If his Boston University education and years of experience has taught Dr. David Bitchatchi one thing, it’s that dental patients want to feel relaxed during procedures. As a result, he has designed Hollywood Center for Cosmetic Dentistry to keep patients safe and comfortable during general, cosmetic, and restorative treatments. The good vibes begin outside the office, where a fountain burbles amid myriad plants and flowers. Inside, hardwood floors and wooden fixtures complement cream-colored walls that spill into the treatment rooms. There, digital panoramic x-rays reveal mouthscapes while reducing the radiation exposure that is characteristic of more traditional x-rays and the birth of most superheroes. Apart from setting patients at ease, the doctor also wants to keep them highly informed about their procedures. To that end, he has devoted a private conference room to consultations, where he and patients discuss possible treatment options.
Routine is paramount for the doctors at Sheridan Dental Care. Of course, the crew wants patients to brush and floss multiple times daily—but just as important? Regular check-ups. Focused on preventing tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancers, Sheridan’s staff of hygienists and dentists carefully clean and examine teeth, preferably every six months, to minimize the impact of possible diseases. They snap x-rays when necessary, using a digital panoramic machine designed to reduce exposure to radiation.
Beyond the bi-yearly grind of check-ups, x-rays, and cleanings, patients can also stop by the office for cosmetic procedures, including teeth whitening, braces, and dental implants to replace missing teeth or make small tongues look bigger. Less popular—but still important—services include fillings, bondings, and root canals, when necessary.
Need AHH Massage is all about extras. Whether you need a therapeutic massage to ferret out chronic muscle pain, or an old fashioned Swedish massage to oust stress and bruised feelings from an old debate club injury, licensed therapists toss in a complementary hot-stone treatment and aromatherapy. The private rooms?tastefully decorated in muted blues and browns?stand at the ready with towels heating up in warmers. Even the website throws in some free laugh therapy with whimsical pictures of cats posing like human beings. Need AHH Massage also employs multiple massage therapists with experience in the art of reiki energy-style bodywork and Thai therapy, which involves stretching and accupressure.
At ProDent Group, Dr. Anatoly Ripa and his friendly staff of teeth-cleaning experts keep mouths in tip-top shape. The office emphasizes guest health and comfort above all other concerns, keeping tools sterilized beyond national OSHA requirements and using only bottled water in dental units. In addition to regular checkups and cleanings, the practice offers such essential services as crowns, teeth whitening, and contract negotiation with tooth fairies.
After graduating from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Robert Stanton, DMD returned to his native Florida determined to bring patients the most advanced technology. Stanton is certified as an educator in computer-designed dentistry and lectures on the subject across the country. He creates single-visit crowns and centimeter-high porcelain dolls using computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) systems, including the CEREC Acquisition Center and E4D technology. The dentist also beautifies smiles with veneers and Invisalign treatments.
As a specialist in cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Stanton is able to give back to people in need in his community. According to a news story on CBS4, the doctor works with an organization called Neighbors 4 Neighbors and recently performed a pro bono full-mouth reconstruction for a woman in pain.
The treatment begins with a consultation, which fulfills one of two yearly pilgrimages to the dentist's chair. Friendly dental specialists immortalize bites through x-rays before commencing the Beaming White teeth-whitening treatment. After painting newly cleaned chompers with a hydrogen peroxide gel, a cool blue LED lamp beams whitening waves onto sullied teeth enamel, rendering smiles bright enough to keep a deer standing still while you hang old computer mice from his antlers. The whitening treatment can take up to 90 minutes. Call ahead to schedule an appointment.