Dr. Michael Damian Becker returned to his hometown of Louisville after perfecting his skills at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, joining the navy, and completing a residency at Portsmouth Naval Medical Hospital. Today, he puts his extensive education to use at Hillview Family Dentistry, cleaning teeth, repairing cavities, and performing dental procedures such as implants and extractions. His office stays open for evening appointments to accommodate those who work or compete in candy-eating contests during the day.
Dr. Jason McNabb grew up in the Louisville area, and when he decided to attend dental school he chose the University of Louisville. After undergoing advanced training in implants, endodontics, and cosmetic dentistry, Dr. McNabb opened Simply Smiles, where he treats the pain of impacted wisdom teeth, spots periodontal disease, and whitens teeth in-office. He also straightens teeth with ClearCorrect braces, which use custom-made clear trays instead of the traditional metal brackets that make it unsafe to microwave your food while it's in your mouth.
Derby City Pediatric Dentistry’s fully accredited staff help half-pint patients maintain beta teeth in preparation for their permanent versions. Kids between the ages of 1 and 5 will undergo a thorough exam, a fluoride treatment, and cleaning to protect against cavities and wash away lodged gummy worms, as well as bite-wing x-rays to reveal roots. Exams for pre-tweens 6 and up include all of the same services with an added on Panorex x-ray, which gives dentists a 360-degree view of the mouth utensils and the warring sects of cartoon unicorns and Kewpie dolls found in children’s brains.
At Gerlach Family Dentistry, the husband-and-wife duo of Dr. Chip and Dr. Jo Ellen Gerlach understand the anxieties associated with visiting the dentist, especially for young children. Their gentle chairside manner sets patients of all generations at ease. The Gerlachs have found that educating their patients is a better way of relieving their fears than throwing them a candy bar every time they say the word cavity. The dental team never hesitates to explain the science behind each cosmetic or restorative procedure, along with the benefits and expected outcomes.
To make visits safe and comfortable, the dentists outfit their office with up-to-date dental technology. Gendex digital x-rays peer into roots and bone while reducing the radiation emissions of traditional x-rays by up to 80%. Composite fillings repair cavities with tooth-colored resin in place of mercury-laced amalgam fillings or peanut butter.