The husband-and-wife team of Drs. Darren Tong and Mariliza Lacap has 20 years of experience in dental implants, cosmetic procedures, and orthodontics. Determined to make patients feel as comfortable as possible, the dentists and their team of seasoned hygienists, assistants, and patient coordinators first get to know patients by holding a Q&A session with each tooth before investigating them for decay and other issues. Each treatment comes with special perks, such as relaxing paraffin hand treatments. Instead of using drills, the dentists remove decay with quiet electric tools that reduce heat and vibration while conserving more of the patient’s tooth. To make sure decay is removed, the dentists follow up with laser therapy to zap away the final bits of decay that may remain. In addition to keeping adult teeth in tip-top chomping shape, the team also pays special attention to the youngest smiles with dedicated pediatric dentistry services.
Dr. Richard Donelli and his team of dental devotees tackle the stains and plaque that keep teeth from fulfilling their pearly potential. The Zoom! process anoints incisors with a whitening gel that interacts with a special light and breaks down discoloring pigments deposited by coffee, nicotine, or running smile first into an ink storm, leaving teeth up to eight shades whiter. Patients can while away the one-hour procedure with the help of provided iPods and noise-cancelling headphones or personal televisions.
For many, trips to the dentist awaken old childhood worries—fears of having cavities, getting fillings, or being admonished for not flossing enough. Dr. Ahmad Sedehi and his staff understand these concerns; that’s why they strive to assuage any such fear during every visit. Their helpful attitudes and open dialogue make the office feel a bit cozier and the treatments feel a bit less daunting. The multilingual staff of English, Armenian, Farsi, and Spanish speakers can also ease minds from around the world. Their gentle chairside manner, combined with Dr. Sedehi’s proficient blend of preventive care, surgical prowess, and cosmetic expertise, helps patients keep teeth in tiptop shape and reduce the number of future visits needed down the road.
Within Champion Dental, P.C., dental specialists improve the health and appearance of teeth with advanced technologies such as low-radiation digital x-rays. Treatments range from preventative cleanings to dental implants, and patients can also
opt for cosmetic procedures such as Luma Cool teeth whitening. As an added convenience, the practice holds appointments on Saturdays as well as weekdays.
Dr. Scott Asnis and Dr. Eric Echelman protect and enhance smiles with preventive and cosmetic services inside their office's sunny treatment rooms. Each room comes with DVD collections and televisions, headphones for personal music, and neck pillows, as well as warm towels and blankets for thawing evening dinners. In addition to patient comfort, knowing about the latest dental technologies is of the utmost importance to the dentists, who use a soft-tissue dental laser, VELscope oral-cancer screening technology, and cosmetic digital imaging.
Dr. Sitki Murat Dogus wants patients to feel comfortable. He and his team understand the kinds of anxieties that pass through patients' heads before events such as dental visits and asking favorite monarchs for their autographs. For that reason, the team sets patients at ease with their philosophy of active, open communication. The team listens to all concerns, and before conducting oral surgeries, implants, or root canals, takes time to explain each step in the procedure. Patients who are still nervous can relax with safe, effective sedation, such as nitrous oxide.
Dr. Dogus also passes down his knowledge of prosthodontics to future dentists as a clinical instructor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His own education also extends beyond his years of dental school with postgrad training in implant dentistry and a full-time residency in prosthodontics.