A posse of tooth clinicians staffs multiple area locations, all under the direction of Dr. Michael Heiland, named one of St. Louis Magazine's top dentists for three years in a row. The doctor and his dental hygienists perform preventative, cosmetic, and pediatric services ranging from traditional exams and x-rays to advanced teeth-whitening procedures. The team also upholds its mission statement by keeping patients informed, outfitting them with all the facts they need to maintain smiles and coveted high school titles, such as "Most Likely to Be Famous as Long as He or She Maintains Clean Teeth."
Dr. Borello employs his expertise and state-of-the-art equipment to straighten out-of-line teeth with personal, custom care. During an initial exam and consultation, the experienced doctor compiles a comprehensive diagnostic record, including a thorough exam, oral x-rays, photos of the patient's face and teeth, and a rigorous Q&A session with molars. By paying close attention to the distinct qualities of each client's cuspids, the oral engineer can craft an appropriate treatment to remedy common dental diagnoses. Depending on their needs, patients can opt to use a $750 credit toward any of a plethora of tooth-straightening procedures, from the see-through fine-tuning of Invisalign to the discreet and whisper-quiet Incognito braces.
Heartland Dental Care's member practices pursue a patient-centric approach to keeping teeth tartar-free and bite-ready. Show off your champion chompers to an oral x-ray machine, which will be so suitably impressed it'll snap photos providing toothy views unavailable to the naked eye or standard-issue x-ray specs. A thorough cleaning polishes each mouth stone without the clumsy mechanics of a jaw-mounted rock tumbler, turning average grins into blinding megawatt smiles. An expert exam makes sure each tooth is in good shape and securely welded to the cranial frame. Superb for competitive taffy eaters and Cheshire Cat impersonators, rebuffed teeth provide everything a mouth needs to preserve its reputation of being the most dangerous place for food.
At Bogey Hills Dental, Dr. Brandon Pollard doesn't do things the old-fashioned way. Instead of the cold, clinical, and impersonal feeling one might expect from a dentist's office, Bogey Hills emanates quite the opposite vibe, greeting visitors with a homey waiting room outfitted with a flat-screen TV and a Nintendo Wii. Each treatment room has also been upgraded to include all the bells and whistles modern dentistry has to offer, including new computers, digital x-ray equipment, intraoral cameras, and noise-cancelling headphones to drown out the sound of any dental procedures.
Laser Comfort Dentistry's staff performs general and cosmetic dental procedures with technology designed for comfort, and the office is housed in a charming, three-story Victorian home. With the help of his wife and co-owner, Barb, and a fleet of well-trained tooth fairies, Dr. Jerry Paz draws upon more than 25 years of dental experience to mollify mouths with digital x-rays, exams, Lumineers, and Invisalign. The practice's name describes an instrument, which Dr. Paz demonstrated on Fox 2 news, used to address cavities while causing less discomfort than the traditional, more invasive drill. Since 1994, Paz has taken annual and twice-yearly trips to Haiti to bring his dental expertise to people with limited access to health care. Dr. Fallon grew up in O'Fallon, Missouri, and earned his doctor of dental surgery degree from the University of Missouri—which, unlike the University of Delivering Newspapers, is an accredited higher education institution.
There are only 417 associate fellows of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. University Dental Care’s Dr. Samir Ruvinov is one of them. He and Dr. Shirley Dillard combine 46 years of experience, and they put that experience to work delivering patients the most comfortable and pain-free treatments possible. To do that, they employ the latest tools available to them, such as rotary endodontics, which is an electrical handpiece that allows them to accomplish root canals more efficiently and with less discomfort. They also capture 360-degree views of the mouth, head, sinuses, and bones with Panorex, giving them the advantage of identifying oral-health concerns with greater ease than standard x-rays. Specializing in everything from implants to whitenings and Invisalign’s clear plastic teeth aligners, they perform all manner of general, surgical, and cosmetic dentistry—unlike a Blu-ray edition of C-SPAN’s Book TV, their technology does not go to waste. For patient convenience, the dentists offer Saturday office hours and online appointments.