Each of the four doctors at Los Gatos Dental Center?Drs. Moneim, Springbett, Amer, and Adams?has more than 20 years of dentistry experience, with more than half of that time dedicated to straightening smiles with Invisalign orthodontic treatments. Being the only Invisalign Elite Provider in Los Gatos, Dr. Moneim an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSF?has treated more than 500 Invisalign cases within the two offices surrounded by verdant trees. The dentists can customize each remedy to the patient?s specific needs, whether faced with an occluded overbite or a set of out-of-tune cartoon piano keys. In addition, Los Gatos specializes in a wide array of dental procedures, from periodontal exams to the smile-makeover services of cosmetic dentistry, such as veneers, whitening, or hanging a crystal chandelier from the uvula.
Husband and wife team Drs. Karim and Abir Tadros have been beautifying teeth together since first meeting in dental school. Since then, they’ve demonstrated their synergy not only by raising two sons, but by their common appreciation for the industry’s most advanced cosmetic materials. Lumineer veneers uses contact-lens-thin material covers up damaged and badly stained teeth without having to remove existing enamel and tooth-colored resins replace conspicuous metal amalgams when filling cavities.
With hundreds of locations across the country, Right Dental Group represents a collection of oral-healthcare professionals who deliver a variety of quality dental services. The collective places an emphasis on relationship building—meaning patients can confess their most egregious toffee-apple trespasses while receiving a teeth scrubbing delivered with precision and understanding. Each of the dentists is prescreened for a consistent record of excellence and the ability to efficiently locate a cavity in a toothstack. A skilled doctor and their staff will skillfully probe forgotten mouth corners, eradicating tartar and expunging plaque from bacterial lairs. The included x-rays will help uncover any oral problem areas that cannot be seen with the shamelessly naked eye. After treatment, clients will be privy to tips that explain the proper brushing and flossing techniques to ward off gum disease and tooth loss, ensuring tongue-stoppers remain firmly rooted to the rest of the skeletal system.
Dr. Sepideh Pejham, a University of San Francisco–trained dentist, believes that the secret to maintaining oral health is through preventive care and patient education. To achieve this, Dr. Sepi and her staff perform thorough exams, stress the importance of regular cleanings, and carefully comb through each patient's medical history for factors that may affect their overall health. A member of the American and California dental associations, Dr. Sepi is proficient in a varied list of high-tech dental procedures, and stays on top of new techniques by continually attending dental lectures, meetings, and conventions. From her office on the west edge of the Silicon Valley, Dr. Sepi showers each patient with individualized attention during general checkups or cosmetic services such as teeth whitening or putting up molar holiday lights.
At Smile Center of Los Gatos, Dr. Ginnylee Roderick personally polishes grins with an expansive slate of general dentistry and cosmetic services, drawing upon more than 16 years of experience. Muted spotlights illuminate a warm, contemporary waiting area with a bubbling aquarium that entertains patients and then lulls them to sleep. During appointments, low-radiation digital x-rays and intraoral cameras help scout out problem areas as electric handpieces expedite decay removal and a CEREC machine speedily molds crowns, inlays, and veneers. Painless teeth-whitening sessions can take place at home or in the office, and Dr. Roderick also checks in on gums with periodontal services, sometimes giving patients eggs fresh from her own chicken coop to hard-boil and then test-drive newly cleaned chompers.
Signature Dental’s team of experienced dentists clean and examine chompers in semiprivate treatment rooms with views of a glistening outdoor pool. After plucking tools from a sleek wooden cabinet, a cuspid connoisseur inspects each tooth and its gummy abode for signs of disease or decay, then discusses the findings and the client’s favorite Power Ranger during a one-on-one consultation. Digital x-rays, which emit 50% less radiation than traditional images, can uncover subenamel activity, such as birthday parties thrown by hidden cavities, and a thorough cleaning scrubs away tartar and plaque for a glistening finish.