At first glance, Good Day Total Health Clinic seems more like an opulent spa than a wellness center. Past the rich marble and plush furnishings in the lobby, vividly painted treatment rooms are interspersed with a serene fish pond and murals depicting cherry trees ironically holding apples. The varied, welcoming decor reflects the multidisciplinary approach to health provided by the doctors, specialists, and technicians who practice here. The team offers state of the art treatments for both wellness and beauty, from chiropractic care and acupuncture to rejuvenating massages and teeth-whitening treatments.
No matter where they are in the country, clients of Dental Professionals of Virginia and Maryland and Neibauer Dental Care are bound to find a dentist just as skilled as the one at home. That’s because more than 400 offices in 19 states are affiliated with the dental network, whose administrative support, guiding principles, and focus on continuing education ensure that their dentists will be talented wherever they work. The company also strives for community improvement—they’ve contributed more than $250,000 to such charities as the American Red Cross, The Oral Cancer Foundation, and the Smiles for Life campaign.
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.
Under the direction of Dr. Farida Khattak, the Dynamic Family Dentistry team maintains high standards in training, safety, and patient education to keep teeth in mint condition. The dentists and hygienists recognize the unease some patients may feel about going on dental visits, which is why they try to create a comforting atmosphere with personalized care and positive demeanors. As the mother of two young girls, Dr. Khattak is particularly skilled in the art of putting children at ease during appointments, as well as synchronized french braiding. She and her staff perform preventive services such as x-rays, cleanings, and periodontal exams, along with more involved procedures such as dental implants and porcelain crowns.
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.
When searching for a new dentist, patients prize a light touch almost as much as they do extensive training or whiz-bang technology. Fortunately, Tarek Mogharbel, DDS—who worked in District of Columbia General Hospital’s oral-surgery department and is a certified Invisalign and Lumineers practitioner—and his partner, Sun Park, DDS, both describe themselves as gentle people. This character trait translates to each of their cosmetic and family dentistry services. The doctors take special care no matter the procedure, whether it’s an exam for an anxious youngster, a teeth-whitening treatment for an adult, or a new set of porcelain veneers for a ventriloquist’s dummy locked in an eternal, unfeeling grin.