The doctors and the staff at Apt Dental Associates have dedicated themselves to educating their guests to prevent oral unpleasantries. Under the guidance of Dr. Amisha Shroff, a graduate of Howard University?s dental school in 2002, they lead clients through step-by-step explanations of their dental health, making sure they understand how to take care of their teeth and the baby guppies that no longer fit in their mouths. When problems do arise, a full slate of dental services puts smiles back in shape, with the dentists judiciously laying out the pros and cons of each procedure, from fillings and sealant applications to bonding, dental implants, and bleaching. The office adds comfort to guests? visits by furnishing the waiting room with cushy leather sofas, a flat-screen TV, and bright green plants.
Canary Orchid Retreat boasts an accredited staff of certified massage therapists equipped with at least 500 hours of training and both Virginia Board of Nursing and Fairfax County massage-therapist permits. Armed with knowledge and super muscular fingers, the therapists employ various strokes and manipulations to untangle muscle knots and remove tension from the body. Massage modalities range from hot-stone therapy and deep-tissue massage to a Hawaiian therapeutic massage, lomilomi, which combines mind, body, and spirit to the beat of tribal rhythms. Other indulgent treatments include reflexology, sea-salt body scrubs, and mint foot soaks.
At Optimum Dental, Dr. Taran Kaur adheres to a philosophy of prevention, yet comes fully equipped to deal with dental problems already in full swing. The team administers restorative services such as cavity fillings and root canals to repair damage or replace missing teeth with implants. At the cosmetic end, technicians lift out stains with Zoom! whitening and porcelain veneers spruce up smiles by hiding crooked or chipped teeth.
Dr. Ejtemai brightens mouth ivories with whitening treatments and fixes smiles with restorative implant work. Her dental services also include treating gum disease and performing surgical procedures such as extractions. In addition, she’s a certified Invisalign provider, fitting patients with nearly invisible plastic aligners that straighten teeth over a period of 6 to 18 months.
The ultramodern Arlington Center for Dentistry looks more like a spaceship than a dentist's office. Sliding glass doors give way to a private waiting room equipped with a flat-screen TV and bright-red leather couch. Beyond its translucent walls, massive pillars painted gold and bright green pepper the path to the reception desk, interspersed with more flat-screen TVs to entertain patients perched upon circular benches that look as though they might lift into the sky at any moment.
The smooth, corner-less aesthetic hints at the state-of-the-art treatments administered beyond the waiting room, where seven experienced doctors??among them dentists, oral surgeons, orthodontists, endodontists, and pedondontists??strive to ensure a healthy, happy future for each smile. With an emphasis on creating lasting doctor/patient relationships, they gently guide mouths on custom treatment plans that can include everything from invisible braces to chip-covering Lumineers. Full-mouth and panoramic radiographs combine with comprehensive periodontal charting and bite analysis to pinpoint problems with precision, and model wax-ups of teeth present a mockup of how teeth will look after cosmetic treatments or if they fail to give up their candle-snacking habit.
Dr. Im, along with the team at Fairlington Dental, wrangles misaligned chompers into pearly white parallels with clear Invisalign orthodonture. In an office scented by baking cookies, guests sip gourmet coffee or tea and dunk hands at the warm paraffin wax spa station before settling in to watch DirecTV in the exam room. There, a clinical exam and a set of photographs blueprint a plan and provide tooth-fairy tabloids with periodontal portraiture. After impressions yield a one-of-a-kind maw mold, technicians create a set of aligners as unique as a snowflake's fingerprint. Patients swap in a new pair of tooth tamers about every two weeks until smiles become fluent in straight talk. This Groupon includes the cost of Invisalign's monthly office visits, though it does not cover the cost of a retainer ($450).