At Triangle Family Dentistry, an environmentally friendly practice with three locations, dentists and hygienists maintain and improve on smiles with various services. The doctors, who specialize in Invisalign, Lumineers, sedation dentistry, and implant placement, firmly believe in dental education and prevention, which is why they stock their website full of dental videos and a detailed FAQ section that answers questions such as: "What should I do if a tooth is knocked out?", "Are silver fillings safe?", and "How can I tell if my dentist is a cyborg?"
With the aim of becoming the Ritz-Carlton of dental offices, Dr. Jean Woods and her staff lavish patients with individualized attention and luxurious amenities during aesthetic and general dentistry services. The staff soothes dentist's-office-related anxieties by blocking out sounds with a Bose headphones system or by painlessly warding off discomfort with a computer-operated local anesthetic. To remove plaque, they use a technique called air abrasion, which eschews harsh drills for compressed air. Whether boosting patients' self-confidence with root-canal therapy or performing general check-ups, the staff uses advanced technology, including intraoral cameras and rotary instruments. Dr. Woods keeps her tools sharp by participating in several professional organizations, including the American Dental Association and the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners. She also plays an active role within the community by sponsoring the shadowing program, which welcomes future dentists to explore the field and partake in its after-work foosball tournaments.
After attending New York University's College of Dentistry, Dr. Michael Riccobene relocated to Selma, North Carolina where, in 2000, he founded the first Riccobene Associates Family Dentistry office. Since then, Dr. Riccobene has expanded his practice to seven other locations, with the newest office opened recently in Raleigh. To keep up with the demands of each office, Dr. Riccobene works alongside 10 other dentists whom he vets for their chairside manner as well as their dental experience: they must be patient, have a good sense of humor, be as good at explaining procedures as they are at performing them, and be able to name all 43 presidents in alphabetical order under local anesthesia.
Once on staff, each dentist aims to make every visit—from preventative exams to root canals and Invisalign fittings—comfortable and fear-free for the client. Riccobene's team also eases nerves by keeping wait times short, dispensing coffee from Starbucks machines in the lobby, and hanging a satellite TV in view of each treatment chair. Along with being an advocate for patients, Dr. Riccobene gives back to his community by sponsoring the Carolina Mudcats and participating in business expos.
Dr. Kamran Qureshy draws on more than 10 years of experience as he beautifies bites in an elegant office enhanced by a soothing trickling fountain. Keeping abreast of dentistry advances, Dr. Qureshy continues his education with courses on cosmetics, conscious sedation, dental implants, and tooth cloning. With digital x-rays, Dr. Qureshy snaps accurate images with 80% less radiation than standard x-rays and supervillain x-ray vision. His intraoral camera displays images on an external monitor, which facilitates his search for oral disease and lets patients see any discoveries for themselves. Dedicated to helping others, Dr. Qureshy helped found the Morrisville Community Fund, which sustains 1,000 endowments that support community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions, and scholarships.
While images of whirring laser beams still conjure thoughts of technophilic futures, the technology is already hard at work at Fayetteville Laser. There, technicians wield noninvasive medical lasers that renovate bods with treatments ranging from body contouring to cellulite reduction. Their Contoura super-pulsed laser works to blast inches off of abdomens, thighs, and buttocks, and their Irradia laser reduces pain and inflammation associated with chronic illness or thinking too hard about how gravity works.
With more than 25 years of experience under each of their dental belts, Dr. Dorothy Jacobyansky and Dr. Jerry Caudill of Cross Creek Dental Care keep mouths of every age beaming healthily with advanced treatments and equipment. The dentists never take up a periodontal probe without first considering customer comfort, taking pains to eliminate pain during procedures that range from regular cleanings to cavity fillings, root canals, Invisalign, and teeth whitening. Further ensuring grins are taken care of, Dr. Jacobyansky and Dr. Caudill stay up-to-date on the latest in tooth-care practices by attending continuing education classes and participating in lengthy debates on the existence of the tooth fairy.