While others grow up wanting to be astronauts and firefighters, Dr. Winter dreamed of the dental arts. After he graduated summa cum laude from Eastern Michigan University, Winter encountered a strong gust of wind that filled his graduation gown and carried him just a few miles down the road to the prestigious University of Michigan dental school, where he continued his studies.
Dental technology has advanced quite a bit in the more than 25 years since Dr. Winter began practicing, but he and his staff at Progressive Dental Professionals pride themselves on staying abreast of the changes. Among the many services and amenities they offer today are realistic Lumineers, single-visit teeth-whitening treatments, and flat-screen TVs.
Unlike the sun, who can't be bothered to give up his beauty sleep, Birmingham Tan keeps bronzing bodies till 9 p.m. on weekdays and offers convenient weekend hours to suit busy schedules. Staffed by a team of knowledgeable tanning experts, the salon maintains a fleet of Puretan and Suncapsule tanning equipment that baste pale skin with five varying levels of hue-shifting rays. Those hoping to avoid the synthetic beams can opt for a UV-free Mystic Tan session, which includes a brief instruction video that shows first timers how to operate the booth or use it as an emergency floatation device.
To Dr. Daniel Mashni and his team, patients' comfort is just as important as their oral health. That's why they stock the office with the latest ease-enhancing advancements in dental technology—including digital x-ray scanners and a sterilization system that provides distilled, crystal-clear water for every appointment—and by thoroughly explaining all of the available options to their clients. The specialists might recommend general, cosmetic, or restorative dental care, although every service shares the common goal of leaving teeth healthy and sparkling. Veneers, implants, and crowns can all help seal gaps or conceal signs of damage, and Invisalign treatments even out teeth without the use of metal braces. The practice also offers in-office as well as at-home whitening procedures, which leave smiles as stain-free as the apron of the inventor of invisible ink.
Dr. Timothy Kosinski of SmileCreator has placed over 7,000 dental implants throughout his career. When he isn't crafting dentures, treating gums, or replacing fangs with tusks, he works as an adjunct assistant professor at a university. Because of his achievements in his field, he won the Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition award from the Academy of General Dentistry in 2009. In addition to contributing to two textbooks, he has published more than 80 articles on implant dentistry and has written an unpublished collection of dental-themed haikus. Although Dr. Kosinski offers more routine preventive care, he mostly performs full-mouth reconstruction and cosmetic dentistry, and so, in order to help patients relax during these services, he can use both intravenous and oral sedation. Treatment rooms help patients unwind without sedation with TVs, individual headphones, DVDs, and computer equipment.
Keeping teeth and gums healthy may be Dr. Kaz’s main prerogative, but that doesn’t mean he lets aesthetics fall to the wayside. In fact, the lead doctor of Kaz Advanced Dentistry takes cosmetic dentistry a few steps further than your average dentist. In addition to Zoom! teeth whitening, at-home bleaching, veneers, and Invisalign, Dr. Kaz offers Botox and Radiesse to combat wrinkles and fine lines around the face.
In elementary school, Quanda Johnson told her classmates she wanted to be a dentist when she grew up—and that’s just what happened. These days she is indeed a licensed dentist who has been helping Today’s Smiles for more than a decade. She specializes in cosmetic dental treatments, such as veneers, cosmetic fillings, and stain removal via whitening rather than outfitting each tooth with a slipcover. She and her team also offer general dentistry services, including exams, extractions, and even braces.