A Toledo native, Dr. George Namay set up shop in his hometown to practice general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry with an artist’s touch and a gentle approach. To ensure the most effective treatment, he uses the latest technology, including CEREC, which allows him to craft ceramic crowns the day of the visit, and Invisalign’s nearly invisible plastic teeth straighteners. His expertise also extends to bridges, implants, and teeth whitening using the speedy Zoom! system, which brightens smiles in less than an hour.
Championing the belief that checkups shouldn’t be a chore, the team at Schmakel Smile Design aims to create a calm and relaxed office atmosphere to welcome its patients. The waiting room is outfitted with a TV, cozy fireplace, and plenty of magazines, and the team keeps drinks on hand to offer to guests. That serenity continues throughout appointments, whether they're routine cleanings, teeth-whitening sessions, or corrective procedures.
Dr. Larry Schmakel leads the team in tending to teeth with more than 27 years of experience in addition to a doctorate in dental surgery from Ohio State University. But he doesn’t content himself with that—he partakes in continuing education, both as a student and a mentor. Dr. Schmakel is a member of the Cerec Faculty Club at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry, a continuing-education facility. He's also a member of the Ohio Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the Tooth Fairy’s scout troop.:m]]
After earning his DDS degree from Ohio State University, Toledo native Dr. Chad Belongea planted roots in Maumee at Arrowhead Dental. He practices family dentistry with a compassionate and gentle approach (two qualities exemplified by the time he spent providing emergency medical care in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake). Whether filling a cavity or filling gaps with dental implants, he's committed to providing the best care and keeping patients comfortable.
Patient-friendly technologies used at Arrowhead Dental include metal-free fillings and digital x-rays designed to provide comprehensive views of mouths while reducing exposure to radiation. Sedation options are available for those anxious about procedures or their tendency to break into song whenever there's a hand in their mouths. High-tech equipment for oral-cancer screenings helps the dentist catch troubling issues in their earliest stages.
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.
Dr. Amin Jaffer homes in on each patient's teeth to form comprehensive treatment plans aimed at lifelong oral health. The molar maven, who has practiced in Ann Arbor for the past decade, not only outfits bites with preventative care, but also revitalizes teeth with cosmetic services carefully designed to complement face shape, eye color, and the style of artwork hanging from mouth walls. M. Amin Jaffer D.D.S also helps bring grins to the local area through community outreach, including a program that grants kids free dental care on specific days of the year and prevents their teeth from turning into marshmallows.
The Refresh Dental and Dental Express networks brighten chomper futures with professional exams, cleanings, and x-rays that illuminate the path to lasting oral health. Technicians examine ivories for obstacles to mouth happiness including decay and gum disease, scraping away stains and deposits, and burnishing surfaces with polishing compound. A fluoride treatment imparts teeth with the strength to defeat candied apples cursed with sentience, and four bitewing x-rays reveal a clearer picture of your mouth’s design and lay a foundation for future care.