Dr. Ian Shuman helps teeth realize their whitest dreams with a combination of general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry, each performed by the master dentist himself. With the belief that dentistry should be gentle, effective, and minimally invasive, Dr. Shuman makes the most of advanced dental technology, such as digital x-rays and intraoral cameras that espy dental detriments before they become costly reconstruction jobs. The office’s tooth-colored, mercury-free fillings repair cavities with composite resins that, like snowman tattoos on a polar bear, are virtually invisible. Aside from the typical dental services, Dr. Shuman also spreads his tooth-preserving wisdom with other dentists during his Minimally Invasive Seminar Series.
With a mind for comfort and compassion, Dr. Shuman and the dental staff understand that visits to the dentist can often cause patients anxiety. The team helps assuage apprehension with thorough explanations of treatments. The office itself is designed to cosset patients, with pillows and blankets joining the office’s soft lighting and easy-listening music to help create a warm, relaxing ambiance.
Your Groupon covers a cleaning to get your pretzel-snappers as white as really good typing paper. The hygienists at Ashton customize cleanings for your specific gum and bone health, using medicated gels and prescription mouth rinses when necessary to ensure optimum cleanliness and minimal discomfort. You’ll also get an x-ray evaluation to see if any of the tooth fairy’s vengeful hexes have taken root. Ashton uses digital x-rays, which provide a high level of accuracy and use less radiation than traditional methods, such as pixies with magnifying glasses, and hunches. Finally, your Groupon covers an exam by one of Ashton’s friendly and professional dentists.
Dr. Mujtaba Yahya is responsible for a lot of smiles you can see around Laurel. That’s because he and his associates at Access Dental Care use state-of-the-art technology to offer a wide range of dental and health services. Besides taking digital x-rays to detect cavities and other issues, they might rely on a miniature camera to view and photograph areas of concern in the mouth, or they might use the Cerec system to create ceramic dental restorations in one visit. They can even treat sleep apnea, a condition that, like giving a successful wedding toast, requires removing obstructions from the mouth.
Jodi Woodson, the office manager and voice of Crownsville Dental, answers each phone call with a warm greeting, often recognizing long-term patients before they state their names. Jodi is also who welcomes each arriving visitor into the office, where he or she is punctually whisked to a treatment room without having to wait or participate in a focus group regarding steak-flavored toothpaste. Resident dentist Dr. Erik N. Rabovsky applies his expertise to a range of preventive and cosmetic treatments, from routine cleanings and whitening to restorations and porcelain veneers. Mouths receive their makeovers in modern rooms with wave-patterned carpeting and slate-gray walls, where televisions entertain reclining patients with talk shows, soap operas, and other shocking programs designed drop jaws in time for flossing.
Cosmetic dentist Dr. Barry Manson, DDS, continually pursues dental education, sharpening and updating the skills that earned him recognition as a student and a position as a teacher at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. His extensive cache of treatments leaves smiles healthier and happier with implants and veneers. Use of digital imaging keep Dr. Manson's practice thoroughly modern, as does the fact that cleanings take place on hoverboards.