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.
Since graduating from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine Dr. Corinne Scalzitti has completed a slew of post-graduate training courses, most of which have focused on implants and dentures. She applies what she has learned at Bee Cave Dental, where she and her staff specialize in restorative and cosmetic dentistry services. On any given day, they may be revamping pearly whites with non-surgical implants, brightening smiles with Zoom! teeth whitening, or realigning chompers with Invisalign. Aside from structural issues, the team can also help diagnose and treat sleep apnea, which might impede the nightly sheep inventory.
A founding member of the local chapter of the Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Joseph J. Schmidt draws upon his assiduous study of modern trends in dental technology to lead his practice at Masterpiece Smiles. Dr. Schmidt targets tooth problems early with dental care that focuses on infancy and early childhood to ensure that primary incisors aren’t damaged during teething or stroller derbies. Regular and rigorous teeth cleanings for all ages preempt costly restorative treatments, and in-house or take-home teeth-whitening treatments replace the light bulbs in dim teeth. An in-house laboratory expedites the creation and delivery of appliances, bridges, and crowns, and allows patients to exam wares and make necessary adjustments in a timely manner. The staff also crafts oral appliances to combat snoring and fashions barely-detectable braces with Invisalign technology.
To understand Kenneth Kassabian, D.D.S. General Dentist’s passion for blending science with art, one need only look at his impressive collection of custom-built guitars. When he isn’t shredding the frets on one of his trademark axes, the jack-of-all-trades dentist draws on more than 30 years of dental experience to tend to teeth of all ages with general and orthodontic treatments. Since opening his practice in 1995, Dr. Kassabian has discovered that each patient deals with a visit to the dentist differently; he and his professional staff thus offer sedation options that range from general anesthesia to the doctor’s own soothing covers of Air Supply songs.
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.
Dr. Billy Metcalf is a pediatric dentist by trade and by training, with specialized knowledge and experience in treating children's teeth, from the disposable baby teeth to permanent secondary ones. The dental exam consists of an age-appropriate tooth charting, soft gum tissue exam, and x-rays to ensure teeth are sound in their mandibular homes, plus a professional cleaning to blast away any squatting populations of plaque and tartar. Dr. Metcalf's topical fluoride application hardens enamel and repairs areas weakened by Halloween punishment, candy apples, or invasive tooth fairies before finishing the visit with nutritional guidance and oral hygiene instruction, as well as answering any questions.