The quartet of dental professionals at American Dental Associates, Ltd. unite a skill set that ranges from general oral care to specializations in endodontics and cosmetic dentistry. Each member of the team brings their own unique personality and approach to their profession, though they share a philosophy of patient education and communication. Before undergoing such dental treatments as implants, oral surgery, or teeth whitening, each client works one-on-one with their doctor to devise a treatment plan that addresses their current dental condition and previous life as a shark.
At Oak Ridge Family Dental, Drs. Victoria Pavletic-Vorderer and Meghan Gaffney combine their years of experience, emphases on preventive care, and up-to-date technology to bolster oral health for the entire family. Before perusing teeth, the dentists first gain thorough understandings of patients by combing through their family histories and discussing the James Bond villains they most relate to. After considering the results of examinations, the doctors help patients devise treatment plans. The staff works to assuage anxious patients with thorough communication and step-by-step explanation of potentially intimidating procedures, such as root-canal therapy, extraction, and the unwrapping of new toothbrushes.
In freshly renovated facilities, general dentist Christopher Pallotto, DDS, treats teeth with skills he's honed all over the nation and alongside oral and maxillofacial surgeon Eric Osmolinski. Membership in a variety of professional organizations helps the experts keep up with emerging dental technologies, such as solar-powered floss. Patients are invited to bring their own iPod to the chair, and complimentary neck pillows and eyewear further boost the comfort factor.
At Universal City Dental Center, Dr. Jirair Gasparian and his team perform a variety of procedures intended to protect patients' teeth and gums. Periodic checkups both detect and treat signs of trouble before they become serious complications, but when action is required to correct a problem, the practice offers surgical as well as noninvasive options.
Porcelain crowns and veneers conceal signs of damage, dental implants help fill any gaps, and tooth-colored composite fillings seamlessly replace decay. Additionally, Invisalign straighteners even out smiles, and Rembrandt teeth-whitening products brighten the stains caused by coffee, cigarettes, or a career spent taste-testing food coloring.
Dr. Robert Q. Marshall not only specializes in dental implants, but also has achieved the International Dental Implant Association's Diplomate status, which means he has completed at least 350 continuing-education hours of dental-theory training and has successfully placed more than 150 dental implants on patients. In his 25 years, he has become adept at myriad other dental services, too, including straightening teeth with Invisalign aligners and applying custom veneers to cover chipped teeth.
Dr. Marshall keeps his office open up to six days a week to make sure busy patients can still maintain their healthy smiles.