The doctors and the staff at Apt Dental Associates have dedicated themselves to educating their guests to prevent oral unpleasantries. Under the guidance of Dr. Amisha Shroff, a graduate of Howard University?s dental school in 2002, they lead clients through step-by-step explanations of their dental health, making sure they understand how to take care of their teeth and the baby guppies that no longer fit in their mouths. When problems do arise, a full slate of dental services puts smiles back in shape, with the dentists judiciously laying out the pros and cons of each procedure, from fillings and sealant applications to bonding, dental implants, and bleaching. The office adds comfort to guests? visits by furnishing the waiting room with cushy leather sofas, a flat-screen TV, and bright green plants.
At Optimum Dental, Dr. Taran Kaur adheres to a philosophy of prevention, yet comes fully equipped to deal with dental problems already in full swing. The team administers restorative services such as cavity fillings and root canals to repair damage or replace missing teeth with implants. At the cosmetic end, technicians lift out stains with Zoom! whitening and porcelain veneers spruce up smiles by hiding crooked or chipped teeth.
When searching for a new dentist, patients prize a light touch almost as much as they do extensive training or whiz-bang technology. Fortunately, Tarek Mogharbel, DDS—who worked in District of Columbia General Hospital’s oral-surgery department and is a certified Invisalign and Lumineers practitioner—and his partner, Sun Park, DDS, both describe themselves as gentle people. This character trait translates to each of their cosmetic and family dentistry services. The doctors take special care no matter the procedure, whether it’s an exam for an anxious youngster, a teeth-whitening treatment for an adult, or a new set of porcelain veneers for a ventriloquist’s dummy locked in an eternal, unfeeling grin.
With a dentist who formerly served at the Pentagon Tri-Care Dental Clinic and a staff of military-trained dental assistants and technicians, you might think that Amazing Smiles would only be concerned with function, not form. But its trendy mod-style environment surprises with its numerous glittering chandeliers, neon LED accent lights set against white walls, and stark white waiting room complete with a graphic purple rug. Amid such stylish surroundings, Dr. Sylvie Ho and her staff focus on improving appearances with everything from veneers to teeth whitening.
Dr. Ejtemai brightens mouth ivories with whitening treatments and fixes smiles with restorative implant work. Her dental services also include treating gum disease and performing surgical procedures such as extractions. In addition, she’s a certified Invisalign provider, fitting patients with nearly invisible plastic aligners that straighten teeth over a period of 6 to 18 months.
Dr. Navdeep Aulakh leads her team in caring for smiles with services that range from basic exams and cleanings to teeth whitening, implants, and fillings. Though she skillfully polishes grins of all ages, Dr. Aulakh especially loves working with kids and helping them learn oral-hygiene habits to keep their mouths healthy for life. She keeps her own skills sharp by regularly partaking in continuing education and maintaining memberships in organizations including the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Shiny Smile Fan Club.