Reston Center For Dentistry's Drs. Taimour Raja and Rabia Rafiq are so confident that you'll have little to no wait time at their boutique dental office that they've stocked the waiting room with only two chairs. That's not to imply that the waiting room is small. In fact, it's part of a spacious, loft-like space with floor-to-ceiling windows, modern decor, and a kids' area that comes with a bright-green table, stuffed animals, and invisible rocket ships. The waiting-room chairs are spaced apart by a pedestal table covered in magazines and sit atop a cream-colored shag carpet that lies underneath a candle-topped coffee table.
The dentists' dedication to modern times is present not only in the chic decor but also in their extensive arsenal of oral technology, including an intraoral camera. These tools come in handy as the dentists perform their extensive list of services, which range from children’s and family services to cosmetic treatments to sedation dentistry.
After earning her doctoral dental degree at Virginia Commonwealth University, Dr. Golnaz Miamee put roots down at Dental One Reston with the goal of making her patients feel comfortable. Each treatment room is outfitted with a TV and stereo headphones, which allow patients and their molars to get lost in a movie while she examines their mouths. She takes a gentle approach during routine checkups, and keeps communication flowing so that patients know what to expect from more intensive procedures such as root canals and dental implants. For those who experience dentist-visit anxiety, she offers sedation dentistry, calming their nerves with nitrous oxide and reassuring lullabies. She is also an expert in cosmetic dentistry, straightening and repairing smiles with Lumineers' natural-looking veneers and Invisalign's invisible teeth aligners.
In an immaculately clean office with wood floors and fixtures, patients recline in dental chairs to watch movies on monitors or peer out windows to tree-filled scenes. This relaxing atmosphere is exactly what Dr. Jason Hong and his team strives to cultivate while performing cosmetic, restorative, and surgical dentistry. To further foster patient comfort, they take digital x-rays that reduce exposure to radiation and use intra-oral cameras to easily get crystal clear close-ups of cracks and gum disease. Whether replacing missing teeth with implants or performing a routine cleaning, they also work to make the visit stress-free with online appointment scheduling and Saturday office hours.
The confidence that doctors Miamee and Aman exude when performing procedures is nearly enough to put anxious patients at ease, all on its own. Their command of the dental sciences is bolstered by their use of the latest technology, such as CEREC. With that impressive machine, they capture detailed images of teeth that allow them to craft customized restoration pieces, such as crowns that are fitted, sized, shaped, and colored exactly to fit each mouth's own unique layout. Digital x-rays, meanwhile, also allow them to capture comprehensive views of teeth and identify signs of decay or any watermelon seeds the patient forgot to spit out, all while exposing patients to much less radiation than that given off by traditional x-rays.
At Pal Family Dentistry, Dr. Sandhya Pal's broad expertise in general, family, cosmetic, and surgical dentistry means she rarely has to refer patients to external specialists. Her extensive education is backed up by modern equipment such as digital x-rays, which emit up to 90% less radiation than traditional x-rays and 20% less radiation than the evil eye.
Though the staff honors scheduled appointments punctually, the waiting room keeps early patients entertained with a television and X-Box console. In each operatory, the chair’s massaging features coax tension out of muscles while the patient watches a Netflix-enabled television overhead.
No matter where they are in the country, clients of Dental Professionals of Virginia and Maryland and Neibauer Dental Care are bound to find a dentist just as skilled as the one at home. That?s because more than 400 offices in 19 states are affiliated with the dental network, whose administrative support, guiding principles, and focus on continuing education ensure that their dentists will be talented wherever they work. The company also strives for community improvement?they?ve contributed more than $250,000 to such charities as the American Red Cross, The Oral Cancer Foundation, and the Smiles for Life campaign.