Dr. Timothy Messer has built his practice on smiles—literally. Since he began his private practice after leaving the U.S. Navy Dental Corps, he's been an active participant in Give Kids a Smile Day, and he seeks out ways to promote happy communities with dental outreach and charities. He picks his staff based on his business philosophy and is therefore surrounded by some of the friendliest, most experienced technicians in the area. He relies on his specialized team members to help him execute general and cosmetic dental treatments, ranging from basic prophylactics and fluoride treatments to orthodontic aligners and porcelain veneers. Eager to abolish the fear that dentists put clown makeup on their patients once they're sedated, Dr. Messer offers conscious sedation for patients with a more extreme anxiety about dentists.
Memphis Center for Cosmetic Dentistry offers comprehensive dental care, from routine cleanings to cosmetic whitening procedures. Using the latest techniques and equipment, these dental specialists clean and brighten teeth and boost oral health, all in a soothing environment. Massage mats on examination chairs create the deep relaxation required to keep mouths open for long periods of time. Come in for a new patient exam and cleaning ($307) in between spitting out sips of your complimentary beverage. Or, buy two Groupons in order to get a BriteSmile treatment ($600), which is a 60-minute light show that polishes mouths to pearly perfection. For longer procedures, strap on I-glasses to watch your favorite DVD or over 100 channels of satellite TV in rapid succession. If you prefer pictureless entertainment during a crown ($1200) or filling procedure ($185–$300), each room is equipped with headphones, though singing along to your favorite tunes is not recommended.
The dental professionals at Gililland Orthodontics apply high technology to wayward enamel, working to increase convenience by reducing visits. Doctors R. Todd Gililland, DMD, and Shawn P. O’Bannon, DMD, wield the latest dental equipment to keep oral systems in order. Each one to 1.5-hour consultation helps doctors and patient understand individual orthodontic needs and devise a treatment plan if warranted. Begin with digital photographs and digital x-rays, which minimize radiation exposure. Drs. Gililland and O’Bannon will diagnose overall dental health, spot any problem areas, and direct all molar gremlins to the mouth exit. The doc will then discuss treatment needs, timing, costs, expectations, and dreams of gleaming tooth cities.
Whether they watch DVDs in the waiting room, play with a PlayStation or Xbox in the treatment area, or undergo a 20-minute Xtreme Teeth Whitening treatment, clients at Smiles Are Us Dental Group will know that this office is all about what's modern. Dr. Freida Grimes-Moore stays abreast of dental-industry innovations through post-graduate courses. She draws on this knowledge during exams, implant procedures, root canals, veneer applications, and temporomandibular-joint (TMJ) treatments.
After you meet one of Bartlett's four experienced dentists, they'll take a peep at your pearlies and consult with you about how to get them looking their healthiest and why Bart Simpson dental tattoos might not be a good idea "right now." After a round of x-rays, you can kick back in a state-of-the-art dental station and relax while the friendly tooth wizards go to work bringing the sparkle back to your mouth-bones, so you can once more strike fear into the hearts of baby carrots.
In nearly every situation in life, the less metal that's in your mouth, the better. General and cosmetic dentist Dr. Michael A. Smith, DDS seems to have adopted this position. Unlike traditional dentistry, which repairs cavities with metal amalgams and covers up damaged teeth with conspicuous metal caps, Dr. Smith's Cerec-technology-driven dentistry relies on ceramic onlays, inlays, and veneers. And his composite resins fill in for missing enamel while remaining virtually invisible, like a ketchup stain on a red “I put ketchup on my ketchup” T-shirt.
Echoing this commitment to unobtrusive oral health is Dr. Christine H. Fitzgerald. A recent addition to the team, Dr. Fitzgerald brings with her the lessons that she learned during an award-filled stint at the University of Louisville School for Dentistry. Recognized for her work in endodontics, Dr. Fitzgerald also earns plaudits exhibits for the compassion and dedication that drove her to complete mission stints as far away as Honduras and as close as Pikeville, KY.
Between the two of them, Drs. Smith and Fitzgerald have more than three decades of experience. They care for patients in a calming office filled with soothing chairside candles. In addition to their in-office work, Dr. Smith also participates in a mobile dental clinic that provides dental care to low-income families.