An LA native, Dr. Jack Von Bulow and his skilled support team attend to teeth in a serene spa-like environment replete with fountains and atria. Customers may choose a 90-minute chomper checkup, which kicks off with a thorough plaque scouring under the deft hands of an oral hygienist and the luminous gaze of a staff lamp. Once the tooth technician can see his or her reflection in cleaned teeth, an examination will highlight any oral afflictions, which x-rays may help to enumerate and clarify. During the procedure, customers may avail themselves of a paraffin-wax hand treatment and mentally escape from the dental proceedings with a virtual-reality-style film experience.
At Mission Dental, dentists Vincent Spero and Farrah Koutchek work to improve the health and appearance of teeth and gums. They peek inside teeth using low-radiation digital x-rays before performing services that range from routine cleanings to root canals. Patients also can opt for cosmetic procedures such as teeth whitening or Invisalign braces, and can request sedation dentistry to ensure a comfortable experience.
Dr. Alen Bakhtamian's goal is a simple one: stronger, whiter teeth. Dental procedures, however, can be anything but simple. It's thus with his clients' comfort in mind that he and the staff at Fair Oaks Dental Group recruit updated innovations in cosmetic and general dentistry. Zoom! whitening treatments work to remove stains from teeth discolored by drinking too much coffee or chewing on too many crayons, and laser gum treatments can fight gingivitis. Not one to eschew the classics, however, he also administers fillings, root canals, and implants.
Soraya Acevedo, DDS and her team at Acevedo Dental Group know that using the most technologically advanced treatments often enhance patient comfort and convenience. As a member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, she seeks out the latest industry innovations, including laser gum-disease treatments that avoid the use of shots and drills. In the Laser WPT process, Nd:Yag and Er:Yag energy removes the diseased gum lining, increases the body's healing response, and erases calculus problems or other scribblings from the root surface. Dr. Acevedo also quickly restores teeth with same-day crowns and straightens smiles with clear, removable Invisalign aligners.
Smiles West's dentists and oral specialists tackle all levels of dentistry from general exams to orthodontics, oral surgery, and cosmetic whitening. Each of the seven locations uses state-of-the-art equipment—including intraoral cameras and digital x-rays—to provide the most thorough examinations possible. During more intensive procedures, they enhance comfort by administering sedatives or sprinkling teeth with fairy dust.