Thirty years ago, Concerned Dental Care was founded with the philosophy that dentists should concern themselves with people first and foremost. The staff's dedication to their patients fueled the practice's growth, and today a team of dentists and hygienists adheres to that original vision as they set about their work tending to teeth at six different offices.
Friendly advice about oral hygiene accompanies each tooth cleaning. Low-radiation digital x-rays help the staff take a closer look at patients' dental health without shrinking themselves down and taking a hike through clients' molars. Then, the doctors work with their patients to address any problems by poring over the practice's sizable array of treatment options to find the right course of action. In addition to regular dental upkeep, the staff can shine up smiles with cosmetic services such as teeth whitening and porcelain veneers.
As head pro at Riverdale Tennis Center, Arthur Bobko has ample opportunity to share his athletic prowess, amassed throughout more than 20 years as an instructor and backed by PTR and USTA certifications. Home to low-impact clay courts⎯which keep muscles healthy and sneak-attack hugs effective by cushioning steps⎯the shady center overlooks a majestic stretch of the Hudson River. The water's babble underscores thwacking at private or semiprivate lessons, adapted to accommodate all ages and skill levels. At demanding Drills & Strategy classes, coaches cultivate genial competition among groups that range in ability. During summer camp, teachers balance tennis and other sports with supervised dips in the onsite swimming pool and anti-rain dances. Athletes can rent courts and square off against a partner or host a birthday luncheon atop one of several outdoor patios. With racket-stringing service and free parking at the center, competitors have everything they need to practice backhand strokes until midnight strikes and the tennis balls turn back into pumpkins.
At Bronx Community Dental Care, Dr. Oleg wields an array of dental technology such as thin porcelain lumineers and safe BriteSmile whitening gel that activates under low-intensity light. The doctor maintains a dual emphasis on treatment and prevention through a menu of general and cosmetic dentistry and surgical procedures.
To detect tooth and gum issues, Dr. Oleg’s team uses an intraoral camera, which facilitates views of mouth recesses that mirrors or open-mouth screams cannot, and digital x-rays, which reveal invisible structures for examination on a computer. They also repel impending decay with pediatric sealants, and skillfully maneuver mouths to extract wisdom teeth, graft bones, or perform surgery on gums. Upon spotting flaws in individual teeth, the team also springs to action with the CEREC machine, which rapidly sculpts or restores compressed porcelain crowns and inlays during one visit.
The dentists at Empire Dental Services honed their skills at New York University College of Dentistry and boast expertise in cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, oral surgery, implants, and full mouth reconstruction. They keep their brains heavy with new information on dental procedures and technology by attending lectures, conventions, and screenings of Timmy the Tooth.
At Metropolitan Dental Associates, patients may never encounter a drill or receive a shot. That’s because Dr. S.M. Zeino has replaced his metal drill for a Biolase laser, a tool that safely and accurately remove cavities and decay without generating heat. Without vibrations threatening to crack a tooth or generate noise, patients can rest easy in the chair while listening to music or the dentist making drill sounds with his mouth.
In addition to drilling cavities with a laser, Dr. Zeino performs the full spectrum of general and cosmetic services. He draws on more than 20 years of experience to contour gums, lift stains, and straighten teeth secretly with clear braces.
At ProSmiles Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Lena Andriescu and Dr. Mircea Andriescu keep teeth healthy with preventative care, fillings, and root canals—but that’s just the beginning. Their general dentistry lays the foundation for cosmetic treatments, which beautify smiles more effectively than mustache perms. Invisalign treatments, for example, unobtrusively straighten teeth with transparent aligners and Zoom! whitening treatments, meanwhile, lift persistent stains. During any treatment, optional conscious sedation is available to relax nervous clients. Furthermore, both doctors pride themselves on their gentle, friendly demeanors and comforting bedside manner, and Dr. Mircea Andriescu has even been known to incorporate his DJ talents into his sessions to entertain and relax his clients.