An active member of the American Dental Association, Dr. Michael Kirchner and his professional staff bequeath mouths with healthier bite bones using up-to-date techniques. During an examination, Dr. Kirchner delves into facial caverns to seek out cavities, periodontal disease, and gummy worms courting eligible tongues. A panoramic x-ray exposes full anterior and posterior mouthscapes and bitewing x-rays reveal any proximal molar decay. After a cleaning sloughs off unseasonable plaque jackets and kitschy tartar top hats, patients exit with a take-home whitening kit, with bleaching solution that safely excavates stains from enamel. Patients in need of premier fang-brightening can opt for the in-office Zoom! whitening treatment. Teeth don daubs of gel that, when triggered by an LED light, penetrates the enamel to break apart stains caused by caffeine, wine, and slanderous tongues.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Family and cosmetic dentistry
Brands Used: Strickland Facelift Dentures, Zoom!, Invisalign
Designing Smiles makes chompers gleam with a range of family and cosmetic dental services. Dr. Dennis J. Jenkins, who has tended to molars and incisors for more than 20 years, and Margaret Wigginton, a veteran hygienist for more than years, head up the team. The custom-fit whitening kit tailors contact points to every mouth so the whitening solution can target enamel, inspiring sensitive gums to sing odes to their newly pearly white companions. After technicians take impressions of each patient’s carrot crunchers and demonstrate how to apply the solution to the mold, clients take them home to carry out the smile-brightening mission.
The Kentucky Center for Orthodontics’ trio of doctors all got into orthodontics when they realized just how much a great smile can improve someone’s life. Dr. Douglas Durbin, the inventor of the Flosspik polypropylene interproximal dental cleaner, Dr. Thomas Garner, and Dr. John Huang enhance the smiles of both children and adults with Invisalign treatments, braces with clear brackets, and invisible retainers glued to the back of teeth. They use digital imaging to construct treatment plans, they avoid headgear whenever possible, and they never just pull out a tooth when it won’t cooperate. Under their steady hands, The Kentucky Center for Orthodontics has straightened the teeth of more than 35,000 patients, including Miss Kentucky USA 2009 Maria Montgomery.
As Forest Springs Family Dental enters its second decade of life, Dr. Misty Waldeck-Griffin continues to build the clinic's legacy amid the columns and arches of a neoclassical office. Curving granite countertops and tiled glass walls cultivate the openness of a Roman forum, and wooden floors ground the office in the 21st century. Tucked away in treatment rooms, massaging dental chairs hum as Dr. Waldeck-Griffin walks patients through services from digital x-rays to teeth whitening and wireless braces.