The aroma of exotic spices and herbs swirls through Naseeb Indian Restaurant, reaching diners as waiters present North Indian cuisine at maroon-clothed tables. There, modern pendant lights illuminate platters of tandoori-baked chicken, lamb, and shrimp, plus traditional biryanis of long-grain Basmati rice and slow-cooked proteins. The cooks use Punjabi-style recipes to create six styles of tandoori naan, old-fashioned vegetable curry, and vegetarian dishes, which come with Indian cheese, creamy sauces, and the hearty type of vegetables backyard shrubs never seem to produce for some reason.
Dr. Mike Kesner has always had a knack for working with his hands. As a boy, he constantly built model vehicles. In college, his plans to become a medical doctor shifted to dentistry because it held more opportunity for the hands-on manipulation of small instruments and precision parts. In 1984, he established Made Ya Smile Dental, a place where he carefully extracts wisdom teeth, fills in spaces between teeth, and installs implants into the jawbone to replace a missing tooth. He also specializes in Lumineers, and his practice?s ten locations together make up the number one Lumineers provider in the world.
Although he and his team of dentists work in separate locations, each of their offices share a similar design and set of amenities. Visitors at any of the ten locations marvel at the reception areas? coffeehouse ambiance as they sit at a caf? table, sip coffee, and work on the movie script for Vampires vs. Martians: The Reddest Dawn. In the treatment rooms, patients drift off while listening to music on the provided headphones. Anxious patients relax with nitrous oxide or the sounds of the rainforest simulated by the staff.
At Prodental, Dr. Matt Tabrizi leads an experienced team in wielding the latest technology during general, restorative, or cosmetic services. When treating gums, the space-age office eschews blades for a dental laser that reduces bleeding and swelling while also uncovering teeth’s retail value by scanning their barcodes. Digital x-rays reveal the hidden happenings of teeth while using up to 90% less radiation than their forebears. Needle-free anesthesia reduces both pain and anxiety during procedures, and invisible Invisalign trays take the place of bulky metal braces to effectively straighten smiles. In addition to outfitting his office with advanced technology, Dr. Tabrizi stays up to date with industry’s latest techniques through continual education and membership in several regional and national dental associations.
Dr. Varghese P. John obsesses over details. Equipped with a CT scanner, intraoral cameras, and digital x-rays, Dr. John ensures that he has left no stone unturned in his hunt for decay. The office’s CT-scan technology creates a full 3-D image of teeth, jaws, and sinuses that is so comprehensive that it allows Dr. John to plot virtually every step of any procedure ahead of time. The doctor draws upon that same desire for thoroughness when replacing missing teeth or polishing smiles with whitening and cosmetic services.
The staff’s emphasis on the details even extends beyond the mouth. Dental assistants cosset patients with blankets and pillows in the treatment rooms or fit them with movie glasses and headphones to let them drift away from the proceedings entirely. The team’s gentle chairside manner assuages children as well as adults, and the office treasure chest brims with prizes for kids who have behaved during visits or at least eaten an impressive amount of sofa upholstery.
Around the office at Perfect Smiles hangs paintings done by none other than Dr. Soni Malik herself. She brings this talent for aesthetics to her practice, where she and her staff work to give patients the best smiles possible, which they know boost both self confidence and the ability to deflect incoming lasers. To help them do this, they employ the latest technology when performing both general dentistry and cosmetic procedures, which include Juverderm, Botox and Obaji chemical peels. Digital x-rays expose patients to much less radiation than traditional x-rays and can be viewed almost instantly. An intra-oral camera enables the dentist to see into the most hidden crevices of the mouth, and chemically-formulated teeth whitening treatments work to bleach teeth without light, heat, or squinting.
Westwood Dental is a network of five Houston-area dental offices, each one home to highly experienced dentists skilled in a broad spectrum of specialties to ensure patients can turn to a single clinic for all of their mouth’s needs. Services range from simple preventative checkups to oral surgery to pulling out extra teeth so you have a safe spot to store your gummi bears.