After attending New York University's College of Dentistry, Dr. Michael Riccobene relocated to Selma, North Carolina where, in 2000, he founded the first Riccobene Associates Family Dentistry office. Since then, Dr. Riccobene has expanded his practice to seven other locations, with the newest office opened recently in Raleigh. To keep up with the demands of each office, Dr. Riccobene works alongside 18 other dentists whom he vets for their chairside manner as well as their dental experience: they must be patient, have a good sense of humor, and be as good at explaining procedures as they are at performing them.
Once on staff, each dentist aims to make every visit?from preventative exams to root canals and Invisalign fittings?comfortable and fear-free for the client. Riccobene's team also eases nerves by keeping wait times short, dispensing coffee from Starbucks machines in the lobby, and hanging a satellite TV in view of each treatment chair. Along with being an advocate for patients, Dr. Riccobene gives back to his community through various charitable organizations and sponsorships while participating in business expos.
Dr. Brian Kelleher and his dedicated staff provide general, cosmetic, and surgical dentistry in a relaxing environment. He furthers fosters patients’ ease by employing efficient technology, including digital x-rays, which provide quick readouts while exposing recipients to 80% less radiation than standard scans. He also employs noninvasive ViziLite screenings to look for early signs of oral cancer.
While Dr. Kelleher is skilled in identifying and treating everyday issues and more serious concerns, he's also passionate about perfecting smiles to boost his patients' confidence. He can fit teeth with porcelain Lumineers to correct conditions ranging from discoloration to chips and gaps. In-office teeth-whitening treatments provide an alternate means of erasing enamel stains.
Dr. Leo Haydt graduated from the hallowed halls of Boston University Dental School, where he learned to repair worn-out smiles with a dual emphasis in oral surgery and implant dentistry. Now, he leads the team at Tryon Family Dentistry, treating teeth with the latest technological gear, including intraoral cameras and digital x-rays that scale back the radiation and general nosiness employed by traditional x-rays. Their slate of cosmetic services, such as Invisalign and Cerec One-Visit Dentistry, improve smiles in an abbreviated time frame, and a focus on sedation dentistry inspires an easy visit.
Committed to supporting its community, the practice sponsors seasonal charity drives, participates in philanthropic walks and events, and donates services.
Andrew R. Farrell, DDS, and his staff understand that not everybody loves going to the dentist. That’s why they do everything they can to make the experience as comfortable as possible, whether they’re filling in a cavity, cleaning teeth during a routine checkup, or performing any number of other services. The secret to their success is the Isolite System's flexible mouthpiece, which gently keeps your mouth propped open while the dentist clears away plaque. The device simultaneously floods teeth with light, causing nocturnal fairies to scurry away so that Dr. Farrell can complete the treatment in a timelier fashion.
Dr. Christopher J. Gudger, a Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, looks to advancements in dental technology to make his treatments as safe, pleasant, and thorough as possible. The office?s digital cone beam machine snaps high-definition, 3-D, surround-sound shots of teeth and bones to prepare Dr. Gudger for restorative procedures. Oral conscious sedation gives patients the option to go through surgery in a relaxed state while the senses are dulled, emerging on the other side with placid nerves and a gleaming grin.
Second-generation dentist Dr. James Sarant uses some of the field’s latest technology at his spa-like practice. The office's high-tech tools include digital X-rays—that only use 10% radiation of the original X-ray—and the Wand that delivers controlled amounts of anesthetic awhile minimizing discomfort and hurt feelings. Dr. Sarant and his team tend to patients' teeth with both routine and cosmetic procedures, offering everything from cleanings and fillings to crowns and full-mouth restorations.