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.
Joan Elias began her career as a shampoo girl at the age of 15 and quickly accomplished her goal of becoming a stylist. Today, she owns Annapolis Boutique Spa and oversees a staff of stylists, massage therapists, and aestheticians. Drawing upon her more than 30 years of experience, Joan helps her team cater to their clients’ aesthetic concerns while attempting to promote their physical well-being. Skincare treatments revitalize dermal layers with potent blends of essential oils instead of buzzword-heavy pep talks, and bodywork sessions promote the body's natural healing process with therapeutic massage modalities and holistic energy-balancing treatments. The treatment menu also includes a variety of hair and nail services and spa packages.
Ron Haynes and his daughter, Jessie, have built a business from smiling faces. They don't snap yearbook photos or transform dentist gloves into balloon animals. Instead, they helm teeth-whitening shops that brighten smiles in 20 minutes, and since 2005, they have brightened over 50,000 smiles in 6 locations across 4 states up and down the coast. It's within Pro White Teeth Whitening's straightforward walk-up settings, that the Haynes have performed more than 700 treatments a week.
Armed with Beaming White, an FDA-approved teeth-whitening system that pairs a peroxide-based gel with a UV-free LED light, their team of technicians helps clients brighten their choppers with an applicator pen. Cheek retractors expose the teeth so the gel and light reach every inch of enamel. Once the light unites with the gel, coffee, tea, and grass stains begin to vanish. Teeth continue to lighten after the treatment, achieving a color that's 3-5 shades whiter over the course of 24 hours. With proper care, results can last up to 12 months, or roughly the time it takes to adapt the phonebook into a comedic opera.
In addition to keeping mouths healthy with preventative dental services, Dr. Scott Billings, Dr. Chris Murphy, and Dr. Jonathan Soistman all have extensive experience in cosmetic dentistry and dental implants. That means, that in addition to inspecting gums and snapping close-ups of teeth with intra oral cameras, they can improve the appearance of smiles using everything from teeth whitening treatments, to natural-looking composite fillings, veneers, and crowns. But while they care for mouths, the staff also has patients' well-being in mind; large screen televisions mounted in every treatment room help distract nervous clients and let them catch up on their favorite tooth-themed television programs.
Inside the pristine storefront of Farabee Fine Lines, specialists efficiently perform services ranging from simple manicures to tanning and permanent makeup. Four types of tanning beds keep bodies bronzed year-round, and teeth-whitening sessions brighten smiles.
You may not be able to teach an old dog new tricks, but you can teach a veteran dentist new techniques. In practice for more than 35 years, Dr. Glenn Cocoros replaces missing teeth with cutting edge crown technology––specifically ceramic Cerec one-visit crowns. These advanced crowns can be installed in a single appointment, unlike traditional crowns, which require multiple visits, and their hue blends in seamlessly with the natural teeth.
However, the scope of Dr. Cocoros' expertise extends beyond crowns. He also streamlines smiles with veneers, and brightens smiles with whitening treatments, rather than by strapping strobe lights to his patients' tongues. His general dentistry services, meanwhile, range from root canals to treatments for gingivitis and other periodontal diseases. But best of all, he and his staff truly excel at putting nervous patients at ease––so much so that they made their office motto, "We Cater to Cowards".