Dr. Larry Compton fixes problematic teeth with his sharp dentistry skills and technology. He uses a special computerized anesthesia system that numbs one tooth at a time, which diminishes excessive numbness and the typical drooling that occurs with other anesthesia methods. A soft-tissue laser helps Dr. Compton remove diseased patches without the need for a scalpel or stitches. When he’s not fixing smiles in the office, Dr. Compton shares his extensive knowledge with others during seminars and long waits at the DMV.
Dr. Candace Cole, D.D.S., may have extensive dental experience from her time serving as a dentist for the United States Navy, but it’s her ingrained sense of Southern hospitality that makes her clients feel most comfortable. Since returning from deployment in Iraq, she has only continued her training in orthodontics, TMJ dysfunction, and implant dentistry. All of this informs her practice at Smilestones Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, where she also performs teeth whitening and general dental procedures such as routine cleanigns, sealants, wisdom-teeth removal, crowns, and bridges.
Since graduating in 1994 from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, general dentist Dr. Chris Bowman has made his home in Charlotte, where his practice, Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte, continues to brighten smiles. In addition to regular cleanings and family visits, Dr. Bowman places special emphasis on in cosmetic dentistry and invisible orthodontics, restoring crooked smiles to a straight, immaculate state. His experience has earned him the status of Clinical Instructor and Mentor for Six Month Smiles while providing Invisalign treatment for more than 12 years as well.
Zoom teeth-whitening treatments whiten teeth by up to 8–10 shades in one session, and custom-made whitening trays allow patients to polish their own chompers at home within about two weeks. To ensure the latest in dental techniques and services, Dr. Bowman attends an average of 100 hours of continuing education a year—far surpassing the state-mandated 15 push-ups.
Dr. David Yu found his calling in an unexpected place: Haiti. On a mission trip during his undergraduate years of college, Dr. Yu saw how badly the Haitian people needed dental care, and, right then and there, he decided he would do something about it. He ended up going to dental school at the University of North Carolina alongside Dr. Michael Rhyne, who now practices with him at Dental Center of Charlotte. The two dentists provide an extensive list of dental services that include cosmetic, preventative, and restorative procedures, and Dr. Yu stays true to his original altruistic mission by volunteering for groups in Charlotte. To aid them in their services, the staff at Dental Center of Charlotte wields such high-tech devices as an intraoral camera and digital x-rays, which emit 80% less radiation than traditional x-rays and 100% fewer hexes than a mysterious fortuneteller. They also mill crowns quickly on site and offer sedation dentistry for those with fears of the dentist.
The mouth doctors at Art of Modern Dentistry's Lincoln Park and South Loop offices hail from some of the top dental institutions in the country and attend to the multitudinous needs of teeth with preventive, restorative, and aesthetic treatments. As patients recline in comfy exam chairs while watching movies flash across flat-screen TVs, dental hygienists evict tartar and temporary tooth tattoos during routine cleanings. X-rays capture images of roots and jawbones that dentists can later glue to their break-room collage, and whitening procedures brighten smiles by removing coffee and tea stains. The team also performs surgical procedures, such as implanting custom-made artificial teeth.
Doctors Stan Michalski, Richard Yeager, and Tom Pinnavaia make up a triad of dental health at My Dentists. Though the doctors come from different backgrounds, they all share a complete passion and love for dentistry. At My Dentists, they lead a team of hygienists and assistants in performing general and cosmetic dentistry. In addition to general dentistry services such as fillings, crowns, implants, and routine cleanings, the dentists perform cosmetic services, beautifying smiles through Invisalign and Zoom! whitening.