Product of Georgia’s university and college system, Dr. Juanita Adkins planted her roots along the tree-lined streets of Augusta by opening Downtown Dental in March of 2006. Today, with her offices nestled in among the little shops and restaurants, she executes all manner of dentistry, from general checkups and teeth whitenings to dental implants and dentures. She remains ahead of the dental curve through continual education, and by wielding the latest in technology such as digital x-rays that reduce radiation exposure and offer more comprehensive views of the mouth.
Edmond Franklin didn’t always see himself as a dentist; in fact, he worked for seven years in corporate America before deciding that helping others was his true calling. He decided to study dentistry, a choice that would bring him together with Dr. Fabian Byer to open Vivid Smile Dental Center in 2011. The two perform a full slate of preventive, surgical, and cosmetic procedures, including routine cleanings and checkups, x-rays, root canals, crowns, and teeth whitening.
The expert chopper doctors at The Art of Dentistry restore carnassial sheen in a friendly office replete with the latest dental technology. For take-home treatments, discolored mouth knives are first subjected to a careful molding to tailor bleaching trays to the upper and lower jaws, ensuring they fit comfortably in your mouth and uncomfortably in the mouth of covetous strangers. Three included syringes grant patients the ability to give repeat boosts to the pearlescent brilliance emanating from their neck oysters. Alternately, Groupon customers can erase a lifetime of Cray-Pas gnawing with the in-office BriteSmile treatment, which can whiten gum jewels an average of nine shades. A special blue light activates the whitening gel, which is reapplied three times during the treatment for optimal smile resolution and playback in HD-only bathroom mirrors. Between applications, patients can busy themselves watching DVDs or imagining how their newly glittering grin will strike fear into the hearts of romantic rivals and the occasional romantic cube steak.
Proud Palmetto State native Christopher LaTorre has honed his toothy trade at practices throughout South Carolina, earning the praise of Columbia Metropolitan magazine as one of the top area dentists in 2011. In addition to caring for adult chompers, Dr. LaTorre maintains a convivial chair-side manner with children, putting tykes at ease with magic tricks, balloon animals, and advice on scaling a lemonade stand in today's tumultuous economy. Services range from digital x-rays to implant restoration, comprehensive exams, and custom whitening.
Ron Haynes and his daughter, Jessie, have built a business from smiling faces. They don't snap yearbook photos or transform dentist gloves into balloon animals. Instead, they helm teeth-whitening shops and private office locations where smiles are brightened up to 10 shades. Since 2005, they have brightened over 50,000 smiles across five states. The locations in North Carolina and Georgia offer either convenience at their South Park Mall kiosk or privacy at their office locations. Armed with Beaming White, an FDA-approved teeth-whitening system that pairs a peroxide-based gel with a UV-free LED light, their team of technicians helps clients brighten their choppers by exposing teeth so the gel and light reach every inch of enamel. Once the light unites with the gel, coffee, tea, and grass stains begin to vanish. Teeth continue to lighten after the treatment, achieving a color that's 3-10 shades whiter over the course of 24 hours. With proper care, results can last up to 12 months, or roughly the time it takes to adapt the phonebook into a comedic opera.
At Davis & Dingle Family Dentistry, Drs. Isaiah Davis and John W. Dingle form an amazing tooth-saving twosome that harnesses more than 45 years of combined experience to lavish clients' smiles in individualized attention. The accomplished clinicians treat the chompers of all family members, wiggling baby teeth, issuing adult dentures, and taking car keys away from teenaged bicuspids in the same fully equipped facility on Farrow Road. Along with preventative care, these dental dynamos also forge pristine-looking pearlies with a variety of cosmetic services such as Zoom! teeth whitening, Invisalign, and full mouth restorations. Davis & Dingle Family Dentistry's patient-focused philosophy eliminates needless pain and anxiety during procedures, with dentists administering nitrous oxide and giving molars belly rubs to make every patient's experience as comfy as possible.