As a native of Lodi, Dr. Robert J. Quaschnick, DDS, has a bond with the community that’s as strong as his practice’s porcelain dental implants. Growing up on his family’s cherry orchard, he developed a fondness for rural settings. Today he practices dentistry out of a 1950s farmhouse. From the outside, the office looks like a cottage. Inside, the office has been rebuilt and modernized to accommodate advanced dental technology. Dr. Quaschnick believes dental work looks best when it’s invisible. Porcelain crowns blend in seamlessly with their natural neighbors, and composite resins fill cavities, leaving no evidence of intervention. Invisalign braces improve smiles by gradually moving teeth into single-file rows while remaining virtually undetectable.
At Hayashi Dental Group, Drs. Randall T. Hayashi and Mikoyan M. Lagrimas believe oral health doesn’t stop at the mouth—it can impact the entire body. This observance of a mouth-body philosophy leaves them aware that plaque on the teeth can lead to clogged arteries in the heart. So it’s no wonder that the doctors emphasize preventative dentistry, such as oral-cancer screening and cleanings, before beautifying smiles with porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, or dental implants.
Lance E. Turner, DDS, searches for signs of disease or decay during routine checkups and uses an x-ray machine or on-staff sketch artist to capture anything that looks amiss. His client base spans from young kids at their first checkup to senior citizens. The staff takes the same attentive, personal approach to every service, from simple cleanings to more intensive cosmetic-dentistry treatments.
Gleaming Smiles' singular mission is to boost their clients' confidence and self-esteem by imbuing them with eminently flashable smiles. Their gel- and LED-based system banishes each tooth's internal and external stains, boosting overall whiteness by up to 10 shades per session. Their gel-activating light, meanwhile, has the added benefit of neutralizing mouth-borne bacteria that cause gingivitis, bad breath, and Freudian slips for up to six months.
Gone are the days when the only treatments dentists had in their wheelhouses were to pull rotten teeth with pliers or surreptitiously sign their patients up for bareknuckle boxing matches. At Smile Maker Dentistry, Dr. M. Soliman embraces modernity, helming a slate of procedures that can almost completely recreate one's smile from years past. In addition to preventative treatments like cleanings and exams, he can add on veneers, make dentures, and create dental implants designed to look exactly like the real things. Before he touches a tool, he speaks with clients to determine which treatment best suits their individual needs.
Dr. Soliman’s practice also dabbles in non-oral cosmetic procedures, offering a range of spa treatments including microdermabrasion and facials.
Smiles West's dentists and oral specialists tackle all levels of dentistry from general exams to orthodontics, oral surgery, and cosmetic whitening. Each of the seven locations uses state-of-the-art equipment—including intraoral cameras and digital x-rays—to provide the most thorough examinations possible. During more intensive procedures, they enhance comfort by administering sedatives or sprinkling teeth with fairy dust.