It was 1983 when "Gentle Dentist" Dr. Lysandro Tapnio, DMD, first started caring for Jacksonville's teeth with his trademark chairside manner and a dental expertise honed in Florida, New York, and the Philippines. Botox and Juvdérm skin treatments bolster Dr. Tapnio's menu of preventive and restorative dental services. The office welcomes patients of all ages, whether children are going in for a routine cleaning or an ex-president is getting the rings of his wooden teeth counted.
The teeth-whitening professionals at DazzlingWhiteSmileUSA believe that a brighter smile is a gateway to success. Each take home kit harnesses professional-grade peroxide gels and LED lights to accelerate the whitening process while causing little to no sensitivity, brightening chompers up to 12 shades in the process. DazzlingWhiteSmileUSA also offers remineralization gels, which reduce tooth sensitivity and strengthen enamel by replenishing important minerals. All items are kept in a compact blue carrying case for easy transport and storage.
Once clients are comfortably ensconced in the dentist's chair, the oral exam begins. One of Bartram Family Dental Care, The Dentist Place, or Baymeadows Junction Dental Care's doctors and their fellow 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 take-off, 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.
Dr. Holly Nadji, recently named one of the area's top dentists by Jacksonville Magazine, has improved more than 18,000 smiles during her 18 years in the dental industry. In spite of these impressive numbers, Dr. Holly Nadji manages to devote her full attention to every patient she treats. She takes time to not only examine the teeth and gums, but also assess the function of jaw joints, perform bite analyses, and devise custom treatment plans.
Dr. Khan earned a degree in dental surgery from the University of Michigan before opening Dental Arts Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, and she continues to learn to this day via continuing-education courses. These classes help her stay abreast of the latest dental techniques, which she pairs with of-the-moment technology. Her facility’s equipment ranges from intraoral cameras and cosmetic imaging to digital x-rays, which uncover tooth decay and other ailments dentists can’t detect even when staring through a dozen magnifying lenses strapped together with duct tape.
Dr. Khan and her staff use this arsenal of techniques and technology to deliver comprehensive dental care. Exams and x-rays help ward off periodontal disease and root-canal-mandating tooth decay, and cosmetic treatments can straighten smiles and prevent patients from having to adjust their own teeth by always walking around with their heads slightly tilted.
Dr. Steven Freeman of Elite Smiles Dentistry straightens crooked smiles with sets of Invisalign's convenient removable braces. During the initial exam, patients relax in a private room as Dr. Freeman explains the treatment and answers questions, scrutinizes chompers, and takes digital x-rays to examine graffiti carved into gums by graduating baby teeth. After the doctor takes impressions of soon-to-be-straightened chompers, patients receive a set of thin, clear, customized aligners, to be removed only when eating, brushing, flossing, and temping at the county fair's kissing booth. Every two weeks patients receive a new set of aligners, which gradually shift mismatched grins into symmetrical forms. Treatment time varies, but generally lasts about 12 months.
With hundreds of locations across the country, Right Dental Group represents a collection of oral-health-care professionals who deliver a variety of quality dental services. The collective places an emphasis on relationship building—meaning patients can confess their most egregious toffee-apple trespasses while receiving a teeth scrubbing delivered with precision and understanding. Each of the dentists is prescreened for a consistent record of excellence and the ability to efficiently locate a cavity in a toothstack.