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.
Dr. Darrell L. Boyce, DDS, PC, leads a staff of dental wizards who specialize in both cosmetic and preventive dentistry. Dr. Boyce draws upon his skill and expertise to maintain his patients' dental health through cleanings, x-rays, and routine dental care, and offers whitening treatments that brighten chompers in just one session. Though most of the establishment’s business comes from loyal repeat patients, the friendly staff welcomes newcomers with open arms and mid-treatment, synchronized line dances.
Dominion Dentistry’s Dr. Richard Sweeney involves patients in every step of the treatment-planning process and thoroughly explains all available options. Checkups begin with a set of four bite-wing x-rays that illuminate any existing or potential issues such as periodontal defects or cavities brought on from gargling maple syrup. Patients then alight in their personal exam room for a thorough cleaning while relaxing by watching TV, viewing videos stored on a personal iPod, or listening to the surround-sound music system. Once a dental hygienist has swept oral cobblestones clear of plaque films and tartar deposits, Dr. Sweeney examines freshened mouths for evidence of decay or disease and checks under tongues for misplaced wads of gums.
Recently praised for having mom-worthy meatloaf, d’egg diner offers Virginians a menu full of day-long breakfasts, crowd-pleasing burgers, and single hungry-human-approved sandwiches; d’egg west’s menu serves up a similarly smorgas-y selection. The d’eggwich ($4.99 d’egg diner/$5.29 d’egg west) places your choice of breakfast meat, a fried egg, and a fried parmesan tomato in the middle of an onion roll, and the Greek omelette ($6.79 d’egg diner/$6.99 d’egg west) delivers three eggs, spinach, and feta to your tongue buddies. Lunch items for the breakfast-weary include the swiss-on-rye tuna melt, which, in accordance with vegetable zoning ordinance, comes with a tomato at d’egg west ($6.50 d’egg diner/$6.99 d’egg west). The d’egg burger ($6.99 d’egg diner/$7.99 d'egg west) reunites beef and fried eggs 20 years after their nasty ketchup custody battle, with bacon and one fried egg on a cheese-covered patty at d’egg, and two patties, an egg any style, grilled onions, bacon, and mayo at d’egg west.
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.
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.