As a 5-year-old in the Soviet Union, Daniel Kazachkov underwent a four-hour root canal with no anesthetic. Though the procedure could have ignited a lifelong phobia of dentistry, Dr. Dan instead vowed to become a dentist and prevent others from going through similar pain. After graduating from Tufts University's School of Dental Medicine, he founded his own practice, Dental Arts of Westwood, where he keeps that memory fresh in his mind while carefully monitoring patient comfort.
In their sunny, yellow-walled practice, Dr. Dan and his team tend to the cosmetic and medical needs of teeth with a range of services. X-rays and a CT scans help them to nip disease in the bud, and lasers make surgical procedures quicker, safer, and more likely to finally impress the neighbors. In addition, Venus bleaching treatments whiten teeth. Youngsters can wait in a kids' area with toys, and televisions equipped with Netflix streaming distract patrons from procedures.
Ilya Livshin has built Landmark Dental around a specific type of patient—the one who doesn't want to be there. He understands that dental care can be an intimidating process for some, so to make the whole experience more enjoyable, he’s handpicked his staff members for their friendliness, patience, and gentle touch. Together with a board-certified anesthesiologist, Dr. Livshin also specializes in sedation dentistry for patients who experience dental anxiety or can't see a white lab coat without bursting into a dance number from Little Shop of Horrors. He further promotes a relaxing, comfortable environment with quiet, minimally intrusive technology and soothing music.
After earning his doctor of dental medicine degree at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Livshin joined the US Air Force. The native of St. Petersburg, Russia completed an advanced education in general dentistry program at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, DC, and underwent hands-on training in complex restorative and cosmetic procedures. He offers a full range of general dental services as well as veneers, implants, oral and gum surgery, smile-straightening Invisalign treatments, and Zoom! teeth whitening.
Needham Dental pampers pearly whites with state-of-the-art technologies in cosmetic, restorative, and preventative care. The welcome dental package treats teeth to a thorough professional cleaning (a $90 value) before the experienced doctor checks the oral orifice for signs of cavities, disease, and foul language (a $100 value). A set of bitewing x-rays paints a neoclassicist portrait of the body’s only visible bones (a $65 value). Alternatively, a one-hour in-office whitening session restores incisors to their ivory hue, lightening up to eight shades in one puny visit with your choice of Zoom or Venus whitening. Dr. Nandita Kapoor wields eight years of tusk-treating experience. She takes her time with patients, educating them about teeth’s needs and which moon phases boost fluoride absorption.
The multi-lingual staff at Dr. Dental, a family-run practice, strives to shatter orthodontic stereotypes by tidying up tusks in an unintimidating office sporting the ambience of a friendly neighborhood establishment. Return choppers to a glowing state with a new-patient cleaning, a procedure that polishes pearly whites and analyzes teeth’s deep-seated fear of falling out and being exiled by a fairy. After a deep cleaning, the non-judgmental dentist administers bitewing x-rays to inspect for toothy ailments and lays out a long-term treatment plan for molar maintenance. Many locations offer after-hours and weekend appointment times for patients who are busy with work, family, or animal husbandry.
The expert dentists at Westbrook Family Dental inspect mouth pearls to make sure they comply with fire and safety codes before buffing them to a luminescent sheen. During the exam, gum gumshoes scan for signs of trouble in the form of tooth decay and oral diseases, helping to nip maw flaws in the bud. Then panoramic and bitewing x-rays leave cavities no place to hide, exposing their anti-teeth agenda before it can spread to denture haters across the country. The visit concludes with a thorough removal of tartar and plaque above and below the gum line and a polishing that awakens dormant chomper luster. The dentists are particularly sensitive to patients with anxiety about dental care, putting together a list of tips that includes bringing a music player to listen to during treatment and speaking to the dentist beforehand to allay concerns.
For the dentists at Community Family Dental, prevention is paramount. Comprehensive exams and x-rays help them customize treatment plans to head off any mouth-centered maladies. When corrective treatments are needed, the staff stands at the ready to perform implant surgery or root canals or to cosmetically enhance teeth with Invisalign and whitening treatments.