Dr. Rodney McDaniel, Yorktown Dental Care's chief tooth tender, has been fending off dental difficulties with comprehensive examinations and advanced treatments for more than three decades. Aided by his associate, Dr. Irina Novak, Dr. McDaniel surveys mouthscapes for cavities, gum disease, or picture-worthy landmarks to capture with intra-oral cameras and digital x-rays. Custom teeth-whitening kits restore shine to smiles, and meticulous hygienists keep mouth diamonds gleaming with regular cleanings and custom-designed preventative maintenance plans. While tooth tenders dote over smiles, patients relax with headphones, pillows, and heated wraps, and enjoy complimentary coffee and snacks in the waiting room. To straighten up unruly food grinders, Dr. McDaniel also continually educates himself on orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign, which steadily and stealthily shifts teeth until they're straighter than an arrow under a steamroller.
Second-generation dentist R.W. Howell's father was a Navy and private-practice dentist for more than 60 years, inspiring his son to pursue a career in dentistry himself. Now, at the helm of his own practice, Dr. Howell sees patients in need of basic checkups, root canals, and dentures. He also devotes time to cosmetic-dentistry services, such as covering unsightly teeth with custom-made veneers, applying gel to whiten teeth, and applying a special gel to make teeth glow in the dark.
At James A. Burden, D.D.S. & Associates, comfort and care pave the road to healthy smiles. Here, more than 20 staffers welcome patients with warm personalities and homey accoutrements such as televisions, toys, and a children's stool shaped like an oversized tooth. A duo of dentists—Drs. Burden and Maharty—performs the full gamut of services, from checkups and cleanings to cosmetic treatments such as Invisalign and custom-made veneers. Armed with advanced training in dental implants, Dr. Burden fills mouth gaps with sturdy, natural-looking prosthetic teeth rather than marshmallows shaped like vampire fangs. The dentists also ease patient anxiety with either laughing gas or a pill that produces a mild, conscious sedation, and accommodate busy-bees with early morning and evening appointment slots.
Dr. Faryl K. Hart tends to teeth with technology such as Velscope cancer detection, which reveals cancerous tissue with specially calibrated light, and DioDent lasers, which contour soft tissues with less bleeding than a traditional blade. Dr. Hart quickly makes over smiles with Snap-On Smile, effectively hiding chips, gaps, and stuck-on grills for several years. She also helps patients overcome snoring and sleep-apnea issues with specialized appliances, and assesses the patients’ treatments while they sleep in their own beds by sending them home with MediByte take-home sleep-study monitoring equipment.
At Family Dentistry, Dr. Harini B. Reddy and Dr. Khisti operate in sync. They each began their dental education in India and then moved to the U.S. to receive their doctorates at Boston University. Today, they continue to work in tandem, accomplishing general, restorative, and cosmetic dental services for patients of all ages. Throughout each filling, dental implant, or extraction, the doctors keep patients in the know, explaining ahead of time what the procedure will entail and giving pointers on how to give your mouth that new-toothbrush smell.
At Murry & Kuhn Dentistry, Drs. Donald Murry Jr., Ken Murry, Don Murry III, Brittney Murry, and Todd Kuhn focus on keeping teeth in top-notch form with routine cleanings, veneers, dental implants, and whitening services. They use a slew of technologies during appointments, straightening chompers with traditional orthodontics or Invisalign clear braces and revealing hidden medical issues with digital x-rays. The digital units allow the dentists to show patients images quickly, and they produce less radiation than a traditional x-ray machine or Superman doing pushups. Murry & Kuhn Dentistry recently opened a new office in Chesterfield.