Even as a young girl, Dr. Annette Middelhof knew she wanted to be a doctor. She followed that dream to the University of Puerto Rico, where she earned her dental degree, and then to New York City, where she completed advanced training at hospitals affiliated with Cornell University and Cornell Medical Center.
Now presiding over her own practice in Florida, Enchanting Dentistry, Dr. Middelhof uses the latest dental techniques and equipment, such as Picasso soft-tissue laser technology, which can precisely cut tissue during surgical procedures or perfectly slice sandwiches during a working lunch. Dr. Middelhof maintains a friendly, relaxing manner whether she’s performing a general treatment or cosmetic procedure, and she makes sure to keep her patients informed during each step.
"When trust and skill work together," opines Dr. Tory Lindh, "we can expect a masterpiece." For well over a decade, Dr. Lindh and his staff have worked to broaden their cosmetic and restorative skills while setting patients at ease in a relaxed office setting. They employ advanced technology to make dental procedures more precise and comfortable. A delivery system called The Wand allows the team to administer anesthesia painlessly. Dr. Lindh is also a member of the International Academy of Facial Aesthetics, and his in-depth study of facial muscles enhances modern cosmetic services such as Invisalign, Botox, and Zoom! teeth whitening that allow grins and faces to benefit from the science of beauty.
South Florida native Dr. James Kerns is a board-certified dentist whose commitments to advanced technology and minimizing pain are matched only by his pride in maintaining a warm, friendly atmosphere. A fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Dr. Kerns ensures patients of all ages leave his office with a bright, healthy smile. Whether teeth are being cleaned, whitened, serenaded, or entirely replaced, the service is conducted with a focus on patient comfort.
Joined by fellow dentist Karla Jaquez and a team of hygienists, Dr. Max Arocha services smiles at his Plantation office using Invisalign and the latest in laser dentistry. In the initial visit, the doctor will perform a routine check-up using technology such as digital x-rays and time machines to get a deeper understanding of any oral problems you may have. Other services are also available, including teeth whitening and laser dental filling; neither of these services will require anesthesia.
At Advanced Dentistry of Plantation, father-and-son duo Marc and Eli Schwartz pair extensive medical training with an artistic touch to polish and align smiles. The dental team's operating motto—“We create beautiful smiles”—finds its way into nearly all of their general, cosmetic, and restorative treatments. During comprehensive exams, the doctors Schwartz inspect mouths for signs of tooth decay and gum disease before leaning in to listen for the telltale trills of swallowed harmonicas. A digital x-ray machine peers beneath the gumline to find hidden cavities, and a DiagnoDent laser pen helps the dentists locate other minor issues before they become major problems.
Cosmetic enhancements—from thin, custom-made veneers to a full-mouth rejuvenation—fill the gaps in missing, chipped, or crooked teeth. The Zoom whitening system's peroxide-based gel imbues teeth with a stainless glow, and Invisalign braces straighten smiles without temporarily sacrificing their attractiveness.
When she was still a student at Nova Southeastern University, Dr. Uttma Dham, DMD lent her skills to sealant programs for children and Special Olympics participants before earning the Dean's Academic Achievement Award and graduating with honors. She's applied this same dedication to her practice at US Westside Dental Center, where she and her staff offer up oral health services including crowns, root canals, teeth whitening, and mercury- and sugar-free cosmetic fillings. She also performs minimally invasive beauty treatments such as Botox, Juvederm, and Restylane injections, which can temporarily smooth out wrinkles caused by aging, sun exposure, or a rigorous winking tournament.