The father-son team at the helm of The Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, Doctors George and Robert Rioseco, share 50 years and a commitment to maintaining both the health and appearance of their patients' teeth. Their mission is echoed in the Frank Lloyd Wright quote on the wall of the office: "Form and function should be one, joined in spiritual union." When coupled with the zen-like décor of the office, the dentists' levels of experience keep patients at ease. Much like a brain surgeon who works at night as an anti-brain surgery lobbyist, The Center for Cosmetic Dentistry leads a double life, functioning also as a training center where dentists from around the world come to learn about the latest dental technologies.
After earning her degree in dentistry at New York University and completing her residency, Dr. Michele Leone-Renne spent a year using her skills to treat underprivileged children in the South Bronx. These days, she continues to care for patients' teeth at her practice. Dr. Leone-Renne also helps patients to look their best with treatments such as porcelain veneers or injections of Botox.
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.
Dr. Ahmad Sedehi began his career in dentistry 27 years ago, and ever since, he has continuously honed his skills with continuing-education courses. At Cliffside Park Dental Group, he keeps teeth and gums in mint condition with preventive cleanings as well as restorative treatments such as fillings and root canals. Dr. Sedehi values open communication with patients and doesn't allow language to bar that communication: he speaks English, Spanish, Armenian, Farsi, and Turkish, and his assistant speaks Korean.
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.