For more than 35 years, dentists at American Dental Centers have polished pearly whites and prevented dental disease with thorough exams. At each of the 14 locations that dot Northern and Central Ohio, patients walk in or schedule appointments so they don’t have to scrape off plaque using chew toys. The center maintains a 24-hour phone line so that patients can arrange to have emergencies treated as soon as possible, and it also offers a Forever White program, in which patients pay a one-time fee and then receive take-home bleaching treatments for as long as they attend their regular three- or six-month check-ups.
Inside Dublin Ohio Dental Group’s cozy office, replete with wood paneling, light-green walls, and a warmly lit waiting area, Dr. David A. Bennett and his staff treat all manner of teeth with a variety of cosmetic and general services. Dr. Bennett employs his more than 14 years of mouth-mending experience to fill gaps in smiles with crowns, bridges, veneers, and dentures, and to improve upon grins with whitening treatments and orthodontia. He and his team work to assuage any patient anxiety by providing complimentary nitrous oxide and staging full-scale Broadway productions upon request, and they cater to tinier teeth with pediatric dentistry. The practice takes pride in giving back to the local community, as is evident in its Dentistry From the Heart program—previous efforts have included hosting a free day of dentistry for all ages and filling cavities for a patient without dental insurance.
After earning his doctorate in dental surgery from Ohio State, local boy Dr. Buck remained in his home state to practice cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry. He and his team build long-term relationships with their patients by remaining clear and honest about all procedures, whether it's a teeth whitening or full-mouth rehabilitation when disease, injury, or decay has becoming seemingly overwhelming. They understand trust is just as important as comfort, which is why they also offer oral sedation and nitrous oxide to ease patient anxieties about procedures such as root canals, dental implants, or the extraction of wisdom teeth not smart enough to stay out of trouble.
At Schneider Family Dental, Dr. Matt Schneider makes use of dental technology that wasn’t available when the practice first opened its doors in 1968. In fact, much of it wasn’t available a few years ago. 3-D x-rays give dentists a full view of teeth, allowing them to observe virtually every spot of decay and any frisbees stuck on the roof of the mouth. The office's Cerec machine crafts porcelain crowns custom fitted to patients in one visit, and tooth-colored composite resins keep fillings a secret.
But the team isn’t bogged down with technology so much that they neglect the comfort of their patients. IV sedation relaxes nervous or needle-wary patients while allowing them to continue giving feedback during treatments.
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