At Pennsylvania Center for Dental Excellence, Dr. Leonard Tau—an American Dental Association member and one of Philadelphia magazine's Top Dentists of 2010—places special emphasis on patient comfort. Patients can indicate their preferences among myriad amenities, such as massage chairs and paraffin wax treatments, as they nibble and sip complimentary refreshments in the waiting room. During treatments, blanketed patients snuggle into massage chairs, unwind with music on loaner iPods, and watch DVDs on a flat-screen TV that obviates the need to bring a dentist to the movie theater.
Along with a team of experienced hygienists and assistants, Drs. Terrance Mahoney and Daniel Klauer keep patients of all ages grinning with general and cosmetic dental treatments that emphasize patient care. They believe it is important for patients to make informed decisions, which is why their website proffers advice and information through a newsletter, a blog, and videos that demonstrate how to properly brush or whittle a stick into a toothpick. Drs. Mahoney and Klauer’s care extends to their community through Give Kids a Smile and Dentistry From The Heart. The dentists also donate services to a local clinic, as well as make trips to Haiti and other impoverished countries to help underserved patients and wind-up novelty teeth.
With thorough examinations informed by more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Kevin Hancock hunts down the sources of ailments. Once he’s pinpointed the subluxation, slipped disc, or pinched nerve, he applies his well-trained hands. Gentle precision adjustments are designed to encourage the body to heal itself, eliminating the need for drugs or surgery.
Soccer Zone South Bend’s dedicated team of coaches display their passion for the great sport of soccer through classes designed to hone the technique of young strikers from ages 3–10. The newly formatted Tiny Tots course imparts knee-high kickers with the spatial awareness to kick around a soccer ball and hone the teamwork skills necessary for sneaking into the World Cup with four friends and an oversize trench coat. As kids play, learn, and make new friends on the pitch, Soccer Zone South Bend’s instructors guide their development through dedicated teaching and positive reinforcement.
At Afdent, Dr. Roger Pecina and his smile staff ensure the long-term health of dental dandies with thorough exams utilizing digital technology, oral-surgery options, and cosmetic-dentistry services. During a comprehensive exam, a dentist checks teeth for cavities and stashed lollipops, as well as treats mouthbones to digital x-rays and full cleanings. The 90-minute Zoom! whitening treatment lightens teeth up to nine shades with a simple application of whitening gel and a special light, leaving enamel deposits a gleaming alabaster for up to six months. Though prices for other dental services vary widely based on factors such as tooth condition, oral health, materials used, and gum line-real-estate rates, the price for a single dental filling starts at $130, and Afdent offers free initial consultations and payment plans.