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.
After meeting and receiving degrees from Temple University School of Dentistry, Drs. Boyd Patummas and Linda Ma went on to form their own one-shop stop for general and cosmetic dental needs—Smile Innovations. Inside the sleek, modernistic office, the personable staff strives to create pleasant experiences by customizing sessions with gentle techniques and the most up-to-date technology, including Invisalign treatments and holographic treatment chairs.
Dr. Spencer Bramwell of B. Well Dentistry gets plenty of practice working with children—helped, undoubtedly, because he has five of his own. This role as father has translated to the chair, where he applies a nurturing disposition to both children and adult patients. Before administering any of his general or cosmetic treatments, he thoroughly explains the procedure first, which he can do in English or Spanish. This often overlooked step ensure patients aren't alarmed by any unexpected sensations, use of tools, or the dentist's talking wristwatch.
Both of The Healing Arts Day Spa’s two locations enhance the transporting effects of their services with decor that evokes a Tuscan-style villa. Vines crawl across shelves and along the backs of chairs, walls are painted to resemble lightly weathered stucco, and stone tiles create the feel of an airy courtyard. In softly lit rooms, the hands of licensed massage therapists and aestheticians deliver relaxation through massage, body wraps, and skin and hair treatments. Customers can even learn to pamper themselves: owner Terrell Lynn teaches a course in couples’ massage that helps forge closer bonds between spouses or strangers on a long bus ride.
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.
Eric L. Kerbs, DDS, oversees each of My Family Dental Centers' 10 office locations, where his experienced staff practices general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services, including Invisalign, TMJ therapy, and in-office teeth-whitening treatments. Not content with resting on his laurels after earning his doctor of dental surgery from Virginia Commonwealth University and completing a one-year fellowship that focused on full-mouth reconstruction, Dr. Kerbs continually updates his expertise by furnishing each office with advanced equipment, staying on top of advances in his field, and periodically hiring a translator to help him interview teeth directly.