Once clients are comfortably ensconced in the dentist's chair, the oral exam begins. The resident toothsperts will check each individual incisor, cuspid, bicuspid, and molar for chips, cracks, staining, and loitering Minnesota Twins, ensuring that enamel bones are sound for biting, and gums and soft tissues will be inspected for any signs of periodontal disease. The x-ray battery exposes the roots and inner sanctums of oral stalagmites to reveal any soft spots, problem areas, or cavities. When your mouth checks out as mammalian and your teeth are cleared for takeoff, the professional teeth cleaning begins. An expert cleaning removes all the buildup and surface staining that regular brushing and flossing can't—hardened tartar, hard-to-reach plaque, and bacterial graffiti along the gum line.
Dr. Kristine Marshall, a graduate of Northwestern University's dental school, followed in her grandfather's footstep by earning her dental degree in 1993. Since then, she's practiced both general and cosmetic dentistry and enhanced her expertise at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. Armed with the latest dental technology, from digital x-rays to laser-assisted treatments, Dr. Marshall examines teeth, whitens smiles, and performs full-mouth reconstruction. Her friendly and compassionate approach quickly puts patients at ease, while her Jedi mind tricks lure mouths into opening up and saying "Ahh."
Even dentists get toothaches. Director of The Dental Emergency Room Dr. William Jamolych knows how torturous tooth pain can be, having suffered unexpected dental emergencies himself. He and his staff keep the clinic open 365 days a year, even on important holidays such as Christmas and Super Bowl Sunday. Besides treating the sudden ache or broken tooth, he and his staff also perform routine exams, cleanings, and cosmetic procedures.
Dr. Holloman and his team of smile curators help keep mouths in working order with their dedication to preventative dental care. Chairs cushioned with memory foam cradle patients during a dental cleaning ($90) and exam ($85), which rid teeth of the evidence from midnight beet binges. Digital x-rays snap a complete set of palate pics, using a fraction of the radiation and none of the processing chemicals that can be harmful to the environment ($125). Each treatment room boasts its own television, so patients can pass the time admiring the perpendicular angles of the screen or watching one of the hundreds of movies on hand with the added comfort of a blanket, a pillow, and a pair of headphones.
The whitening treatments are only valid for patients with no caps, bridges, fillings, or active decay on their front teeth. The dentist will determine if a patient is a whitening candidate during an exam. If not eligible for the whitening kit, then the patient will receive the Oral-B Electric Power Brush ($42 value).