Dr. Michael Bleeker calls on his board certification in prosthodontics and experience mending mouths in the Army to lead his team of specialists in performing a bevy of dental-health services. Dr. Bleeker, who specializes in restoring teeth and other oral elements damaged by disease, aging, or a love of snacking on rocks, offers free consultations to determine the cosmetic procedure that best suits each patient.
A family vibe pervades Bishara Dental. For starters, four Bishara siblings oversee the office, including Drs. Helen, Mena, and Suzy Bishara. Fittingly, their specialties are family-dentistry services, such as cleanings, fillings, and implants, though they also schedule cosmetic services, such as teeth whitening and makeovers for the tooth fairy.
One visit is sometimes all Dr. Darren L. Flowers needs to make a big difference to a patient’s smile. That’s because he relies on modern technology designed to expedite treatment and deliver top-notch results. Zoom! whitening treatments lift stains in about an hour, and digital x-rays instantly relay images to monitors, eliminating the lengthy development time of traditional x-rays. But even though procedures may be fast and hassle-free, Dr. Flowers takes his time when consulting with patients. He channels his nearly 20 years of experience into thorough, methodical exams and custom treatment plans.
Dental anxieties evaporate at Scottsdale Dental Arts, thanks not only to the spa-like treatment rooms, but also to Dr. Jason McCargar and his friendly staff. Clients can kick back with a beverage and a soft blanket atop a memory-foam dental chair, as the staff hands out warm, lemon-scented towels. From there, soothing music that streams from the office iPod—and perhaps a few jokes chucked by Dr. McCargar himself—keep them at ease during appointments, be it a biannual cleaning or fitting for veneers. The team can also help extra-anxious patients by bestowing them with light sedatives and paper bibs embroidered with peaceful mantras.
Some patients haven't been to the dentist in years. Some have had bad experiences. Others never seem to get fully numb during procedures. At Bratton and Rappa Dentistry, Drs. Roy Bratton and Richard Rappa understand that, for whatever the reason, many people dread going to the dentist. That's why they work to make patients as comfortable as possible during their full spectrum of general and cosmetic procedures. With gentle chair-side manners, they won't scold patients for having poor flossing habits or eating 27 Peeps for breakfast. Instead, they educate patients on preventative care and walk them through the step-by-step processes of any necessary cleanings, extractions, or fillings.
One hour. In the time it takes to watch one prime-time drama, the trained technicians at Whitening Lounge can whiten teeth by up to eight shades. Armed with a hydrogen-peroxide or carbomide-peroxide gel and a safe—yet powerful—LED lamp, the team transforms less-than-white grins into radiant smiles without the cold sterility of a traditional dental office. A rundown of proper aftercare—such as avoiding soda for 24 hours or using only crocheted mouth guards—concludes each treatment, guiding clients to up to two years of whiter and brighter smiles.