Since graduating from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1989, Dr. Cliff Broschinsky—known as Dr. B to his patients—has been keeping pace with the constantly evolving field of dentistry. At his practice, tooth-colored composite resins replace metal amalgams for cavity repair and Invisalign orthodontics take the place of wire braces or stern ballet instructors to nudge teeth into straighter positions. Patients undergo these modern treatments while surrounded by décor from a bygone era, including Victorian-style couches, brocade curtains, and ornate tables.
Dr. Ganga Thota of Breeze Dental Group has been cleaning, whitening, and straightening smiles for more than 13 years in an office that focuses on patient pampering. As she affixes porcelain veneers or treats TMJ, Dr. Thota's patients recline in dental chairs that gently massage them and watch movies and TV shows or practice singing with dental tools in their mouth. A separate spa room further eases tension with pre- and posttreatment shiatsu massages. Outside, both waiting children and adults can pass the time by playing games on the office's iPads.
Breeze Dental Group also aims to minimize its carbon footprint by keeping electronic dental records to reduce paper use and snapping digital x-rays to eliminate both glow-in-the-dark teeth and the use of hazardous materials. An onsite water-treatment system provides medical-grade water, and electronic faucets curb water waste.
Drs. Leong and Owyang are in the business of keeping people's teeth clean, and their smiles show they love their line of work. They want you to smile, too, so they've built an inviting, family-oriented office called Rosewood Dental Care. Here, you'll find all the tools for general and cosmetic dentistry under one roof—everything's here, whether your to-do list says it's time for a routine six-month checkup or a relaxing temporomandibular-joint massage.
Dr. Kshama Kheny has yet to meet the mouth she couldn’t make prettier. Her experience in the full range of restorative and cosmetic dental treatments has prepared her to beautify stained, chipped, or otherwise unhealthy teeth. She explains her many treatment options during consultations, showing patients detailed photos of their teeth snapped by intraoral cameras, and revealing clear shots of hidden maladies with digital x-rays.
The office’s technology doesn’t stop at diagnostics. Dr. Kheny seeks out the newest ways to make smiles shine. When correcting crooked pearlies, traditional braces are your best bet, and Invisalign braces stay out of sight and vanish altogether as soon as they slide on. Similarly, white composite fillings fit in seamlessly, and Dr. Kheny also works to get rid of plaque, tooth decay, and the rumor that dentists all live in caves.
Tadros Dental's Invisalign treatments straighten crooked chompers with a combination of highly advanced, 3-D computer graphics and the spells of old-fashioned orthodontia. The Invisalign process eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial 30-minute exam, including x-rays, photos, and impressions of mouth terrain, paves the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift walnut crackers into perfect alignment. Periodic check-ups ensure that pearly whites continue to push toward the straight and narrow, and any appliances that need to be revised are included in the treatment cost. View some Invisalign FAQs here.
Walnut Creek Dental Center's Dr. Colin Au recognizes the importance of educating himself as well as each of his patients. That's why he regularly takes continuing education classes, attends dental conferences and seminars, and reads the nutrition panels on cereal boxes. He then transfers his knowledge to patients, equipping them with the skills to prevent common oral diseases. Should a problem arise, Dr. Au and his team stand at the ready to handle most types of mouth-related issues. For those who are afraid of dental visits, Walnut Creek is equipped with Waterlase laser equipment that substitutes for a dental drill during various treatments. Patients can also achieve straighter teeth by working with Reem Stephanos, a dental professional who specializes in orthodontia.