University of Minnesota graduate Dr. Jay B. West, family man Dr. Peter J. Stanton, and crown guru Dr. Joseph M. Opack enhance smiles with a bouquet of preventive and cosmetic dental services. Armed with modern technology such as intraoral cameras, digital imaging devices, and hovercrafts, the trio of dentists identifies and treats mouth maladies with speed and grace. Treatment areas, designed with comfort in mind, pamper patients with individual music headsets, neck pillows, and toasty blankets, and waiting guests keep busy in the well-appointed reception area with current periodicals and cable TV.
Associated Dentists, LTD's skilled team of dentists and hygienists have been nursing mouths back to health with general, orthodontic, and cosmetic services for more than 30 years. During 90-minute Zoom treatments, hygienists carefully coat each molar, incisor, and wooly-mammoth tusk with the Zoom formula. Then, a specially designed Philips LED spotlight floods smiles and activates the formula, which clears coffee and wine stains from each fang's façade. Immediately after the treatment, guests flash smiles that shine as brightly as a frightened ghost.
Dr. William Johnson II has tamed teeth through general and cosmetic dentistry for more than 36 years—two of which were spent with the U.S. Coast Guard in Boston. At Dentistry at Central Medical, he and his staff perform a variety of treatments and services, including whitening teeth, customizing dentures, and implanting crowns, bridges, and veneers. In particular, Dr. Johnson specializes in properly placing tooth-colored fillings and in gentle injection techniques.
The team designed its practice to respect patients' time and individual needs—the staff are always reachable, as the office's phones transfer directly to a cell phone or begin to melt if unanswered, and appointments can be quickly booked online. Each operatory is replete with a nitrous oxide delivery system and with the newest Cavitron cleaning equipment, which renders mouths immaculate without any gritty paste. High-tech sterilization equipment keeps all tools spotless, and air purifiers remove any airborne allergens.
Dr. Steven R. Hagerman wants patients to know they have options. On his website, he says that many people aren't aware of advances in modern dentistry that can "quickly, painlessly improve the health and appearance of someone's smile." Over the course of his three decades of dental experience, he has worked continually to keep up with these advances, outfitting his office with dentistry’s constantly evolving technology. Waterlase diode lasers replace harsh, noisy drills for minor tooth problems. The Wand computerized anesthesia-delivery system injects anesthetic at the same rate that tissue absorbs it, reducing the inaccuracy of shots given by human hands. And a DiagnoDent laser cavity-detection system locates tooth decay more accurately than older methods, such as visual exams or tossing darts at the client's dental records.
At Apple Valley Wellness Center, doctor of chiropractic Aaron D. Williams and his staff treat pain caused by sports injuries, automobile accidents, and conditions such as arthritis. They help clients escape achiness with traditional methods such as adjustments, massage therapy, and corrective exercises, as well as more technologically advanced approaches such as hydrotherapy, cold laser therapy, and boo-boo kisses from a motherly robot. To assess which method is best, Dr. Williams consults with each patient prior to treatment.
Quinn Dental's duo of dentists, Dr. Kathleen Key and Dr. Michael Gurewitz, keeps smiles healthy and patients comfortable with an array of oral-care services. Over the course of a 60-minute appointment, a dental detective painstakingly examines the patient's mouth for signs of decay and finger prints. Four bitewing x-rays plumb for deeper tooth and gum distress hidden by coats of enamel. A professional completes the package with a preventative cleaning to clear out plaque that could turn into cavities or gum disease and sweep away cobwebs from forgotten wisdom teeth.