On weekday evenings and Saturdays, most nine-to-fivers are relaxing, but Dr. Larry A. Davis is examining teeth. A dentist for more than 25 years, he maximizes patient convenience by offering appointments during non-traditional hours at his clinic, Davis Dental Services. There, he collaborates with Dr. Audrey Cha and Dr. Destiney Bean, tending teeth with fillings and exams, as well as more cosmetic treatments such as implants and tooth-wigs.
Save a Smile transports youth ranging in age from kindergarten to third grade to volunteer dentist offices or the Tarrant County College Hygiene School, where kids' teeth are cleaned, x-rayed, and treated with fluoride. A helpful representative manages each child’s case, and after each checkup, youngsters receive an oral-health kit containing a toothbrush, floss, toothpaste, and educational materials. Last school year, Save a Smile administered dental screenings for more than 6,000 children.
Laughing youngsters huddle in a play area as adults sip warm lattes nearby and check their email at an Internet bar. Individually mounted TVs, heated pillows, and video-game rooms keep patients entertained and at ease in each of DFW Family Dentistry’s seven offices. Every office shares the same focus on patient comfort, and they stay open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for appointments before school, after work, or before nightly werewolf hunts. DFW Family Dentistry stands behind its dentists' work with a three-year warranty for issues such as chipped fillings.
Dr. David Nix and his team employ advanced dental technology to keep their patients comfortable. His full-service office performs cosmetic and restorative services with less-invasive equipment, such as digital x-rays, lasers, and intra-oral cameras. Dr. Nix also removes tooth decay with an air-abrasion tool, which scrubs with a current of aluminum oxide particles rather than a traditional drill’s millions of microscopic erasers. During treatments, patients are welcome to watch a movie, relax with massage pads, and soothe their senses with aromatherapy.
With a focus on facial aesthetics, Las Colinas Dental Care rebuilds smiles and tones skin with a range of dental and med-spa services. Dr. Jeffrey Borgman, who specializes in cosmetics and orthodontics, uses digital intraoral imaging systems to repair teeth and touches up smiles with general and reconstructive dentistry. He also complements his smile-enhancing practice with a range of med-spa services. Botox and other dermal fillers keep facial canvases free from wrinkles and impact craters.