For more than 35 years, dentists at American Dental Centers have polished pearly whites and prevented dental disease with thorough exams. At each of the 14 locations that dot Northern and Central Ohio, patients walk in or schedule appointments so they don’t have to scrape off plaque using chew toys. The center maintains a 24-hour phone line so that patients can arrange to have emergencies treated as soon as possible, and it also offers a Forever White program, in which patients pay a one-time fee and then receive take-home bleaching treatments for as long as they attend their regular three- or six-month check-ups.
At Hylan Dental Care, Dr. Brad Hylan collaborates with two other dentists, Dr. Paul Hornyak and Dr. Jessica Hylan-Cohen, to create healthy smiles—and diffuse phobias about dentists. He and his team specialize in setting nervous patients at ease as they scour away plaque during routine cleanings, replace missing teeth with implants, or conduct emergency root canals. As they work, they often draw on cutting-edge technology, such as tooth-strengthening composite fillings or intraoral cameras, which let patients see inside their own mouths without swallowing a paparazzo whole.
Aside from being married, doctors Anita and Kevin Robertson have several things in common. They're both Ohio natives, and they're both graduates of The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Similarly, both have the aspiration of making their office as friendly and as welcoming as possible, doing so through gentle treatments and relationships built over the years. At their office, the Robertsons team up with an equally amicable staff to serve the dental needs of all ages, providing everything from solutions for jaw pain and cavities to Zoom teeth-whitening treatments.
For 30 years, Dr. Harper and Dr. Gilmore have worked to fix up the smiles of their patients at their University Heights family dental practice. They skillfully perform basic cleanings and exams as well as more complex procedures, such as root canals.
Carla D. Miller, DMD and CDM Dental’s team of specialists craft beautiful, healthy smiles with advanced technologies and gentle techniques. The office's two assistants attended the same certification program, building a strong bond and knowledge base that they extend to each patient who walks into the office or enters their exclusive treehouse. With the help of her dental specialists, Dr. Miller administers preventative treatments such as dental exams, cleanings, and x-rays to keep teeth healthy inside and out. Cosmetic and restoration procedures, which include whitening, dental implants, and crowns, brighten and repair smiles, allowing teeth to spend less time applying makeup every morning. Dr. Miller routes out gum problems with periodontal care, and treats TMJ, wisdom teeth, and sleep apnea with oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures.
As she plunked accounting formulas into a calculator during another long night of studying, college student Lisa Browning found herself drifting into daydreams about the day she changed someone's life. At the dental practice where she worked part-time, a woman in her mid forties had recently arrived with a mouth filled with dentures. Having worked her way up from receptionist to de facto dental assistant, Browning helped install implants and restore both dental arches with fixed bridgework. At the post op appointment, Browning saw a complete change in the patient—hair done, makeup on, fashionably dressed, and radiating with confidence—all thanks to a new smile. Browning tried, and failed, to derive a similar sense of satisfaction from the dry formulas before her on the textbook page. Browning soon scrapped accounting, telling her calculator "it's not you, it's me," and enrolling at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine. Today, her expertise in general and restorative dentistry—as well as cosmetic treatments—has earned her recurring appearances in the Guide to America's Top Dentists. She is also a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, whose members undergo continual education each year beyond the requirements mandated by state dental boards or federal anti-frowning regulations.