At Hamilton Town Dentistry, David Shock, DDS and his team employ the latest technology to care for patients' teeth and gums. Dr. Shock uses the innovative Smile-Vision system to create computer images of the projected outcome of cosmetic procedures. To allow the patient to see firsthand the work that needs to be done, he illuminates the mouth with the Soprolife Light-Induced Fluorescence Evaluator, whose miniature video camera can also document the tongue’s ability to communicate in sign language. Dr. Shock wields a dental laser as a nonsurgical alternative to treating gum disease, and has specialized training in the placement of traditional implants as well as immediate-load implants that can be placed in a single visit.
Dr. Jeanette Lawson installs implants, paints on sealants, and takes oral biopsies while patients snuggle inside a blanket, use a warm towel, and listen to soothing music. She also performs more complex procedures, such as bone grafting, frenectomies to fix speech problems, and occlusal adjustments to fix lopsided jaws. To relax patients who need minor procedures, she uses conscious sedation. It never knocks the patient out completely, but it does give them an excuse to hire a helicopter, as patients can’t drive themselves home afterward.
Heartland Dental Care's member practices pursue a patient-centric approach to keeping teeth tartar-free and bite-ready. Show off your champion chompers to an oral x-ray machine, which will be so suitably impressed it'll snap photos providing toothy views unavailable to the naked eye or standard-issue x-ray specs. A thorough cleaning polishes each mouth stone without the clumsy mechanics of a jaw-mounted rock tumbler, turning average grins into blinding megawatt smiles. An expert exam makes sure each tooth is in good shape and securely welded to the cranial frame. Superb for competitive taffy eaters and Cheshire Cat impersonators, rebuffed teeth provide everything a mouth needs to preserve its reputation of being the most dangerous place for food.
The staff at Simply Smile Dentistry knows that impending dental work tends to trigger anxiety in patients. Take, for example, a client named Brandon, who faced both a troublesome tooth and insurance edging closer to expiration. To help ease Brandon's dilemma, the staff prioritized his appointment, getting him in quickly enough so he'd still be covered by his insurance. The team is also apt to relax nervous patients with sedation dentistry. This consideration for each patient pervades Simply Smile's services. Led by dentist Dr. Samuel J. Bacon, the staff utilizes technology such as intra-oral imaging, digital x-rays, and ViziLite oral-cancer screenings to catch mouth maladies early. The results guide each cleaning as well as any recommendations for dental repairs. Dr. Bacon and his team also enhance smiles with cosmetic treatments, including Invisalign, same-day crowns, and Zoom! whitening, which brightens teeth discolored from sucking the juices out of carrots.
A visit to the inviting Carmel office begins with a thorough exam of the general state of your oral health and proceeds with a round of digital x-rays, if necessary, to uncover hidden cavities, subsurface structures (wisdom teeth, abandoned subway tunnels, etc.), and bone loss. Next, dingy chompers are scrubbed and scraped clean, and the polished teeth are sent out into the world to harness the power of a winning smile on game shows and local lacrosse fields. As highly trained students of the dental arts, the friendly toothologists at Fleming Family Dentistry and Aesthetics believe that an oral practitioner's quest for knowledge continues after the formal education is complete; they are regular participants in dental lectures and sub-Saharan industry field trips to stay abreast of the latest technologies in the field.