Dr. Moutaz Kotrob has two seemingly disparate passions—filmmaking and dentistry—and at Pure Smile Dental Group he makes the latter his art form. He works to maintain teeth with dental-care services, such as cleanings and implants, and improves their appearance with whitening and veneers, permanent sheaths used to hide decaying, crooked, or stained chompers.
Wayward and delinquent teeth quickly fall in line at the behest of Dr. John J. Russo, who employs more than 20 years of dental drill instruction to provide a comprehensive regime of preventative care. Like stalwart city planners, Dr. Russo and his staff do away with the untidy alleys and abandoned buildings of your oral aperture in a two-part series of cleanings, supplanting tooth-decaying tenements for sanitary grand boulevards. On each of the two visits, patients will receive a complete exam to uncover potential problems and expose corrupt cavities on evening news exposés. Exam results supplement the detailed images taken of teeth during a series of dental x-rays. As decay, abscesses, and other dubious-sounding diseases can be asymptomatic, x-rays assist in prescribing a course of further treatment that will bolster both your smile and your tooth fairy’s rate of commission.
Dr. Hema Pombra of Pombra Dental Excellence and her staff provide general and cosmetic procedures to promote oral health and beauty. To enhance clients' comfort, plants and nature-themed artwork give the reception area a tranquil, inviting vibe. Dr. Pombra has also outfitted the treatment rooms with massaging dental chairs, ensuring annual cleanings are as relaxing as annual Nap Day celebrations.
Dr. Sherry Tsai's practiced eye will look beyond your teeth to detect issues in your jaw, gums, and muscles of mastication that might affect overall health. As a honors graduate of the University of Pacific School of Dentistry with more than 19 years of experience practicing in the Bay Area, Dr. Tsai has experience with dental implants, as well as neuromuscular, TMJ, cosmetic, and sleep apnea dentistry. Dr. Tsai and her team use the latest technology to serve their patients, including digital x-rays, which decrease radiation exposure by 80% while providing a high-resolution image for the patient to keep them involved in the diagnosis.
Millbrae Smile Center’s enamel experts brighten smiles with quick, in-office whitening treatments. Instead of painting mouth pearls with Wite-Out, a tooth artist applies a safe bleaching solution at each 30- to 60-minute session. Dr. Valerie de Leon summons an LED light for extra whitening power, allowing teeth to illuminate darkened rooms and cultivate hothouse tomatoes. Alternatively, clients may choose a bleach-free treatment that pairs polishing paste with one of three ivory pigments. Both treatments produce immediate results with minimal tooth sensitivity for most patients. Results can last months with proper care, though smokers, coffee drinkers, and squid-ink garglers may need follow-up sessions.
Since graduating from UC San Francisco's School of Dentistry, Dr. Nahid Saba has spent 15 years keeping mouths and teeth around the Bay Area healthy. She and her team of dental hygienists stay in step with the advancing science of dentistry through continuing education, and they perform preventive, cosmetic, and restorative treatments for children and adults. Whether they're replacing missing teeth with implants, straightening smiles with Invisalign’s clear plastic aligners, or installing new tongues that will use fewer curse words, the team puts patient comfort first and listen closely to clients' concerns.