Dr. Mark Bickston and his small, close-knit team—which includes office manager Sherry and primary assistant Evenetta—have been working together for more than 20 years. The office is also a registered Venus Freeze provider: Dr. Bickston's wife, Susan, performs the anti-aging sessions in a private, spa-like treatment room. The reception area speaks of the crew's commitment to patients' comfort: a reclining Tempur-Pedic massage chair invites guests to sit back and watch the fish in the brightly colored aquarium perform scenes from The Little Mermaid.
If there is one word that describes Active Dental, it is modern. The Baylor College of Dentistry–trained doctors at each of the two practices scan teeth with digital x-rays, display cavities on chair-side flat-screen TVs using intra-oral cameras, and light up their work with Helios technology, LED dental rays designed to focus on mouths instead of shining in eyes.
With hundreds of locations across the country, Right Dental Group represents a collection of oral-healthcare professionals who deliver a variety of quality dental services. The collective places an emphasis on relationship building—meaning patients can confess their most egregious toffee-apple trespasses while receiving a teeth scrubbing delivered with precision and understanding. Each of the dentists is prescreened for a consistent record of excellence and the ability to efficiently locate a cavity in a toothstack. A skilled doctor and staff will skillfully probe forgotten mouth corners, eradicating tartar and expunging plaque from bacterial lairs. The included x-rays will help uncover any oral problem areas that cannot be seen with the shamelessly naked eye. After treatment, clients will be privy to tips that explain the proper brushing and flossing techniques to ward off gum disease and tooth loss, ensuring tongue-stoppers remain firmly rooted to the rest of the skeletal system.
Laughing youngsters huddle in a play area as adults sip warm lattes nearby and check their email at an Internet bar. Individually mounted TVs, heated pillows, and video-game rooms keep patients entertained and at ease in each of DFW Family Dentistry’s seven offices. Every office shares the same focus on patient comfort, and they stay open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for appointments before school, after work, or before nightly werewolf hunts. DFW Family Dentistry stands behind its dentists' work with a three-year warranty for issues such as chipped fillings.
21st Century Dental expanded its aesthetic umbrella in 2009 to include 21st Century Med Spa, spreading the office?s goal of enhancing smiles to include other parts of the face and body. Medical director Brandon Charles oversees the clinic and aesthetic nurse Cheryl Gwartney masters specialty services that serve her personal passion for making patients feel confident in their own skin. Laser facial services plump and tighten facial skin to erase irregularities such as age spots, acne, and sun spots. Cheryl also wields syringes full of Radiesse, Dysport, and Restylane formulas that smooth facial wrinkles in order for adults to be able to sneak into G-rated movies.
Dr. David Nix and his team employ advanced dental technology to keep their patients comfortable. His full-service office performs cosmetic and restorative services with less-invasive equipment, such as digital x-rays, lasers, and intra-oral cameras. Dr. Nix also removes tooth decay with an air-abrasion tool, which scrubs with a current of aluminum oxide particles rather than a traditional drill’s millions of microscopic erasers. During treatments, patients are welcome to watch a movie, relax with massage pads, and soothe their senses with aromatherapy.