The dental team at Waddell Family Dentistry made a list of reasons patients fear the dentist and then designed a practice expressly to cross out each one. It replaced metal drills with Waterlase hand pieces, which reduce the heat and vibration caused from metal rubbing against teeth. Before each procedure, team members educate their patients on what to expect, fielding any questions and arming them with detailed aftercare instructions. For patients who feel especially nervous, they administer a variety of oral and IV sedations and measure the half-life of each in accordance to the length of procedures in order to minimize posttreatment grogginess.
Dr. Ryan Arthurs and his staff at Family Dental Station keep teeth spick-and-span via dental-care treatments ranging from general cleanings to veneers and whitening services. The team also breaks out sedation techniques and a robot hypnotist for individuals anxious about sitting in the dental chair.
The experienced dentists at Royal Teeth stay ahead of industry trends thanks to their commitment to continuing education. Ghassan Sroujieh, DDS works at all three locations, using the latest techniques picked up from seminars to beautify smiles with cosmetic procedures and implant surgery. At the 1st Sun City Dental location, R. Brent Bentley, DMD, calls upon extensive training completed at The Pankey Institute, The Foundation for Advanced Continuing Education (F.A.C.E.), and the renowned Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. Thomas Burke, DMD, welcomes patients to A Gentle Smile Dental Center, where he draws from his Boston University education and years spent practicing dentistry in Poland. The team also includes a highly trained dental technician and porcelain artist, who crafts crowns, veneers, and tiny busts of classical-era composers.
Patients sitting down for a cleaning at 1st Scottsdale Dental might think they've wandered into someone's living room: the treatment rooms boast a large mural depicting a Mediterranean-style countryside as well as charming armchairs with a floral pattern. While undergoing treatments, guests can pass the time by watching TV or trying to enunciate the Gettysburg Address.
More than two decades of experience has taught Dr. Robert Balcar the secret to creating a pleasant dental visit—being in tune with what patients want. This is demonstrated as soon as patients walk into Peoria Family Dentistry’s lobby, where they’re greeted by a massage chair and office iPad that streams Netflix and HBO movies. Once ensconced in treatment chairs, their nerves are chased away by an empathic staff that offers distraction methods, such as tugging the lip or removing detachable noses, to minimize the pain of shots. Whether performing a general checkup or cosmetic overhaul, the staff explains every step of the procedure and keeps patients comfortable with blankets, neck pillows, and headphones.