Dr. Lida M. Vargas and her colleagues at Virginia Dental Group perform standard cleanings, restorations, and advanced oral surgery with the help of some special tools. They use modern diagnostic equipment such as digital x-rays and a Cone Beam Computed Tomograph, which creates a 3-D image of the mouth and head. These tools aid the dentists before they perform each procedure. For cosmetic dentistry, the doctors fire up a CEREC machine, which allows them to create all-porcelain crowns, onlays, and collectible figurines directly in the office.
Dr. Bezik's friendly, attentive staff prioritizes patient comfort and well being. The oral exam will include a thorough scrub behind teeth's comically large ears, an initial consultation, digital x-rays, and a comprehensive oral evaluation. Examinees also get an advance explanation of the digital x-ray process: a quick, high-tech procedure that limits exposure to radiation and the technician's vaudeville act. Dr. Jaklin Bezik boasts 17 years of mouth-tending experience, and she carefully cultivates her enameled body of knowledge with continuing education to stay up to date on the latest periodontal technology.
Dr. Ejtemai brightens mouth ivories with whitening treatments and fixes smiles with restorative implant work. Her dental services also include treating gum disease and performing surgical procedures such as extractions. In addition, she’s a certified Invisalign provider, fitting patients with nearly invisible plastic aligners that straighten teeth over a period of 6 to 18 months.
At Smiles at Fairfax Corner, Dr. Rayek and his team use the latest technology to keep smiles gleaming. Their prized centerpieces are the E4D and iTero CAD scanner machines, which use laser-guided cameras to quickly create digital plans for crowns and bridges. Once a plan has been designed, the in-house lab can create the oral additions in as little as an hour. Dr. Rayek is also an Invisalign Elite Premier Provider who can straighten teeth with custom-fitted, translucent mouth trays or simply a stern look.
The team at Fair Oaks Dental Care take pride in their personalized patient care; in fact, that's one of the main reasons they exist. Before 2003, Dr. Chuck Joo noticed that many of the dental offices in Northern Virginia treated their patients with impersonal, assembly line-like service that reeked of big business. He wanted to do something about it. So, instead of joining a counterculture rock band whose album cover is a picture of molar with a red X through it, he set up his own practice under the banner of personalized family dentistry. Today, he and his staff know their patients on a first-name basis, and they practice a no-rush approach through each of their general and cosmetic treatments.
At Burke Cosmetic Dentistry, doctors Hashem Sedaghatpour and Farnaz Jabbari combine their experience to offer complete oral health care. Their expertise encompasses general and cosmetic treatments as well as surgical dentistry such as extractions and implants. The doctors rely on the latest in technology—such as using Waterlase in place of traditional drills to remove tooth decay—to administer gentle and effective procedures. With electric handpieces they can also perform root canals more quickly and with less discomfort, and they use digital x-rays to reduce exposure to radiation.
No matter where they are in the country, clients of Heartland Dental Care Affiliates are bound to find a dentist just as skilled as the one at home. That’s because more than 400 offices in 19 states are affiliated with the dental network, whose administrative support, guiding principles, and focus on continuing education ensure that their dentists will be talented wherever they work. The company also strives for community improvement—they’ve contributed more than $250,000 to such charities as the American Red Cross, The Oral Cancer Foundation, and the Smiles for Life campaign.