There are only 417 associate fellows of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. University Dental Care’s Dr. Samir Ruvinov is one of them. He and Dr. Shirley Dillard combine 46 years of experience, and they put that experience to work delivering patients the most comfortable and pain-free treatments possible. To do that, they employ the latest tools available to them, such as rotary endodontics, which is an electrical handpiece that allows them to accomplish root canals more efficiently and with less discomfort. They also capture 360-degree views of the mouth, head, sinuses, and bones with Panorex, giving them the advantage of identifying oral-health concerns with greater ease than standard x-rays. Specializing in everything from implants to whitenings and Invisalign’s clear plastic teeth aligners, they perform all manner of general, surgical, and cosmetic dentistry—unlike a Blu-ray edition of C-SPAN’s Book TV, their technology does not go to waste. For patient convenience, the dentists offer Saturday office hours and online appointments.
Dr. Pete Pagano is following in the family footsteps: after practicing dentistry with his father for 15 years, during which he augmented his formal education with the knowledge gleaned from his real-world experience, he took over the practice after his dad retired. Today, at Artistic Dentistry, Dr. Pagano still treats patients whose teeth were inspected by his father, as well as those of their children and grandchildren. With the aid of a skilled staff, Dr. Pagano delves into patients’ facial caverns to seek out tooth decay, oral cancer, and gummy bears wanted for arson. Then, he treats mouths with any necessary procedures such as fillings, implants, and crowns or brightens smiles with teeth whitening. Whether performing a root canal or polishing teeth until they shine more than Zeus’s trophy for Best Deity, the dental professionals at Artistic Dentistry make sure to treat their patients as whole people and not just mouths by thoroughly discussing procedures and answering any questions.
Joan Krueger—a certified hypnotherapist who has been practicing since 1994—has her own metaphor to describe the subconscious mind: she likens it to a filing cabinet filled with the programs that help you function. She believes the key is to rewrite the programs, changing the information so we can function in different ways.
At Joan Krueger Hypnosis, she helps to change habits such as smoking cigarettes overeating, or biting your fingernails. She does this by bringing clients into a relaxed state during which their subconscious mind becomes receptive to suggestions. She then delivers the suggestion that will enable you to create the changes you desire. Krueger claims a high success rate: according to her website, 80% of clients are able to quit smoking after just one visit.
A posse of tooth clinicians staffs multiple area locations, all under the direction of Dr. Michael Heiland, named one of St. Louis Magazine's top dentists for three years in a row. The doctor and his dental hygienists perform preventative, cosmetic, and pediatric services ranging from traditional exams and x-rays to advanced teeth-whitening procedures. The team also upholds its mission statement by keeping patients informed, outfitting them with all the facts they need to maintain smiles and coveted high school titles, such as "Most Likely to Be Famous as Long as He or She Maintains Clean Teeth."
Bleaching is a non-invasive dental treatment that whitens teeth an average of four shades. Your treatment begins with a 20-minute consultation with Dr. William J. Schlotz, who will review dental history and take impressions to make customized, clear plastic whitening trays. About a week later, stop by the office to pick up your whitening treatment package and instructions on how to use it on your soon-to-be-sparkling mouth bones. The average length of the whitening treatment is about five weeks, and visible results become apparent after two weeks. You can apply the whitening solution either twice a day for 30 minutes or overnight for a couple of weeks depending on your desired level of whitening. Consult with Dr. Schlotz for recommendations.
Father and son duo Dr. Farhad Moshiri and Dr. "Maz" Moshiri recalibrate uneven food mashers with superior-quality cosmetic and restorative orthodontics for clients in need of smile tweaking or total smile rejuvenation. During the Invisalign exam, patients will receive a comprehensive evaluation of their bite, including x-rays, pictures, tooth impressions, and tooth impersonations for the monthly orthodontic comedy showcase. If desired, clear, virtually undetectable molds will then be constructed to get sneakily shifting chompers back into neat rows.