At Hayashi Dental Group, Drs. Randall T. Hayashi and Mikoyan M. Lagrimas believe oral health doesn’t stop at the mouth—it can impact the entire body. This observance of a mouth-body philosophy leaves them aware that plaque on the teeth can lead to clogged arteries in the heart. So it’s no wonder that the doctors emphasize preventative dentistry, such as oral-cancer screening and cleanings, before beautifying smiles with porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, or dental implants.
Growing up in Iran, Dr. Mojdeh Hariri-Vijeh would spend hours inspecting her teeth in front of a mirror and often played dentist with her brothers and sisters. When she immigrated to the U.S., her love for incisors and bicuspids followed, prompting her to enroll in the world's first dental school, the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery at the University of Maryland. This schooling not only bolstered her dental prowess, but also gave her the opportunity travel yet again—this time to a Navajo reservation in Arizona—where she cared for the oral health of both adults and children.
Now firmly ensconced in her Oakland practice, Dr. Vijeh leads an experienced team of hygienists and specialists in maintaining the natural beauty of teeth. The team uses state-of-the-art equipment, such as intra-oral cameras and advanced grin stimulators, to suss out and treat problems. When performing general, cosmetic, or restorative procedures, the team limits discomfort with nitrous oxide and provides headphones that fill ears with music or the entertaining banter from DVDs.
The team of dentists at Lake Merritt Dental combines their specialties to cover the full gamut of dentistry?from general and preventative care to cosmetic treatments. Dr. Hai Huang leads the team with 23 years of experience and a flair for collaboration, developing custom treatment plans in which she may tap in another dentist to perform a specialized step. Lake Merritt Dental team's advanced training in root canal treatment and prosthodontic placements in dental bridges, crowns, and implants, as well as their focus in oral hygiene, help clients maintain a bright, healthy smile.
The office is outfitted with some of the industry's most advanced equipment, such as ultrasonic scalers and intraoral cameras. Digital x-rays reveal the hidden goings-on among roots and bone while protecting patients from up to 90% of the radiation and kryptonite emitted from traditional x-ray machines. They also show appreciation for the environment with a green business certification and onsite bicycle parking.
The dental team at Laurel Smile Dentistry believes that an informed patient is a happy patient. That's why staffers not only spend time explaining the current condition of patients' teeth and gums after exams but also walk patients step by step through procedures such as fillings, veneers, and dental implants. They've also thoroughly loaded their webpage with patient-education resources, allowing visitors to pick up pain-management tips and research dental products.
Patients at Randhawa Dental Corporation open wide to place their dental health in the capable hands of highly skilled dentists and their staff. Studying dentistry in India, Australia, and the United States has equipped Gurjit S. Randhawa, D.D.S., M.D.S., with skills that earned him the title of Best Cosmetic Dentist in KRON4's Best of the Bay 2009, 2010 and 2011 awards, making it the third year in a row that he has won. He is also an Elite Preferred Provider of Invisalign, who enjoys a "Top 1% in North America" ranking because of his extensive experience with the Invisalign system. Dr. Randhawa leads a team of dentists and specialists to coddle teeth for their patients.