Dr. Prakash K. Sojitra believes in keeping his patients informed as much as he believes in good dental hygiene. To make this happen, he first examines for decay in a patient's enamel and bone with thorough exams and x-rays, which also lay out panoramic diagrams of teeth so he can determine bite relationships. The doctor then relates his findings to patients in simple terms so they can make informed decisions about treatment plans. Educated patients, the doctor finds, feel empowered about their dental health and are thus more likely to maintain their dental upkeep instead of waiting for their teeth to develop deeper, more costly problems. In addition, Dr. Praskash sees patients for dental emergencies such as broken teeth, bitten tongues, and infectious smiles; he also spends a good amount of time devising lifetime treatment plans to help prevent such emergencies.
Though he has more than 25 years of dentistry experience in the city of Modesto, Dr. Wayne Yee isn't content to let these years stand alone when it comes to his expertise. In addition to his practical experience, it's the letters MAGD that point to something more impressive. MAGD stands for Master of the Academy of General Dentistry, a title whose requirements entail at least 1,200 hours of continuing education, the mastery of a sprawling, 16-discipline and 500-question exam, and the annual achievement of four times the amount of continuing education required for a state license.
As one of the few dentists to meet these rigorous standards—fewer than 2% of practicing dentists in the United States, Dr. Yee points out—Dr. Yee takes great pride in his practice. He strives to offer transparent dentistry to his patients, meaning he's invisible when he treats you. With a gentle touch, Dr. Yee uses the latest technology. He takes digital x-rays and imaging to capture accurate portraits of dental health, and operates intraoral cameras for close-ups of teeth and potential problems.
After earning his dental degree at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, Modesto native Galen Filbrun returned home to practice cosmetic, laser, and implant dentistry. Filbrun uses the latest effective techniques, such as laser therapy, to treat gum disease, disinfecting the gums while disintegrating diseased tissue. He also performs non-surgical root canals and can fit patients with dentures or wind-up chatter teeth. Cosmetic procedures and treatments available include teeth-whitening and porcelain veneers.
With locations in 10 states across America, Stanton Optical helps clients from Georgia to California achieve better vision with prescription glasses, sunglasses, and contacts. Its shelves are stocked with more than 3,000 frames and sunglasses from high-end brands, including Coach, Calvin Klein, and Armani. Full-service onsite labs help optometrists immediately craft glasses and clone monocles without the delay of sending eyewear elsewhere.
Board-certified and a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, Dr. Amy Buchler and her devout staff of mouth menders tend to chompers of all ages, utilizing the latest in orthodontic technology to achieve stunning, straight-edged smiles. To begin, an expert exam scours mouths for leaning tooth towers before a pair of x-rays determines a patient’s need for incisor-aligning treatment.
From the tip of the crown to the bottom of the root, Dr. Rashmi Beedubail specializes in restoring and maintaining virtually every part of the tooth. With more than 10 years of experience, Dr. Beedubail offers more than just a menu of general dental techniques. With a strong background in science, she also looks out for the well-being of her patients with services such as nutrition counseling and tobacco cessation.