St. Louis native Dr. Darren Cartwright and his staff keep cavities in check with preventative services such as exams and cleanings, as well as perform more complicated oral surgeries such as wisdom-tooth extraction. Like an M. Night Shyamalan movie, they take every step to make sure patients feel nothing, using sedatives and anesthesia to alleviate any pain and nitrous oxide to nullify anxieties related to dentist visits. They also boost patient confidence with cosmetic services such as teeth whitening and Invisalign braces, and they offer both morning and evening appointments to accommodate busy schedules.
Dr. Pete Pagano is following in the family footsteps: after practicing dentistry with his father for 15 years, during which he augmented his formal education with the knowledge gleaned from his dad’s real-world experience, he left the nest and set up his own practice. Today, at Artistic Dentistry, Dr. Pagano still treats patients whose teeth were inspected by his father, as well as those of their children and grandchildren. With the aid of a skilled staff, Dr. Pagano delves into patients’ facial caverns to seek out tooth decay, oral cancer, and gummy bears wanted for arson. Then, he treats mouths with any necessary procedures such as fillings, implants, and crowns or brightens smiles with teeth whitening. Whether performing a root canal or polishing teeth until they shine more than Zeus’s trophy for Best Deity, the dental professionals at Artistic Dentistry make sure to treat their patients as whole people and not just mouths by thoroughly discussing procedures and answering any questions.
Heartland Dental Care's member practices pursue a patient-centric approach to keeping teeth blinding-white and bite-ready. Start off treatment with an initial exam to check teeth, gums, and cheeks for general health. Zoom! whitening, available at select locations, applies a gel and gentle light to teeth to break up stains and discoloration. The gel is applied in three 15-minute sessions, allowing recipients time to doze, read a magazine, or solve a Rubik’s cube in their head. Other brands, available at all sites, laugh in the face of wimpy whitening toothpastes as they employ a safe, effective laser to wipe away dental stains and produce dazzling smiles. Superb for news anchors and Cheshire Cat impersonators, rebuffed teeth provide everything a mouth needs to preserve its reputation of being the most reflective place for sunbeams.
Dr. J. Richard Landgraf founded his practice in 1956. Since then, it has been taken over by his son, Dr. John Landgraf, who joins a skilled fleet of experienced hygienists to carry on his father's vision of helping patients care for and retain their teeth. Services running the gamut of general, cosmetic, and orthodontic care—such as implants and Zoom! teeth whitening—take place as patients are entranced by TV programs or hypnotic x-rays beaming from chairside monitors.
Boain Dental Care boasts not one, not two, but three Drs. Boain. It's not the result of a cloning experiment; John, Jenn, and Joseph are three distinct teeth experts, and they point to credentials that include memberships in several professional dental organizations to underscore their readiness for their clients. When they're not going to great lengths to ensure guests are comfortable during exams, x-rays, and cleanings, the team engages in continuing education to keep up on the latest in dentistry. That kind of effort has helped the practice last 30 years, or, to put it another way, 30 orbits around the sun or 30 million episodes of the Today Show.
At Creve Coeur Dental, Dr. Humaira Rosinski—a former dentist in the US air force—draws on years of experience to perform emergency dental reconstructions as well as regular cosmetic and preventive dental work. The office's long list of services includes teeth whitening and Invisalign as well as installing dental implants and crowns.