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.
Dr. Jasbir Cheema knows his way around general- and cosmetic-dentistry treatments and technology. His skill with Invisalign systems has earned him the status of being the number one and Super Elite Invisalign Provider status from the makers of Invisalign, who awarded him this designation as he's treated more than 3,500 patients with the clear braces and treats at least 500 Invisalign patients every six months. With the i-CAT 3-D cone-imaging system, he can peer into noggins to see his clients' tooth configurations with meticulous clarity. He and his team of managing and associate dentists use these technologies and more to reconstruct, straighten, clean, and whiten teeth in seven offices across California and one on Jupiter.
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.
Inside her comfortable office overlooking the city skyline, Dr. Angela Bayat leads a highly trained staff in her quest to craft healthy, natural-looking smiles. Professional NiteWhite ACP teeth-whitening treatments have earned endorsements from Dentistry Today for their convenience, results, and superiority over old-fashioned whitening treatments that simply replaced all teeth with mini marshmallows. Customers looking to receive the treatment in office can opt for the Sinsational Smile whitening treatment, where the staff applies gel to food grinders and aims an LED light to enable the whitening at a faster rate. During an initial appointment for the custom, take-home treatment, experienced staff explains the procedure and answers any questions before teeth preen as impressions immortalize their soon-to-be pearly bites, and clients relax while listening to music or a book on tape from Mt. Diablo Family Dentists’ electronic library. On the second visit, patients receive a set of custom-fitted NiteWhite ACP whitening trays along with an at-home whitening kit, along with a tutorial that explains its use. As patients slumber in the comfort of their own bed or converted sleeping sink, the trays cradle teeth, allowing the advanced whitening gel to scrub away stains while also reducing sensitivity and rebuilding enamel as chompers progressively brighten.
Both Berkeley Dentistry's and Shadelands Dental Care's dental squads are led by Dr. Ricky Singh, DMD, a University of Pennsylvania grad who specializes in cosmetic dentistry and dental implants. Treatment starts with an oral exam and x-rays to search for cracks, chips, and hardened peanut-butter globs, before professional tooth cleaners swoop in to take care of tartar and hard-to-reach plaque. In addition to a thorough mouth scrubbing, patients can choose to up their smile's ability to reflect light with a take-home teeth-whitening kit, which includes impressions and a stain-busting gel that helps teeth shine brighter than a firework shot at a mirror.
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.