Now at Bright Horizons Dental, Dr. Arelis Martone—who previously worked for three years as a U.S. Air Force dentist in New Mexico—takes care of civilian smiles with a variety of general and cosmetic services. She improves teeth with everything from tooth-colored-filling replacements to Zoom! whitening treatments. She also ensures her emergency dental hotline is staffed 24/7 to help patients who need immediate answers on how to deal with a chipped tooth or the overnight growth of walrus tusks.
Drs. Tom and Joy Rohrer at Rohrer Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry abide by the principles of the Pankey Institute, which holds that dental health should involve the treatment of the entire patient rather than just their teeth. Operating under this holistic philosophy, they merge advanced cosmetic, restorative, and general dental technologies with alternative therapies: aromatherapy and gentle music keep patients relaxed as the doctors snoop through oral spaces with digital x-rays and laser cavity-detection systems.
At Designer Dental, the elegant waiting area, complimentary tea and coffee bar, and aromatherapy make a trip to the dentist feel more like a trip to the spa. With amenities that include custom iPods, massage chairs, blankets, and pillows, clients may want to ask for extra dental work just so they can relax a little longer. Thankfully, an abundance of general and cosmetic services provide ample excuse to make regular return visits. A team of dentists bolsters smiles with dental restorations, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and even tooth jewelry made with yellow or white gold and inlaid with diamonds, artificial rubies, or a cameo of a long-lost baby tooth. At the conclusion of each visit, guests are presented with a scented towel to help refresh them before they leave, and to mask the sweet smell of fluoride from any jealous dentist relatives who may be waiting at home.
Dr. Lourdes Calvo oversees a multilingual dental office that welcomes Spanish-speaking clients and treats all patients to complimentary tea, gourmet coffee, and hot cocoa. After imbibing the toasty refreshments, guests can mosey over to the dental chair, where digital x-rays and intraoral cameras afford Dr. Calvo an up-close portrait of every last tooth. She also brandishes a small lamp called the ViziLite that improves her ability to perform cancer screenings and read books inside dark mouths. Dr. Calvo's informative nature extends to Ocean's website, which brims with educational video and textual resources to help patients learn about periodontal health.
There's a reason why the teeth of Dr. Tatiana Herzog's patients often look brand new?they are. Her specialty is implant dentistry, a technique she honed at The Misch International Implant Institute after getting her dental degree from Howard University. Nowadays, she and Dr. Alvaro Betancur also install dental implants and perform other types of restorative and cosmetic dentistry, including fillings, crowns, and veneers. Their practice has been in operation for more than two decades, but you wouldn't know it from looking at their exam rooms. Each one is outfitted with digital x-ray machines.
At SEDA Dental, Drs. Kenneth D. Rubinstein and Alexander I. Wang head a team of implant specialists, periodontic surgeons, and dentists at six locations. The team combines their individual skills in general, family, and restorative dental services to beautify and maintain smiles. Their patient-oriented philosophy is evident in their free consultations and x-rays for those without insurance and in the offices’ arsenal of advanced dental techniques. Porcelain veneers gussy up damaged or discolored teeth, and mercury-free fillings fill enamel holes without the toxicity of metal amalgams or recently chopped wood.