Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Six 15-minute treatments. (2 visits)
Brands Used: Smile Labs
Pro Tip: This groupon is for six 15-minute sessions. You will need two visits to complete all six sessions.
Fewer than 400 dentists around the world can currently claim accredited membership in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, but Dr. Dennis Lichorwic is determined to add one to their ranks. In the process, he's submitted to a multiyear system of peer review that includes written and oral exams and in-depth clinical case studies that are scrutinized by the members of the Academy.
This passion for continual education has helped make his practice the nine-time winner of Emerald Coast Magazine's Best Dental Practice award. Along with his partner Dr. Julia Sprang and their friendly staff of hygienists and dental assistants, Lichowic keeps up with new technologies to treat patients with popular new procedures such as Invisalign teeth-straightening treatments and ultra-quick Zoom! whitening.
Meanwhile, patients say aah in a pair of offices whose waiting areas, despite their stately exteriors, evoke nothing so much as a posh family room. Carafes of coffee sit atop a coffee bar in the waiting room, a flat-screen TV hangs over a fireplace that sucks pre-appointment anxieties from the air, and wooden floors lessen the institutional feel of treatment rooms.
The entrance to Bay Pediatric & Adolescent Dentistry has two doors: one is regular size, and the other is roughly half that size, designed especially for kids, the office's main clientele. Both doors open to Bay Pediatric's youth-minded practice, which is complete with play areas in the waiting room and ceiling-mounted TVs in the treatment rooms. Dr. Wells Hammock, who graduated from UAB's Dental School and completed his pediatric dental residency at the Boston University Henry M. Golman School of Dental Medicine, oversees a staff of licensed hygienists and general dentists. Together, their pediatric-dentistry services treat a range of patients, from 6-month-olds to 21-year-olds.
At Northcutt Dental Practice, a team of experienced dentists and hygienists beautifies, heals, and lengthens the life of teeth with routine checkups and cleanings, as well as cosmetic and restorative procedures. Inside the inviting office, surrounded by a full-length covered porch lined with hanging ferns and cozy rocking chairs, treatment rooms are adorned with vintage ads, collegiate decor, and the latest in dental technology, including digital x-rays, laser treatments, and intraoral cameras. As a testament to their commitment to the community, the staff regularly donates its time to Dentists with Heart, an outreach event that provides much-needed free extractions to patients unable to afford them.
Moroccanoil and Coppola haircare products can be found in the hands of Studio 114's stylists, and in the newly coiffed hair of their clients. Aestheticians also pamper clients with airbrush makeup fit for a night on the town, and imbue skin with UV-free spray tans. The full-service salon tops off revamped looks with teeth-whitening services and hair extensions long enough to double as a hula skirt.
Dr. A. E. Miller’s path to Summit Dental was anything but direct. After manning a solo practice for 10 years, Dr. Miller sold it and moved to Hana, Maui, where he administered nonprofit dental services. When he returned to Pensacola, he continued to perform nonprofit dental services while also designing coursework and intricate hedge mazes for dental students at the University of Florida.
Soon after, he opened Summit Dental, reestablishing himself in private practice and employing his expertise in family and cosmetic dentistry. He and his experienced staff dedicate themselves to helping patients gain self-confidence with a smile-makeover approach, which seeks to optimize the natural beauty of each patient’s smile.