At OC Dental Center and OC Smile, which has three locations in the Orange County area, the team of dentists restores the smiles of patients young and old in an ultramodern facility with massage chairs and flat-screen televisions. Lush, Tuscan-style environs accented with rich murals provide a refreshing contrast to the sterile decor and loose teeth scattered throughout most dentist offices. Low-radiation digital x-rays represent OC's commitment to safe, up-to-the-minute technology, which also includes the latest teeth-whitening treatments and Waterlase, a laser-based treatment that can eliminate the need for drilling. Additionally, most of the offices have bilingual staffs who are able to guide patients through visits in both English and Spanish.
Since 1992, United Dental Group has been building a network of specialized medical professionals across the world. With background-checked, CPR-certified dentists now in multiple branches across the country, the group has set its sights on global expansion, opening multiple centers in Korea. Each center maintains its commitment to quality by selecting staff with varied medical specialties and requiring them to obtain 15–30 continuing-education credits and 5 underwater-basket-weaving credits each year.
In addition to thorough, thoughtful patient care, United Dental Group is devoted to giving back to the community. Its charitable efforts began at its founding, when dentists offered free care to patients with hearing difficulties, and continue today with donations of medical devices to North Korea through the Red Cross.
Under the experienced guidance of Dr. Chris Chen and Dr. Jennifer Chang, the tooth techs at Puente Hills Dental Group assuage mouth-bone woes in a family-friendly atmosphere. Opening up packages of preventative-care services, dentin devotees traverse mouthscapes and snap a set of six tourist x-rays to check for signs of unrest. A hygienist then power washes gums and surrounding studs, absolving sidings of tartar, plaque, and damage from last week’s burger storm. A protective fluoride treatment acts as the appointment's finale, sheltering teeth from Visigoth-like invasions of decay. To accommodate crowded schedules and offer relief to cartoon-viewing rooms, Puente Hills Dental Group is open for Saturday appointments.
Dr. Fenn E. Nelson started Nelson Dental Group in 1955. Today, his son and grandson, Drs. H. Curt Nelson and Thomas C. Nelson, oversee the practice. Their office provides the complete range of family dental services. For cosmetically minded patients, the Drs. and their staff also offer teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and enamel-colored fillings.
Dr. Hossein Jahangiri has gained a deep knowledge of cosmetic dentistry, implants, and intravenous conscious sedation through hundreds of hours of continuing education, in addition to his dental training at USC. But Dr. Jahangiri's background isn't the only draw to Southern California Family Dentistry, his Whittier dental office. With his crack team of dentists—Dr. Le and Dr. Hakham—Dr. Jahangiri beautifies smiles with advanced cosmetic and preventative dentistry services, ranging from teeth cleaning and fluoride treatments to gum grafting, porcelain veneers, and dental crowns fit for King Toothy. But before any treatment is performed, the dentists examine each smile, looking for cavities and gum diseases, and thoroughly explains to clients each potential service option.
With more than 18 years of experience, Dr. Yadegar has learned that a dentist's job includes making people comfortable. She expresses this philosophy through New Age Dental, whose office minimizes the sterile, clinical feel that characterizes many dental practices and day spas for androids. Once patients have made themselves comfortable in her chair, she applies her signature gentle touch when performing the full range of cosmetic and general dental services.
California Dental Group’s trained staffers specialize in areas ranging from cosmetic dentistry to orthodontia, and attend continuing-education sessions to ensure that their tooth-wrangling skills stay up-to-date. Preventive-care experts show patients how to practice good cleaning habits at home and avoid losing any teeth that could be cashed in with adult tooth fairies for a handful of state-lottery tickets.