Advanced dental technology is the heart of Arch Dental Associates. At each of its locations, the team uses a variety of dental tools such as safe and accurate lasers. The Associates have nixed the traditional metal fillings for white, mercury-free composites, which repair cavities while blending in with the surrounding tooth. The staff employ a mix of services including general dentistry, prosthodontics, oral surgery, implant-, cosmetic-, sedation-, and holistic-dentistry, snoring and sleep apnea treatment, and facial aesthetic procedures. The team's embrace of technology shows its commitment to keeping patients comfortable, which is also achieved with oral-conscious sedation, a more effective method than the hygienist singing lullabies about a toothbrush and floss pick that are friends.
Island Dental Associates' experienced tooth doctors whiten smiles with in-office Zoom! and Venus treatments. Like an 81-square tic-tac-toe match, whitening takes one to two hours, letting patients spiff up their smiles over a lunch break. The dentist paints the mouth’s picket fence with a safe, peroxide-based gel that gently penetrates the enamel, tickling stains into submission with microscopic bubbles. The Zoom! gel partners with a specially designed light to work its magic, brightening ivories an average of eight shades. Meanwhile, the Venus solution can do it alone, stoically scrubbing coffee and soda graffiti from tooth walls. Chompers emerge with an alabaster glow, eliciting grins and attracting helper fireflies for months—even years—to come.
At Vanguard Dental, dentists Jackie Shayani and Camilo Achury each harness more than 22 years of experience to protect and enhance area grins. Dedicated to patient comfort, the staff takes mouths by the hand, and walks them step-by-step through treatments, whether they seek the smile-aligning services of Invisalign or the shine-boosting power of a routine cleaning or Zoom teeth whitening. The friendly office also helps perfect each burrito-trap with implants, veneers, and crowns, as well as tooth-colored fillings that hide evidence of cavities without attracting unwanted attention from metal detectors or lonely Geiger-counter enthusiasts.
As founder and managing director, Dr. Shayani practices dentistry part time in order to pursue philanthropy projects that include working with community and charity organizations by day and fighting the crime-laden cotton-candy industry by night. The office's clinical director, Camilo Achury, uses his continuing education to ensure the most advanced care for his patients, and remains an active force inside the dental community by serving on the Queens County Dental Society's board of directors.
For more than 25 years, Dr. Alla Hart has been enhancing smiles and keeping teeth healthy at her private practice. Her preventative- and cosmetic-dentistry services include metal-free fillings, root canals, snoring treatments, and full mouth restoration. Dr. Hart can also remove coffee, soda, and graffiti stains from teeth and brighten them up to eight shades with Zoom! teeth whitening. Before any treatment, Dr. Hart meets with new patients to preform an exam and take digital x-rays, if needed. Her office also offers weekend and 24-hour emergency services in case a disagreement with the tooth fairy ends badly.
Signature Smiles’ seasoned tusk experts alleviate the jumpy nerves of patients while protecting their pearly whites with cavity-curtailing dental services. A thorough exam, which includes a gum evaluation and a screening for oral cancer, ensures choppers are in prime condition for smiling, chewing, and performing Mr. Ed impersonations during off-the-cuff wedding toasts. After x-rays inspect teeth for root maladies and liquid containers measuring more than 4 ounces, one of the seasoned tusk gurus pinpoints and banishes plaque intruders before burnishing teeth to a shine.
The dynamic trio of dentist, hygienist, and periodontist at Beautiful Smiles of Long Island tend to jaw jewels with a complete regimen, including an examination (up to an $80 value), cleaning (up to a $90 value), and x-rays (up to a $125 value). Caring staff and expert tooth tenders spend time with each patient to discuss processes, answer questions, and clear up any misconceptions about Stonehenge being Mother Nature’s mouth. The 40-minute appointment begins with a careful examination of dental structures to check in on idle teeth and gums. Then the hygienist isolates unwanted debris and freshens mouths by washing off clingy tartar and plaque. Once mouths become absorbed in their own pearly whiteness, delve into their toothy secrets with an x-ray scan to expose unfriendly particles of food or long-forgotten retainers.