Dr. Lily N. Rizberg and her team make patient comfort paramount, utilizing efficient technology such as rotary endodontics, which enables her to perform root canals more quickly and with less discomfort. She also wields intraoral cameras to get clearer, more comprehensive views of the mouth and clears away tooth decay more precisely with the EZlase diode laser.
You may not be able to teach an old dog new tricks, but you can teach a veteran dentist new techniques. In practice for more than 35 years, Dr. Glenn Cocoros replaces missing teeth with cutting edge crown technology––specifically ceramic Cerec one-visit crowns. These advanced crowns can be installed in a single appointment, unlike traditional crowns, which require multiple visits, and their hue blends in seamlessly with the natural teeth.
However, the scope of Dr. Cocoros' expertise extends beyond crowns. He also streamlines smiles with veneers, and brightens smiles with whitening treatments, rather than by strapping strobe lights to his patients' tongues. His general dentistry services, meanwhile, range from root canals to treatments for gingivitis and other periodontal diseases. But best of all, he and his staff truly excel at putting nervous patients at ease––so much so that they made their office motto, "We Cater to Cowards".
If it hadn’t been for her fascination with oral health, Dr. Aatifa Khan says she would have been a schoolteacher. Although she’s devoted herself to the full spectrum of general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry, her love of education lingers, which she demonstrates by instructing patients in everything from basic brushing to using natural, household ingredients such as honey, clove oil, and sea salt to alleviate gum pain. That holistic, eco-friendly approach pervades her practice, where she shuns metal amalgams for tooth-colored resin, uses organic products during many of her treatments, and maintains records digitally rather than by carving patient updates into trees.
Helping customers enhance their looks and boost their self-esteem is the mission at Georgeana Enhancements, where staff members offer an array of cosmetic services. For weight loss, they prescribe meal plans, administer B12 injections, and perform Liposonix treatments that break down fat cells using ultrasound energy. They can also remove facial lines with Botox injections and erase enamel discoloration with either Boost or Zoom! teeth-whitening technology, instead of a fire hose.
No matter where they are in the country, clients of Dental Professionals of Virginia and Maryland and Neibauer Dental Care are bound to find a dentist just as skilled as the one at home. That’s because more than 400 offices in 19 states are affiliated with the dental network, whose administrative support, guiding principles, and focus on continuing education ensure that their dentists will be talented wherever they work. The company also strives for community improvement—they’ve contributed more than $250,000 to such charities as the American Red Cross, The Oral Cancer Foundation, and the Smiles for Life campaign.
Dr. Mujtaba Yahya is responsible for a lot of smiles you can see around Laurel. That’s because he and his associates at Access Dental Care use state-of-the-art technology to offer a wide range of dental and health services. Besides taking digital x-rays to detect cavities and other issues, they might rely on a miniature camera to view and photograph areas of concern in the mouth, or they might use the Cerec system to create ceramic dental restorations in one visit. They can even treat sleep apnea, a condition that, like giving a successful wedding toast, requires removing obstructions from the mouth.