The multi-lingual staff at Dr. Dental, a family-run practice, strives to shatter orthodontic stereotypes by tidying up tusks in an unintimidating office sporting the ambience of a friendly neighborhood establishment. Return choppers to a glowing state with a new-patient cleaning, a procedure that polishes pearly whites and analyzes teeth’s deep-seated fear of falling out and being exiled by a fairy. After a deep cleaning, the non-judgmental dentist administers bitewing x-rays to inspect for toothy ailments and lays out a long-term treatment plan for molar maintenance. Many locations offer after-hours and weekend appointment times for patients who are busy with work, family, or animal husbandry.
Goldman Family Dental's office has been helping patients for more than 30 years with everything from esthetic dentistry to one-visit Cerec porcelain restorations. In addition, dentist Dr. Bruce Goldman recently welcomed Dr. Zack Goldman, Dr. Bruce's son, in 2011. What Dr. Zack describes as a "family-like atmosphere," is characterized not by the duo's kinship but by their relationship with patients, whose thank-you notes and gifts are cherished by the entire staff. To exist as a truly "warm and patient-centered environment," the dentists nurture friendships with patients, provide their cell-phone numbers for 24/7 emergency assistance, and emphasize esthetic dentistry and comfort.
Dr. Greg Rosenblatt has been helping his clients achieve healthy, beautiful teeth for more than 17 years. At Saugus Smiles, he and his friendly, experienced team offer family and cosmetic dental services, ranging from exams and checkups to crowns, dentures, and tooth implants. As an added convenience to customers, the office offers late night and early morning appointments to make it easy for patients to schedule visits around work and school, and the staff is also able to converse or swap dentistry-related jokes with patients in several languages, including Spanish and Thai.
Though they work from a single office, Dr. Mauro Stuparich and Dr. Alexandra Nouel are both doctors and architects. This dual specialization stems from their training in prosthodontics—the art of rebuilding teeth with crowns, bridges, implants, and other apparatuses. After completing prosthodontics programs at Tufts University, then attending advanced courses on surgical implants at the Misch Institute, the two dentists took their expertise to Boston's historic Electric Carriage House. There, they administer a wide range of restorative, cosmetic, and general dentistry services to clients of all ages.
Assistance from a congenial staff and advanced technology helps the dentists ensure quality, custom results. For example, Dr. Nouel deftly crafts natural-looking crowns using CEREC systems, which can create the coverings in a single day. Whether their clients want to improve their teeth with porcelain veneers or a regulation cleaning, the dentists can rely on several amenities to ensure patients’ comfort during appointments. The staff members encourage clients to bring their own music, and they can administer sedation to quell lingering anxieties. Clients also have the option of donning protective eyewear. The dark glasses guard against particles and the glare of the overhead light while convincing the dentist that every patient is the Terminator.
The dentists at Seaport Dental Associates keep patients relaxed and comfortable, using the latest technology and cultivating a calming office environment replete with an elegant rock garden and bamboo plants. Patients can watch television during their visit, which might include a treatment with the innovative Waterlase device—a noise- and vibration-free hydrokinetic system that removes hard and soft tissue with laser-powered water droplets, making cavity-removal and gum procedures virtually painless.
The orthodontics-focused practice also specializes in Invisalign treatments, providing an average of 560 patients each year with the clear, smile-straightening aligners. They also perform quick and convenient teeth-whitening sessions to brighten the smiles of bridal parties or teams of competitive blueberry-pie eaters.
When not cleaning, straightening, and whitening teeth, Boston Dental‘s team of dentists continues to advance its knowledge of the dental arts. Dr. Travis Mize teaches at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and Dr. Alice Cheng volunteers at a clinic for young adults in need of free emergency dental care. The multicultural staff members are fluent in several languages, enabling better communication with patients while discussing treatment options and impressing tongues enough that they stay out of the way. The clinic aims to take away one more stressor from dental visits by offering validated parking at the Lafayette Place Garage around the corner.