At J-Town Comprehensive Dental Center, Dr. Christina Beckham heads a team of mouth maestros who tend teeth with general, cosmetic, and preventive dentistry. Dr. Beckham specializes in CEREC tooth restoration, which matches ceramic crowns or veneers to gnashers' natural ivory hue, fostering natural-looking smiles that are more stunning than a tinfoil suit in a lightning storm. Gingivitis and teeth grinding meet their match with corrective cleansing, and glistening surfaces replace tartar and daily wear after exams and cleanings. Patients seeking Hollywood smiles avail themselves of J-Town Comprehensive Dental Center's in-office teeth-whitening techniques and Six Month Smiles braces before casting their tooth impressions on the Walk of Fame.
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.
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.
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.
As Forest Springs Family Dental enters its second decade of life, Dr. Misty Waldeck-Griffin continues to build the clinic's legacy amid the columns and arches of a neoclassical office. Curving granite countertops and tiled glass walls cultivate the openness of a Roman forum, and wooden floors ground the office in the 21st century. Tucked away in treatment rooms, massaging dental chairs hum as Dr. Waldeck-Griffin walks patients through services from digital x-rays to teeth whitening and wireless braces.
Sporting more than 35 years of mouth-makeover experience, Dr. S. Gregory Benanti and his skilled staff at Family Dental Associates revamp worn, misshapen, or chipped teeth with custom-made porcelain veneers. During the first of three appointments, patients’ bodies melt into soft pillows and blankets in 1 of 13 state-of-the-art treatment rooms as the doctor examines oral areas, takes x-rays, and tailors a treatment plan to meet client needs and Tooth Fairy tax codes. At the next visit, doctors prep teeth for their porcelain outerwear by shaving off a thin layer of enamel before fitting smile fences with temporary overlays. During the patient’s third visit, staff members adjust custom teeth shields for size and color and cement them in place, bonding permanent veneers to teeth as tightly as close siblings constructed from Legos.