At Advanced Dental Center, dentist Rachel Talis and her team keep smiles healthy and beautiful. Dr. Talis graduated from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, and went on to complete advanced training in areas such as cosmetic dentistry, advanced restorative options, and the treatment of gum disease. She also performs Boost teeth-whitening sessions that erase stains from smoking, drinking coffee, or mistaking a fountain pen for black licorice.
Dr. Michael Damian Becker returned to his hometown of Louisville after perfecting his skills at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, joining the navy, and completing a residency at Portsmouth Naval Medical Hospital. Today, he puts his extensive education to use at Hillview Family Dentistry, cleaning teeth, repairing cavities, and performing dental procedures such as implants and extractions. His office stays open for evening appointments to accommodate those who work or compete in candy-eating contests during the day.
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.
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.
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.