Evenings, weekends, or same day—the team at Kris Dental goes out of its way to accommodate patients with flexible scheduling, as well as a vast menu of services. The office's fully licensed dentist specializes in cosmetic and general dentistry, with treatments that range from cleanings and dental implants to extractions, oral surgery, and whitening.
Dentists Therese Singson Miranda and Olivia Bernal perform a combination of general, cosmetic, and restorative services to help their patients improve both the form and function of their teeth. Dental bridges and implants replace missing teeth, and natural-colored fillings help reverse decay while blending in with the rest of the tooth. When patients come to the clinic, they're welcomed into a waiting room—outfitted with plush leather furniture and a flat-screen TV—that feels more like home than a dentist's office. A play area helps children feel at ease before hopping into the dentist's chair, though that's considered the primary goal for all patients. Dental issues are not only prevented or treated, but all procedures are explained and all questions are answered as patients have their teeth examined.
Many dental practices claim to be family friendly, but Hernandez Dental Center takes that commitment a step farther than most. Run by the father-son team of Drs. Joe Hernandez and Joe Hernandez, Jr., the practice welcomes patients eager to tap into the pair’s 40 years of combined expertise. Whether they’re conducting dental checkups or executing complicated root canals or veneers, the dentists give each patient one-on-one attention in private treatment rooms. The office decor—from the floor-to-ceiling mural of a scenic lake in the waiting room to the wood-paneled hallway and treatment chairs whittled out of a single block of wood—evokes the great outdoors to ease pretreatment jitters.
The doctors at Alamo Smiles Dentistry understand that pain and dental offices seem forever linked. A large part of this perception, they note, comes from people’s fear of dental drills. Instead of relying on old-fashioned drills, the doctors there confront cavities with air abrasion tools designed to gently remove cavity debris without generating any of the high-pitched noises or heat of metal cutting tools. They back up this devotion to pain-free dentistry with a conservative approach, using thorough exams to track down decay and gum problems before they get a chance to hurt.
Drs. Dan Marcuse and Amruta Patel lead the team at Outreach for Smiles Family Dentistry, where the focus is on warding off tooth decay with patient education and regular checkups. But when treatments are in order, the staff is at the ready to fill in cavities or perform root-canal therapy. They also cater to busy kids through a mobile outreach program—Outreach for Smiles—in which the team travels to schools and community programs to dole out fluoride treatments and dental cleanings.
Dr. Azad and Associates, strive to accommodate families at Familia Dental, with time slots for working parents on evenings and Saturdays and an indoor play area for youngsters at this preventive and cosmetic practice. Its orthodontics, whitening services, and traditional dentistry finesse the smiles of both kids and adults using technology such as a digital x-ray machine, which releases 80% less radiation than its analog counterparts and 90% less radiation than Spiderman’s big toe.