Dr. Moutaz Kotrob has two seemingly disparate passions—filmmaking and dentistry—and at Pure Smile Dental Group he makes the latter his art form. He works to maintain teeth with dental-care services, such as cleanings and implants, and improves their appearance with whitening and veneers, permanent sheaths used to hide decaying, crooked, or stained chompers.
Patients at Randhawa Dental Corporation open wide to place their dental health in the capable hands of highly skilled dentists and their staff. Studying dentistry in India, Australia, and the United States has equipped Gurjit S. Randhawa, D.D.S., M.D.S., with skills that earned him the title of Best Cosmetic Dentist in KRON4's Best of the Bay 2009, 2010 and 2011 awards, making it the third year in a row that he has won. He is also an Elite Preferred Provider of Invisalign, who enjoys a "Top 1% in North America" ranking because of his extensive experience with the Invisalign system. Dr. Randhawa leads a team of dentists and specialists to coddle teeth for their patients.
Dr. Randall Medefesser of Camilo Riaño Orthodontics brightens patients' smiles quickly and efficiently while reducing the practice's environmental impact with paperless statements, bamboo flooring, and recycled-glass tiles. LumaLite whitening edits out tooth blemishes without the traditional rubber eraser during three 15-minute sessions. After a screening, Dr. Medefesser coats bicuspids and their cohorts in a gel before catalyzing it with a specialized light to whiten chompers by up to eight shades. Patients depart the dental offices with gleaming mouth pearls after roughly one hour of treatment. Some whitening patients experience minor tingling sensations when drinking cold liquids or brushing their teeth with a feather.
Look at yourself mirror—those pearly whites have lost a bit of their luster over the years. Yellowing can be caused by anything from tobacco, aging, coffee, tea, and even soft drinks. Luckily years of stains can be removed with today's Groupon: a $600 BriteSmile teeth-whitening session for just $185. The $415 you save will leave you smiling all the way home, allowing you to show off your newly whitened teeth.
Can the science of dentistry actually be moving forward? Isn’t the process painful no matter who’s scraping under the gum line? Not at Advanced Dentistry, where Dr. Andrew Woelfle, DDS, and his team are committed to comforting the squeamish, the tartar-laden and the fastidious brushers alike. Dental-phobes and those who are dreading the day of reckoning when they’re busted for not having had a cleaning in three years need no longer worry. Not only can you watch a DVD while your mouth is agape, comparative X-rays will show the accruing benefits of all that flossing you’ve been keeping up on. Plus the Battery Street location is convenient to the Financial District’s movers and shakers. Move over, Esquire’s Oscars after-party – Dr. Woelfle’s patients walk out with a swag bag full of hygienic booty.
Though founded more than three decades ago, Sutter Place Dental Group constantly upgrades the technologies that support its cosmetic, orthodontic, and implant procedures. Panorex x-rays capture sweeping views of the mouth and its roving herds of teeth, and I-CAT 3-D imaging reveals a comprehensive model of the face's bone structure to aid in maxillofacial surgery. During cavity fillings and root canals, Waterlase Hydrophotonic technology refracts laser beams through a spray of water to shape teeth and bones more gently than a drill can. Sutter Place Dental Group's trio of dentists makes versatile use of these tools at their Mission District office, where they welcome newly sprouted teeth and grizzled chompers alike.