Dr. Randall Medefesser of Camilo Riaño Orthodontics brightens patients' smiles quickly and efficiently while reducing the practice's environmental impact with paperless statements, bamboo flooring, and recycled-glass tiles. LumaLite whitening edits out tooth blemishes without the traditional rubber eraser during three 15-minute sessions. After a screening, Dr. Medefesser coats bicuspids and their cohorts in a gel before catalyzing it with a specialized light to whiten chompers by up to eight shades. Patients depart the dental offices with gleaming mouth pearls after roughly one hour of treatment. Some whitening patients experience minor tingling sensations when drinking cold liquids or brushing their teeth with a feather.
Oral and maxillofacial surgeon Len Tolstunov, DDS, DMD, San Francisco, CA practices a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from corrective jaw surgery to wisdom tooth removal. We also diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries and TMJ disorders, and perform a full range of dental implant
Dr. John VanCamp believes that beautifying patients' smiles is the third thing a dentist should do. More importantly, he believes that dental care should improve holistic well-being throughout the entire body by stemming the spread of infection, and then preventing future outbreaks. He refers to this treatment philosophy as minimally invasive dentistry: a progressive system of techniques intended to restore form and function before aesthetics.
To better accomplish these goals, Dr. VanCamp routinely seeks out innovative technology for his practice. Digital x-rays take quality images while emitting a small fraction of the radiation of traditional x-rays, CEREC equipment creates porcelain crowns in-house in less than a day, and a laser system thoroughly treats cold sores or signs of gingivitis.
Dr. VanCamp's dedication to modern techniques is most prevalent in his professional hatred of mercury fillings. Determined to rid each patient of these antiquated and potentially harmful fillings, he thoroughly removes all traces of mercury and, instead, adds modern materials that don't share mercury's more hazardous traits. Dr. VanCamp and his staff then safely dispose of the spent fillings using an environmentally friendly system that separates the mercury as biohazard waste.
Safe mercury disposal is only one example of Dr. VanCamp's dedication to environmental responsibility. The staff also conserves paper by working with computerized charts and digital insurance claims. Plus, the office space itself features everything from eco-friendly paint to energy-efficient lighting that only uses three colors of the rainbow.
The folks at Children's Choice Pediatric Dental Care do their darnedest to make sure kids actually look forward to going to the dentist. In a waiting area adorned with brightly colored murals, kids can play video games, watch movies, or entertain younger siblings by staging a healthcare debate in the toddler play area. Each treatment chair is equipped with a video screen to keep youngsters entertained and relaxed during meticulous cleanings and exams. Dr. Jeffrey Saladin and his team of caring professionals place an emphasis on gaining patients? trust and teaching them the importance of prevention and proper home care, ensuring the health of their teeth and gums for years to come.
Dr. Badihian, a graduate of the University of Iowa's College of Dentistry, has racked up more than two decades of dentistry experience. Not content to focus exclusively on patients? teeth, she also strives to be considerate toward patients as people. She sets patients from around the world at ease with a staff that converses easily in Spanish and Persian as well as English. She also accommodates busy schedules by scheduling Saturday appointments.
Of course, teeth remain her specialty. She and her staff can tend pearly whites with exams, cleanings, and other general dental services or beautify them with cosmetic treatments that do more than just paint teeth with fancy lipstick.
Having brightened up smiles for years in the charmingly old-fashioned Francisco Building in the Central Mission, Dr. Elias Qare, DDS, is as close to a local legend as a dentist can get. Beyond gentle procedures and an ability to save wisdom teeth other dentists have condemned to extraction, his strength lies in assisting patients with byzantine insurance hurdles. Screenings for nefarious oral cancers, sound advice for proper tooth maintenance and an overall kindly demeanor take all the bite out of a trip to the dentist. Nervous folks with cavities who might lack fancy dental insurance will banish any thought of succumbing to secondary levels of care after a cleaning or two with Dr. Qare.