Ron Haynes and his daughter, Jessie, have built a business from smiling faces. They don't snap yearbook photos or transform dentist gloves into balloon animals. Instead, they helm teeth-whitening shops that brighten smiles in 20 minutes. Since 2005, they have brightened over 50,000 smiles annually across five states. The locations in North Carolina offer either convenience at their South Park Mall kiosk or privacy at their office locations. Armed with Beaming White, a special light activated gel teeth-whitening system that pairs a peroxide-based gel with a UV-free LED light, their team of technicians helps clients brighten their choppers with an applicator pen. An applicator pen exposes the teeth so the gel and light reach every inch of enamel. Once the light unites with the gel, coffee, tea, and grass stains begin to vanish. Teeth continue to lighten after the treatment, achieving a color that's 3-7 shades whiter over the course of 24 hours. With proper care, results can last up to 12 months, or roughly the time it takes to adapt the phonebook into a comedic opera.
Since graduating in 1994 from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, general dentist Dr. Chris Bowman has made his home in Charlotte, where his practice, Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte, continues to brighten smiles. In addition to regular cleanings and family visits, Dr. Bowman places special emphasis on in cosmetic dentistry and invisible orthodontics, restoring crooked smiles to a straight, immaculate state. His experience has earned him the status of Clinical Instructor and Mentor for Six Month Smiles while providing Invisalign treatment for more than 12 years as well.
Zoom teeth-whitening treatments whiten teeth by up to 8–10 shades in one session, and custom-made whitening trays allow patients to polish their own chompers at home within about two weeks. To ensure the latest in dental techniques and services, Dr. Bowman attends an average of 100 hours of continuing education a year—far surpassing the state-mandated 15 push-ups.
Dr. David Yu found his calling in an unexpected place: Haiti. On a mission trip during his undergraduate years of college, Dr. Yu saw how badly the Haitian people needed dental care, and, right then and there, he decided he would do something about it. He ended up going to dental school at the University of North Carolina alongside Dr. Michael Rhyne, who now practices with him at Dental Center of Charlotte. The two dentists provide an extensive list of dental services that include cosmetic, preventative, and restorative procedures, and Dr. Yu stays true to his original altruistic mission by volunteering for groups in Charlotte. To aid them in their services, the staff at Dental Center of Charlotte wields such high-tech devices as an intraoral camera and digital x-rays, which emit 80% less radiation than traditional x-rays and 100% fewer hexes than a mysterious fortuneteller. They also mill crowns quickly on site and offer sedation dentistry for those with fears of the dentist.
The mouth doctors at Art of Modern Dentistry's Lincoln Park and South Loop offices hail from some of the top dental institutions in the country and attend to the multitudinous needs of teeth with preventive, restorative, and aesthetic treatments. As patients recline in comfy exam chairs while watching movies flash across flat-screen TVs, dental hygienists evict tartar and temporary tooth tattoos during routine cleanings. X-rays capture images of roots and jawbones that dentists can later glue to their break-room collage, and whitening procedures brighten smiles by removing coffee and tea stains. The team also performs surgical procedures, such as implanting custom-made artificial teeth.
Captained by 21-year dental practice veteran Dr. John T. Walsh, the Dentistry of the Carolinas network of multispecialty dentists performs a full range of services, with some locations providing cosmetic whitening and dental implants. Their backgrounds in dental surgery enable them to expertly handle root canals and extractions, and their knowledge of Invisalign orthodontia helps them inconspicuously straighten out wayward teeth without metal braces or barks from a boot-camp drill sergeant. The team also performs a range of basic services, including routine cleanings that free teeth of hardened tartar and plaque, fillings, root canals, extractions, dentures and partials. Customers can contact their desired location for a full list of services.
Doctors Stan Michalski, Richard Yeager, and Tom Pinnavaia make up a triad of dental health at My Dentists. Though the doctors come from different backgrounds, they all share a complete passion and love for dentistry. At My Dentists, they lead a team of hygienists and assistants in performing general and cosmetic dentistry. In addition to general dentistry services such as fillings, crowns, implants, and routine cleanings, the dentists perform cosmetic services, beautifying smiles through Invisalign and Zoom! whitening.