After waiting by the sandy walls and staring at beach photographs in the lobby, patients at Lake Baldwin Dental might mistake their treatment room for a private cabana, especially after reclining in a leather chair with a personal screen that broadcasts movies, TV shows, and music. Patients relax further with noise-canceling headphones that diminish the sounds of dental instruments or with dental sedation, which can help clients with dental phobias find a sense of serenity.
Dr. William Dunn and Dr. Kathleen Anderson then get to work, addressing cosmetic concerns with complimentary smile makeover consultations that can lead to Zoom! whitening services, porcelain veneers, and implants. Their medical offerings range from inconspicuous fillings to cosmetic services.
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Dr. Jorge E. Quintero—who holds licenses from the dental boards of both Florida and California—has been safeguarding teeth using preventive maintenance and advanced detection technology since 1984. He oversees a team of trained hygienists who keep mouths healthy and fully operational with oral surgery, implants, and teeth cleanings. When they're not focusing on preventive dentistry, they pretty up smiles with a variety of cosmetic services, including porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and lip augmentation. These dental experts fully believe that educating patients is an important step towards oral health. As such, Dr. Quintero encourages his clientele in both Spanish and English to practice healthy habits, such as flossing, brushing twice daily, and limiting the number of candied sugar cubes they eat each night. :m]]
Dr. Jose Marcano, DMD, draws from more than 20 years of dentistry expertise and numerous continuing-education classes to lead his staff in the fight for healthy smiles. His practice is a mostly "drill-free" facility, thanks to his use of air abrasion and advanced lasers for cosmetic and restorative treatments. During routine dental exams, technicians scan teeth for trouble spots, such as cavities, tartar buildup, or picketing molars demanding more candy, before snapping panoramic and bitewing x-rays to gain insight into inner-enamel precincts. The staff further revamps teeth with a full spectrum of services, from veneers to Zoom! whitening to Invisalign aligners.
Once clients are comfortably ensconced in the dentist's chair, the oral exam begins. The dentist and his/her fellow toothsperts will check each individual incisor, cuspid, bicuspid, and molar for chips, cracks, staining, and loitering Minnesota Twins, ensuring that enamel bones are sound for biting, and gums and soft tissues will be inspected for any signs of periodontal disease. The x-ray battery exposes the roots and inner sanctums of oral stalagmites to reveal any soft spots, problem areas, or cavities. When your mouth checks out as mammalian and your teeth are cleared for take-off, the professional teeth cleaning begins. An expert cleaning removes all the buildup and surface staining that regular brushing and flossing can't—hardened tartar, hard-to-reach plaque, and bacterial graffiti along the gum line.
In 1993, a few entrepreneurs transformed the basement of a Minneapolis apartment building into an Italian restaurant. It became the first Buca di Beppo. The owners of that inaugural location soon found themselves riding a wave of popularity and marinara sauce as they opened new restaurants across the nation. Today, the eatery occupies 99 locations nationwide, from downtown San Francisco to Times Square, New York.
At each location, chefs maintain the northern and southern Italian flavors that made the original so popular, adding only a few American twists. They also supply family-style servings, which help make Buca di Beppo a favorite place for families and friends to gather in large, hungry groups. The chefs bake up batches of Cheesy Bread Florentine, a colorful combo of spinach, roma tomatoes, and garlic sprinkled over Italian bread and sealed in place with fresh, melted cheeses. For entrées, they prepare dishes with an eye toward quantity, both of portion and choice; they whip up Veal Parmigiana, Baked Ziti, and classic Italian-American staples like Ravioli and Lasagna. And in keeping with the convivial atmosphere, they also serve truly decadent desserts. Their Mt. Vesuvius Dark Chocolate Cake erupts with melted chocolate, and their Colossal Brownie Sundae towers with six scoops of ice cream and tiers of sundae trimmings.
Since attaining a fellowship in implantology, Michael Koyfman, DMD, has been a player in the evolution of restoration dentistry. He reinforces every patient's smile with hundreds of hours of continuing education and clinical research through the Dental Practice-Based Research Network. Dr. Koyfman offers patients several variations on traditional implants and wind-up dentures: the CEREC procedure eschews tooth impressions for fast, 3-D imaging, and the all-on-four procedure accomplishes full-arch restorations with four implants instead of the customary eight. Dr. Koyfman also pushes the boundaries of dental techniques by using a CT scan, which allows him to make more accurate measurements and provide better treatments for his clients.
Dr. Koyfman's practice is versatile. Looking beyond crowns and abutments, he and his staff oversee orthodontic services, such as Invisalign aligners, as well as cosmetic services, such as Zoom teeth whitening.