Like Batman, Dr. Dave Mlnarik has an arch nemesis. His Joker, however, is dental disease, which he combats through his shared practice, Shadow Ridge Dental. Thorough exams, his first line of defense, screen for oral cancer and gum disease, evaluate tooth decay, and assess existing dental work. The exams also complement regular cleanings, digital x-rays, and sealant, keeping patients’ teeth healthy more effectively than braces made of spinach.
Should disease strike, the dentist nips it in the bud with treatments ranging from root canals to tooth-colored fillings that blend seamlessly into smiles. He can also resolve more superficial issues, whitening teeth in-office and covering chips with veneers. A steady stream of continuing-education seminars lends each treatment a modern touch without forcing the doctor to administer dental work in the trunk of a hybrid.