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.
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.
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.
Patients at Valencia Dental Center settle into a comfy leather couch in a reception area with neon-green walls and oversize art canvases splashed with colorful swirls while waiting for routine checkups or more intensive cosmetic procedures. Inside the treatment rooms, Drs. Santiago Uribe, Vanessa Flores, and John Carlo Guevarra screen for oral-health problems, clean plaque and tartar, and treat periodontal disease. They also boost smiles’ aesthetics with teeth whitening and veneers, which are pieces of porcelain that are thinner than stick-bug supermodels and adhere to the front of teeth to hide discoloration.
With hundreds of locations across the country, Right Dental Group represents a collection of oral-healthcare 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. Dentists will skillfully probe forgotten mouth corners, eradicating tartar and expunging plaque from bacterial lairs. The included x-rays will help uncover any oral problem areas that cannot be seen with the shamelessly naked eye. After treatment, clients will be privy to tips that explain the proper brushing and flossing techniques to ward off gum disease and tooth loss, ensuring tongue-stoppers remain firmly rooted to the rest of the skeletal system.
Dr. Shahin Javaheri carries double certifications in plastic surgery and otolaryngology to help his patients reverse the aging clock on their bodies. Breast lifts, tummy tucks, and liposuction return physiques to a more ideal state. Nonsurgical procedures, such as Botox Cosmetic injections and chemical peels, help faces look millions of seconds younger.
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 joins the other dentists—including his wife, Dr. Aneet Randhawa—to coddle teeth with general and specialist dental services.