A general dentist trained at NYU College of Dentistry, Dr. Jeffrey Golden leads Williamsbridge Dental's gentle staff of board-certified dentists and certified hygienists, all of whom have at least five years of experience. Armed with digital-imaging technology, tooth wardens search out hidden cavities and expose patients to around 80% less radiation than a traditional x-ray (a $75 value). The dentist also checks for signs of gum disease, sharing tips for keeping chompers healthy and happy (a $42 value). A highly trained hygienist then banishes tartar, stains, and stubborn bits of masking tape with a thorough teeth cleaning (a $92 value), rounding out the one-hour appointment. With daytime and evening hours, the clinic caters to schedules stuffed with business meetings and soccer riot practices.
At Bronx River Dental, Dr. Irena Kravtsov greets her patients with a smile and a sincere, "hello." Though that could be said for many dentists, Dr. Kravtsov is trilingual, often greeting her patients in English, Russian, or Spanish. Her ability to speak the many languages of her patients is just one of the ways she works to make her clients feel at ease in her office. Her extensive education—which includes a residency at New York City’s Metropolitan Hospital Center and a degree from Rutgers University—gives her the tools to provide her patients with the best care possible. She’s also involved with the community, providing dental services to underprivileged children during Give Kids A Smile Day and other programs. With all the doctor’s efforts to make her office a welcoming and inclusive place, trips to Bronx River Dental are more comfortable for patients who have a fear of dentists, anxiety surrounding drills, or allergies to office waiting rooms.
Sparkle Dental's Dr. Rohit Z. Patel—a 30-year tooth-tending veteran whom Westchester Magazine named the Top Endodontist in Mount Vernon in 2009—leads a team of top-notch dental professionals as they brighten discolored chompers with Zoom! in-office whitening treatments. The skilled dentists, many of whom hold teaching positions, hospital privileges at Montefiore Medical Center, and several world records for breath holding, treat teeth to the Zoom! whitening method, which is designed for safe, immediate shade-shifting results of at least 6–10 shades. The pain-free process takes about an hour and involves the application of a scientifically formulated gel, which is activated by a specially designed Zoom! light. Clients kick back and assess their gums' hospitality as the gel settles into teeth, targeting discolorations and transforming smiles from sparkling to most sparklingest.
With hundreds of locations across the country, Right Dental Group represents a collection of oral-health-care professionals who deliver a variety of quality 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 is prescreened for a consistent record of excellence and the ability to efficiently locate a cavity in a toothstack.
Empire Dentistry's team of handpicked dentists returns ivories to sparkling states with in-office Opalescence Boost teeth-whitening treatments. Oral alchemists mix the crimson bleaching formula moments prior to application to ensure its freshness. The mix of potassium nitrate and fluoride whitens teeth up to eight shades without exposing them to ultraviolet light or ghosts. Opalescence Boost's fluoride also staves off cavities, strengthens enamel, and decreases tooth sensitivity during and after the treatment.
At Preferred Dental Spa, tooth whisperers apply a specialty Zoom! gel onto chompers, which then bathe in focused, intense light in three 15-minute cycles. The 45-minute service causes minimal discomfort, if any, and brightens teeth up to eight shades more efficiently than holding a flashlight between teeth. Zoom! reports that with careful upkeep, results can last for years.