Tasking themselves with the mission of calming anxious patients, Dr. Faine and his staff ease anxieties by proffering sedation options and ensuring that everything is highly sanitized. They wear fresh gowns and eyewear with each patient and thoroughly sterilize the room between patients by swapping out all furniture for new stuff. Dr. Faine also makes sure he is up-to-date with the latest dental technology by supplementing his three decades of experience with continuing-education classes.
A husband-and-wife dentist team pilots Simply Smiles Miami, where general, surgical, orthodontic, and endodontic treatments keep chompers glimmering. Each dentist has his or her own specialties. Dr. Kiara Miro-Trujillo is a pro at cosmetic dentistry and pediatrics, and Dr. Alexander Trujillo is an implant specialist. When they're not seeing patients at their practice, the duo volunteers time to dental patients in need. Dr. Kiara volunteers with the nonprofit Community Smiles, which offers care to low-income families. And Dr. Alexander has donated his time not only to local charities, but to patients in Haiti and Guatemala.
Dr. Marilyn Amaral and her smile-saving team rejuvenate wearied teeth with their compounded cosmetic and restorative dental expertise. A full inspection of the mouth begins the 90-minute procedure, during which cavity scouts check the teeth and gums for oral disease and smuggled lollipops. A series of four bitewing x-rays peers into the inner workings of chompers, ensuring that their beauty is not simply enamel-deep. Professional prophylaxis then removes clingy tartar and plaque, leaving grins gleaming brightly enough to blind uninvited encyclopedia salesmen. Houseplants and natural light lend the procedure rooms a homey feel. While waiting for their appointments, patients can set their eyes upon the guest room's television or hunt for unlicensed pictures of their pets in the assortment of magazines.
At Gemini Dental, oral care is a family affair: the sons of a prominent Peruvian dentist in Lima, brothers Luis and Jorge Velis opened their own clinic after graduating together from the University of Florida in 1998, helping them stay as close to each other as two front teeth. Dedicated to keeping their skills sharp, the brothers and their staff undergo continuing education. It allows them hone their skills with such smile-improving procedures as affixing Invisalign braces, performing virtual imaging, and teaching the hygienically correct way to pull back lips and pretend to be in a wind tunnel. Besides regular dental care, the six staff doctors render such advanced services as low-radiation digital X-rays and single-visit, ceramic crowns.
Dr. Marco A. Contreras' training in general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry spans two continents and more than 20 years. In the early nineties, he learned the fundamentals of dentistry at Central University of Venezuela before migrating to the United States where he studied increasingly advanced cosmetic and restorative techniques. Now, in his own practice or neighbor's backyard, he affixes dental implants that replace gaps with natural-looking prostheses and fills cavities with porcelain, eliminating the necessity for metal amalgam. A believer in continuing education, Dr. Marco devotes himself to keeping up-to-date on the industry’s most cutting-edge techniques, equipment, and procedures.
Dr. Nhora Ortega graduated from the University of Florida and has spent more than two decades as a practicing dentist. Inside her peaceful Miami office, Dr. Ortega and her staff keep chompers chipper with an arsenal of general and cosmetic services. The teams wipes away blemishes with prophylactic cleanings and rounds of teeth whitening with the same level of care that they use when reassembling smiles with bridges, crowns, and implants. In their quest for the absolute best results, Dr. Ortega’s team also incorporates state-of-the-art technology, such as intraoral video cameras that explore the insides of mouths and record individual teeth celebrating a birthday.