Dr. Mike Kesner has always had a knack for working with his hands. As a boy, he constantly built model vehicles. In college, his plans to become a medical doctor shifted to dentistry because it held more opportunity for the hands-on manipulation of small instruments and precision parts. In 1984, he established Made Ya Smile Dental, a place where he carefully extracts wisdom teeth, fills in spaces between teeth, and installs implants into the jawbone to replace a missing tooth. He also specializes in Lumineers, and his practice?s ten locations together make up the number one Lumineers provider in the world.
Although he and his team of dentists work in separate locations, each of their offices share a similar design and set of amenities. Visitors at any of the ten locations marvel at the reception areas? coffeehouse ambiance as they sit at a caf? table, sip coffee, and work on the movie script for Vampires vs. Martians: The Reddest Dawn. In the treatment rooms, patients drift off while listening to music on the provided headphones. Anxious patients relax with nitrous oxide or the sounds of the rainforest simulated by the staff.
Dr. Mark Mann is a dentist who truly enjoys seeing his patients' teeth transform and blossom; that's why he offers complimentary consultations, during which he helps design new smiles for his patients. Backed by a team of highly professional hygienists, assistants, and business coordinators, Dr. Mann uses advanced equipment while offering treatments such as dental implants, laser teeth whitening, and porcelain crowns. On the orthodontic front, Dr. Mann uses clear aligners that aren’t very obtrusive and are custom fabricated for each individual's mouth instead of relying on outdated methods, such as metal braces or getting the Hulk to pinch your cheeks. His facility also offers digital x-rays that reduce the amount of radiation patients are exposed to by nearly 90%.
Over the course of more than 25 years in business, GMS Dental Centers have established the kind of long-term relationships with patients that allow an office to thrive. The company employs many licensed dentists, hygienists, and dental specialists, as well as a former IRS agent who gets paid in people not yelling at him. Each location treats kids and adults to cosmetic, preventative, and procedural care, and dental teams also perform ultra-modern services such as Zoom! whitening, straightening with Invisalign, and installing quarter-inch HDTVs in incisors.
The dentists at iSmile Specialists know what it takes to improve their patients’ smiles. They’ve mastered a slew of cosmetically minded procedures—such as braces, dentures, and veneers—to make smiles look more uniform. This isn’t to say that they ignore dental health, however; they also provide care for gum disease, perform root canals, and insert dental implants.
Shortly after receiving her medical degree, Dr. Annette Gemp moved to Texas and started a practice with her brother. The smiles in the Lone Star State have shined a little brighter since, thanks to Dr. Gemp's expertise in cosmetic services such as laser whitening, porcelain veneers, and fairy-dust removal. But the dentist isn't just concerned with making teeth look good. She also ensures health below the surface with routine checkups and other general dentistry services.
Dr. Varghese P. John obsesses over details. Equipped with a CT scanner, intraoral cameras, and digital x-rays, Dr. John ensures that he has left no stone unturned in his hunt for decay. The office’s CT-scan technology creates a full 3-D image of teeth, jaws, and sinuses that is so comprehensive that it allows Dr. John to plot virtually every step of any procedure ahead of time. The doctor draws upon that same desire for thoroughness when replacing missing teeth or polishing smiles with whitening and cosmetic services.
The staff’s emphasis on the details even extends beyond the mouth. Dental assistants cosset patients with blankets and pillows in the treatment rooms or fit them with movie glasses and headphones to let them drift away from the proceedings entirely. The team’s gentle chairside manner assuages children as well as adults, and the office treasure chest brims with prizes for kids who have behaved during visits or at least eaten an impressive amount of sofa upholstery.