Wayward and delinquent teeth quickly fall in line at the behest of Dr. John J. Russo, who employs more than 20 years of dental drill instruction to provide a comprehensive regime of preventative care. Like stalwart city planners, Dr. Russo and his staff do away with the untidy alleys and abandoned buildings of your oral aperture in a two-part series of cleanings, supplanting tooth-decaying tenements for sanitary grand boulevards. On each of the two visits, patients will receive a complete exam to uncover potential problems and expose corrupt cavities on evening news exposés. Exam results supplement the detailed images taken of teeth during a series of dental x-rays. As decay, abscesses, and other dubious-sounding diseases can be asymptomatic, x-rays assist in prescribing a course of further treatment that will bolster both your smile and your tooth fairy’s rate of commission.
Dr. Moutaz Kotrob has two seemingly disparate passions—filmmaking and dentistry—and at Pure Smile Dental Group he makes the latter his art form. He works to maintain teeth with dental-care services, such as cleanings and implants, and improves their appearance with whitening and veneers, permanent sheaths used to hide decaying, crooked, or stained chompers.
At Crystal Springs Dental Care, Dr. Cameron Dezham treats patient comfort as paramount. Whether he's performing routine cleanings or rehabbing shabby smiles with porcelain veneers, Dr. Dezham keeps patients abreast of his dental decisions, easing minds that fear the worst at the sound of cleaning instruments or musings on the infinite nature of dental floss. To further soothe his visitors, the dentist also offers conscious-sedation dentistry, which allows anxiety to snooze through procedures while the patient remains awake, high-spirited, and able to interact with the dentist.
Though founded more than three decades ago, Sutter Place Dental Group constantly upgrades the technologies that support its cosmetic, orthodontic, and implant procedures. Panorex x-rays capture sweeping views of the mouth and its roving herds of teeth, and I-CAT 3-D imaging reveals a comprehensive model of the face's bone structure to aid in maxillofacial surgery. During cavity fillings and root canals, Waterlase Hydrophotonic technology refracts laser beams through a spray of water to shape teeth and bones more gently than a drill can. Sutter Place Dental Group's trio of dentists makes versatile use of these tools at their Mission District office, where they welcome newly sprouted teeth and grizzled chompers alike.
Dr. Badihian, a graduate of the University of Iowa's College of Dentistry, has racked up more than two decades of dentistry experience. Not content to focus exclusively on patients’ teeth, she also strives to be considerate toward patients as people. She sets patients from around the world at ease with a staff that converses easily in Spanish and Persian as well as English. She also accommodates busy schedules by scheduling Saturday appointments.
Of course, teeth remain her specialty. She and her staff can tend pearly whites with exams, cleanings, and other general dental services or beautify them with cosmetic treatments that do more than just paint teeth with fancy lipstick.