A husband-and-wife dentist team pilots Simply Smiles Miami, where general, surgical, orthodontic, and endodontic treatments keep chompers glimmering. Each dentist has his or her own specialties. Dr. Kiara Miro-Trujillo is a pro at cosmetic dentistry and pediatrics, and Dr. Alexander Trujillo is an implant specialist. When they're not seeing patients at their practice, the duo volunteers time to dental patients in need. Dr. Kiara volunteers with the nonprofit Community Smiles, which offers care to low-income families. And Dr. Alexander has donated his time not only to local charities, but to patients in Haiti and Guatemala.
More than 20 years of dental experience has taught Dr. Miguel A. Rivas that comfort is near the top of every patient's list of needs. That's why he has outfitted his office to look as inviting and serene as possible. Soft orange and aqua walls highlight floral prints, bamboo shoots, and decorative mirrors for checking out pearly whites. In the treatment rooms, Dr. Rivas matches this atmosphere with his gentle demeanor. He explains procedures in detail, a trait that kept him out of magician school, and he is empathetic during all services, which range from root canals and implants to veneers and teeth whitening.
Dr. Marco A. Contreras' training in general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry spans two continents and more than 20 years. In the early nineties, he learned the fundamentals of dentistry at Central University of Venezuela before migrating to the United States where he studied increasingly advanced cosmetic and restorative techniques. Now, in his own practice or neighbor's backyard, he affixes dental implants that replace gaps with natural-looking prostheses and fills cavities with porcelain, eliminating the necessity for metal amalgam. A believer in continuing education, Dr. Marco devotes himself to keeping up-to-date on the industry’s most cutting-edge techniques, equipment, and procedures.
Dr. Marilyn Amaral and her smile-saving team rejuvenate wearied teeth with their compounded cosmetic and restorative dental expertise. A full inspection of the mouth begins the 90-minute procedure, during which cavity scouts check the teeth and gums for oral disease and smuggled lollipops. A series of four bitewing x-rays peers into the inner workings of chompers, ensuring that their beauty is not simply enamel-deep. Professional prophylaxis then removes clingy tartar and plaque, leaving grins gleaming brightly enough to blind uninvited encyclopedia salesmen. Houseplants and natural light lend the procedure rooms a homey feel. While waiting for their appointments, patients can set their eyes upon the guest room's television or hunt for unlicensed pictures of their pets in the assortment of magazines.
Tasking themselves with the mission of calming anxious patients, Dr. Faine and his staff ease anxieties by proffering sedation options and ensuring that everything is highly sanitized. They wear fresh gowns and eyewear with each patient and thoroughly sterilize the room between patients by swapping out all furniture for new stuff. Dr. Faine also makes sure he is up-to-date with the latest dental technology by supplementing his three decades of experience with continuing-education classes.
At Gemini Dental, oral care is a family affair: the sons of a prominent Peruvian dentist in Lima, brothers Luis and Jorge Velis opened their own clinic after graduating together from the University of Florida in 1998, helping them stay as close to each other as two front teeth. Dedicated to keeping their skills sharp, the brothers and their staff undergo continuing education. It allows them hone their skills with such smile-improving procedures as affixing Invisalign braces, performing virtual imaging, and teaching the hygienically correct way to pull back lips and pretend to be in a wind tunnel. Besides regular dental care, the six staff doctors render such advanced services as low-radiation digital X-rays and single-visit, ceramic crowns.
At ProDent Group, Dr. Anatoly Ripa and his friendly staff of teeth-cleaning experts keep mouths in tip-top shape. The office emphasizes guest health and comfort above all other concerns, keeping tools sterilized beyond national OSHA requirements and using only bottled water in dental units. In addition to regular checkups and cleanings, the practice offers such essential services as crowns, teeth whitening, and contract negotiation with tooth fairies.