As the sole board-certified implantologist in Hawaii, Dr. Michael Nishime attracts a steady procession of patients seeking to have their flawed grins rebuilt. But that isn’t the only thing he does at The Center for Implant and Esthetic Dentistry. He also tends to smiles with other surgical procedures, including bone grafting, apicoectomy, and wisdom-teeth extraction, as well as general dentistry, Invisalign, and teeth whitening. No matter what treatment patients get, Dr. Nishime believes they should be comfortable, and so he offers nitrous oxide, pill sedation, and recordings of pan-flute music to quell anxiety.
Dr. Bryant B. LaPorte has practiced a full range of cosmetic and restorative dentistry for more than a quarter of a century. For him, evaluations are key to helping patients make informed decisions. He has kept his office current with evaluation technology, such as intraoral cameras, which allow him to see teeth as though he were actually standing inside your mouth—which is impossible, no matter how hard he tries. Additionally, ultraviolet light illuminates soft tissue during oral-cancer screenings, revealing tumors invisible to the naked eye, and digital x-rays expose the mouth’s inner workings without exposing patients to the high levels of radiation that emit from traditional x-rays.
Armed with the latest technology, such as digital x-rays and intraoral cameras, Dr. Marlon C. Parato delves into the nooks and crannies of teeth and gums. His practice follows the philosophy "we inform before we perform," the same motto adopted by government spies disguised as lounge singers. Whether applying porcelain veneers or whitening teeth with Zoom! treatments, Dr. Parato and his staff make sure to arm their patients to the teeth with information about the procedure. In addition to tackling the plaque that plagues his regular patients’ teeth, Dr. Parato volunteers at the Aloha Medical Mission clinic, a pastime that echoes his earlier work at nonprofit health centers.
At Ala Moana Dental Group, Dr. Christopher Chow doles out his dental prowess with a relaxed chair-side manner that helps patients to stay comfortable throughout his repertoire of general and cosmetic dental procedures. Though Dr. Chow's primary goal is fortifying mouths against decay with routine preventative care, he and his team of hygienists are also well versed in correcting the results of past dental transgressions with whitening treatments, implants, and fillings. Whether he's coaxing foodstuffs from crevices during cleanings or refurbishing stained smiles with porcelain veneers, Dr. Chow consults closely with patients to keep them abreast of the decisions and impressionist watercolor paintings he's made in regards to their treatment.
Using all-natural gels and fully customized tooth trays, Pro Smile Teeth Whitening brings professional-caliber dental treatments to homes across the country. After molding the kit to their own teeth?a process that takes just over a minute?customers fill the tray with gel and start their smile-brightening journey. Enhanced with an optional LED treatment, the whole procedure takes about 30 to 60 minutes a day for 7 to 14 days, and results last up to six months with regular brushing. The trays retain their shape permanently, so unless customers lose them or sprout a set of tusks, they can repeat the whitening process as often as necessary by ordering gel refills.
Over the course of more than 25 years in business, GMS Dental Centers have established the kind of long-term relationships with patients that allow an office to thrive. The company employs many licensed dentists, hygienists, and dental specialists, as well as a former IRS agent who gets paid in people not yelling at him. Each location treats kids and adults to cosmetic, preventative, and procedural care, and dental teams also perform ultra-modern services such as Zoom! whitening, straightening with Invisalign, and installing quarter-inch HDTVs in incisors.