A visit to Federal Way Smiles or Meridian South Family Dentistry feels like a family dinner, though instead of opening and closing your mouth in a succession of bites, you just continue to hold your mouth open. Dr. Lawrence Ladowski and Dr. Danielle Tomlinson—a father-daughter team—cultivate a convivial atmosphere, working to relax every patient that enters their office. Both friendly dentists prioritize one-on-one discussions with their clients, listening closely to oral-health concerns before providing options for treatment. First and foremost, the duo aims to prevent future instances of disease with cleanings and exams. They also address medical and cosmetic problems, offering a slew of services that range from teeth whitening to composite fillings and root canals. To appease those in need of a complete smile makeover, they provide options that include crowns, porcelain laminates, implants, and images of perfect teeth tattooed across the lips.
Dr. Daryl Yorek has been an orthodontist since 1979, favoring less-invasive, extraction-free techniques whenever possible. Although he's been in the business for a while, he reports that "his passion is stronger than ever" when it comes to crafting strong, healthy smiles, and often opts for new or innovative methods. For instance, Dr. Yorek straightens teeth with clear Invisalign braces, and with the elastic-free Damon braces. His expertise extends past teeth, though: patients also visit for help with sleep apnea, selling sheep in their sleep, and even fine lines, which he dispels with Botox.
Dr. Macks spends his days at Dr. Alan Macks DDS & Associates examining teeth during routine checkups, straightening crooked chompers using special Invisalign retainers, and revamping smiles with porcelain Cerac crowns made on-site. His staff also outfits teeth with custom whitening trays that can be used at home.
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.