Helmed by Rashmi Swamy, DMD, the dentists and hygienists at Dr. Swamy and Associates help prevent oral maladies and brighten smiles by combining years of experience with technologies such as single-tooth anesthesia and intraoral cameras. Low-radiation x-rays use digital radiography to survey the entire dental lineup for cavities and signs of thin enamel. Ezlase units hum in treatment rooms, clearing teeth of stains, and hygienists gently scour pearlies to remove plaque, tartar, and confidential documents about bubblegum.
By the age of 10, Dr. Sarmad Channo already knew that being a doctor, engineer, or pilot would never be as fulfilling as being a dentist. The profession suited him because it harnessed his analytical mind and compassion for patients. Today, he lives out his childhood dream by practicing dentistry at Art Dentistry Center, performing routine exams, treating disease, and cursing his sugary foes.
Dr. Rachel Woll treats teeth in a renovated home complete with a brick fireplace and leather-upholstered chairs. Continuing-education courses keep Dr. Woll and her staff up to date on noninvasive cosmetic-dentistry techniques and celebrity gossip. Established patients who make their cleaning appointment within 30 days of their due date receive one free syringe of whitening gel to help ensure pearly whites stay bright.
The Wow Smile Express teeth-whitening system is a safe and painless way to brighten your smile and feign a darker haircut. Unlike at-home whitening products that only address surface discoloration, Wow Smile's cosmetic treatment tackles both surface stains and deep-seated tooth regrets, targeting the dingy evidence of coffee, tea, cola, red wine, and tobacco, a cocktail known in some circles as "the filibuster." During your 20-minute treatment, a Wow Smile–trained professional will apply a special gel that will catapult water and radical hydroxyl ions into the tubules of your teeth, breaking apart stains to reveal a smile two to six shades brighter.
A graduate of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Dr. Justin A. Leath is the type of guy who can make any activity fun, dentist visits included. At his all-digital practice in Rochester Hills, he performs everything from basic cleanings to emergency extractions while clients gaze at flat-screen TVs mounted in every treatment room. Cosmetic enhancements include porcelain veneers and professional teeth whitening. For clients who just can't relax, the office also offers two modes of sedation: nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and algebra textbooks on tape. To accommodate clients' busy schedules, Leath Dental books early-morning, after-work, Saturday, and Sunday appointments. For those who arrive at the office ahead of time, a modern reception area with black leather chairs, cold bottled water, and a single-cup coffee brewer make the waiting period feel more like an intentional stint of rest and relaxation.