No matter where they are in the country, clients of Heartland Dental Care Affiliates 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. Reza Nikpourfard is able to perform his dental services with the latest technology by frequently taking continuing-education classes and practicing dental surgery on thrift-store teddy bears. In an effort to give back to the community, Dr. Nik volunteers with the Juniper program, an organization that provides dental care to low-income patients with medical conditions.
Dr. Narjes Abtahi, a graduate of the Medical College of Virginia Dental School, restores symmetry to disorderly mouthscapes with Invisalign treatments. Invisalign straightens crooked chompers with a combination of highly advanced, 3-D computer graphics and the spells of old-fashioned orthodontia. The Invisalign process eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial 30-minute exam, including x-rays, photos, and impressions of your mouth terrain, paves the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift walnut crackers into perfect alignment. Depending on the client’s teeth, as few as 12 or as many as 48 separate aligners will need to be worn during a period of 6–15 months before the straightening effect finally self-actuates in a sudden burst of pink smoke and slobber. Aligners are only removed when eating, brushing, flossing, or modeling a finely clenched jaw. View some Invisalign FAQs here.
Under the direct supervision of Dr. Alicia Jones, a graduate of the University of Columbia, the licensed staffers at Reflections administer a variety of aesthetic services, ranging from laser hair removal and microdermabrasion to chemical peels and Botox injections. They also treat problematic skin aesthetics, busting stubborn acne breakouts, freeing legs of unsightly spider veins, and easing the effects of hyperpigmentation.
Dr. Scarlett Logsdon and her professional staff keep smiles healthy and aesthetically pleasing through dental services that include crowns, bridges, and whitening treatments. They take care of developing teeth with pediatric dentistry, and preventative care such as regular cleanings enables them to ward off disease as teeth grow up and become defiant.