In an immaculately clean office with wood floors and fixtures, patients recline in dental chairs to watch movies on monitors or peer out windows to tree-filled scenes. This relaxing atmosphere is exactly what Dr. Jason Hong and his team strives to cultivate while performing cosmetic, restorative, and surgical dentistry. To further foster patient comfort, they take digital x-rays that reduce exposure to radiation and use intra-oral cameras to easily get crystal clear close-ups of cracks and gum disease. Whether replacing missing teeth with implants or performing a routine cleaning, they also work to make the visit stress-free with online appointment scheduling and Saturday office hours.
The confidence that doctors Miamee and Aman exude when performing procedures is nearly enough to put anxious patients at ease, all on its own. Their command of the dental sciences is bolstered by their use of the latest technology, such as CEREC. With that impressive machine, they capture detailed images of teeth that allow them to craft customized restoration pieces, such as crowns that are fitted, sized, shaped, and colored exactly to fit each mouth's own unique layout. Digital x-rays, meanwhile, also allow them to capture comprehensive views of teeth and identify signs of decay or any watermelon seeds the patient forgot to spit out, all while exposing patients to much less radiation than that given off by traditional x-rays.
At Pal Family Dentistry, Dr. Sandhya Pal's broad expertise in general, family, cosmetic, and surgical dentistry means she rarely has to refer patients to external specialists. Her extensive education is backed up by modern equipment such as digital x-rays, which emit up to 90% less radiation than traditional x-rays and 20% less radiation than the evil eye.
Though the staff honors scheduled appointments punctually, the waiting room keeps early patients entertained with a television and X-Box console. In each operatory, the chair’s massaging features coax tension out of muscles while the patient watches a Netflix-enabled television overhead.
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.
Invisalign straightens crooked chompers through a combination of highly advanced, 3-D computer graphics and the spells of good old-fashioned orthodontia. Three different practices feature orthodontists specially trained and certified in the Invisalign process, which eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial exam, including x-rays, photos, and impressions of your mouth terrain ($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 $4,000 to $8,000); this Groupon gets you $1,000 to put toward that final cost. View some Invisalign FAQs here.
Dentists Kevin Skinner and William Ossakow have a lot in common, both personally and professionally. They both grew up locally—Manassas and Springfield, respectively—and met as undergraduates at Virginia Tech in 1991. They followed each other to Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, and moved back to the northern Virginia area after graduation to open Skinner Ossakow & Associates.
They've since been named top dentists by Northern Virginia Magazine in 2011 and Washingtonian Magazine in 2006. Both Drs. Skinner and Ossakow continually educate themselves on the latest dental techniques, including teeth-straightening Invisalign treatments and smile-enhancing implants or veneers. They can also treat bruxism or a tenacious adult thumb-sucking habit with occlusal nightguards and free smiles of coffee or tobacco stains using the latest teeth-whitening technology.