleanings, exams, and x-rays. They also boast a virtually paperless office—rather than filling out multiple paper forms, patients enter their information into a computer terminal.
Dr. Lee Shainbrown, DDS, of Applegate Dental finds that empathy is paramount in helping people to smile comfortably and confidently, stating: "Treating people the way that I would want to be treated plays a very important role in my job." Together with Dr. Jeannette Woods, DDS, the compassionate doctor strives to put patients at ease during preventive-care visits or cosmetic procedures such as bonding and veneers. Dr. Shainbrown participates in multiple educational seminars every year to stay current on dentistry innovations, including laser tissue management and low-radiation digital x-rays that reveal cavities and how old teeth are according to their rings. In keeping with his patient-centered philosophy, Dr. Shainbrown is available for emergency treatments via an around-the-clock answering service.
For more than three decades, Dr. Gordon Kent of The Smile Center has been honing proficiencies in diverse facets of general, surgical, and cosmetic dentistry. His broad training and on-site laboratory allow him to oversee surgical and orthodontic procedures that would ordinarily require the services of several doctors, a locksmith, and a magician. In his lab, Dr. Kent is able to control the quality of the dentures, metal castings, and ceramic veneers he crafts.
As the official dentist of the ever-cheerful Buffalo Jills, Dr. Douglas Hamill, DDS, knows a thing or two about smiles. He calls upon years of teaching and professional dental experience to assist his team during both routine visits and more intensive treatments.
Dr. Stewart Fenigstein has worn the title of “dentist” for nearly three decades. Over the years, his practice has adapted to new techniques and technology such as Zoom teeth whitening and Invisalign, but has always remained dedicated to providing clients with a caring environment. The first time Dr. Fenigstein meets patients, he takes time to lay down the foundation for a long-term relationship. He listens to their concerns, medical history, and perhaps a haiku or two they’ve composed about the office waiting room. Then, he becomes familiar with the patient’s mouth by scrutinizing teeth with his own eyes as well as with panoramic and bitewing x-rays.