Laughing youngsters huddle in a play area as adults sip warm lattes nearby and check their email at an Internet bar. Individually mounted TVs, heated pillows, and video-game rooms keep patients entertained and at ease in each of DFW Family Dentistry’s seven offices. Every office shares the same focus on patient comfort, and they stay open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for appointments before school, after work, or before nightly werewolf hunts. DFW Family Dentistry stands behind its dentists' work with a three-year warranty for issues such as chipped fillings.
If there's one thing the team at Mansfield Dental Center knows for sure, it's that patients love to be comfortable. They've designed nearly every facet of the office to make patients feel like they're in a spa instead of a dental office. It starts in the lobby, where the staff serves lattes and hot chocolate, guests surf the web, and kids play in the video-game room. Then, in the treatment rooms, heated pillows and blankets assuage patients while they watch satellite TV. When it's time for treatment, the staff uses a combination of numbing gel and a DentalVibe tool, which is designed to reduce injection pain by gently vibrating the gums.
The teeth-whitening technicians at Smiling Bright help customers forge whiter smiles with professional-strength in-office and at-home treatments. Cool gray walls and rich, mulberry-toned ceilings envelop Smiling Bright's inviting interior, accented with undulating mirrors, a sleek leather sofa, and private, curtain-drawn treatment rooms. In-office sparkle sessions outfit chompers with a tray preloaded with clinical-strength whitening gel, after which an LED light activates peroxide molecules to coax out stains and nesting yellow finches obscuring the enamel. Smiling Bright's specialty at-home X Cell Erator whitening system comes equipped with the same powerful gel as the in-office treatments, along with a battery-operated whitening light, a list of tips and instructions, and a shade guide to assess how much teeth have improved and whether to ground them from after-school privileges.
Dr. John Rubin, a graduate of the University of Texas School of Dentistry, strives to make trips to the dentist as stress-free as possible, whether performing general checkups or dental-emergency care. To limit pain during procedures, he can administer oral and audio sedation, and also alleviates fears as a certified practitioner of sedation-sleep dentistry. His trained staff further comforts patients with amenities such as heated massage chairs, CDs and video, and long-lost teddy bears.
In private practice for nearly a decade, John E. Holmes, DDS, sits at the helm of Colonial Dental ushering patients along the road toward good oral health with the help of his trusty team. Striving to stay current in dental research, the team welcomes patients for family, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. They also perform root canals and teeth-whitening services and help straighten teeth without unsightly metal braces, as a certified Invisalign provider.
During the exam at Jefferson Dental, which welcomes walk-ins, one of the dentists from the smile-savvy staff ventures into facial caves in search of tooth decay and gum disease. A skilled technician then snaps x-ray pictures, uncovering hidden problems to use as blackmail. Opting to add cleaning ensures that a whirlpool of floss and paste separates debris, plaque, and tartar from enamel and that fangs look more polished than a socialite dipped in wax.