From the designated ?zen corner? to the lavender-scented towels offered after appointments, Smiles by Rosie Family Dentistry feels more like a spa than a traditional dentist?s office. It?s all part of Dr. Katie-Rose Wagner?s mission to make dental care as relaxing as possible for adults and children. As patients relax in lilac-hued rooms, listening to their choice of music or programming form netflix, Dr. Wagner and her staff tend to smiles with procedures that range from preventative care to cosmetic touch-ups. Winner of both the Somerville News Weekly and the Somerville scout "Best Dentist of 2013" award, Dr. Wagner particularly specializes in treating those who have put off their regular visits.
For more than four decades, the trained dentists of Dental Arts Davis Square have straightened, brightened, and restored smiles amid a modern office setting. Their customized treatment plans complement each patient’s unique dental needs, combining services that range from preventative cleanings to Invisalign braces that discretely straighten teeth and Zoom! whitening sessions that remove years of stains caused by cigarette smoking and Sharpie chewing. The Dental Arts team can also overhaul teeth with a smile makeover, camouflaging chips, cracks, and missing teeth with crowns, dental implants, and porcelain veneers.
Though they work from a single office, Dr. Mauro Stuparich and Dr. Alexandra Nouel are both doctors and architects. This dual specialization stems from their training in prosthodontics—the art of rebuilding teeth with crowns, bridges, implants, and other apparatuses. After completing prosthodontics programs at Tufts University, then attending advanced courses on surgical implants at the Misch Institute, the two dentists took their expertise to Boston's historic Electric Carriage House. There, they administer a wide range of restorative, cosmetic, and general dentistry services to clients of all ages.
Assistance from a congenial staff and advanced technology helps the dentists ensure quality, custom results. For example, Dr. Nouel deftly crafts natural-looking crowns using CEREC systems, which can create the coverings in a single day. Whether their clients want to improve their teeth with porcelain veneers or a regulation cleaning, the dentists can rely on several amenities to ensure patients’ comfort during appointments. The staff members encourage clients to bring their own music, and they can administer sedation to quell lingering anxieties. Clients also have the option of donning protective eyewear. The dark glasses guard against particles and the glare of the overhead light while convincing the dentist that every patient is the Terminator.
The dentists at Seaport Dental Associates keep patients relaxed and comfortable, using the latest technology and cultivating a calming office environment replete with an elegant rock garden and bamboo plants. Patients can watch television during their visit, which might include a treatment with the innovative Waterlase device—a noise- and vibration-free hydrokinetic system that removes hard and soft tissue with laser-powered water droplets, making cavity-removal and gum procedures virtually painless.
The orthodontics-focused practice also specializes in Invisalign treatments, providing an average of 560 patients each year with the clear, smile-straightening aligners. They also perform quick and convenient teeth-whitening sessions to brighten the smiles of bridal parties or teams of competitive blueberry-pie eaters.
When not cleaning, straightening, and whitening teeth, Boston Dental‘s team of dentists continues to advance its knowledge of the dental arts. Dr. Travis Mize teaches at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and Dr. Alice Cheng volunteers at a clinic for young adults in need of free emergency dental care. The multicultural staff members are fluent in several languages, enabling better communication with patients while discussing treatment options and impressing tongues enough that they stay out of the way. The clinic aims to take away one more stressor from dental visits by offering validated parking at the Lafayette Place Garage around the corner.
The Boston Center For Oral Health is designed to be a unified hub for comprehensive dental care, and it’s easy for its eight dentists to work together as a team. Many have known each other for more than 25 years, since they were students together in dental school. One of the most seasoned is Dr. Morreale, a graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and Master of the Academy of General Dentistry. His 30-year career has been spent mostly in the field of cosmetic dentistry, allowing him to fit crowns, veneers, and implants seamlessly into rows of natural teeth.