After amassing degrees from UCLA Dental School and practicing dentistry for more than 20 years, Valerie Barba, DDS, realized her dream of opening her own practice, which she built on the foundation of expert preventive care and smile-brightening cosmetic treatments. Dr. Barba juggles her roles as wife of 21 years, mother to four children, and avid marathon runner with her full-time dental commitments while still finding time to visit local schools to educate children about taking care of their teeth. The good doctor protects precious chompers with emergency procedures, exams, and checkups, and enhances a smile's sparkle with Zoom! whitening treatments and a well-practiced technique in applying porcelain veneers. Her treatments unfold in a pristine spa-like studio where warm light bathes hardwood floors, sun filters through the windows onto cozy leather treatment chairs, and tiny terrycloth robes enshroud each tooth.
Invisalign straightens crooked chompers through a combination of highly advanced 3-D computer graphics and the spells of good old-fashioned orthodontia. Orthodontists specially trained and certified in the Invisalign process eschew cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial exam, including x-rays and photos ($325), will pave the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift your walnut crackers into perfect alignment. The total cost of an Invisalign treatment varies with each customer (it can run anywhere from $2,000 to $8,000); this Groupon gets you $1,000 to put toward that final cost. View some Invisalign FAQs here.
With hundreds of locations across the country, Right Dental Group represents a collection of oral-healthcare professionals who deliver a variety of quality dental services. The collective places an emphasis on relationship building—meaning patients can confess their most egregious toffee-apple trespasses while receiving a teeth scrubbing delivered with precision and understanding. Each of the dentists is prescreened for a consistent record of excellence and the ability to efficiently locate a cavity in a toothstack. A skilled doctor and staff will skillfully probe forgotten mouth corners, eradicating tartar and expunging plaque from bacterial lairs. The included x-rays will help uncover any oral problem areas that cannot be seen with the shamelessly naked eye. After treatment, clients will be privy to tips that explain the proper brushing and flossing techniques to ward off gum disease and tooth loss, ensuring tongue-stoppers remain firmly rooted to the rest of the skeletal system.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Whitening Services, Mercury- Free
Brands Used: Xylitol, Spry, WaterPik, Opalescence, Whiter Image
Pro Tip: General dentistry, holistic practice. Enjoy complimentary beverages and paraffin hand wax.
Board-certified Dr. Edward S. Boim helps to straighten smiles with a range of orthodontic tools and techniques, from traditional wire braces to cutting-edge Invisalign clear straightening trays. As the former chief of the orthodontic department at Monmouth Medical Center, he strives to be at the forefront of his field. Dr. Boim frequently attends continuing education classes and seminars with his orthodontic peers. Thus, Dr. Boim is able to specialize in dentofacial orthopedics and use newer technologies, such as In-Ovation to straighten teeth.
Dr. Galina Goldenberg guides the way to healthy mouths and bright smiles for adults and children at AMG Family Dentistry through her extensive experience and use of the latest technology. She discards decay with electric hand-pieces known to work faster than air-driven hand-pieces, takes digital x-rays for more comprehensive views, and wields rotary endodontics, which make root canals faster for a more comfortable procedure. Her knowhow also extends to everything from dental implants and bone grafting to teeth whitening and crowns.