Though he seems quite at home among the advanced tools at his Jersey Smiles dental office, Dr. Shankar Iyer is no stranger to the world outside. The jet-setting dentist has made a name for himself as an international speaker, having lectured on subjects such as implant and prosthetic dentistry across Europe, South America, and Asia. When he isn’t publishing peer-reviewed articles or patiently autographing tooth fairies’ prized collections, Dr. Iyer joins Drs. Preeti Iyer and Devika Bhola—as well as a dedicated staff of dental assistants—at his offices in Elizabeth and Jersey City. Together, the three dentists clean and correct smiles with treatments that encompass the many subsets of their field, from dental implants to prosthodontics and smile design. Their collective expertise has not gone unnoticed by former and current patients, many of whom will testify to the staff’s “professionalism and humane attitude” in devising gentle treatments to correct chipped teeth, brighten stained enamel, and silence the trills of swallowed harmonicas.
Dr. Jacob Plawner, D.D.S. of North Broad Family Dental wrangles wayward teeth into proper alignment with corrective Invisalign services. Invisalign straightens crooked chompers with a combination of highly advanced, 3-D computer graphics and the spells of old-fashioned orthodontia. The Invisalign process eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial oral exam, including x-rays, photos, and impressions of your mouth terrain, paves the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift walnut crackers into perfect alignment. Throughout the 9- to 15-month treatment, clients return to the North Broad office for check-ups every six weeks, letting technicians ensure that teeth are settling into their proper seating arrangements. View some Invisalign FAQs here.
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In high school, Doctor of Chiropractic John Kiriakatis sustained an injury that he thought would stall his track-running career, but, after a handful of visits to a chiropractor, he was back to running laps. That sparked his interest in the practice and, for 15 years, he has been a chiropractor himself. He works to realign and strengthen the spinal column, relieving nerves, muscles, ligaments, joints, and bones that may be under stress. He supplements his exams with diet and exercise recommendations, as well as chiropractic treatments, to have his clients moving pain-free.
Dr. Russell Kateman helms Amalgamated Eyes, where he harnesses his two decades of optometry experience to bolster the sight of his clients through thorough exams and fashionably functional eyewear. During exams, he checks for glaucoma, general visual acuity, and drafts in the window to the soul. Prescriptions furnished from exams then can go on to fuel stylish frames from designers such as Prada and Armani.