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.
Dr. Joel Rutledge DDS specializes in General Dentistry, and ensures that clients keep their chompers sparkling and healthy. Beyond General Dentistry he also specializes in procedures such as veneers and corrective services such as Invisalign.
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.
Dr. Tanisha Moore Acker at Crescent City Dental maintains chomper health for the entire family with patient-friendly general dentistry and a wide range of dental services. The approximately one-hour visitation begins with an examination, in which Dr. Tanisha delves into facial caverns to scan for cavities, oral cancers, and gum disease. A skilled technician then shoots x-rays of the mouthscapes, exposing the seedy underworld and hidden speakeasies not visible to the naked eye. Finally, a hygienist scrubs tusks in a deluge of foam and floss to slough away tartar and debris.
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.
Led by Drs. Drew Mefford and Wade Clayton, the staffers at Clayton-Mefford Dental, formerly Appling Dental Group, help foster healthier teeth and gums. Their services include everything from routine checkups to K?R teeth-whitening treatments, which can rid pearly whites of stains and tooth-fairy graffiti. As a sign of the times, the office features technologically advanced tools, such as digital x-rays, laser dentistry, and E4D crowns that staffers can create and apply in one day.