Gentle Hands Dentistry’s dedication to its name is evident from the moment patients walk in the door. Friendly staff members provide a warm welcome in the reception area, and point visitors in the direction of two cushy, overstuffed leather couches. Though they strive not to keep patients waiting, kids and kids-at-heart can while away any extra minutes with a Nintendo 64 game console. A nearby television also plays helpful videos on topics such as tipping the tooth fairy or the importance of flossing.
When appointments begin, Dr. Avis M. Sadre—who served in the US Air Force caring for military personnel—uses state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and technology to pinpoint oral health issues. New digital-imaging software allows her to formulate and explain treatment plans in a more convenient, clear, and time-efficient way. To further put guests at ease, Dr. Sadre's team of dental hygienists receives specialized training on how to make each visit more comfortable and enjoyable.
Though family cosmetic dentistry is her day job, Dr. Ginger Price moonlights as a celebrity. Her presence in multiple magazines and on news programs has helped garner her clinic international recognition, and local awards—including a slot in Phoenix magazine's peer-nominated Top Dentists listings for 2011 and 2012 and a 2013 Best of Scottsdale Reader's Choice award from Scottsdale Living—bespeak her popularity at home.
Dr. Price's acclaim is due in part to her artistic background. She channels a college education in fine arts as she restores pearly whites, merging a practiced technical approach with an eye for beauty. Whether she is straightening grins with Invisalign, covering gaps with veneers, or installing dental implants, she strives to honor her patients' vision of a flattering smile—a more personalized philosophy than simply giving each of them an orange slice to wear over damaged teeth.
Desert Dentistry's specialists tend to teeth at five locations using advanced technologies such as intraoral cameras, cavity-detecting UV lights, and a computer-controlled wand that delivers precise measurements of anesthesia. While performing treatments such as dental checkups, they use distilled water attached to a water-line purification system, and during these checkups, they screen for oral cancer using a ViziLite fluorescent light to spot any abnormalities.
To relax nervous patients, they offer sedation dentistry or a CD of James Earl Jones reading bedtime stories. As an added bonus, they encourage patients to complete their necessary dental care and keep up with preventative treatments by offering a Whitening for Life program that gives out complimentary tubes of whitening gel.
With the ambition of offering excellent, affordable family dentistry, Douglas M. Gordon, DDS, founded Smile Fitness Dental Centers in 1987, and has gone on to attract a number of dentists who now call the office home. Drs. Richard Flottmann and Steven Green combine more than 60 years of total experience to diagnose oral issues, cleanse gum lines, and untie tongues left twisted by schoolyard rhymes. Drs. Bernard Florento and Joseph Santoro, meanwhile, show great command in the field of implantology: Dr. Florento received postgraduate training in placing and restoring implants, and Dr. Santoro is one of only a few fellowship-trained implantologists in the country. The dentists work together under one roof to provide cosmetic, restorative, and preventative dentistry to patients of all ages, with added conveniences such as early, late, and weekend appointments.:m]]
Rated the top nursery for the last 10 years by AZ Business magazine, Moon Valley Nurseries complements its extensive inventory of plants and trees with services such as delivery, installation, and tips for care. The knowledgeable staff can help customers navigate the green aisles of trees and plants, which encompass such Plant Kingdom constituents as Palm Trees, Flowering Trees, Shrubs, and, during the holiday season, Christmas Trees. They also grow their own inventory so they can maintain direct control over the health and well being of their plants, whether treating them with the correct combination of fertilizers or pressuring admittance boards to make sure each seed gets into the best of nursery schools.
Dental Specialty Associates of Gilbert's doctors and dental specialists tend to every aspect of oral care and hygiene. Technicians keep mouths healthy with regular examinations and professional cleanings, or create perfectly aligned white-picket mouth fences with whitening services and orthodontia. Natural-looking dental implants replace missing teeth and last a lifetime, eliminating the need for dentures. The practice's resident endodontist identifies mysterious pains and performs root canals, and a periodontist keeps gum tissue healthy and treats existing conditions such as gingivitis and gum recession.