Most artisans begin training in their craft at a very young age, and Dr. Christopher Napolitano was no different. He began his apprenticeship in transforming smiles in high school, when he crafted dental prostheses at his father's lab every summer, gathering the experience and predilection for the color white that would spur him through dental school.
Today, Doctors Napolitano and Merchanthouse lead a staff through restorative and cosmetic treatments to repair and enhance pearlies in treatment rooms fitted with cable televisions and iPod docks. Digital x-rays in those rooms expose patients to less radiation than conventional machines and enable the dentists to discover hidden problems almost instantaneously. Beyond cleanings and preventative care, the crew performs restorative procedures that leave teeth healthy and appealing in case the mayor forgets the scissors at a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
At Dental Associates of Rhode Island, Dr. Rupesh R. Udeshi leads the staff in educating patients on every aspect of their dental health. After determining treatment goals, the staff thoroughly explain all options available and how each one works. Whether considering veneers, implants, or root-canal therapy, no service is ever ordered until patients feel confident in their choice. Dental Associates' website further keeps patients in the know with information about oral health, dental problems, and the history of dentistry dating back to when man began flossing with porcupine quills.
The highly trained dentists and clinicians at Attleboro Family Dental are dedicated to educating both their patients and themselves, keeping up to date on new products and techniques by attending lectures, meetings, and conventions. The practice offers a wide variety of services including regular cleanings, Zoom! teeth-whitening treatments, crowns, implants, and more.
The multi-lingual staff at Dr. Dental, a family-run practice, strives to shatter orthodontic stereotypes by tidying up tusks in an unintimidating office sporting the ambience of a friendly neighborhood establishment. Return choppers to a glowing state with a new-patient cleaning, a procedure that polishes pearly whites and analyzes teeth’s deep-seated fear of falling out and being exiled by a fairy. After a deep cleaning, the non-judgmental dentist administers bitewing x-rays to inspect for toothy ailments and lays out a long-term treatment plan for molar maintenance. Many locations offer after-hours and weekend appointment times for patients who are busy with work, family, or animal husbandry.
Dr. Bill Vagenas crafts a welcoming environment in which patients can ask questions and feel comfortable while receiving dental care. Dr. Vagenas's repertoire includes family, implant, and cosmetic dentistry. He has advanced training in orthodontic technologies such as Lumineers and Invisalign, and continues his education to stay up-to-date on the industry's latest trends.
Whether patients are visiting Dr. Vagenas for a routine checkup, a teeth-whitening session, or a more complex procedure, he constantly checks in to be sure they're comfortable. He encourages nervous patients to speak up, as his staff has lots of experience dealing with patients who have phobias about visiting the dentist and offers sedation as an option.
Invisalign straightens crooked chompers with a combination of highly advanced 3-D computer graphics and the spells of old-fashioned orthodontia. The Invisalign process eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial 30-minute exam, including x-rays, photos, and impressions of your mouth terrain, paves the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift walnut crackers into perfect alignment. The total cost of an Invisalign treatment varies for each customer ($4,000–$7,000); this Groupon gets you $1,000 toward that final cost. View some Invisalign FAQs here.