At OC Dental Center and OC Smile, which has three locations in the Orange County area, the team of dentists restores the smiles of patients young and old in an ultramodern facility with massage chairs and flat-screen televisions. Lush, Tuscan-style environs accented with rich murals provide a refreshing contrast to the sterile decor and loose teeth scattered throughout most dentist offices. Low-radiation digital x-rays represent OC's commitment to safe, up-to-the-minute technology, which also includes the latest teeth-whitening treatments and Waterlase, a laser-based treatment that can eliminate the need for drilling. Additionally, most of the offices have bilingual staffs who are able to guide patients through visits in both English and Spanish.
To say that Dr. Ruben Begino, DDS cares about oral health would be an understatement. The head of Alicia Plaza Dentistry has formed a life around helping others, volunteering his dental services in Belize, Guatemala, and Mexico. Stateside, he treats his clients to a wealth of services that address a range of mouth-related issues, such as misaligned teeth, tooth discoloration, and migraines spawned from unknowingly clenching the jaws or sticking the head in a vise during sleep. In addition to standard preventative exams and treatments, the world-wise dentist also installs veneers, dental implants, and Invisalign braces.
For Dr. Lida Kashani—a UC Irvine and Boston University dental-school grad—and her team of dental experts, taking care of teeth isn't a chore, it's an art. That's why they embrace the latter part of their name, Laguna Hills Dental Arts. Dr. Kashani casts aside old-fashioned tools such as drills and penny-farthings in favor of the latest in dental technology. On top of general preventative care, Laguna Hills Dental Arts specializes in cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Dorina Nicula and her staff use advanced technology to keep patients smiling through oral-health-boosting services at Smile Again Dental. An Isolite mouthpiece protects airways for minimal discomfort during cleanings, and digital x-rays peer inside enamel with 90% less radiation than their analog brethren. Cosmetic services pamper patients’ teeth with teeth-straightening Invisalign, crowns, implants, and teeth-whitening treatments. Dr. Nicula outfits her waiting and treatment rooms with entertainment systems so that during appointments, patients can play PS3 games, watch on-demand movies, or use complimentary needles to knit a toothbrush cozy out of dental floss.
Newport Dental Group and Laguna Hills Dental Care's sextet of doctors includes dental surgeons, an anesthesiologist, and a periodontist. They see patients for everything from general checkups to Invisalign teeth straightening to complete smile makeovers.
The doctors rely on advanced technologies such as digital x-rays, which take just 30 seconds and expose patients to much less radiation than traditional x-rays, and intraoral cameras, which take pictures of mouths more effectively than a swallowed cell phone. With lasers, they remove tooth decay or soft tissue without the heat or vibration that results from using traditional drills. They also can replace missing teeth in one hour with dental implants.
With hundreds of locations across the country, Right Dental Group represents a collection of oral-health-care professionals who deliver a variety of quality dental services. The collective places an emphasis on relationship building—meaning patients can confess their most egregious toffee-apple trespasses while receiving a teeth scrubbing delivered with precision and understanding. Each of the dentists is prescreened for a consistent record of excellence and the ability to efficiently locate a cavity in a toothstack.