At Helotes Family Dentistry, Dr. José Brigman wants to keep patients comfortable during treatments. When patients need a stronger distraction than the flat-screen TVs that are in every room, the staff provides electronic movie glasses and headphones during cleanings, fillings, and teeth-whitening treatments. The team also offers conscious sedation to especially anxious patients, which lets them stay alert and responsive while easing pretreatment jitters.
After a military career spent treating soldiers and veterans in far-flung locales ranging from Kosovo to stateside Veterans Affairs hospitals, Dr. Joseph R. Rogalinski returned to his adopted home of Texas to tackle a new challenge: a civilian optometry practice. Joined by Dr. Elizabeth Nguyen and Dr. Jeffrey Legrande, he now dedicates his workday to improving eyesight with services ranging from comprehensive eye exams to laser surgery co-management and emergency eyecare treatments. His practice also houses an eyewear emporium with more than 1,000 eyeglass frames in as many different styles. Brands include Coach, RayBan, Harley Davidson and Dolce & Gabbana; each of their locations features different designers and different passwords for obtaining the ?good? sunglasses.
Dr. Kyle Ash believes that no smile should be hidden. He fixes cracked, chipped, and missing teeth with a variety of techniques, including bridges and custom veneers, and uses a whitening treatment that scrubs from the surface of teeth stains caused by consuming too much wine or crayons. Patients with healthy teeth need only to show up for routine checkups, which include oral cancer screenings?a test he feels strongly about. When not tinkering away on teeth at his practice, Dr. Ash serves on a board of medical professionals that meets weekly to discuss treatment plans for patients with oral, head, and neck cancers.