The dental facility that is home to Dr. Robert Howard and Dr. Renee Levine can defeat nearly any problem that dares to cross the gumline. Practicing in Mamaroneck, OKU graduate Howard and Tufts graduate Levine head a staff that regards patients as family and tooth decay as a sworn enemy. Howard is a 30-year veteran clinician who has won a reputation as a conscientious cavity crusader who was named Westchester Magazine's Top Dentist four years in a row. Dr. Howard compliments his own wide-ranging treatments—including Invisalign and teeth whitening—by enlisting the talents of Dr. Renee Levine, who practices general dentistry and excels in the area of cosmetic dental transformations.
A strong proponent of ongoing edudation, Levine is the founder of Western Massachusetts Young Professional Dental Study Group which promotes interdisciplinary case studies.
After earning her degree in dentistry at New York University and completing her residency, Dr. Michele Leone-Renne spent a year using her skills to treat underprivileged children in the South Bronx. These days, she continues to care for patients' teeth at her practice. Dr. Leone-Renne also helps patients to look their best with treatments such as porcelain veneers or injections of Botox.
The father-son team at the helm of The Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, Doctors George and Robert Rioseco, share 50 years and a commitment to maintaining both the health and appearance of their patients' teeth. Their mission is echoed in the Frank Lloyd Wright quote on the wall of the office: "Form and function should be one, joined in spiritual union." When coupled with the zen-like décor of the office, the dentists' levels of experience keep patients at ease. Much like a brain surgeon who works at night as an anti-brain surgery lobbyist, The Center for Cosmetic Dentistry leads a double life, functioning also as a training center where dentists from around the world come to learn about the latest dental technologies.
Dr. Jeffrey Gelb whips crooked teeth into shape with the latest orthodontic technology, including Invisalign, an advanced treatment that straightens smiles in small steps with discreet aligners. During the half-hour consultation, Dr. Gelb takes a panoramic x-ray of the patient's mouth, allowing the orthodontist to capture all the flora and fauna that a point-and-shoot x-ray misses. While the patient relaxes in a massaging dental chair, Dr. Gelb thoroughly examines the mouth to determine whether teeth are good candidates for Invisalign. Mouths that pass the entrance exam to the academy of white picket fences can begin the process of procuring Invisalign retainers at that time or schedule an appointment at the modern office for a later date. Full Invisalign treatments range in price with Gelb Orthodontics from $6,000 to $6,500.
Dr. Richard Donelli and his team of dental devotees tackle the stains and plaque that keep teeth from fulfilling their pearly potential. The Zoom! process anoints incisors with a whitening gel that interacts with a special light and breaks down discoloring pigments deposited by coffee, nicotine, or running smile first into an ink storm, leaving teeth up to eight shades whiter. Patients can while away the one-hour procedure with the help of provided iPods and noise-cancelling headphones or personal televisions.
For many, trips to the dentist awaken old childhood worries—fears of having cavities, getting fillings, or being admonished for not flossing enough. Dr. Ahmad Sedehi and his staff understand these concerns; that’s why they strive to assuage any such fear during every visit. Their helpful attitudes and open dialogue make the office feel a bit cozier and the treatments feel a bit less daunting. The multilingual staff of English, Armenian, Farsi, and Spanish speakers can also ease minds from around the world. Their gentle chairside manner, combined with Dr. Sedehi’s proficient blend of preventive care, surgical prowess, and cosmetic expertise, helps patients keep teeth in tiptop shape and reduce the number of future visits needed down the road.