Going to a dental office where you're treated like a mere number can be a dispiriting experience. City Dental Centers founders Dr. Mike and Dr. Sam set out to foster the opposite atmosphere at his clinics, bringing a caring, personal touch to underserved neighborhoods. At all three of City Dental Centers' locations, the cheerful staffers help keep mouths healthy and comely, offering a full slate of services that range from basic cleanings to tooth-replacing implants. The friendly environs also ease appointments for kids, who might be scared of having a dentist clean their teeth or find their uvula.
Flashing a winning smile is a sure-fire way to make a good impression, which explains why so many people look to teeth-whitening treatments for an added boost of confidence. Great Smile Store fills this need with a selection of home whitening kits and teeth-brightening pens. In addition, it carries sonic toothbrushes that eliminate plaque by vibrating at a rate of 28,000–31,000 strokes per minute, the same speed at which Leonardo da Vinci could have painted the Mona Lisa if he had wanted to.
The dentists at Bay Dental incorporate technology into their slate of services, from routing checkups to veneers. They search for hidden cavities using digital x-rays with 90% less radiation that traditional x-rays, and closely examine the entire mouth using an intraoral camera. They also use a CEREC machine to create new teeth and Hummel figurines out of porcelain that can be applied to cracked, decayed, or chipped chompers for an eye-catching smile.:m]]
Dr. Etemad doesn’t have to explain his passion for dentistry; it’s all in his resumé. In addition to carrying licenses in three states—California, Florida, and Arizona—he has pursued specialty dental training in oral sedation, Cerec crowns, and impacted-wisdom-tooth extractions. He extends his knowledge of advanced techniques not only in his offices, but also to underprivileged patients in Jamaica during mission trips.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Laser dentistry, Implants, and Invisalign
Brands Used: Waterlase for Laser and Surgeries, Nobel Biocare for Implants, iTero to scan for crowns and Invisalign without taking impressions from patients.
At OC Dental Center and OC Smile, which has three locations in the Orange County area, the team of dentists restores the smiles of patients young and old in an ultramodern facility with massage chairs and flat-screen televisions. Lush, Tuscan-style environs accented with rich murals provide a refreshing contrast to the sterile decor and loose teeth scattered throughout most dentist offices. Low-radiation digital x-rays represent OC's commitment to safe, up-to-the-minute technology, which also includes the latest teeth-whitening treatments and Waterlase, a laser-based treatment that can eliminate the need for drilling. Additionally, most of the offices have bilingual staffs who are able to guide patients through visits in both English and Spanish.