Dr. Brett Egelske has outfitted The Oaks Center for Dentistry with the industry’s latest metal-free tools. He has replaced many of its blades and drills with lasers, contouring gum lines or repairing decay with greater accuracy and less friction. He has also swapped metal amalgam fillings for inconspicuous white composite resin and metal braces for Invisalign clear ones.
At Tarzana Dental Center & Specialties, Dr. Shahin Shamsian keeps patients of all ages comfortable while he gets their mouths sparkling with a full spectrum of services. He stymies decay with preventive measures such as thorough exams, proper brushings, and lessons on the importance of swallowing your candy bars whole. Reconstruction procedures are meted out in the form of fillings, dental implants, and bone grafts. Knowing that many patients—especially kids—can find dental treatments intimidating, he offers safe, effective nitrous oxide, which allows patients to keep their reflexes at ease.
With orchids in its windows, sculptures in its corridors, and a spacious waiting room with a marble-topped reception desk that overlooks plush couches, Agoura Advanced Dentistry looks exactly like a spa. And yet it’s the place where Dr. Kam Kamangar performs root canals, crafts veneers, and removes teeth stains caused by drinking coffee and smooching octopi. Inside treatment rooms, patients zone out while staring at the sun-soaked hills and trees.
Dr. Linda Tincher has been taking care of Californians' teeth for most of her adult life. After matriculating at some of the state's best universities--including a successful stint at the University of Southern California's School of Dentistry--she founded a practice that mixes the upkeep of general dentistry with her specializations in cosmetic treatments including veneers and smile restoration. As a member of the American Dental Association, she frequently upgrades her dental skills with advanced trainings, educating herself on the intricacies of laser dentistry and holographic teeth. She also deals in some of the industry's most well-known treatments, straightening crooked choppers with Invisalign retainers or whisking away stubborn stains with in-office and at-home whitening sessions.
Inside the private dental office of Simi Family Dental Group, Dr. Syed Hasan employs his education in microbiology and molecular genetics to examine and repair his patient’s teeth. His research in oral cancer has taught him to look out for early warning signs, signaling problems that can accelerate into costly and dangerous ailments. But before searching for cavities and gum disease, he listens to his patients’ desires and concerns.
In addition to practicing the full range of general dentistry, Dr. Hasan can also extract impacted wisdom teeth, a procedure requiring special qualification and a fancy hat. He also has the orthodontic expertise necessary to place wandering teeth back in line. His laser dental cleaning uses heat and light energy to kill bacteria and loosen plaque around the gum lines.
Doctor Ely Hasany and doctor Nima Aleagha rely on a range of x-rays, high-tech tools for surgery, and other equipment. But the husband and wife can also fall back on the decades of experience they between them. That's what informs their treatments, which range from basic preventative care to involved cosmetic and surgical treatments.