Kentucky native Dr. Ann Luckett has dedicated her dental career to staying abreast of emerging dental techniques. This dedication is evident through her comprehensive exams, custom-crafted crowns and dentures, and Kör teeth whitening procedures—a technique designed to permanently whiten teeth.
State of the Art Dentistry's skillful tooth mechanics enable chompers to stay strong and attractive for decades of successful apple bobbing. During a low-stakes interview with Dr. Morris or Dr. Wright, the dentist will introduce herself to the patient's enamel and discuss dental and medical history, lifestyle, and any overall mouth-health concerns. Then, mouths enjoy a gentle but thorough oral examination (a $75 value) and cleaning (a $60 value). A friendly staff member will take photos (a $15 value) and low-radiation digital x-rays (a $92 value) to reveal any subterranean issues or burrowing gummy worms, and clients are welcome to relax afterward in black modern sofas surrounded by cherrywood-hued walls and smile for as long as they like into a hand mirror. The take-home whitening kit includes customized trays and whitening gel (a $250 value).
Derby City Pediatric Dentistry’s fully accredited staff help half-pint patients maintain beta teeth in preparation for their permanent versions. Kids between the ages of 1 and 5 will undergo a thorough exam, a fluoride treatment, and cleaning to protect against cavities and wash away lodged gummy worms, as well as bite-wing x-rays to reveal roots. Exams for pre-tweens 6 and up include all of the same services with an added on Panorex x-ray, which gives dentists a 360-degree view of the mouth utensils and the warring sects of cartoon unicorns and Kewpie dolls found in children’s brains.
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: One-hour laser teeth-whitening session
Brands Used: Maui Whitening professional-grade whitening gel
The associates at Maui Whitening Louisville believe that getting teeth white should be as quick and convenient as getting a haircut. They've streamlined the teeth-whitening process so that appointments take about 30–90 minutes.
During visits, clients apply the professional-grade whitening gel, and sit under a professional-grade teeth whitening light that accelerates the process, while an associate is standing by. This light activates the gel, which lifts stains and yellowing from teeth yet gentle enough to provide a non-invasive pleasurable teeth whitening experience. Maui Whitening ensures the gels are effective by having fresh gels delivered every month.
Afterward, clients can see how much whiter their teeth are by comparing their smile to a bleaching shade guide or holding up an egg to their mouth. Most teeth become 6–10 shades brighter after first 20 minute session.
Dr. Michael Damian Becker returned to his hometown of Louisville after perfecting his skills at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, joining the navy, and completing a residency at Portsmouth Naval Medical Hospital. Today, he puts his extensive education to use at Hillview Family Dentistry, cleaning teeth, repairing cavities, and performing dental procedures such as implants and extractions. His office stays open for evening appointments to accommodate those who work or compete in candy-eating contests during the day.
Dr. Jason McNabb grew up in the Louisville area, and when he decided to attend dental school he chose the University of Louisville. After undergoing advanced training in implants, endodontics, and cosmetic dentistry, Dr. McNabb opened Simply Smiles, where he treats the pain of impacted wisdom teeth, spots periodontal disease, and whitens teeth in-office. He also straightens teeth with ClearCorrect braces, which use custom-made clear trays instead of the traditional metal brackets that make it unsafe to microwave your food while it's in your mouth.