A posse of tooth clinicians staffs multiple area locations, all under the direction of Dr. Michael Heiland, named one of St. Louis Magazine's top dentists for three years in a row. The doctor and his dental hygienists perform preventative, cosmetic, and pediatric services ranging from traditional exams and x-rays to advanced teeth-whitening procedures. The team also upholds its mission statement by keeping patients informed, outfitting them with all the facts they need to maintain smiles and coveted high school titles, such as "Most Likely to Be Famous as Long as He or She Maintains Clean Teeth."
Dr. Borello employs his expertise and state-of-the-art equipment to straighten out-of-line teeth with personal, custom care. During an initial exam and consultation, the experienced doctor compiles a comprehensive diagnostic record, including a thorough exam, oral x-rays, photos of the patient's face and teeth, and a rigorous Q&A session with molars. By paying close attention to the distinct qualities of each client's cuspids, the oral engineer can craft an appropriate treatment to remedy common dental diagnoses. Depending on their needs, patients can opt to use a $750 credit toward any of a plethora of tooth-straightening procedures, from the see-through fine-tuning of Invisalign to the discreet and whisper-quiet Incognito braces.
At Bogey Hills Dental, Dr. Brandon Pollard doesn't do things the old-fashioned way. Instead of the cold, clinical, and impersonal feeling one might expect from a dentist's office, Bogey Hills emanates quite the opposite vibe, greeting visitors with a homey waiting room outfitted with a flat-screen TV and a Nintendo Wii. Each treatment room has also been upgraded to include all the bells and whistles modern dentistry has to offer, including new computers, digital x-ray equipment, intraoral cameras, and noise-cancelling headphones to drown out the sound of any dental procedures.
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.
Once clients are comfortably ensconced in the dentist's chair, the oral exam begins. The resident toothsperts will check each individual incisor, cuspid, bicuspid, and molar for chips, cracks, staining, and loitering Minnesota Twins, ensuring that enamel bones are sound for biting, and gums and soft tissues will be inspected for any signs of periodontal disease. The x-ray battery exposes the roots and inner sanctums of oral stalagmites to reveal any soft spots, problem areas, or cavities. When your mouth checks out as mammalian and your teeth are cleared for takeoff, the professional teeth cleaning begins. An expert cleaning removes all the buildup and surface staining that regular brushing and flossing can't—hardened tartar, hard-to-reach plaque, and bacterial graffiti along the gum line.
Laser Comfort Dentistry's staff performs general and cosmetic dental procedures with technology designed for comfort, and the office is housed in a charming, three-story Victorian home. With the help of his wife and co-owner, Barb, and a fleet of well-trained tooth fairies, Dr. Jerry Paz draws upon more than 25 years of dental experience to mollify mouths with digital x-rays, exams, Lumineers, and Invisalign. The practice's name describes an instrument, which Dr. Paz demonstrated on Fox 2 news, used to address cavities while causing less discomfort than the traditional, more invasive drill. Since 1994, Paz has taken annual and twice-yearly trips to Haiti to bring his dental expertise to people with limited access to health care. Dr. Fallon grew up in O'Fallon, Missouri, and earned his doctor of dental surgery degree from the University of Missouri—which, unlike the University of Delivering Newspapers, is an accredited higher education institution.