Dr. Ufberg and his friendly staff at Ufberg Dental cultivate friendships with their clients, who relax with entertaining amenities while their teeth undergo professional sprucing. During the dental package's 90-minute roster of treatments, guests recline atop TempurPedic cushions with a client-chosen movie while a camera projects up-close chomper shots onto a viewing monitor. The scrutinizing session is followed by the handheld ViziLite cancer screener, which sheds light on any problem areas with a pen-size lamp. To express teeth's poetic inner thoughts and track cavities, a quartet of digital x-rays snaps interior shots of maws, and a fresh coat of fluoride fortifies enamel strength. Smiles finish up by previewing a simulated portrait of what they'd look like with veneers, allowing them to try on a new identity without the hassle of tooth toupees. For those opting for the two-hour Zoom! treatment, a stain-blasting lamp illuminates teeth to make chompers up to eight shades whiter.
With hundreds of participating locations across the country, Right Dental Group represents a collection of oral-health-care professionals that delivers a variety of dental services. The collective places an emphasis on relationship building—meaning patients can confess their most egregious toffee-apple trespasses while receiving a teeth scrubbing delivered with precision and understanding. Each of the dentists has the ability to efficiently locate a cavity in a tooth-stack. Since Right Dental Group encompasses a wide range of offices and dentists, customers can schedule appointments online for any dental service—from routine cleanings and x-rays, to restorative crowns, Invisalign treatments, or cosmetic Zoom whitening—at the neighborhood location they prefer.
Invisalign premier provider Dr. Catherine M. Foote crafts stunning smiles on faces of all ages with personalized Invisalign and Invisalign Teen treatments that earned her a top orthodontist award in 2010 from Philadelphia Magazine. During the first visit, expert technicians snap shots of preening teeth with 3-D photo technology and take digital x-rays to check for stowaway plaque. Dr. Foote scrutinizes images to determine whether Invisalign is right for the patient and creates a customized treatment plan to address specific oral issues. Invisalign manufacturers use the 3-D imaging and molded impressions of teeth to craft a series of clear, calibrated, and removable aligners that cradle teeth for two weeks, comfortably and subtly correcting crooked bites. Over 9–24 months of treatment, patients receive a new set of aligners every two weeks until teeth have reached their desired location, such as a vacation house in Acapulco.
Dr. Alan Fan’s decade-long journey as a dentist began when he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine on the dean's list. As a full-service practitioner, his many tricks of the dental trade include performing root canals and straightening teeth with braces.
At Pennsylvania Center for Dental Excellence, Dr. Leonard Tau—an American Dental Association member and one of Philadelphia magazine's Top Dentists of 2010—places special emphasis on patient comfort. Patients can indicate their preferences among myriad amenities, such as massage chairs and paraffin wax treatments, as they nibble and sip complimentary refreshments in the waiting room. During treatments, blanketed patients snuggle into massage chairs, unwind with music on loaner iPods, and watch DVDs on a flat-screen TV that obviates the need to bring a dentist to the movie theater.