When Dr. Bridget Young was 12, she filed papers and assisted chairside at her grandfather's dental practice. These memories stuck with her like a composite resin filling, and in 2001, she revived her grandfather's practice under the name Arts & Crafts Dental. Three years later, her husband, Dr. Allan Linehan, joined the practice.
Today, these two carry on the legacy that Dr. Young's grandfather started all the way back in 1964. The pair provides compassionate care that includes everything form general dentistry to cosmetic treatments. For dental emergencies, they’re often available for same-day visits, but they recommend that patients come in for a check-up every six months.
At Gerlach Family Dentistry, the husband-and-wife duo of Dr. Chip and Dr. Jo Ellen Gerlach understand the anxieties associated with visiting the dentist, especially for young children. Their gentle chairside manner sets patients of all generations at ease. The Gerlachs have found that educating their patients is a better way of relieving their fears than throwing them a candy bar every time they say the word cavity. The dental team never hesitates to explain the science behind each cosmetic or restorative procedure, along with the benefits and expected outcomes.
To make visits safe and comfortable, the dentists outfit their office with up-to-date dental technology. Gendex digital x-rays peer into roots and bone while reducing the radiation emissions of traditional x-rays by up to 80%. Composite fillings repair cavities with tooth-colored resin in place of mercury-laced amalgam fillings or peanut butter.
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. Jason McNabb grew up in the Louisville area, and when he decided to attend dental school he chose the University of Louisville. After undergoing advanced training in implants, endodontics, and cosmetic dentistry, Dr. McNabb opened Simply Smiles, where he treats the pain of impacted wisdom teeth, spots periodontal disease, and whitens teeth in-office. He also straightens teeth with ClearCorrect braces, which use custom-made clear trays instead of the traditional metal brackets that make it unsafe to microwave your food while it's in your mouth.
Drs. Mark Schulte and Carol Muth, along with Mark’s son Dr. David Schulte, work together to correct crooked smiles and protect the oral health of their patients. They draw on their collective expertise to tend to teeth with a variety of procedures that range from exams to orthodontics. The dentists also employ advanced technology, including a digital x-ray system to reduce exposure to radiation and a rotary-endodontics system that addresses root canals in one visit instead of several weeks or leap days. Whether the team is filling cavities with tooth-colored composites or fitting mouths with Invisalign clear plastic aligners, such attention to efficiency and comfort is emblematic of their mission to make dental health as easy as possible for their patients.
Parkside Family Dental banishes destructive dental forces with its full menu of mouth maintenance and cosmetic care. Dr. Graboviy uses his more than 25 years of experience to explain fractions and to ensure teeth and gum health through checkups, which include a dental exam, a free consultation, and oral-hygiene instruction for the floss-challenged.