Dr. Rodney McDaniel, Yorktown Dental Care's chief tooth tender, has been fending off dental difficulties with comprehensive examinations and advanced treatments for more than three decades. Aided by his associate, Dr. Irina Novak, Dr. McDaniel surveys mouthscapes for cavities, gum disease, or picture-worthy landmarks to capture with intra-oral cameras and digital x-rays. Custom teeth-whitening kits restore shine to smiles, and meticulous hygienists keep mouth diamonds gleaming with regular cleanings and custom-designed preventative maintenance plans. While tooth tenders dote over smiles, patients relax with headphones, pillows, and heated wraps, and enjoy complimentary coffee and snacks in the waiting room. To straighten up unruly food grinders, Dr. McDaniel also continually educates himself on orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign, which steadily and stealthily shifts teeth until they're straighter than an arrow under a steamroller.
SmileLabs of Virginia's teeth-whitening experts empower visitors to go toe-to-toe against enamel discoloration with an arsenal of peroxide-based whitening gels, which have little to no effect on tooth sensitivity. During SmileLabs' signature, in-office treatments, patrons sit comfortably in a specially designed chair before wielding an easy-to-use brush applicator to coat their own gumstones in whitening gel. An LED lamp attached to the chair then shines cold blue light at food-destroyers to accelerate the gel's tooth-blanching ingredients. After the half-hour session, clients prepare to flash grins bright enough to temporarily blind an angry, rapidly approaching linebacker.
Second-generation dentist R.W. Howell's father was a Navy and private-practice dentist for more than 60 years, inspiring his son to pursue a career in dentistry himself. Now, at the helm of his own practice, Dr. Howell sees patients in need of basic checkups, root canals, and dentures. He also devotes time to cosmetic-dentistry services, such as covering unsightly teeth with custom-made veneers, applying gel to whiten teeth, and applying a special gel to make teeth glow in the dark.
Inside Laser Clinic of Chesapeake's office, potted plants and flowers bask in the glow of freshly sparkling grins. The office?s dental specialists brighten smiles with FDA-approved teeth-whitening treatments. The glow of an Osram blue LED lamp seeps from treatment rooms, the unit?s eight total lights and 24 watts of power activating whitening gels and scary stories about mysterious lighthouse operators.
You wouldn't want to compete against Dr. Sergio Vendetti in an anatomy-themed trivia night. That's because the Italian native has earned both medical and dental degrees, is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons. In his spare moments, he also finds time to lecture on surgical topics at academic and medical conferences, and mentor the next generation of healers as an assistant professor at the Medical College of Virginia.
Dr. Vendetti uses his vast knowledge of the human form at Virginia Surgical Arts, a state-of-the-art ambulatory surgical center, where he performs procedures ranging from dental implants to face and eye lifts. His attention to detail and patient-centered philosophy earned him the gold award for Best Oral Surgeon in the Virginian-Pilot?s Best of Hampton Roads competition in 2012, 2013, and 2014.
His office earned the same contest's gold award for Best Skin Care Facility in Virginia Beach in 2014, as well as the silver in 2013 and the bronze in 2012, due in no small part to its highly trained team. A licensed master aesthetician performs numerous medical-grade treatments such as laser hair removal, photofacials, and microdermabrasion treatments.
Dr. Michael Folck calls upon his 25-year career in cosmetic dentistry to expertly renovate smiles and keep clients whistling healthy tunes through their shiny, well-aligned teeth. His sedation dentistry keeps patients comfortable, and his laser-dentistry treatments bring teeth back to brilliance in tandem with maintenance services such as fillings, gum reductions, and whitening treatments. The office rounds out its advanced technology set with digital x-rays, which provide a crisp perspective and emit significantly less radiation than traditional beams or the unmarked barrels that catalyze most superheroes' beginnings.