For more than 30 years, the team at Community Dental Center has kept its office updated with the latest dental technology. During exams, Drs. Helen Jafari and Jane Herrington scan enamel with Diagnodent lasers to catch signs of tooth decay at its earliest stage. Intraoral cameras show full-color, detailed images of teeth on a digital monitor, and digital x-rays peer through teeth and bone while emitting less radiation than traditional x-rays.
Smile Design Studios' Dr. Simone Ellis gravitated toward the field of dentistry after seeing her father lose his teeth while he was still in the prime of his life. After earning her doctorate in dentistry from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and gaining membership to professional organizations including the American Dental Association, she set about saving grins from premature departure at Smile Design Studios. She and her staff tend to teeth with dental services including deep cleanings, ClearCorrect invisible braces, porcelain veneers, and Zoom! in-office whitening treatments. Armed with advanced technology, they can help detect cavities with DiagnoDent, screen for oral cancer with VelScope, and read graffiti carved into molars using digital x-rays and snapshots from intraoral cameras. Massaging dental chairs and TVs populate each room of the spa-like office, where a running waterfall calms nerves and a plush reception area with a leather couch, artwork, and a flat-screen TV engages waiting patients.
After growing up in Indiana, Dr. Jessica Ransom performed oral surgeries at a non-profit dental center in Detroit, took an immersion-style Spanish course in Puebla, Mexico, and eventually settled in Texas. Nowadays, she performs oral surgeries and converses easily with Spanish- and English-speaking patients at her Houston clinic: Rocky Creek Dental Care. She and her team specialize in preventative care, administering cleanings, sealants, and fluoride treatments in order to keep teeth from fleeing to more promising mouths. They also finesse smiles with cosmetic treatments, which range from veneers to whitening. To ensures that each procedure employs the latest techniques and technology, Dr. Ransom regularly attends continuing education seminars.
While the staffers at Summit Dental Center treat patients of all ages, they go the extra mile to give kids a reason to look forward to their dental visits. A play area entertains young patients before their turn in the dental chair. After a routine checkup, cavity filling, or orthodontic session, they leave the office with a gift bag filled with toys, supplies for oral hygiene, and a spring-loaded trap for capturing tooth fairies. Summit Dental Center's professionals even spoke to reporters at Fox 26 News about different ways to help kids keep their teeth healthy during the school year.
Westwood Dental is a network of five Houston-area dental offices, each one home to highly experienced dentists skilled in a broad spectrum of specialties to ensure patients can turn to a single clinic for all of their mouth’s needs. Services range from simple preventative checkups to oral surgery to pulling out extra teeth so you have a safe spot to store your gummi bears.
At Prodental, Dr. Matt Tabrizi leads an experienced team in wielding the latest technology during general, restorative, or cosmetic services. When treating gums, the space-age office eschews blades for a dental laser that reduces bleeding and swelling while also uncovering teeth’s retail value by scanning their barcodes. Digital x-rays reveal the hidden happenings of teeth while using up to 90% less radiation than their forebears. Needle-free anesthesia reduces both pain and anxiety during procedures, and invisible Invisalign trays take the place of bulky metal braces to effectively straighten smiles. In addition to outfitting his office with advanced technology, Dr. Tabrizi stays up to date with industry’s latest techniques through continual education and membership in several regional and national dental associations.