Retired Air Force Colonel Dr. Sheldon Omi has been practicing dentistry for two decades and counting. Nowadays, you can find him at Delicate Smiles Dental, a general dentistry practice for families. Because of that, Dr. Omi and his team's services include everything from routine cleanings for kids to dental implants for anyone who eats rocks.
Using a combination of whitening gel and FDA-approved blue accelerating lights, the DaVinci teeth-whitening system can leave teeth an average of up to 14 shades whiter. During office visit, the signature whitening solution?an organic plant- and mineral-based gel?is applied to chompers. A specially designed LED laser light is used with the food-grade hydrogen-peroxide gel to lift lingering stains. Once the tonal transformation is complete, clients may walk away with the graffiti of tobacco, wine, coffee, and age erased from the highway overpasses of their smiles.
At Orchard Cosmetic & Family Dental, Dr. Jason Whiting, DMD and Dr. Sujin Yi, DDS practice general, cosmetic, and surgical dentistry. They use the latest technology, including digital x-rays that reduce exposure to radiation. Digitization also allows them to craft crowns unique to each patient, and lasers help locate cavities more efficiently. With these tools, as well as a gentle approach, the dentists attend to all oral health concerns, from gum disease to dental implants to wisdom-teeth extractions.
The dentists at Boulder Dental Center, Littleton Dental, and Flatirons Dental Center, some of whom are faculty members at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, obviously care for their patients. They use digital x-rays, which administer less potentially harmful radiation, laughing gas to relax anxious patients, and a computer-controlled anesthetic-injection system for diminished discomfort.
But what sets the dentists at these two clinics apart is the fact that they also care about those other than their patients. The dentists have lent their skills to the less fortunate, volunteering for mission trips to rural Tennessee, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic, as well as a t the 2011 Colorado Mission of Mercy, a two-day event that provided free dental care to more than 1,300 people.
Dr. Terry Batliner and his son Payton founded Sage Dental Care with the simple mission of helping others, but not just in the way an observer might think. Not only do they relieve pain and prevent disease in their dental-care practice, but the father-son duo also donates a portion of their proceeds to a different charity each month. Dr. Batliner welcomes all clients to a free consultation prior to scheduling an appointment, during which patients can express concerns or see if the dentist finds any unwanted vampire fangs.
Under the tutelage of Dr. Michael Adler, the Boulder Center for Advanced Dentistry engages the latest technologies for a modern, efficient dental experience. With a new-patient exam and hygiene visit, chompers are treated to a comprehensive exam ($88), complete cleaning ($107), oral-hygiene instruction ($23), and nutritional counseling ($68). Mouth bones will also receive a complete set of intra-oral x-rays ($186), using digital technology that instantly provides high-resolution images with 90% less radiation than earlier x-ray methods, and a set of oral pictures ($38) taken by a mini video camera lets patients see the condition of their food-mashers and preps them for magazine spreads. Alternatively, opt for a $300 credit toward cosmetic or orthodontic services, including veneers, porcelain crowns or inlays ($1,604), tooth-colored resin fillings ($181–$343), root canals ($897–$1,123), and more.