Dr. Bagchi and her staff of trained teeth technicians transform their patients' mouths into hygienic havens using state-of-the-art dental techniques in a welcoming, family-friendly setting. Advanced Dental Group's teeth gurus will scour the patient's pie-hole in search of signs of oral distress, such as gum disease, cancer, and squatting tooth fairies. Then, digital x-rays with a low radiation output will capture glamour shots of the teeth to test for cavities or other structural damage. Finally, the patient's choppers will be scrubbed down, and plaque and grime will be banished into oral exile. The patient will also receive a whitening kit that will brighten the shade of their gnashers, returning them to pearly white status, as well as a complimentary box of tiny spit cups in order to start a sea monkey farm.
Dr. Brian Ruster carries the memories of two decades’ worth of cavities, chipped teeth, and yellowing. A member of six dental associations and a former faculty member of the University of Rochester, Dr. Ruster attacks his job with exuberance and expertise. He specializes in the full range of dentistry, from recommending a new toothbrush to replacing missing teeth with dental implants to showing where to dig for missing teeth with an old toothbrush. He keeps his professorial mentality with him at all times, educating patients on all their options, such as the differences between composite fillers versus metal amalgams. He also has a support staff of four dental hygienists, who help him manage the wood accented, carpeted office, which looks as modern as a brand-new airport.
Once clients are comfortably ensconced in the dentist's chair, the oral exam begins. The resident toothsperts will check each individual incisor, cuspid, bicuspid, and molar for chips, cracks, staining, and loitering Minnesota Twins, ensuring that enamel bones are sound for biting, and gums and soft tissues will be inspected for any signs of periodontal disease. The x-ray battery exposes the roots and inner sanctums of oral stalagmites to reveal any soft spots, problem areas, or cavities. When your mouth checks out as mammalian and your teeth are cleared for takeoff, the professional teeth cleaning begins. An expert cleaning removes all the buildup and surface staining that regular brushing and flossing can't—hardened tartar, hard-to-reach plaque, and bacterial graffiti along the gum line.
For more than 15 years, Lifetime Dental Group's team of dentists has worked to keep children's and adults' teeth strong, healthy, and gleaming white. The staff performs restorative treatments that range from cavity fillings to root canals and beautify smiles with near-invisible Clear Correct braces, Zoom! teeth-whitening, and other cosmetic treatments. Throughout appointments, the dentists utilize advanced technologies including digital x-rays, which produce up to 90% less radiation and yield clearer images than traditional x-rays, and E4D technology, which allows for the creation of precisely fitted crowns in as little as one day.
As a child, Dr. Moufida Khalife was the only kid in her class who brought a toothbrush to school. "I was fascinated by the smile," she says, "I brushed my teeth like crazy!" Naturally, Dr. Khalife was drawn to the world of dentistry as she grew up, and she opened Select Dental Group in 2008.
The staff members at Select Dental Group aim to quash any anxieties patients may have about dentistry at the door. The office's warm, red-toned decor evokes the atmosphere of a lush hotel rather than a medical office, and the reception room welcomes patients to help themselves to hot tea, coffee, or healthy snacks such as fruit and toothpaste. Within the treatment rooms, clients can zone out while watching satellite television or listening to music or they can submit their digits to a softening paraffin dip. The all-digital office allows technicians to review x-ray results on in-room screens, and then quickly return to whittling away plaque and tartar with an electric hand piece.
While Dr. Khalife's first love is cosmetic dental enhancements such as porcelain veneers, whitening, and implants, she and her team also overhaul teeth with restorative procedures that range from simple cleanings to the treatment of periodontal disease.
Dr. Joseph Serra breaks up stains, fades yellowing, and brightens bicuspids with Opalescence Boost whitening treatments. The service begins as Dr. Serra wraps tarnished chompers with a whitening gel containing potassium nitrate and fluoride, both of which help to strengthen enamel and decrease sensitivity. A strong light activates the bleaching properties of the gel, which dissolves discolorations and coffee graffiti tags, leaving patients with a whiter smile after a single one-hour treatment. Though not included in this Groupon, two to three sessions beget more dramatic whitening results.