Dr. Brian Bishop grew up in Texas and around dentistry. As a second-generation dentist, he learned the science from both his father and Baylor College of Dentistry, where he earned his doctorate in 2006. Today, at Keller Family Dental, he and his team ensure the best care by remaining in step with modern dentistry, attending lectures and conferences and reading up on all the latest studies. He accomplishes general, cosmetic, and surgical dentistry procedures with a gentle approach, and he offers nitrous oxide or oral sedation to ease anxieties and foster relaxation in patients nervous about dental visits.
Laughing youngsters huddle in a play area as adults sip warm lattes nearby and check their email at an Internet bar. Individually mounted TVs, heated pillows, and video-game rooms keep patients entertained and at ease in each of DFW Family Dentistry’s seven offices. Every office shares the same focus on patient comfort, and they stay open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for appointments before school, after work, or before nightly werewolf hunts. DFW Family Dentistry stands behind its dentists' work with a three-year warranty for issues such as chipped fillings.
Patients at American Dental Solutions benefit are welcomed by a friendly, experienced staff upon each arrival. While in the chair, the relaxing mood continues as Dr. Faysal Yousuf Chaudhry and the dental team gently examine for decay and educate patients before performing any whitening treatments, fillings, or dental implants with attention to quality and detail.
Dr. Edwina Evangelista, a member of the American Dental Association, aligns and lightens clients' teeth. Using a series of ClearCorrect aligners, specialists straighten teeth gradually and covertly without resorting to archaic methods such as having clients chew on repurposed kindergarteners' rulers. First, doctors send impressions, photos, and x-rays to ClearCorrect, which then creates exact 3-D models of grills and maps out complete treatment plans before employing an arsenal of computers to create custom aligners. Patients wear their aligners all the time, except while eating, drinking, brushing, flossing, and growling at bears. Periodic checkups throughout the process ensure that the process is proceeding smoothly.
Invisalign straightens crooked chompers through a combination of highly advanced, 3-D computer graphics and the spells of good old-fashioned orthodontia. Orthodontists at the five participating locations are specially trained and certified in the Invisalign process, which eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial exam, including x-rays, photos, and impressions of your mouth terrain, will pave the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths designed to slowly shift your walnut crackers into perfect alignment. The total cost of an Invisalign treatment varies with each customer (it can run anywhere from $3,500 to $8,000); this Groupon gets you $1,000 to put toward that final cost. Learn more about the Invisalign procedure here.
The dentist and his staff remodel and realign unruly biters in a sleek office with leather seating, dark hardwood floors, and bright punches of red. Two flat-screen televisions in the kids' waiting area entertain moppets with video games and reruns of Larry King Live. Because the office strives to be eco-friendly, all records and x-rays live in a digital format, eschewing the wastefulness of paper files.
A highly skilled dentist, Dr. John M. Vinings turns on smile beams with a tag team of whitening technologies. Patients who opt to illuminate pearly whites at home receive a set of custom trays and Opalescence gel. For approximately two weeks, clients wear the trays a few hours a day to fight off stains caused by red wine, coffee, and bobbing for apples in brackish pools. For faster results, in-office LumaCool technology whitens chompers in about an hour with a light-activated gel that bleaches away discoloration, leaving mouth squares whiter than a ghost who just saw himself. Dr. Vinings is committed to staying on top of advancements in the dental field, putting in 200–300 hours of continuing education each year.