Dentists Jessamine Sunglao and Nelson Deleon create healthy, glowing smiles with general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry and thoughtful, personal treatment. The digital x-rays the doctors employ to detect any abnormalities use safer, less harmful rays than their standard counterparts. Painless anesthesia from Milestone can comfort patients who fear the needle. Email- and text-confirmed appointments help busy patients work dental care into their packed schedules. Both doctors tend to general checkups, dental exams, Zoom! teeth whitening, and root-canal therapy. Dr. Deleon also offers orthodontics, and gives patients the option to straighten teeth with ClearCorrect invisible aligners or the old fashioned way of using plaster casts.
Technology-driven oral-investigative equipment and creature comforts litter the patient rooms inside Image Dental Group's office. Intraoral-photography systems snap digital shots of mouths’ interiors and exteriors to give dentists a clear picture of their patient's health. When peeping below the skin's surface, technicians shy away from the x-ray vision services of overpriced superheroes, instead brandishing digital x-ray systems that chart bone structures with intricate detail. Movies playing on the office's I-Glasses video system and iPods relax patients snuggling in the plush arms of a neck pillow.
Over the course of 18 years, husband-and-wife team Justine and Tim Frazee has mastered five massage modalities in the pursuit of inspiring well-being holistically. Trigger-point-therapy techniques work in tandem with aromatherapy oils to realign the body's energy pathways, and therapeutic deep-tissue massages aim to detangle buried muscle knots. Justine is also a licensed aesthetician and augments her muscle-mending skills with skin treatments, such as anti-aging and acne facials. Her body shampoo scrubs clear away dull skin cells, excess oils, and shrapnel from glitter fights.
While Dr. Navid Javadi has made it his business to specialize in a wide range of dental disciplines, from full-mouth reconstruction to endodontics, his primary concern is a simple one: making sure his patients are fully informed. That’s why he takes time to describe any treatment in depth and why he has included a dental library on his website full of educational videos and articles that explain such complex procedures as root-canal therapy and flossing the teeth of a shark.
A Shop For Smiles’ Dr. Richard Hagstrom cares not only for his patients, but also for his community and the environment. All of his in-office procedures are designed with the patient's comfort in mind. As a charter member of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS), he specializes in treating clients who suffer from dental anxiety.
Reaching out beyond his practice’s patients, he donates services to raise money for charitable children's organizations via the Smiles for Life Foundation, and has sponsored a Little League baseball team for kids with disabilities. He has traveled as far as the Dominican Republic to tend to teeth in need.
He and his team understand that their practices can have a greater impact on the earth, so they maintain eco-friendly practices such as recycling printer cartridges and keeping water-compressor switches in the "off" position.
In keeping with the commitment to Mother Nature, the office is decorated with a surf-shop theme, featuring a miniature boogie board, a wooden coconut tree, and chairs whose intricately woven, white dental-floss patterns look a lot like wicker.
You could go to dental school four times and still not possess the decades of experience that A. Gerald Michels, DDS does. In the more than 40 years he’s been a dentist, Michels has learned what approaches work best in a dentist’s office. That’s why he strives for meaningful communication with patients so they’re active participants in their own treatment. At Affinity Dental of La Mesa, Dr. Michels teams up with his son, Paul Michels, DDS, to provide a host of advanced procedures that keep smiles gleaming and mouths healthy. Invisalign, teeth whitening, implants, and cleanings benefit from modern-day equipment such as digital x-rays and intraoral cameras. Throughout it all, the staff keeps patients well informed about their dental health with thorough communication and comfortably at ease by ensuring routine cleaning procedures sound just like ocean waves.