When smilers want to wear their best-possible grins, they call Dr. Bob Perkins at Smiles in Malibu. In addition to general dentistry, he's an expert in cosmetic treatments, including implant and orthodontic dentistry. Dental aesthetics are Dr. Perkins' passion. In fact, busy though he is—he's also a family man and a skateboarder—he can't even sit down to watch television without thinking about his work. After catching the 2011 season of NBC's The Biggest Loser, he contacted contestant Sunny Sinclair and offered to perfect her smile. Sunny and Dr. Perkins tracked the treatments with their cameras. The resulting film captures Dr. Perkin's artful eye, personal bedside manner, and wealth of experience—not to mention his office's comforts, which include sedation dentistry and mink dental bibs.
With orchids in its windows, sculptures in its corridors, and a spacious waiting room with a marble-topped reception desk that overlooks plush couches, Agoura Advanced Dentistry looks exactly like a spa. And yet it’s the place where Dr. Kam Kamangar performs root canals, crafts veneers, and removes teeth stains caused by drinking coffee and smooching octopi. Inside treatment rooms, patients zone out while staring at the sun-soaked hills and trees.
At Tarzana Dental Center & Specialties, Dr. Shahin Shamsian keeps patients of all ages comfortable while he gets their mouths sparkling with a full spectrum of services. He stymies decay with preventive measures such as thorough exams, proper brushings, and lessons on the importance of swallowing your candy bars whole. Reconstruction procedures are meted out in the form of fillings, dental implants, and bone grafts. Knowing that many patients—especially kids—can find dental treatments intimidating, he offers safe, effective nitrous oxide, which allows patients to keep their reflexes at ease.