Dr. Trent Smallwood is an associate editor of the peer-reviewed Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry and an accomplished author on dental technique. At the Centre for Contemporary Dental Concepts, Dr. Smallwood balances his professionalism with warmth. His staff offers patients complimentary coffee, tea, and Otis Spunkmeyer cookies. After inviting patients to recline in a plush leather dental chair, the dentist performs services that range from whitening and implants to designing intraoral devices for snorers.
Dr. Smallwood specializes in Invisalign aligners, delivering lectures on Invisalign certification in front of international audiences. He molds the clear aligners with a combination of advanced 3-D computer graphics and the spells of old-fashioned orthodontia.
Amid a warm, woody atmosphere that looks more like a day spa than a dental office, Dr. Rima Peters enhances patients' smiles with cosmetic and general dental services. The environment isn't the only thing that relaxes patients: Dr. Peters is known for applying a gentle touch to exams, investigating thoroughly but taking care not to prod too intrusively or snoop through hidden compartments filled with candy. Shen then tailors treatments such as porcelain veneers, whitenings, and Invisalign orthodontia to suit each patient's budget and lifestyle.
Scheduling a dental exam after years without seeing a dentist can seem intimidating. That's why Dr. Brannon Reed promises to treat all new patients with extra TLC and never to begin with anxiety-inducing lectures. After passing the reception area's colorful metallic artwork and desk made of stone and marble, patients relax in treatment rooms that look out across the fairways of a golf course. As Dr. Reed and his staff provide cosmetic and general treatments—using only mercury-free fillings when needed—they can also entertain themselves with movies or watch as private jets descend toward the nearby airpark, skywriting reminders to floss daily.