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.
At Dynamic Dental Design, Dr. Beckles specializes in prosthodontics. That means he can restore and replace teeth, giving patients a fair shake at a flawless smile. He fits teeth worn by years of neglect with porcelain crowns that look and act like real teeth?as do dental implants, which replace teeth that are missing entirely. An advocate of advanced technology, Dr. Beckles snaps shots with digital x-rays that not only use less radiation than traditional x-rays but also develop in about the same time it takes the Road Runner to run across Rhode Island: a few seconds.
If it hadn’t been for her fascination with oral health, Dr. Aatifa Khan says she would have been a schoolteacher. Although she’s devoted herself to the full spectrum of general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry, her love of education lingers, which she demonstrates by instructing patients in everything from basic brushing to using natural, household ingredients such as honey, clove oil, and sea salt to alleviate gum pain. That holistic, eco-friendly approach pervades her practice, where she shuns metal amalgams for tooth-colored resin, uses organic products during many of her treatments, and maintains records digitally rather than by carving patient updates into trees.
Helping customers enhance their looks and boost their self-esteem is the mission at Georgeana Enhancements, where staff members offer an array of cosmetic services. For weight loss, they prescribe meal plans, administer B12 injections, and perform Liposonix treatments that break down fat cells using ultrasound energy. They can also remove facial lines with Botox injections and erase enamel discoloration with either Boost or Zoom! teeth-whitening technology, instead of a fire hose.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: X-rays, full mouth exam, cleaning
Brands Used: Kodak digital x-rays, Identify oral cancer screening
Pro Tip: Gentle, caring, high quality treatment, state of the art equipment
At Serenity Family Dental, eminently qualified dentist Dr. Li ensures the oral health of all her clients with routine cleanings, implants, pediatric care, and realignment. The good doctor draws from the experience of multiple advanced degrees, fluency in English and Chinese, and a special focus on oral biology to keep all her patients' mouths healthy and spotlessly clean. Visitors relax in a comfy treatment chair in a sun-filled office, and kids can pass the time in a separate toy-filled playroom decorated with paintings of pirate ships and animals, and photographs of pirate ships captained by animals.