Fortifying toothy defenses for nearly 50 years, the professional team of doctors at Livonia Dental group strengthens gums and chompers with general-dentistry services. Before a thorough examination, a professional hygienist cleans teeth to remove plaque and buildup before taking a set of digital x-rays. Fast and precise, the technique can reduce radiation exposure by up to 90% over conventional x-rays, reducing the chance of spawning tooth-powered supervillains and allowing doctors to instantly enlarge the images to review with patients. Renovated and modernized in 2002, the facility keeps patients occupied with individual audio-video entertainment, and the staff pursues continuing education on new technology and techniques taught by famous canines.
As a child, Dr. Moufida Khalife was the only kid in her class who brought a toothbrush to school. "I was fascinated by the smile," she says, "I brushed my teeth like crazy!" Naturally, Dr. Khalife was drawn to the world of dentistry as she grew up, and she opened Select Dental Group in 2008.
The staff members at Select Dental Group aim to quash any anxieties patients may have about dentistry at the door. The office's warm, red-toned decor evokes the atmosphere of a lush hotel rather than a medical office, and the reception room welcomes patients to help themselves to hot tea, coffee, or healthy snacks such as fruit and toothpaste. Within the treatment rooms, clients can zone out while watching satellite television or listening to music or they can submit their digits to a softening paraffin dip. The all-digital office allows technicians to review x-ray results on in-room screens, and then quickly return to whittling away plaque and tartar with an electric hand piece.
While Dr. Khalife's first love is cosmetic dental enhancements such as porcelain veneers, whitening, and implants, she and her team also overhaul teeth with restorative procedures that range from simple cleanings to the treatment of periodontal disease.
At Astounding Bright Confident Smiles Dental Center, which is led by general dentist Dr. Charzetta Moore, the staff seeks to preserve the shine of its patients' smiles with a multifaceted approach to dentistry. The first line of defense is general and preventive care, which covers cleaning, periodontal health, and strategies for teeth to use in fighting off the Tooth Fairy. Should problems arise, Dr. Moore can perform extractions, create crowns, and help address issues such as sleep apnea. For patients who want more of a full-mouth makeover, Dr. Moore also offers braces and cosmetic services that can completely renovate teethscapes.
Dr. E. Maurice Henderson leads the crew of dental hygienists and assistants that make up Dedicated Dental Services & Onyx Dental Associates. Dr. Henderson splits his time between two locations, where he removes plaque and tartar from teeth and lint from zipper pockets in the inner cheek. The doctor performs not only routine cleanings and exams, but also restorations, teeth whitening, and root canals.