At Lucas Dental, chompers are carefully nurtured with up-to-date teeth technology. After an initial consultation, a qualified dental doctor will make impressions of your munchers; during a second visit one week later, clients will receive their custom-fit trays and whitening kits, as well as instructions for putting their tooth-improvement gear to effective use. Groupon holders also receive 20% off all future touch-up whitening gel refills, and those seeking to straighten up disorganized dentition can consult with doctors to test their Invisalign candidacy and get 20% off the regular rate for the service, which typically costs $3,500–$5,000.
Supported by a friendly, bilingual staff, Dr. Diana Rodriguez specializes in all aspects of general and cosmetic dentistry—from simple cleanings to dental-implant procedures—and keeps her skills current by attending continuing-education courses. Her care for patient comfort evidences itself inside the exam room, where periwinkle-blue walls and an overhead TV draw clients into relaxing states. During appointments, Dr. Rodriguez pampers mouths with progressive technology, including digital x-rays, and accommodates sleepwalkers' quests for oral hygiene with evening hours.
Throughout his 32-year tenure in Jersey City, Dr. Richard Cohen has followed his tenets of preventive care and education to keep his patients' smiles impeccably pristine. Whether he's performing preventive, restorative, or cosmetic procedures, Dr. Cohen puts his primary focus on dental exams, ensuring that veneers, fillings, and implants have a strong foundation and that cleanings and fluoride treatments fortify only the best behaved, least bitey teeth.
Though he seems quite at home among the advanced tools at his Jersey Smiles dental office, Dr. Shankar Iyer is no stranger to the world outside. The jet-setting dentist has made a name for himself as an international speaker, having lectured on subjects such as implant and prosthetic dentistry across Europe, South America, and Asia. When he isn’t publishing peer-reviewed articles or patiently autographing tooth fairies’ prized collections, Dr. Iyer joins Drs. Preeti Iyer and Devika Bhola—as well as a dedicated staff of dental assistants—at his offices in Elizabeth and Jersey City. Together, the three dentists clean and correct smiles with treatments that encompass the many subsets of their field, from dental implants to prosthodontics and smile design. Their collective expertise has not gone unnoticed by former and current patients, many of whom will testify to the staff’s “professionalism and humane attitude” in devising gentle treatments to correct chipped teeth, brighten stained enamel, and silence the trills of swallowed harmonicas.
Drs. Paul Lustiger, Caroline Hamilton, and Hamlet Garabedian work together to improve the health and appearance of patients' teeth. Digital x-rays and intraoral cameras can provide helpful medical insight into future dental problems, unlike a fortuneteller who just keeps telling you to stay away from hockey pucks. In the office, they also craft Invisalign braces to straighten teeth and customize teeth-whitening trays to brighten smiles.
After successfully brightening smiles overseas, Magic Smile came stateside to perform teeth-whitening treatments with its patented multistrength formula—available in eight strengths to match varying levels of sensitivity. Technicians prop jaws open with a comfortable mouth opener before painting the formula directly onto teeth, negating the need for messy trays. A specialized LED lamp then beams down on teeth to activate the stain-removing process. After treatments, teeth appear up to six shades lighter and can retain their new hues for up to two years. Unlike reading sonnets to one's molars, the treatments do not significantly increase dental sensitivity.
At West Village Smile, Dr. Kate Brayman examines and beautifies teeth using mercury-free products, filtered water, and comfort-enhancing practices. During each cleaning, staffers remove plaque and tartar as patients recline and watch TV monitors displaying hit shows or highlight reels of teeth biting into explosives. Next, x-rays identify cavities, detect early signs of disease, and reveal long-lost ticket stubs caught between molars. During the prophy-jet polishing, which removes stains from teeth, chilly patients can curl up beneath warm blankets as the dentist tells stories about phantom wisdom teeth. A consultation then determines patients’ candidacy for a number of cosmetic services, including porcelain veneers and Invisalign clear braces. After office visits, a take-home whitening kit restores pearly whites to their natural color.