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 five locations together make up one of biggest Lumineers providers in the country.
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 five locations marvel at the reception areas’ coffeehouse ambiance as they sit at a café 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.
During the appointment, ClearChoice Orthodontic's doctors and staff perform a dental examination before making precise molds of clients' mouths to foster at-home whitening. The tray, which is ready for pickup within four to five days of the impression, is worn a few hours each night, snuggling up to patient’s fangs so the professional-strength Ultra Radiance bleach can blanch bicuspids and ivory-ize incisors. Results vary according to age and habits, however people have been known to see teeth brighten one to four shades. The amount of Ultra Radiance bleach included in the deal should last around two weeks, though an additional container of solution can be purchased from ClearChoice for $30.
Dr. Jeffrey Schultz has been improving smiles for more than 20 years. He studied at the University of Texas before opening his private practice. He now aims to provide the best comprehensive cosmetic, restorative, and general dental care. To stay on the cutting edge of dental advances, the office is equipped with some of the latest technology, including intraoral cameras and a digital x-ray system. For added comfort, patients can watch TV or movies during treatments.
At Prodental, Dr. Matt Tabrizi leads an experienced team in wielding the latest technology during general, restorative, or cosmetic services. When treating gums, the space-age office eschews blades for a dental laser that reduces bleeding and swelling while also uncovering teeth’s retail value by scanning their barcodes. Digital x-rays reveal the hidden happenings of teeth while using up to 90% less radiation than their forebears. Needle-free anesthesia reduces both pain and anxiety during procedures, and invisible Invisalign trays take the place of bulky metal braces to effectively straighten smiles. In addition to outfitting his office with advanced technology, Dr. Tabrizi stays up to date with industry’s latest techniques through continual education and membership in several regional and national dental associations.
Dr. Varghese P. John obsesses over details. Equipped with a CT scanner, intraoral cameras, and digital x-rays, Dr. John ensures that he has left no stone unturned in his hunt for decay. The office’s CT-scan technology creates a full 3-D image of teeth, jaws, and sinuses that is so comprehensive that it allows Dr. John to plot virtually every step of any procedure ahead of time. The doctor draws upon that same desire for thoroughness when replacing missing teeth or polishing smiles with whitening and cosmetic services.
The staff’s emphasis on the details even extends beyond the mouth. Dental assistants cosset patients with blankets and pillows in the treatment rooms or fit them with movie glasses and headphones to let them drift away from the proceedings entirely. The team’s gentle chairside manner assuages children as well as adults, and the office treasure chest brims with prizes for kids who have behaved during visits or at least eaten an impressive amount of sofa upholstery.