You might have to travel to the future to find a more technologically advanced dental office. At Life Smiles Dental Care, Dr. Hayatt wields such modern dental tools as VELscope technology, which reveals tumors invisible to the naked eye. Diagnodent lasers spot easy-to-overlook cavities, and Cerec 3D equipment can craft a porcelain crown in as little time as it takes the Statue of Liberty to blink: about one hour.
Dr. Alexander Liu, an Ivy League–educated tooth tender with a background in oral surgery, helms the team of dental specialists at Otay Lakes Dental Group. The family-oriented office scouts mouths young and old for periodontal concerns and draws from a tool belt of advanced technological devices to boost smile health and aesthetics. The team uses digital x-rays to cut down on radiation exposure, intraoral cameras to diagnose hard-to-see issues, and electric hand pieces that remove decay faster than traditional methods or cease-and-desist notices. Dr. Liu offers options for dental concerns of all kinds, from teeth-whitening measures to root canals to dental implants, all of which occur in tidy treatment rooms.
Shortly after completing a one-year Advanced Educational in General Dentistry residency at the Naval Dental Center in South Carolina and serving in the U.S. Navy, Dr. D. Young Pham headed west and established his dental office. There, Dr. Pham and his staff provide patients with an array of dentistry services, from routine cleanings to more complex Tooth Fairy translating procedures such as implants or full mouth reconstruction. They're also able to perfect pearly white smiles with treatments such as Invisalign or regular braces, Zoom! II teeth whitening and porcelain veneers. Dr. Pham keeps abreast of changes in current dental techniques and standard of care by attending post-graduate classes focusing in cosmetic, sedation, and implant dentistry. Dr. Pham is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the California Dental Association, and the San Diego County Dental Society.
With hundreds of locations across the country, Right Dental Group represents a collection of oral-healthcare professionals who deliver a variety of quality dental services. The collective places an emphasis on relationship building—meaning patients can confess their most egregious toffee-apple trespasses while receiving a teeth scrubbing delivered with precision and understanding. Each of the dentists is prescreened for a consistent record of excellence and the ability to efficiently locate a cavity in a toothstack. A skilled doctor and staff will skillfully probe forgotten mouth corners, eradicating tartar and expunging plaque from bacterial lairs. The included x-rays will help uncover any oral problem areas that cannot be seen with the shamelessly naked eye. After treatment, clients will be privy to tips that explain the proper brushing and flossing techniques to ward off gum disease and tooth loss, ensuring tongue-stoppers remain firmly rooted to the rest of the skeletal system.
My Escape Spa and Tan stays true to its name by inviting guests to escape from the stressors of everyday life and relax within an environment punctuated by tanning and spa services. Patrons can gain bronze tones in UV tanning beds or with UV-free airbrush or spray tans. Other services include body wraps, hydration therapy, and massage beds.
A Shop For Smiles’ Dr. Richard Hagstrom cares not only for his patients, but also for his community and the environment. All of his in-office procedures are designed with the patient's comfort in mind. As a charter member of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS), he specializes in treating clients who suffer from dental anxiety.
Reaching out beyond his practice’s patients, he donates services to raise money for charitable children's organizations via the Smiles for Life Foundation, and has sponsored a Little League baseball team for kids with disabilities. He has traveled as far as the Dominican Republic to tend to teeth in need.
He and his team understand that their practices can have a greater impact on the earth, so they maintain eco-friendly practices such as recycling printer cartridges and keeping water-compressor switches in the "off" position.
In keeping with the commitment to Mother Nature, the office is decorated with a surf-shop theme, featuring a miniature boogie board, a wooden coconut tree, and chairs whose intricately woven, white dental-floss patterns look a lot like wicker.