The husband-and-wife team of Drs. Darren Tong and Mariliza Lacap has 20 years of experience in dental implants, cosmetic procedures, and orthodontics. Determined to make patients feel as comfortable as possible, the dentists and their team of seasoned hygienists, assistants, and patient coordinators first get to know patients by holding a Q&A session with each tooth before investigating them for decay and other issues. Each treatment comes with special perks, such as relaxing paraffin hand treatments. Instead of using drills, the dentists remove decay with quiet electric tools that reduce heat and vibration while conserving more of the patient’s tooth. To make sure decay is removed, the dentists follow up with laser therapy to zap away the final bits of decay that may remain. In addition to keeping adult teeth in tip-top chomping shape, the team also pays special attention to the youngest smiles with dedicated pediatric dentistry services.
Dr. Scott Asnis and Dr. Eric Echelman protect and enhance smiles with preventive and cosmetic services inside their office's sunny treatment rooms. Each room comes with DVD collections and televisions, headphones for personal music, and neck pillows, as well as warm towels and blankets for thawing evening dinners. In addition to patient comfort, knowing about the latest dental technologies is of the utmost importance to the dentists, who use a soft-tissue dental laser, VELscope oral-cancer screening technology, and cosmetic digital imaging.
As one of three clinicians at Broadway Dental Associates, the award-winning Elizabeth Elstein, DDS, helps chompers become brighter, cleaner, and healthier. She has an undergraduate degree in biology, membership in multiple dental organizations, and years of experience, but to patients she's just the friendly, reliable dental pro who keeps them healthy.
Dr. Sitki Murat Dogus wants patients to feel comfortable. He and his team understand the kinds of anxieties that pass through patients' heads before events such as dental visits and asking favorite monarchs for their autographs. For that reason, the team sets patients at ease with their philosophy of active, open communication. The team listens to all concerns, and before conducting oral surgeries, implants, or root canals, takes time to explain each step in the procedure. Patients who are still nervous can relax with safe, effective sedation, such as nitrous oxide.
Dr. Dogus also passes down his knowledge of prosthodontics to future dentists as a clinical instructor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His own education also extends beyond his years of dental school with postgrad training in implant dentistry and a full-time residency in prosthodontics.