Since he started practicing dentistry in 1989, Dr. Bill Busch has obtained a slew of posts with renowned dental organizations, such as the 3M Council of Innovative Dentistry, and won accolades including the Mastership Award from the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Busch draws on his years of experience and expertise as he and a team of hygienists perform a full slate of dental services at North Kansas City Dental Group. The office uses a number of high-tech, paperless innovations, including all-electronic graphing and digital x-rays. These technologies are more accurate than older methods and easier on the environment—an eco-friendliness that extends to the use of nonmercury fillings and solar-powered dental floss. Cutting-edge technology is also used during cosmetic services such as teeth whitening and porcelain veneers and advanced procedures, including crowns and dentures.
At Kansas City Dental, Dr. Guerschon de Laurent addresses cosmetic, restorative, and preventative oral-health issues at their roots. The multilingual doctor employs a host of technologies, including intraoral cameras and digital x-rays, to project detailed views of the mouth and to find the underlying causes of dental aches and periodontal disease. Dr. Laurent corrects crowding or spacing problems with Invisalign retainers, gently coaxing teeth back into place with such successful results that in 2011 he earned the title of Premier Invisalign Provider in recognition of the more than 300 jaws he’s straightened. A commander in the US Army Reserves Dental Corps, Dr. Laurent also plies his trade abroad while serving members of the armed forces and on humanitarian missions that have taken him to Central America and the Caribbean.
The Smile Salon doesn’t just beautify mouths with dental treatments; it also employs a resident aesthetician who cares for the entire face and body with soothing spa treatments. Aesthetician Danie Hawkins deep cleans pores and hydrates skin using SkinMedica products, which use scientifically proven recovery compounds, such as vitamin C and retinol, to help boost the skin’s healing abilities. She also waxes unwanted hair from bodies and enhances eye drama with lash extensions. Danie even applies makeup for weddings or evenings spent out on the town or at the laundromat.
Weather-worn logs and steadfast chinking dating from the 1800s envelop the renovated private rooms of a rustic log cabin, where today Dr. Steven C. Mingos and his team of expert colleagues settle oral frontiers with a modern arsenal of lasers, x-rays, and other technologies. Digital images of panoramic or bitewing x-rays zip onto flat-screen TVs, and laser detectors hone in on latent cavities undetectable by x-rays or technicians' thorough examinations. As petite intraoral cameras magnify mouths up to 40 times during complicated procedures such as root canals and restoring implants or veneers, sunshine streams though a series of skylights, which helps cosmetic techs to whiten chompers to natural hues and create convincing single-tooth implants, full denture sets, and fake IDs for lingering baby teeth.
Each Plaza Dental Care session begins with a thorough exam that assesses one's dental health and locates any tumbleweeds lodged in the molars, while x-rays search the head-cave for signs of cavities and trapped miners. An expertly performed cleaning clears the tusks of plaque and clingy barnacles, improving oral health and preventing diseases such as tooth decay, gingivitis, and mumps. Patients will benefit from the expertise of Steven Williams, D.D.S., who utilizes sophisticated diagnostic equipment and impressively steady hands to provide the best possible dental services tailored to each individual. Patients will also be welcomed by a friendly, knowledgeable staff and enjoy in-room DVD movies during their visit, except for Marathon Man.
Though Dr. Youngjune Chang has earned an impressive stack of degrees from universities in both Korea and the United States, he never stops honing his craft, enriching his dental expertise with continuing education programs and cosmetic dentistry studies. Together with a team of skilled hygienists and assistants, Dr. Chang helps patients beautify and protect their mouths with treatments ranging from routine cleanings and exams to installing computer-designed crowns and inlays or reshaping gums with targeted laser therapy. The clinic keeps smiles healthy and intact with high-tech procedures and technology, such as dental implants, 3D x-rays, digital x-rays that forego radiation, and an intraoral camera that doesn't even need any tape in it to deter plaque from committing its typical crimes.