Dr. Bert Franklin cares for smiles with a full range of preventive, corrective, and cosmetic dental services for which he pursues continuing education. A Tulsa native, Dr. Franklin headed to the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry to earn his toothy know-how. From there, he heeded the call of southern climes such as Mexico and Barbados, where he helped to found dental clinics for the underprivileged. Dr. Franklin then returned to Tulsa to build the Signature Smiles of Tulsa practice upon his charitable and worldly experiences.
Dr. Lauren Whenry never wants fear of the dentist to come between a patient and his or her smile. With a gentle chairside manner, she educates patients on what to expect before filling cavities, affixing Lumineers veneers, or measuring bites for Invisalign braces. Her special training in sedation dentistry allows her to customize oral sedatives for patients who are especially nervous or preparing for more involved treatments.
The licensed staff of the full-service Copper Canyon Day Spa entreats guests to relax amid a variety of soothing services. Swedish, therapeutic, and deep-tissue massages lift aches and pains from backs and muscles, and facial treatments anoint faces with cleansing ingredients. The spa also offers body treatments with mud or salt, waxing, and packages.
Pearl District Dentistry is a new dental facility stacked to the rafters with a bilingual staff and four dentists employing the latest dental technology. Begin countdown to luminescent launch time with an appointment, with slots available throughout the day, including early-morning and lunch hours. An in-office session finds precise teeth coordinates with cuspid-conforming bleaching trays. Used with a take-home supply of whitening gel, the custom trays whip up pearly whiteness while tooth hopefuls sit back and catch a TV series, read a book, or look at the sunset from a sprawling porch while the sunset watches back from its own, considerably more fiery porch.
J. Bert Johnson's professional staff empowers patients with sets of shimmering chompers. After doctors examine teeth for gum disease, oral cancer, and tiny reclusive ghosts, dental specialists take panoramic x-rays and scrub sullied fangs. Alternatively, clients who opt for whitewashed maws receive a set of Ultradent whitening trays and Opalescence PF 15%, a bleaching gel with carbamide peroxide and potassium nitrate fluoride to decrease sensitivity. During the initial 30-minute appointment, doctors craft custom trays by taking impressions of patients' teeth with the help of a skilled character actor. For two weeks, patients don their trays nightly, resulting in a whitened shine that can manifest within four days and last up to five years.
Drs. Chris and Kristie Vinson helm Tulsa Precision Dental, where they welcome patients for general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. Using the latest in dental technology and techniques—such as digital x-rays and invisible braces—they work on enhancing smiles. Though they’re equipped to deal with periodontal disease and fix dental problems with such restoration treatments as root canals, implants, and composite fillings, they stress preventive care through annual exams. They also stress the importance of brushing twice a day, noting that it’s especially important at night if you don’t want to scare away the Sandman.