The multi-lingual staff at Dr. Dental, a family-run practice, strives to shatter orthodontic stereotypes by tidying up tusks in an unintimidating office sporting the ambience of a friendly neighborhood establishment. Return choppers to a glowing state with a new-patient cleaning, a procedure that polishes pearly whites and analyzes teeth’s deep-seated fear of falling out and being exiled by a fairy. After a deep cleaning, the non-judgmental dentist administers bitewing x-rays to inspect for toothy ailments and lays out a long-term treatment plan for molar maintenance. Many locations offer after-hours and weekend appointment times for patients who are busy with work, family, or animal husbandry.
The specialists at Concord, Andover, and Weymouth Dental Associates make dental care faster and more comfortable. The team at Andover Cosmetic Dental Group consists of an orthodontist, a dental anesthesiologist, a periodontist, and an endodontist, allowing patients to address multiple needs under one roof. They use the latest anesthetic advancements to put guests at ease, including the Wand, with bidirectional rotation that prevents needle deflection, and the computerized Comfort Control syringe, which offers more controlled and consistent delivery than a manual syringe. The clinical staff at Weymouth Dental Associates also uses the CEREC system to design and fabricate ceramic restorations in one convenient visit, eliminating the need to cover treated teeth with temporary crowns or Lego helmets.
Cosmetic and general dentist Rich Miller, who practices at the Andover, Weymouth, and Concord locations, is a member of the Dental Comfort Academy, an organization dedicated to making trips to the dentist a more pleasant experience.
Coral Dental Care's expert teeth-tender, Dr. Anu Isaac, graduated first in her class at Boston University’s Goldman School of Dentistry and now straightens crooked chompers with Invisalign—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 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.
At Dental Bright Advanced Family Dentistry, a team of seven dentists keeps teeth looking and feeling their best with a full spectrum of services, from general dentistry to periodontics to orthodontia. Using digital x-rays and oral sedation, they help dramatically reduce both radiation and anxiety. Their treatment rooms' chair-side flat screens also keep restless uvulas entertained during services. It's important to the dental crew that kids grasp the importance of dental health, so the Dental Bright Kids Club periodically plies tykes with helpful tips along with ice cream, pizza, or sugar-spun dental floss at bowling parties.
The office itself lives up to the practice’s name with sweeping, airy spaces that are tied together with huge windows, curved blue walls, and orange accents. Even the kids' section of the waiting room is chic, with round neon stools and mod murals adding pops of color to the toothbrush-scrubbed interior.
Back when Dr. Jason Chao worked at Brooklyn's Lutheran Medical Center, he received the Resident of the Year award. Today, he brings that commitment to excellence to his family dentistry practice. Coffee and snacks occupy teeth waiting in the reception area, which resembles a cozy living room complete with candles and a rustic stone mantle. On their way to a treatment room, patients traverse a hallway marked by columns and a spacious, open design. Once they climb into the chair, guests bask in the glow of a personal television as Dr. Chao treats their chompers. Chairside TV screens aren't the only entertainment: Xboxes keep thumbs busy, while an Internet station helps gums ingest their doctor-recommended dose of cat videos. Such features echo the practice's dental technology, which includes intraoral cameras and digital x-rays.
For close to 50 years, the caring staff at Wilmington Family Dental has been creating healthier, more confident smiles. Dr. Scott Hornung continues the tradition, following in the footsteps of his father and mentor, Dr. Richard Hornung. Dr. Scott boasts extensive experience in cosmetic and implant dentistry, as well as teaches aspiring dentists as a faculty member at his alma mater, the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Wilmington Family Dental's team also includes Dr. Scott's nephew, Dr. David Hornung.
For patients' convenience, the dentists offer sedation dentistry to calm anxiety and complete multiple treatments at once. They are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to handle emergencies or answer questions about whether dental floss can be used as fishing line.