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.
At Kentucky Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center, board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons Drs. Thad Schulten, W. Ronald Harris, and Timothy Acord and their team of certified assistants use the latest techniques and technology to perform a variety of procedures. They specialize in treatments ranging from dental-implant surgery and wisdom-tooth removal to corrective jaw surgery, and monitor patients before, during, and after surgeries that feature intravenous (IV) sedation or outpatient general anesthesia. The skilled surgeons can also remove excess folds or under-eye bags with eyelid surgery, and use surgical or nonsurgical treatments to address sleep apnea resulting from an albatross-obstructed airflow.
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.
The founder of Woodside Dental, Dr. Chris Zaepfel, enjoys being a pioneer. One piece of evidence is in his office: the CS 9300 CT Scan system. With minimal radiation and maximal accuracy, the machine produces detailed 3-D images that are especially useful in delicate procedures such as creating implants or anatomically correct chattering-mouth toys. Dr. Zaepfel doesn't hoard his expertise, however?he's also founded an accredited dental-assisting program in the area and taught dental hygiene students at Elizabethtown Community and Technical School.
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.
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.