In addition to sharing the same parents and dental practice, Drs. Son Pham and Thuy Pham share a devotion to beautifying and restoring teeth through the full range of family- and cosmetic-dentistry services. Dr. Son demonstrates this commitment by continually exceeding his yearly required hours of continuing education, staying abreast of such dental developments as non-mercury fillings, all-porcelain crowns, and whistling dentures. Dr. Thuy, meanwhile, volunteers each year at Remote Area Medical, an outreach program where she provides free dental care for the community.
The dentists' focus on advanced yet comfortable treatments carries into the decor of the practice. Guests are welcomed with cheery yellow walls and vibrant art and relax in treatment rooms sporting LCD flat-screen TVs, on which they can watch a movie of their choice while undergoing treatment.
In 2007, dentist Ellie Shirazi took the helm of Concord Dental Arts' more than three-decade-old practice, adding to the reputable establishment with her vast knowledge of dental treatments and technology. She stays up-to-date with advancements in the field, offering her patients smile-straightening Invisalign treatments and soft-tissue laser procedures that minimize discomfort. Dr. Shirazi's innovative services and equipment have earned the practice a nomination in KRON 4's Best of the Bay awards in 2009.
Dr. Shirazi graduated from New York University College of Dentistry, completed an advanced postdoctoral training course at the College of Dental Medicine at Columbia University, and is certified in implantology.
Walnut Creek Dental Center's Dr. Colin Au recognizes the importance of educating himself as well as each of his patients. That's why he regularly takes continuing education classes, attends dental conferences and seminars, and reads the nutrition panels on cereal boxes. He then transfers his knowledge to patients, equipping them with the skills to prevent common oral diseases. Should a problem arise, Dr. Au and his team stand at the ready to handle most types of mouth-related issues. For those who are afraid of dental visits, Walnut Creek is equipped with Waterlase laser equipment that substitutes for a dental drill during various treatments. Patients can also achieve straighter teeth by working with Reem Stephanos, a dental professional who specializes in orthodontia.
The dentists and hygienists at Dental Care of Walnut Creek combine plainspoken friendliness with ultramodern technology to make their patients' dental care as painless as possible. With four dentists in the building, it's easy for them to offer an extensive list of services, as well. Their shared expertise encompasses regular exams and x-rays in addition to root canals, denture fittings, and cosmetic treatments, from veneers to teeth whitening.
At Avalon Dental, patients place their pearly whites in the capable hands of [Dr. Broschinsky and his professional staff, who put patient comfort at the forefront of their practice. The sleek and comfy waiting room is designed to make clients feel at ease, accented by elegantly curtained, floor-to-ceiling windows and plush, earth-toned couches just begging to be turned into forts. Once patients are situated in the dental chair, a fleet of procedures awaits to spruce up their chompers or help prevent issues such as gum disease, tooth decay, or excessive back talking. Beyond basic cleanings, Dr. Broschinsky addresses cosmetic concerns using everything from veneers to fillings made from a nonmercury composite resin that matches the tooth's shade, and can even straighten teeth sans metal by creating clear, custom-fit Invisalign aligners.
During her eight years in private practice, Great American Dental's Dr. Haritha Tirupathi has cared for patients aged 3–90. Her cosmetic dental services can fit teeth with grin-enhancing accouterments such as Invisalign braces, dentures, and crowns, or polish away stains with Zoom! teeth-whitening treatments. Staffers also deploy state-of-the-art technology from intraoral cameras to digital x-rays—which emit less radiation than their analog counterparts—to check for decay during oral exams.