Armed with advanced technology such as intraoral cameras and digital x-rays, Drs. Alex White and Brad Thweatt lead their dental-care team in oral care ranging from basic cleanings to complex restorations. In Sandston Comprehensive Dentistry's coffee-colored reception room, a large tank surrounds tropical fish with bubbles and a flat-screen TV encloses live actors in a rectangle of hard plastic. The comfortable facility is also eco-friendly, featuring recycled and green materials, energy-saving Solatube lights, and plumbing systems designed to save water.
Dr. Kenneth Stoner and his smile-savvy staff whitewash fading mouth fences with a bevy of advanced treatments. After a consultation, the dental exam thoroughly combs the teeth to check for cavities and signs of oral disease, before the digital x-rays provide instant screen feedback, using no chemicals and less radiation than standard x-rays and sub-standard gamma-bombs (a $230 value). Afterward, the doctor clears stray debris away from the enamel exterior of each ivory palace in preparation for their fresh sparkle. With the 45-minute Zoom! teeth-whitening procedure, chompers can go from custard to Casper, lightening by an average of eight shades (a $569 value). In three 15-minute treatments, dental doyens apply blanching gel and then activate it with a special blue lamp, creating a powerful stain-lifting duo. The process leaves immediate and long-lasting whiteness, so clients can exit the chair practicing a grin that's more radiant than a freshly polished light bulb. Patients found ineligible for Zoom! teeth-whitening during consultation may use $100 toward any other service.
Dr. Faryl K. Hart tends to teeth with technology such as Velscope cancer detection, which reveals cancerous tissue with specially calibrated light, and DioDent lasers, which contour soft tissues with less bleeding than a traditional blade. Dr. Hart quickly makes over smiles with Snap-On Smile, effectively hiding chips, gaps, and stuck-on grills for several years. She also helps patients overcome snoring and sleep-apnea issues with specialized appliances, and assesses the patients’ treatments while they sleep in their own beds by sending them home with MediByte take-home sleep-study monitoring equipment.
While becoming a dentist had been a lifelong dream of Dr. Irina Volkova, it wasn’t always her profession. Back in her native Ukraine, Dr. Volkova earned a master’s degree in linguistics and worked in education and personal fitness. It wasn’t until her move to the States that she hit the books again, earning a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Now at the helm of her own practice, Dr. Volkova aims to make her patients as comfortable as possible, taking the time to answer questions, providing free WiFi, and offering tea to drink or bathe in.
Led by Paul Caminiti, a former collegiate runner and certified group exercise instructors, the staff at Team Adrenaline International has been designing fitness programs for athletes of all ages, experience levels, and fitness levels since 2007. Their programs range from outdoor fitness camps for adults of all levels to programs designed for seasoned athletes, helping them to develop seven key competition principles—speed, power, flexibility, muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, balance, and mental strength.
At Family Dentistry, Dr. Harini B. Reddy and Dr. Khisti operate in sync. They each began their dental education in India and then moved to the U.S. to receive their doctorates at Boston University. Today, they continue to work in tandem, accomplishing general, restorative, and cosmetic dental services for patients of all ages. Throughout each filling, dental implant, or extraction, the doctors keep patients in the know, explaining ahead of time what the procedure will entail and giving pointers on how to give your mouth that new-toothbrush smell.