While many children and teens spend time deciding what they want to be when they grow up, Dr. Jeffrey Rice knew immediately. His father and grandfather were both dentists, and today he continues the lineage in an office that practices the full range of dentistry. He partners with three other dentists to form a qualified quartet that combines their specialties in implantology, endodontics, and cosmetic dentistry to restore the appearance, structure, and function of teeth.
The team emphasizes high-quality dentistry, and they demonstrate that commitment with treatments that are designed to last a long time. Their dental implants can look like and function as natural teeth for up to 20 years, thanks to their independence from neighboring teeth and the US Constitution’s lack of term limits for teeth. They also treat clients with amalgam and gold fillings that keep teeth chewing for more than 20 years, and their composite resin fillings give tooth holes 10-year reprieves while blending in with the rest of the tooth.
Though he has more than 25 years of dentistry experience in the city of Modesto, Dr. Wayne Yee isn't content to let these years stand alone when it comes to his expertise. In addition to his practical experience, it's the letters MAGD that point to something more impressive. MAGD stands for Master of the Academy of General Dentistry, a title whose requirements entail at least 1,200 hours of continuing education, the mastery of a sprawling, 16-discipline and 500-question exam, and the annual achievement of four times the amount of continuing education required for a state license.
As one of the few dentists to meet these rigorous standards?fewer than 2% of practicing dentists in the United States, Dr. Yee points out?Dr. Yee takes great pride in his practice. He strives to offer transparent dentistry to his patients, meaning he's invisible when he treats you. With a gentle touch, Dr. Yee uses the latest technology. He takes digital x-rays and imaging to capture accurate portraits of dental health, and operates intraoral cameras for close-ups of teeth and potential problems.
After earning his dental degree at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, Modesto native Galen Filbrun returned home to practice cosmetic, laser, and implant dentistry. Filbrun uses the latest effective techniques, such as laser therapy, to treat gum disease, disinfecting the gums while disintegrating diseased tissue. He also performs non-surgical root canals and can fit patients with dentures or wind-up chatter teeth. Cosmetic procedures and treatments available include teeth-whitening and porcelain veneers.
From the tip of the crown to the bottom of the root, Dr. Rashmi Beedubail specializes in restoring and maintaining virtually every part of the tooth. With more than 10 years of experience, Dr. Beedubail offers more than just a menu of general dental techniques. With a strong background in science, she also looks out for the well-being of her patients with services such as nutrition counseling and tobacco cessation.
Dedicated to high-quality family and cosmetic orthodontics, Dr. Jeremy West designs and executes dazzling reasons to smile. Invisalign straightens crooked chompers with a combination of highly advanced 3-D computer graphics and the spells of old-fashioned orthodontia, eschewing cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial 30-minute exam—including x-rays, photos, and impressions of your mouth terrain—paves the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift your natural walnut-cracking tools into perfect alignment. While the total cost of an Invisalign treatment varies for each customer ($2,000–$8,000), this Groupon gets you $1,000 toward the final cost. View some Invisalign FAQs here.
Dr. Maulik Shah isn’t just a dentist, but an artist. Since 2002, he has created beautiful smiles for his patients with veneers, whitening treatments, and Invisalign clear braces. But his office oversees more than the visible twinkles that appear at the corners of his patients’ grins. He also ensures lifelong dental functionality with general and restorative dental treatments. Sealants keep hidden food from wreaking havoc inside teeth’s nethermost nooks, and Six Month Smiles braces safely shift teeth to healthier positions with controlled, efficient pressure while their tooth-colored exteriors keep them hidden. He also gives damaged teeth second chances with restoration services such as root canals, tooth-colored fillings, and crowns. Understanding the value of continuing education, Dr. Shah stays on top of emerging dental technologies and trends to always bring his patients the best current treatment options available.