Dr. Ejtemai brightens mouth ivories with whitening treatments and fixes smiles with restorative implant work. Her dental services also include treating gum disease and performing surgical procedures such as extractions. In addition, she’s a certified Invisalign provider, fitting patients with nearly invisible plastic aligners that straighten teeth over a period of 6 to 18 months.
No matter where they are in the country, clients of Heartland Dental Care Affiliates are bound to find a dentist just as skilled as the one at home. That’s because more than 400 offices in 19 states are affiliated with the dental network, whose administrative support, guiding principles, and focus on continuing education ensure that their dentists will be talented wherever they work. The company also strives for community improvement—they’ve contributed more than $250,000 to such charities as the American Red Cross, The Oral Cancer Foundation, and the Smiles for Life campaign.
Since 1992, United Dental Group has been building a network of specialized medical professionals across the world. With background-checked, CPR-certified dentists now in multiple branches across the country, the group has set its sights on global expansion, opening multiple centers in Korea. Each center maintains its commitment to quality by selecting staff with varied medical specialties and requiring them to obtain 15–30 continuing-education credits and 5 underwater-basket-weaving credits each year.
In addition to thorough, thoughtful patient care, United Dental Group is devoted to giving back to the community. Its charitable efforts began at its founding, when dentists offered free care to patients with hearing difficulties, and continue today with donations of medical devices to North Korea through the Red Cross.
In an immaculately clean office with wood floors and fixtures, patients recline in dental chairs to watch movies on monitors or peer out windows to tree-filled scenes. This relaxing atmosphere is exactly what Dr. Jason Hong and his team strives to cultivate while performing cosmetic, restorative, and surgical dentistry. To further foster patient comfort, they take digital x-rays that reduce exposure to radiation and use intra-oral cameras to easily get crystal clear close-ups of cracks and gum disease. Whether replacing missing teeth with implants or performing a routine cleaning, they also work to make the visit stress-free with online appointment scheduling and Saturday office hours.
Dr. Richard J. Hong completed his residency with Harvard University before coming to Boone Dental, where he keeps teeth in mint condition with a variety of services. Examinations and digital x-rays reveal the inner condition of teeth, and procedures such as composite fillings and dental implants restore them if issues are found. Patients also can improve the appearance of teeth with cosmetic procedures such as teeth whitening or porcelain veneers.
Under the direction of Dr. Farida Khattak, the Dynamic Family Dentistry team maintains high standards in training, safety, and patient education to keep teeth in mint condition. The dentists and hygienists recognize the unease some patients may feel about going on dental visits, which is why they try to create a comforting atmosphere with personalized care and positive demeanors. As the mother of two young girls, Dr. Khattak is particularly skilled in the art of putting children at ease during appointments, as well as synchronized french braiding. She and her staff perform preventive services such as x-rays, cleanings, and periodontal exams, along with more involved procedures such as dental implants and porcelain crowns.
Dr. Michael Timothy Gocke and his team of professionals work to firm up frontispieces showing the signs of age using FDA-approved Botox treatments. During the appointment, a steady-handed doctor injects a tiny needle filled with skin-smoothening serum into the face's crinkly acreage, slowing down hyperactive facial muscles by inhibiting nerve impulses and spasmodic expressions of befuddlement. The botulinum-laced tonic can fade forehead worry lines, crow's-feet, and smile ravines from the visage for up to four months, although results generally take 3–10 days after treatment to become visible. To ease any discomfort, sensitive face owners can opt for an application of anesthetic cream or an ice pack during the procedure. The noninvasive treatment results in little to no downtime, allowing patients to return to their normal activities of working, raising a family, or imitating Mister Ed soon after treatment.