Dr. Mike Kesner has always had a knack for working with his hands. As a boy, he constantly built model vehicles. In college, his plans to become a medical doctor shifted to dentistry because it held more opportunity for the hands-on manipulation of small instruments and precision parts. In 1984, he established Made Ya Smile Dental, a place where he carefully extracts wisdom teeth, fills in spaces between teeth, and installs implants into the jawbone to replace a missing tooth. He also specializes in Lumineers, and his practice’s five locations together make up one of biggest Lumineers providers in the country.
Although he and his team of dentists work in separate locations, each of their offices share a similar design and set of amenities. Visitors at any of the five locations marvel at the reception areas’ coffeehouse ambiance as they sit at a café table, sip coffee, and work on the movie script for Vampires vs. Martians: The Reddest Dawn. In the treatment rooms, patients drift off while listening to music on the provided headphones. Anxious patients relax with nitrous oxide or the sounds of the rainforest simulated by the staff.
During the appointment, ClearChoice Orthodontic's doctors and staff perform a dental examination before making precise molds of clients' mouths to foster at-home whitening. The tray, which is ready for pickup within four to five days of the impression, is worn a few hours each night, snuggling up to patient’s fangs so the professional-strength Ultra Radiance bleach can blanch bicuspids and ivory-ize incisors. Results vary according to age and habits, however people have been known to see teeth brighten one to four shades. The amount of Ultra Radiance bleach included in the deal should last around two weeks, though an additional container of solution can be purchased from ClearChoice for $30.
Warm towels, soothing music, pillows, and blankets. Theses are just a few of the things Dr. Bosse uses to make patients feel right at home. His deep understanding of oral health and determination to make each treatment as comfortable as possible also help put minds at ease throughout visits.
By using a quiet electric hand piece to patch up cavities and perform root canals, he spares patients the aggravating sound of drilling. It's also much faster than standard dental drills and less intimidating than dental jackhammers. With an intraoral camera, he displays close-up views of mouths onscreen to show where problems exist and how he can fix them. If dental offices make patients nervous, they have the option of sedation, which calms their nerves and allows them to stay awake. Whether performing a routine checkup or full-mouth restoration, Dr. Bosse and his team always strive to make dental visits an all-around pleasant experience.
Dr. Annette Murphy and her dedicated crew of dentists and hygienists heal and clean chompers of all ages with a full slate of general, periodontal, and cosmetic services. Dedicated to the latest technology, they utilize digital charts, x-rays, and hand puppets for patient ease, as well as intraoral photography. The dentists also offer nitrous oxide to deter any dental anxieties. With a belief that informed patients can most easily make the best decisions regarding their personal health, they've assembled useful information on their website and outfitted their waiting room with a knowledgeable but chatty set of wind-up teeth.
Although he boasts an impressive surgical repertoire, periodontist Dr. Hamid Atabakhsh—an alumnus of UCLA’s School of Dentistry—would rather prevent diseases than cure them. He prides himself on his office’s thorough exams for oral cancer and overall health, and exhorts his clients to brush and floss rigorously at home. However, when treatments are in order, his deft hands can treat gingivitis, replace missing teeth with implants, or remove wisdom teeth before their accumulated wisdom violates insider-trading laws. To stay abreast of modern dentistry technology, Dr. Atabakhsh constantly updates his techniques with a stream of continuing-education seminars.
The Dentists at DentVance Dental Care work hard to keep teeth healthy and beautiful through regular cleanings and cosmetic services. They whiten dull teeth and cover up cracked or chompers with veneers. The crew also creates custom-made mouth guards to protect teeth when playing sports or just hanging out with near-sighted tee-ball players.