Sunlight floods through oversize windows in Dr. Despaigne’s treatment rooms, creating a warm atmosphere that helps put patients at ease. Also putting minds and mouth at ease is Dr. Despaigne and his associates' vast expertise. Before opening his practice, Dr. Despaigne served as an instructor in operative and comprehensive dentistry at New York University, and his knowledge of preventive and holistic dentistry has led him to be featured on numerous radio and television programs. Each day at Despaigne Dental Associates, Dr. Despaigne and his associates brighten their patients’ smiles any number of ways, from whitening chompers with a bleaching formula to covering up chipped and unsightly teeth with eye-catching veneers or smiley-face stickers. And to help him in his quest to thwart decay, his office employs the latest dental technology, including intraoral cameras and digital-imaging devices.
At Dolphin Dental Care, Dr. Ivan O. Parra, who has been a dentist for more than a quarter of a century, and his experienced team of hygienists and dental assistants strive to do whatever they can to enhance a person's smile or relieve their discomfort. They employ advanced technology such as intraoral cameras and Schick digital x-rays to suss out dental decay, and they beautify smiles with everything from tooth-colored fillings to porcelain veneers.
Dolphin Dental Care's smile experts recognize that patients have come to expect a more relaxing dental experience, which is why they provide headphones to use with the office's music selection or recorded whale songs. It's also why the chair is equipped with DSL for Internet access.
When your father is a dentist and your uncle is a cofounder of the Board of Endodontics, it’s probably safe to assume dentistry is in your blood. But when you find yourself making orthodontic appliances at your family's kitchen table as a teen—instead of petitioning the government to rename it the Washington Monument: Presented by Mountain Dew like most teenagers—that’s the moment you really know you’re meant to take care of teeth.
Dr. Frederick E. Knoll grew up loving dentistry, and since 1976, he has been able to put this love into practice. Now at his office, he and Dr. Judith L. Gartner tend to smiles with everything from cleanings to implants to whitening. When he isn't working with clients, Dr. Knoll can often be found traveling throughout the United States presenting educational programs and training other dentists.
Dr. Marco A. Contreras' training in general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry spans two continents and more than 20 years. In the early nineties, he learned the fundamentals of dentistry at Central University of Venezuela before migrating to the United States where he studied increasingly advanced cosmetic and restorative techniques. Now, in his own practice or neighbor's backyard, he affixes dental implants that replace gaps with natural-looking prostheses and fills cavities with porcelain, eliminating the necessity for metal amalgam. A believer in continuing education, Dr. Marco devotes himself to keeping up-to-date on the industry’s most cutting-edge techniques, equipment, and procedures.
Before heading into an appointment for a routine checkup using digital x-rays or a smile-enhancing teeth-whitening treatment, patients can relax in the patient lounge and surf Hollywood Dental Care's free WiFi. Inside the treatment rooms, dentists suss out tooth decay, fit teeth with braces, and replace missing teeth with secure implants and bridges. These support crowns, which, unlike white Tic Tacs, look and function like natural teeth.