Dr. Robert D’Alfonso wants to eliminate the stress and fear that causes some people to put off dental work. At his calming office, the focus is on patient comfort, even down to the little things. The waiting room, for one, looks like an upscale living room, and the dental chairs are uniquely comfortable, helping patients forget they're in the dentist's office. Visits can span whatever dental needs patients have, from exams and cleanings to root canals and whitening. The team under Dr. D'Alfonso also works on veneers, Invisalign cases, and dental implants, all with the goal of giving patients healthy, beautiful smiles and strong, menacing, bites.
The moment Dr. Lisa Ochoa learned that "a person without teeth would lose an average of 10 years off their lifespan" was the moment she decided to become a dentist. Dr. Ochoa is one of Westlake Premier Dentistry's four dentists. Led by the clinic's chief dentist, Dr. Thomas Ince, Dr. Ochoa and her colleagues Drs. Chad Orlich and David Burden take an overall-wellness approach when treating their patients, stressing the importance of regular cleanings that aim to promote long-term health and minty-fresh exhalations.
While waiting to meet with one of the doctors, guests may sip on complimentary cups of coffee and tea. A children's video-game room occupies fidgety fingers, and an Internet café with WiFi entertains laptops that have come in to be straightened. Those visiting the homey dental office relax amid pale-yellow walls and treatment rooms with ceiling-mounted televisions.
After Robert B. Meiser, DDS retired from dentistry, Dr. Jayashree Kyatam took over Austin Primary Dental, renovating the space by adding state-of-the-art equipment, fixtures, and furniture. It's all part of her plan to create a warm, welcoming environment where patients can expect the latest in industry techniques. Dr. Kyatam graduated from the Boston University's Goldman School of Dental Medicine, then visited and fell in love with the city of Austin in 2005. She has since attended numerous continuing-education courses to further hone her skills, becoming an expert in treatments such as the Six Month Smiles braces system and shot- and drill-free Lumineers.
Always considering her patients' comfort and convenience, Dr. Kyatam offers early-morning and lunchtime appointments and is committed to a same-day dental-emergency policy. Her treatment rooms are illuminated by an abundance of natural light and a chairside television, which allows guests to show off their healthy smiles by pretending to answer news anchors' interview questions. While at the office, patients can also inquire about Austin Primary Dental's flexible payment options and financing for those who qualify.
Housed within an office space that was originally built to be a house, BJ Myers Cosmetic & Family Dentistry fully embraces the cozy, inviting spirit of its homespun setting. Dr. William Myers, Jr. and his team of hygienists and clinical assistants do everything they can to put patients at ease. Seven of the practice's treatment rooms feature overhead televisions and noise-canceling headphones, allowing visitors to relax and enjoy music or a movie while the team examines and cares for their teeth.
Additionally, Dr. Myers hopes to reassure patients by using the latest advancements in dental technology as he and his staff perform preventive, cosmetic, and reconstructive procedures. Digital x-ray systems provide a clearer look at structural issues beneath the gum line, and the office's CEREC technology rapidly produces ceramic fixtures onsite, so the team can more effectively treat signs of damage in a single visit. This combination of advanced technology and compassionate care allows Dr. Myers to protect his patients' smiles by preventing the spread of decay or disease, using crowns, implants, onlays, fillings, or veneers to conceal signs of damage?or applying in-office teeth-whitening treatments to leave incisors and molars as stain-free as the hand towels in dish-detergent commercials.
At Advanced Dental Care, the friendly, experienced dentists and staff foster a welcoming and comforting environment for patients of all periodontal needs. Groupon customers first receive a consultation and x-rays to affirm that their teeth are worthy of initiation into the realm of bicuspid illumination. For the at-home whitening kit, impressions of upper and lower teeth are taken in-office. Then, clients depart with instructions, molded trays, and enough whitening products to span the two-week, twice-daily routine. One or two follow-up appointments gauge the success of the shade-shifting endeavor, ensuring that no molars are left in the cheek-covered shadows.
Invisalign straightens crooked chompers through a combination of highly advanced, 3-D computer graphics and the spells of good old-fashioned orthodontia. Four practices feature orthodontists 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 ($325), will pave the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are 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 $2,000 to $8,000); this Groupon gets you $1,000 to put toward that final cost. View some Invisalign FAQs here.