After attending New York University's College of Dentistry, Dr. Michael Riccobene relocated to Selma, North Carolina where, in 2000, he founded the first Riccobene Associates Family Dentistry office. Since then, Dr. Riccobene has expanded his practice to seven other locations, with the newest office opened recently in Raleigh. To keep up with the demands of each office, Dr. Riccobene works alongside 10 other dentists whom he vets for their chairside manner as well as their dental experience: they must be patient, have a good sense of humor, be as good at explaining procedures as they are at performing them, and be able to name all 43 presidents in alphabetical order under local anesthesia.
Once on staff, each dentist aims to make every visit—from preventative exams to root canals and Invisalign fittings—comfortable and fear-free for the client. Riccobene's team also eases nerves by keeping wait times short, dispensing coffee from Starbucks machines in the lobby, and hanging a satellite TV in view of each treatment chair. Along with being an advocate for patients, Dr. Riccobene gives back to his community by sponsoring the Carolina Mudcats and participating in business expos.
Dr. Adam Moore’s dream of opening an intimate, family-oriented practice that provided a comprehensive array of dental services became the foundation for Moore Smiles Family Dentistry. With the aid of his skilled staff, Dr. Moore does everything from protecting molars with crowns to straightening them with clear Invisalign aligners rather than ironing them. Whether he’s applying veneers or brightening smiles with in-office or take-home BriteSmile teeth-whitening treatments, Dr. Moore explains each procedure and listens to and discusses any of his patients’ concerns
Flat screen televisions, an elegant fountain, and cushioned chairs: this décor doesn’t grace an exclusive spa, but rather the welcoming confines of Atlantic Family Dental’s Raleigh and Garner offices. In each, a trio of compassionate dentists performs pediatric, cosmetic, and restorative procedures ranging from placing dental implants to performing annual cleanings and tooth pageants. No matter what the treatment, the staff puts patient care first, offering four kinds of sedation dentistry to alleviate apprehension and communicating in English and Spanish to better serve clients.
At Carolina Dental Arts, patients can spiff up their mouth bones with lustrous sheen while ensuring dental health thanks to an experienced staff of tooth experts. Each visit begins with a dental exam to thoroughly probe chompers for signs of decay, fractures, and fossil fuel reserves, while a series of x-rays scans each tooth’s enamel-protected innards to check for nerve damage and buried treasure. Next, a regular cleaning meticulously removes plaque and tartar while helping patients decrease the chance of developing cavities, gingivitis, and gum disease. Dental maintenance should be performed every six months and comes in handy for making a good first impression, just like strong hand shakes and wide-eyed, unceasing eye contact.