From the designated ?zen corner? to the lavender-scented towels offered after appointments, Smiles by Rosie Family Dentistry feels more like a spa than a traditional dentist?s office. It?s all part of Dr. Katie-Rose Wagner?s mission to make dental care as relaxing as possible for adults and children. As patients relax in lilac-hued rooms, listening to their choice of music or programming form netflix, Dr. Wagner and her staff tend to smiles with procedures that range from preventative care to cosmetic touch-ups. Winner of both the Somerville News Weekly and the Somerville scout "Best Dentist of 2013" award, Dr. Wagner particularly specializes in treating those who have put off their regular visits.
For more than four decades, the trained dentists of Dental Arts Davis Square have straightened, brightened, and restored smiles amid a modern office setting. Their customized treatment plans complement each patient’s unique dental needs, combining services that range from preventative cleanings to Invisalign braces that discretely straighten teeth and Zoom! whitening sessions that remove years of stains caused by cigarette smoking and Sharpie chewing. The Dental Arts team can also overhaul teeth with a smile makeover, camouflaging chips, cracks, and missing teeth with crowns, dental implants, and porcelain veneers.
Since 1993, Ellen LaBella has been honing her expertise in styling and aesthetics. At Salon Kokopelli, which she opened in 2006, Ellen gives patrons the benefit of her carefully curated range of treatments, waxing away unwanted hair, infusing hair with highlights or full color, or rejuvenating skin with nutrient-rich facials. One of those facial specialties is the marine-enzyme facial, which exfoliates the skin and includes a mask of vitamins and oils that are essential, unlike James Bond in a James Bond movie. The Salon Kokopelli team can add a youth-glow hand treatment to facials, which uses a hydrating cream to moisturize winter-wracked hands.
Dr. Anthony Cardone brightens smiles alongside an experienced staff, maintaining and restoring teeth with a full range of general, family, and cosmetic dentistry services. The team of dental techs tailors each treatment to clients’ needs, making chompers sparkle with in-office whitening treatments, ensuring oral health with regular checkups, and repairing mouthscapes with porcelain veneers after clients mistake tinfoil for bubblegum. As the staff works, they educate patients on all treatment options and procedures––a practice that engenders both effective care and a reduction in patient anxiety. It is this philosophy of individualized treatment that motivates each staff member to stay current on the latest dental trends, allowing patients to strut worry-free into each procedure and rock-candy tasting.
Specializing solely in whitening smiles, the technicians of Express Teeth Whitening Center help fade blemishes on teeth, allowing patrons to smile with confidence, whether it's for that job interview or presentation, or to just feel more at ease, all without the hassle of a dental-office visit. For teeth-whitening treatments, a technician will assess the type of treatment that will work best for the client by using a mouth tray with either 36% or 44% carbamide peroxide gel or a cheek retractor with 16% hydrogen peroxide whitening gel. After that, the technician will provide the client with protective glasses and activate the stain-zapping power with a blue light. The combination whitens teeth two to seven shades and produces immediate results, unlike going back in time to un-drink a year's worth of cups of coffee.
Though they work from a single office, Dr. Mauro Stuparich and Dr. Alexandra Nouel are both doctors and architects. This dual specialization stems from their training in prosthodontics—the art of rebuilding teeth with crowns, bridges, implants, and other apparatuses. After completing prosthodontics programs at Tufts University, then attending advanced courses on surgical implants at the Misch Institute, the two dentists took their expertise to Boston's historic Electric Carriage House. There, they administer a wide range of restorative, cosmetic, and general dentistry services to clients of all ages.
Assistance from a congenial staff and advanced technology helps the dentists ensure quality, custom results. For example, Dr. Nouel deftly crafts natural-looking crowns using CEREC systems, which can create the coverings in a single day. Whether their clients want to improve their teeth with porcelain veneers or a regulation cleaning, the dentists can rely on several amenities to ensure patients’ comfort during appointments. The staff members encourage clients to bring their own music, and they can administer sedation to quell lingering anxieties. Clients also have the option of donning protective eyewear. The dark glasses guard against particles and the glare of the overhead light while convincing the dentist that every patient is the Terminator.