The Kentucky Center for Orthodontics’ trio of doctors all got into orthodontics when they realized just how much a great smile can improve someone’s life. Dr. Douglas Durbin, the inventor of the Flosspik polypropylene interproximal dental cleaner, Dr. Thomas Garner, and Dr. John Huang enhance the smiles of both children and adults with Invisalign treatments, braces with clear brackets, and invisible retainers glued to the back of teeth. They use digital imaging to construct treatment plans, they avoid headgear whenever possible, and they never just pull out a tooth when it won’t cooperate. Under their steady hands, The Kentucky Center for Orthodontics has straightened the teeth of more than 35,000 patients, including Miss Kentucky USA 2009 Maria Montgomery.
Dr. Cindy Munoz and her staff preserve the splendor of smiles with restorative and cosmetic dental treatments. Committed to cutting-edge cleaning technology, Dr. Munoz is constantly foraging for new ways to help folks say cheese and consume cheese with confidence. The doctor specializes in replacing missing, broken, or cracked teeth with crowns, bridges, partials and dentures. Her office also excels at advanced surgical procedures, such as mini dental implants and at brightening grins with teeth-whitening treatments performed in the office or with take-home kits.
Husband-and-wife team Drs. Teresa Boyd and David R. Thornton share many things, including a home in Lexington, two sons, and a dental practice. But the sharing doesn't stop with the two of them. Dr. Thornton shares his knowledge with students and health-conscious saw blades at Bluegrass Technical Community College, and Dr. Boyd has shared her time, offering free dental services to underprivileged kids through community and volunteer programs. The dentists also provide their clients with unique financing options. After cleanings, dental implants, or Invisalign treatments, patients can pay upfront or apply through CareCredit to divide their total into manageable monthly payments.
Once clients are comfortably ensconced in the dentist's chairthe 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 take-off, 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. Jeffrey Brown amiably clears debris from ivory crevices with a comprehensive list of dental services. To begin the 90-minute appointment, a technician peeks between teeth and hunts down decay and limited-edition popcorn-kernel collectibles before gently scouring nooks and crannies. Afterward, x-rays explore the innermost tissues of each tooth and divulge problems lurking beneath enamel. If clients also wish to add luster to their chompers, Dr. Brown casts custom molds of biters and enlists their likenesses to sculpt custom whitening trays or wind-up chattering teeth. Patients can pick up their whitening trays one or two days later along with a storage case and professional whitening gel.
Dr. Loy channels his 29 years of experience as he scrutinizes, cleans, and whitens sullied chompers with help from his professional staff. Basic dental-maintenance sessions begin when experts carefully spelunk through patients' maws in search of the visible signs of dental disease. X-rays then peer beneath outer tooth crusts to unveil secret societies of decay. Lastly, hygienists scour tarnished tusks before hanging them out to dry in the warm sun. During teeth-whitening sessions, the Pola Office system brightens bites in 45 minutes without a bleaching light or 30 minutes if a light is used. First, specialists slather fangs with a formula comprised of hydrogen peroxide, a whitening agent, and potassium nitrate, which helps reduce post-treatment sensitivity and is easily removed with Pola's flexible gingival barrier. Clients can also adopt their very own Pola take-home trays to continue the bleaching process in the comfort of their own living rooms, bedrooms, and makeshift quilt forts.