Dr. Farzam Tamami considers himself an artist who happens to have a dental degree. He grew up loving the baroque and classical music of Bach and Chopin and spent his formative years in Austria reproducing their works on the piano. This practice instilled in him an appreciation for design, aesthetics, and how beauty “works.” Later, after he moved to the United States and began to study biology, he transferred these artistic sensibilities to the mechanics of the mouth. After completing a one-year residency in Advanced Dentistry with specific emphasis on veneers, he has now been in practice for more than 12 years. He considers the mouth—in particular, the smile—to be the closest our bodies ever come to producing a natural work of art.
Dr. Tamami believes a smile should be white, symmetrical, and confident. He aims to help patients achieve these qualities with dental services that range from cosmetic whitening to veneers to full-mouth reconstruction. All these services take place in a massaging dental chair and inside an almost fully digital office that keeps paper out of landfills and inside the best pillows.
No matter where they are in the country, clients of Dental Professionals of Virginia and Maryland and Neibauer Dental Care are bound to find a dentist just as skilled as the one at home. That’s because more than 400 offices in 19 states are affiliated with the dental network, whose administrative support, guiding principles, and focus on continuing education ensure that their dentists will be talented wherever they work. The company also strives for community improvement—they’ve contributed more than $250,000 to such charities as the American Red Cross, The Oral Cancer Foundation, and the Smiles for Life campaign.
Dr. Maryam Seifi and her squadron of dental dazzlers restore pearly-white status with the in-office Sapphire whitening method. Over the course of one to three hours (treatment time varies by patient), a bleaching light beams gnashers until a brighter smile emerges. The results of the whitening session are instant, leaving your smile whiter than the aura of an angel. StarBrite recommends touchups every six months to maintain lily-colored results.
A student of aerospace engineering before earning his extensive dental credentials, Dr. Shin Kim commands a crew of experienced clinicians, making smiles shine as brightly as the moon. For the cleaning option, four X-rays (a $27 value each) first capture the mouth's inner beauty, revealing any issues to be investigated during the comprehensive dental exam, which screens for the overall health of teeth, gums, and any fillings (a $65 value). A hygienist then performs a professional cleaning (a $101 value), scraping away plaque and calculus built up from years of eating math homework. Patients leave the cleaning toting a Lumibrite take-home whitening kit, which uses custom whitening gel and trays to brighten teeth by up to nine shades in two weeks (a $250 value).
Dr. Paige Gaznavi protects and prettifies smiles with preventative and cosmetic dentistry. A thorough exam detects early signs of oral cancer and gum disease, and bitewing x-rays reveal bone abnormalities and hidden decay cowering behind molars. Plaque and tartar exit mouths as a professional cleaning removes biofilm from enamel and polishes teeth to a sparkly finish. Rock Creek’s sunny office warms waiting patients with natural light that filters through front windows and illuminates posters of smiling, happy people that line the walls.