Although dental visits generally aren't a popular way to spend an afternoon, Dr. Nazir wants to make them as pleasant as possible. He caters to anxious individuals during restorative and general dentistry with oral conscious and IV sedation, which relaxes patients while leaving them cognizant and communicative. Trained in advanced dental techniques with more than 18 years of experience under his electric handpieces, Dr. Nazir performs a broad range of dental services, from fabricating crowns to brightening smiles with take-home whitening kits.
At Boulos Dental Care, Dr. Samy Boulos and his experienced staff maintain chompers' health with advanced technology and the belief that preventive care is key to wellness. Visits begin with a comprehensive oral examination, during which Dr. Samy ventures over mouthscapes to seek out any troublesome signs of oral cancer, tooth decay, or tied tongues. Technicians snap digital x-rays to expose decay lurking beneath the surface, and skilled hygienists thoroughly bathe mouths. Staff also perform cosmetic dentistry, such as brightening grins with the Zoom! whitening treatment, and they diagnose and treat periodontal disease. They work to reduce patient anxiety through comprehensive consultations with the dentist, throat sprays that control gag reflexes, and nitrous oxide for temporary sedation.
Successful restaurateur Supenn Harrison made her first foray into the restaurant business more than 30 years ago, when she bought a burger joint in the Twin Cities. For Supenn, slinging patties wasn't enough to satisfy her love of the culinary arts; the Thailand native and former teacher quickly traded deep fryers for woks and opened her first Thai restaurant.
She eventually launched the first Sawatdee in 1983 in an abandoned warehouse, transforming the unlikely setting into something you might see in the heart of Bangkok, with gold-leaf ceilings and traditional artwork. Now, Supenn owns seven Sawatdee restaurants throughout Minnesota and has expanded the menu to include sushi dishes. Besides sharing her culinary skills through hands-on cooking classes, Supenn has disseminated her authentic Thai fare by catering birthday celebrations, family reunions, and the Rolling Stones' anti-retirement party.
The blue LED lights shining throughout Bright Smile Teeth Whitening’s office glow with purpose—to activate and oxidize the system’s specially formulated whitening gel. In just 30 minutes, this duo tag-teams the stains that result from using tobacco, drinking coffee, or mistaking a quill for a toothpick, lightening teeth up to six shades. Bright Smile also downsizes its system to make it feasible for at-home shading, even providing a compact blue light that fits snugly in mouths.
Lots of people never want to leave college, but few actually get the chance to stay. Dr. Steven B. Means counts himself among these lucky few; after graduating from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1977, he moved in to an office located right on campus. Though he’s now an expert in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, Dr. Means has taken advantage of his collegiate surroundings to continually educate himself in those fields. He has joined forces with Dr. Sherif Said, who is an alumnus of Ain Shams University's School of Dentistry in Cairo, a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and has practiced dentistry for over eight years.
Whether they're filling cavities with tooth-colored composites, installing dental implants, or performing a routine cleaning, the two doctors keep their patients informed and encourages them to ask questions. It’s all part of making them feel as comfortable as possible—as is their use of nitrous oxide to calm jittery nerves. Their expertise also extends to treating gum disease and customizing mouth guards for people who unconsciously chew on their arms while asleep.
The Dental Emergency Room's team of doctors and dental assistants foster a gentle, stress-free environment in their state-of-the-art office. While always happy to help with emergency care, the team advocates regular exams to catch dental problems while they remain small and treatable. When aesthetic reconstruction is in order, they bolster smiles with services such as dental crowns, bridges, and implants. The staff further spoils their patients with seven-day-a-week appointment times and extended evening hours Monday–Thursday, ideal for busy professionals and vampires with toothaches.