Dr. Mike Kesner has always had a knack for working with his hands. As a boy, he constantly built model vehicles. In college, his plans to become a medical doctor shifted to dentistry because it held more opportunity for the hands-on manipulation of small instruments and precision parts. In 1984, he established Made Ya Smile Dental, a place where he carefully extracts wisdom teeth, fills in spaces between teeth, and installs implants into the jawbone to replace a missing tooth. He also specializes in Lumineers, and his practice?s ten locations together make up the number one Lumineers provider in the world.
Although he and his team of dentists work in separate locations, each of their offices share a similar design and set of amenities. Visitors at any of the ten locations marvel at the reception areas? coffeehouse ambiance as they sit at a caf? table, sip coffee, and work on the movie script for Vampires vs. Martians: The Reddest Dawn. In the treatment rooms, patients drift off while listening to music on the provided headphones. Anxious patients relax with nitrous oxide or the sounds of the rainforest simulated by the staff.
Grogan's Mill Dental has a singular weapon against closed-mouth smiles: Dr. Ferguson. The dentist has nearly two decades of dental practice in his arsenal. This expertise is put to good use during a wealth of services that restore and maintain smiles, from basic cleanings to implant procedures and extractions and teeth whitening. Not one to rest on his laurels, the good dentist stays up to date on the latest oral-maintenance technologies with frequent research, continual training, and occasional Skype calls with the tooth fairy.
At Spring Creek Dentistry, Drs. Ryan Oakley and Ron Miller combine their skill sets to cover the full range of family, restorative, and cosmetic dental services. Devoted to staying current on modern dental techniques, Dr. Oakley has spent more than 500 hours of continuing education in specialty disciplines, such as orthodontics and pain management, netting him a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Miller’s expertise with dental implants allows him to restore teeth that have long since been carried off by misinformed Tooth Fairies. All services take place in their homey office, which features amber-hued walls, curlicue wrought-iron accents, and persian rugs fluent in English.
Although he boasts an impressive surgical repertoire, periodontist Dr. Hamid Atabakhsh—an alumnus of UCLA’s School of Dentistry—would rather prevent diseases than cure them. He prides himself on his office’s thorough exams for oral cancer and overall health, and exhorts his clients to brush and floss rigorously at home. However, when treatments are in order, his deft hands can treat gingivitis, replace missing teeth with implants, or remove wisdom teeth before their accumulated wisdom violates insider-trading laws. To stay abreast of modern dentistry technology, Dr. Atabakhsh constantly updates his techniques with a stream of continuing-education seminars.
Evenings, weekends, or same day—the team at Kris Dental goes out of its way to accommodate patients with flexible scheduling, as well as a vast menu of services. The office's fully licensed dentist specializes in cosmetic and general dentistry, with treatments that range from cleanings and dental implants to extractions, oral surgery, and whitening.
With hundreds of locations across the country, Right Dental Group represents a collection of oral-health-care professionals who deliver a variety of quality dental services. The collective places an emphasis on relationship building—meaning patients can confess their most egregious toffee-apple trespasses while receiving a teeth scrubbing delivered with precision and understanding. Each of the dentists is prescreened for a consistent record of excellence and the ability to efficiently locate a cavity in a toothstack.