The dentists and doctors at Dental Specialists of Doral want to make sure their clients have the healthiest—and healthiest-looking—teeth possible. New patients can come in for their first exam, where a dentist will take patient history, exam teeth, take x-rays, and perform a thorough cleaning, or clients can choose to have their teeth whitened in the office. Using either the popular Zoom! or BriteSmile whitening technique, a thin layer of whitening gel is spread on each client’s teeth, and a low-intensity light activates the gel, resulting in teeth 6–10 shades whiter after the procedure.
Dr. Raul Gonzalez and his team commit to making every appointment as stress-free as possible. One technique for putting visitors at ease is to employ an arsenal of cutting-edge dental technology intended to diagnose and treat patients with greater speed and comfort. The practice’s signature microdentistry procedures use lasers to treat gum disease without resorting to invasive surgery or wishing on a star. An in-house CEREC system can create porcelain fillings, crowns, and veneers in one visit, and the center’s diagnostic equipment gives the technicians greater insight into patients’ dental, medical, and neuromuscular health.
When clients emerge from Perfect Smiles by Smile Labs, their teeth are up to seven shades whiter than when they went in. At the first visit, technicians craft a custom silicon mouth tray to prevent gum irritation and avoid having to write clients' name on it with a marker. Then, a photosensitive gel is applied to the teeth. Although the gel could do the job on its own, the staff shines a cool, blue LED light onto teeth to speed up the whitening process to just 15 minutes.
Smile RX uncovers mega-watt smiles with a signature whitening formula designed for safety and efficacy. Specialists apply the whitening gel to teeth using a two-sided mouth tray during each in-office session. Then they switch on a blue LED light to activate the gel's peroxide and oxygen components, lifting away stains and yellow tints caused by drinking coffee or mistaking paint for toothpaste.
Whether teeth are in need of a simple cleaning or in need of serious help, patients turn to Dr. Rolando Velasco. He specializes in fixing chipped, broken, and rotted teeth. He also covers unsightly chompers with veneers crafted from porcelain or papier mâché, and fills in smile gaps with dental implants.
At Gemini Dental, oral care is a family affair: the sons of a prominent Peruvian dentist in Lima, brothers Luis and Jorge Velis opened their own clinic after graduating together from the University of Florida in 1998, helping them stay as close to each other as two front teeth. Dedicated to keeping their skills sharp, the brothers and their staff undergo continuing education. It allows them hone their skills with such smile-improving procedures as affixing Invisalign braces, performing virtual imaging, and teaching the hygienically correct way to pull back lips and pretend to be in a wind tunnel. Besides regular dental care, the six staff doctors render such advanced services as low-radiation digital X-rays and single-visit, ceramic crowns.