A member of the Academy of General Dentistry, Family & Cosmetic Dental Group provides preventative, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry at its two offices. Holding themselves to the highest standards, the dental professionals accomplish everything from basic checkups to root-canal therapy, using the latest dental products and enhancements. Always putting the patient first, they also offer emergency services when oral-health issues that can't be put off arise.
At Raritan Valley Dental, Dr. Thomas Chen knows that the best dentist is prevention. That’s why he takes the time during visits to educate the patient on ways to prevent plaque and decay, which can lead to gum inflammation, cavities, and tooth loss. Should these events transpire, Dr. Chen repairs enamel damage with tooth-colored resins, replaces missing teeth with dental implants, and refurbishes grins with in-office whitening treatments.
With more than 40 years of combined experience, practiced dentists Dr. Jeffrey Hochstein, clinical instructor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, and Dr. Paul Ahn, Dental Officer in the Armed Forces for four years, inspect pearly whites for cosmetic and medical ailments. The dentists send patients home with the LumaLite whitening pen, named one of Dentistry Today's top 100 dental products of 2011 to augment patients' grin grills. Upon entering the office, guests meet up with a personal advocate who guides them through their appointment. Next, an exam and oral-cancer screening espies signs of potential mouth maladies before a full set of digital x-rays gets beneath the surface of clients' kissers, discovering hidden cavities or baby teeth disguised as adult teeth in order to legally buy candy cigarettes. Ivories then shed plaque and bacteria during a comprehensive cleaning that scrubs at stains stemming from tobacco, coffee, and wine. After their session, patrons can further amp up their smiles' sheen with a LumaCool whitening pen. The portable twist-click pen rests comfortably on teeth, and can brighten chompers any time of day with a brush-tip applicator, eschewing trays, strips, impressions, and dishwashers strapped to headgear.
With hundreds of locations across the country, Right Dental Group represents a collection of oral-healthcare professionals who deliver a variety of quality dental services. The collective places an emphasis on relationship building—meaning patients can confess their most egregious toffee-apple trespasses while receiving a teeth scrubbing delivered with precision and understanding. Each of the dentists is prescreened for a consistent record of excellence and the ability to efficiently locate a cavity in a toothstack. A skilled doctor and staff will skillfully probe forgotten mouth corners, eradicating tartar and expunging plaque from bacterial lairs. The included x-rays will help uncover any oral problem areas that cannot be seen with the shamelessly naked eye. After treatment, clients will be privy to tips that explain the proper brushing and flossing techniques to ward off gum disease and tooth loss, ensuring tongue-stoppers remain firmly rooted to the rest of the skeletal system.
Knowing the future sounds like a fictional superhero’s power, but the professionals at Dental Care Somerset can do it in real life—albeit only for mouths. They achieve this by using advanced-projection software that forecasts patient-specific results for dental treatments such as whitening or straightening. The high-tech dental practice also captures images of teeth with low-radiation x-rays, and uses digital charts that minimize paper waste and any desires to experiment with origami dentures.
The staffers’ more than 1,000 hours of continuing education keep them abreast of new technology and industry practices. Their cutting edge expertise is evident everywhere, from their deft general cleanings and exams to more elaborate work, such as root canals and veneers. Nervous patients can relax with laughing gas if needed, and for added comfort, the waiting area hosts a children’s play area, WiFi, and complimentary coffee.
Both Dr. Sapan Parikh and Dr. Rishi Nijhawan have a few things in common, including an interest and dedication to oral health that stretches back to early childhood. They both spent their formative years in New Jersey, before attending local universities. As graduates of University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, they continue to deepen the scope of their dental knowledge.
Today, supported by a team of hygienists and dental assistants, the dentists use that experience to perform general dentistry such as cleanings and exams, as well as cosmetic services such as teeth whitening. Their surgical backgrounds also means expert handling of more complicated procedures such as placing dental implants and dispelling myths that a dentist’s hand is full of candy.