If his Boston University education and years of experience has taught Dr. David Bitchatchi one thing, it’s that dental patients want to feel relaxed during procedures. As a result, he has designed Hollywood Center for Cosmetic Dentistry to keep patients safe and comfortable during general, cosmetic, and restorative treatments. The good vibes begin outside the office, where a fountain burbles amid myriad plants and flowers. Inside, hardwood floors and wooden fixtures complement cream-colored walls that spill into the treatment rooms. There, digital panoramic x-rays reveal mouthscapes while reducing the radiation exposure that is characteristic of more traditional x-rays and the birth of most superheroes. Apart from setting patients at ease, the doctor also wants to keep them highly informed about their procedures. To that end, he has devoted a private conference room to consultations, where he and patients discuss possible treatment options.
Routine is paramount for the doctors at Sheridan Dental Care. Of course, the crew wants patients to brush and floss multiple times daily—but just as important? Regular check-ups. Focused on preventing tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancers, Sheridan’s staff of hygienists and dentists carefully clean and examine teeth, preferably every six months, to minimize the impact of possible diseases. They snap x-rays when necessary, using a digital panoramic machine designed to reduce exposure to radiation.
Beyond the bi-yearly grind of check-ups, x-rays, and cleanings, patients can also stop by the office for cosmetic procedures, including teeth whitening, braces, and dental implants to replace missing teeth or make small tongues look bigger. Less popular—but still important—services include fillings, bondings, and root canals, when necessary.
At Hollywood Health & Wellness, certified practitioners tag-team stress, bodily aches, and unwanted fat. I-Lipo treatments, which target cellular fat stores with safe, low-level lasers that flush excess fat into the metabolic process, trimming up to 4 centimeters from abdomens in a single 45-minute treatment. With hands well-versed in the language of chiropractic and massage therapy, the doctor also realigns out-of whack spines and muscles, helping to reduce pain caused by repetitive motions, auto injuries, or time spent posing undercover as a coffee table.
As board-certified periodontists with more than 25 years of experience, Dr. Lee Hauer and Dr. Joseph Pechter specialize in treating the tissue and bone in the mouth. Equipped with up-to-date technology, the periodontists perform oral exams and cleanings and use x-rays to locate problem areas. Services also include addressing gum disease and gingivitis, as well as placing dental implants. They also treat receding gums and exposed roots and perform cosmetic services that beautify smiles.
At ProDent Group, Dr. Anatoly Ripa and his friendly staff of teeth-cleaning experts keep mouths in tip-top shape. The office emphasizes guest health and comfort above all other concerns, keeping tools sterilized beyond national OSHA requirements and using only bottled water in dental units. In addition to regular checkups and cleanings, the practice offers such essential services as crowns, teeth whitening, and contract negotiation with tooth fairies.
Before heading into an appointment for a routine checkup using digital x-rays or a smile-enhancing teeth-whitening treatment, patients can relax in the patient lounge and surf Hollywood Dental Care's free WiFi. Inside the treatment rooms, dentists suss out tooth decay, fit teeth with braces, and replace missing teeth with secure implants and bridges. These support crowns, which, unlike white Tic Tacs, look and function like natural teeth.