Dr. Afroz Burges enjoys treating patients with gentle, compassionate care. She takes pride in her ability to listen to their questions and concerns, thoroughly explain all treatments, and restore or improve their health. Whether they require general, preventive, or cosmetic services, visitors’ comfort is further ensured by the use of advanced technology, including powerful teeth-whitening treatments and CEREC equipment that can allow for a tooth restoration in a single visit. Dr. Burges also straightens smiles with orthodontics and offers Invisalign as an alternative to metal braces or smiling in front of a jet turbine to shift teeth into place.
Dr. Mike Kesner has always had a knack for working with his hands. As a boy, he constantly built model vehicles. In college, his plans to become a medical doctor shifted to dentistry because it held more opportunity for the hands-on manipulation of small instruments and precision parts. In 1984, he established Made Ya Smile Dental, a place where he carefully extracts wisdom teeth, fills in spaces between teeth, and installs implants into the jawbone to replace a missing tooth. He also specializes in Lumineers, and his practice’s five locations together make up one of biggest Lumineers providers in the country.
Although he and his team of dentists work in separate locations, each of their offices share a similar design and set of amenities. Visitors at any of the five locations marvel at the reception areas’ coffeehouse ambiance as they sit at a café table, sip coffee, and work on the movie script for Vampires vs. Martians: The Reddest Dawn. In the treatment rooms, patients drift off while listening to music on the provided headphones. Anxious patients relax with nitrous oxide or the sounds of the rainforest simulated by the staff.
After growing up in Indiana, Dr. Jessica Ransom performed oral surgeries at a non-profit dental center in Detroit, took an immersion-style Spanish course in Puebla, Mexico, and eventually settled in Texas. Nowadays, she performs oral surgeries and converses easily with Spanish- and English-speaking patients at her Houston clinic: Rocky Creek Dental Care. She and her team specialize in preventative care, administering cleanings, sealants, and fluoride treatments in order to keep teeth from fleeing to more promising mouths. They also finesse smiles with cosmetic treatments, which range from veneers to whitening. To ensures that each procedure employs the latest techniques and technology, Dr. Ransom regularly attends continuing education seminars.
Smile Design Studios' Dr. Simone Ellis gravitated toward the field of dentistry after seeing her father lose his teeth while he was still in the prime of his life. After earning her doctorate in dentistry from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and gaining membership to professional organizations including the American Dental Association, she set about saving grins from premature departure at Smile Design Studios. She and her staff tend to teeth with dental services including deep cleanings, ClearCorrect invisible braces, porcelain veneers, and Zoom! in-office whitening treatments. Armed with advanced technology, they can help detect cavities with DiagnoDent, screen for oral cancer with VelScope, and read graffiti carved into molars using digital x-rays and snapshots from intraoral cameras. Massaging dental chairs and TVs populate each room of the spa-like office, where a running waterfall calms nerves and a plush reception area with a leather couch, artwork, and a flat-screen TV engages waiting patients.
For more than 30 years, the team at Community Dental Center has kept its office updated with the latest dental technology. During exams, Drs. Helen Jafari and Jane Herrington scan enamel with Diagnodent lasers to catch signs of tooth decay at its earliest stage. Intraoral cameras show full-color, detailed images of teeth on a digital monitor, and digital x-rays peer through teeth and bone while emitting less radiation than traditional x-rays.
Westwood Dental is a network of five Houston-area dental offices, each one home to highly experienced dentists skilled in a broad spectrum of specialties to ensure patients can turn to a single clinic for all of their mouth’s needs. Services range from simple preventative checkups to oral surgery to pulling out extra teeth so you have a safe spot to store your gummi bears.