Dr. Stephen Shafer's schooling didn't stop when he graduated from the University of Louisville's Dental School in 1974. In fact, it's still going on today. So far, he has completed more than 500 hours of continuing education coursework and has studied at the Zimmer Institute for Dental Implants, learning advanced techniques for restoring implant-retained dentures to hybrid bridges. His always-growing expertise shows at South Goldenrod Dental Care, where he and his pleasant staff schedule all manner of services, including routine cleanings, teeth-whitening sessions, denture fittings, non-surgical gum therapies, and even full-mouth restorations. He also boasts certification in nitrous oxide conscience sedation to ensure the utmost comfort during procedures.
After waiting by the sandy walls and staring at beach photographs in the lobby, patients at Lake Baldwin Dental might mistake their treatment room for a private cabana, especially after reclining in a leather chair with a personal screen that broadcasts movies, TV shows, and music. Patients relax further with noise-canceling headphones that diminish the sounds of dental instruments or with dental sedation, which can help clients with dental phobias find a sense of serenity.
Dr. William Dunn and Dr. Kathleen Anderson then get to work, addressing cosmetic concerns with complimentary smile makeover consultations that can lead to Zoom! whitening services, porcelain veneers, and implants. Their medical offerings range from inconspicuous fillings to cosmetic services.
Dr. Jose Marcano, DMD, draws from more than 20 years of dentistry expertise and numerous continuing-education classes to lead his staff in the fight for healthy smiles. His practice is a mostly "drill-free" facility, thanks to his use of air abrasion and advanced lasers for cosmetic and restorative treatments. During routine dental exams, technicians scan teeth for trouble spots, such as cavities, tartar buildup, or picketing molars demanding more candy, before snapping panoramic and bitewing x-rays to gain insight into inner-enamel precincts. The staff further revamps teeth with a full spectrum of services, from veneers to Zoom! whitening to Invisalign aligners.
Dr. Nabil Youssef manages the team at Orange Avenue Dentistry, channeling the spirited sense of duty that led him to serve in Afghanistan as a major in the US Air Force Reserve. His hygienist, Ahmed Taha, performed dentistry in Saudi Arabia before bringing 20 years' worth of expertise to Orlando. The diverse, compassionate staff receives patients warmly, welcoming English and Spanish speakers alike to the bilingual office.
Their services cover a wide range of medical and cosmetic procedures, including fillings, root canals, whitening, crowns, and Invisalign straightening. A reliance on digital technology has enabled the practice to go paperless, a choice that preserves trees and prevents clients from consulting cootie catchers to decide on a treatment.
Dr. Milton Clement, DDS started out honing his craft in both cosmetic and general dentistry, but it was this background that helped him dive headlong into implant dentistry. Working with implants, Dr. Clement explores the art of repairing clients' mouths with new custom-fitted false teeth or tasty Chiclets as necessary. He's been filling mouths for more than a quarter century, and now helms his own team at a bright, family-friendly office. Though Clement's dental practice specializes in implants, other popular procedures range from general exams and fillings to dental surgery and enamel shaping. The studio diagnoses many of these issues using high-tech gear such as same-day CT scans and digital x-rays.
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Dr. Jorge E. Quintero—who holds licenses from the dental boards of both Florida and California—has been safeguarding teeth using preventive maintenance and advanced detection technology since 1984. He oversees a team of trained hygienists who keep mouths healthy and fully operational with oral surgery, implants, and teeth cleanings. When they're not focusing on preventive dentistry, they pretty up smiles with a variety of cosmetic services, including porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and lip augmentation. These dental experts fully believe that educating patients is an important step towards oral health. As such, Dr. Quintero encourages his clientele in both Spanish and English to practice healthy habits, such as flossing, brushing twice daily, and limiting the number of candied sugar cubes they eat each night. :m]]