Protecting smiles is a time-honored practice. However, Dr. Heather Stamm and Dr. Kai Kawasugi take a modern approach to this practice by embracing cutting-edge technologies whenever possible. The dentists and their staff are capable of providing general as well as cosmetic care, either catching troublesome conditions early and preventing them from becoming larger issues or correcting existing signs of damage, all with the use of modern dental technology. The E4D system, for example, creates custom-fit crowns, inlays, overlays, and veneers on the same day as the patient's initial visit. Medical-grade lasers can whiten teeth or remove cavities. Additionally, Dr. Stramm and Dr. Kawasugi can use tiny cameras to show patients the insides of their mouths or the interior of a tube of toothpaste. Although these options only represent a handful of the services available at Stamm Dental, the doctors always maintain their commitment to use advanced technology and compassionate care to make patients feel as comfortable as possible.
Drs. Stuart and David Bennett can see the future. Whereas most dentists look into patients’ current dental states, the father-and-son team at Bennett Signature Dentistry uses advanced equipment to both read and help direct patients’ dental destinies. Diagnodent can detect cavities a full year ahead of traditional x-rays, and computer bite analysis measures tooth positioning and helps guide corrective treatments with digital modeling.
One might expect such technology inside a cold, sterile environment, such as a hospital or an android couple’s honeymoon suite. Although Bennett’s graphite hues and stainless-steel fixtures do reflect a commitment to modernity, the clinic also contains an array of anxiety-soothing comforts. Complimentary food and drinks emerge from the countertops of the kitchen, and patrons sink into comfortable fireside chairs. In each operatory, massaging dental chairs work to knead out tension, and flat-panel televisions in front of patients stream Netflix movies and shows.
As a former active-duty dentist in the Coast Guard and a current practitioner for the Colorado Air National Guard, Dr. Josh Wyte knows how to defend mouths against microbial agents. At Wyte Smiles, his focus on preventive care and friendly demeanor earned him a spot on 5280 magazine's 2010 Top Dentist list. In treatment rooms with plenty of natural light, staffers put patients at ease with complimentary beverages, Internet access, headphones, and blankets. The office has a spacious waiting area where guests can watch television or draw up a short quiz on the origins of wooden teeth for Dr. Wyte, who received his undergraduate degree in history before completing his dental studies.
Much like a photographer or a supermodel, Dr. Jonathan Rones built his career on smiles. He draws on more than 16 years of experience to treat dental problems and correct cosmetic issues, in addition to teaching his patients the importance of preventive care.
To fortify weakened, cracked, or stained teeth, he installs crowns or white composite resins. Custom dental trays whiten teeth with a safe and gentle bleaching solution, and implants replace teeth that have been lost, extracted, or donated to the client’s favorite hockey team. In addition to using x-ray technology to locate hidden cavities, Dr. Rones uses intraoral cameras to view teeth from different angles and spot small problems before they grow into major concerns.
Dr. Richard Koch, a former army captain whose family refers to him as a human encyclopedia, and Dr. Doug Koch have been filling cavities, installing implants, and straightening teeth for more than two decades. The dental professionals describe themselves as conservative, ensuring that every procedure they do is necessary, instead of yanking out every tooth with spinach clinging to it.
They work in an office that eases anxiety with treatment massage chairs, and offers a toy tower that rewards children who didn’t eat one of the dentist’s fingers. They use advanced technology such as digital x-rays and a soft tissue laser, and they update their equipment every 1–2 years.
While practicing dentistry over the past two decades, Semi Condoianis, DDS has seen dental technologies come and go, but one thing has remained consistent—her commitment to patient comfort . She and her team at Dentistry 360 perform services, such as fillings and root canals , with laser technology, often eliminating the need for painful drilling and shots. They also remove decay with electric hand pieces and minimize discomfort by delivering anesthesia by computer rather than stork. For fillings, Dr. Condoianis uses a mercury-free, photomimetic composite to match the color of the restored tooth.