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Comfort Dental has earned more than 200 five-star patient reviews on Demandforce.com, due in no small part to the emphasis that Dr. George Rizkalla and his caring team place on patient comfort. From the moment guests arrive, they enjoy amenities that include a beverage station with coffee, hot chocolate, and tea, as well as a children's area where kids can play with toys. Patients entering the treatment room find entertainment in the form of a personal TV and headphones set, as well as free Wi-Fi. Warm, lavender-scented neck wraps soothe the senses with aromatherapy, and heated or cooled towels can ease muscles or freshen the face.
To further enhance the experience of patients with anxiety, Dr. Rizkalla offers sedation dentistry. He also saves clients time by using the E4D system to create a three-dimensional image of a tooth and forge a ceramic or composite block. He then places the finished crown, all within a single day.
Successful restaurateur Supenn Harrison made her first foray into the restaurant business more than 30 years ago, when she bought a burger joint in the Twin Cities. For Supenn, slinging patties wasn't enough to satisfy her love of the culinary arts; the Thailand native and former teacher quickly traded deep fryers for woks and opened her first Thai restaurant.
She eventually launched the first Sawatdee in 1983 in an abandoned warehouse, transforming the unlikely setting into something you might see in the heart of Bangkok, with gold-leaf ceilings and traditional artwork. Now, Supenn owns seven Sawatdee restaurants throughout Minnesota and has expanded the menu to include sushi dishes. Besides sharing her culinary skills through hands-on cooking classes, Supenn has disseminated her authentic Thai fare by catering birthday celebrations, family reunions, and the Rolling Stones' anti-retirement party.
Lots of people never want to leave college, but few actually get the chance to stay. Dr. Steven B. Means counts himself among these lucky few; after graduating from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1977, he moved in to an office located right on campus. Though he’s now an expert in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, Dr. Means has taken advantage of his collegiate surroundings to continually educate himself in those fields. He has joined forces with Dr. Sherif Said, who is an alumnus of Ain Shams University's School of Dentistry in Cairo, a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and has practiced dentistry for over eight years.
Whether they're filling cavities with tooth-colored composites, installing dental implants, or performing a routine cleaning, the two doctors keep their patients informed and encourages them to ask questions. It’s all part of making them feel as comfortable as possible—as is their use of nitrous oxide to calm jittery nerves. Their expertise also extends to treating gum disease and customizing mouth guards for people who unconsciously chew on their arms while asleep.
At Twin Cities Dental’s locations in Champlin and St. Anthony, the staff and doctors work hard to accommodate busy schedules with evening and Saturday appointments. They compliment those efforts with services accomplished using the latest technology such as digital x-rays, which provide more comprehensive views of teeth while limiting exposure to radiation.
With any luck, people can find a dental practice that can tend to their teeth for their whole lives, and Wayzata Dental is just that type of place. For more than 60 years, Wayzata Dental has been enhancing smiles and keeping teeth healthy with general and cosmetic services. It has stayed on top of technology with such treatments as CEREC crowns, which can be created in one hour, as well as invisible braces and sedation dentistry. It even offers temporary cosmetic solutions with snap-on smiles, which allow patients to have beautiful teeth while they save up for more expensive treatments such as veneers and platinum teeth.
No matter what treatment they get, patients can take advantage of top-notch amenities such as a beverage center, heated neck and eye pillows, iPods, TVs in treatment rooms, and complimentary WiFi access. There’s even a concierge, who makes sure patients are cared for, and gets last-minute tickets to the hottest play in London.