You wouldn't want to compete against Dr. Sergio Vendetti in an anatomy-themed trivia night. That's because the Italian native has earned both medical and dental degrees, is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons. In his spare moments, he also finds time to lecture on surgical topics at academic and medical conferences, and mentor the next generation of healers as an assistant professor at the Medical College of Virginia.
Dr. Vendetti uses his vast knowledge of the human form at Virginia Surgical Arts, a state-of-the-art ambulatory surgical center, where he performs procedures ranging from dental implants to face and eye lifts. His attention to detail and patient-centered philosophy earned him the gold award for Best Oral Surgeon in the Virginian-Pilot?s Best of Hampton Roads competition in 2012, 2013, and 2014.
His office earned the same contest's gold award for Best Skin Care Facility in Virginia Beach in 2014, as well as the silver in 2013 and the bronze in 2012, due in no small part to its highly trained team. A licensed master aesthetician performs numerous medical-grade treatments such as laser hair removal, photofacials, and microdermabrasion treatments.
Dr. Michael Folck calls upon his 25-year career in cosmetic dentistry to expertly renovate smiles and keep clients whistling healthy tunes through their shiny, well-aligned teeth. His sedation dentistry keeps patients comfortable, and his laser-dentistry treatments bring teeth back to brilliance in tandem with maintenance services such as fillings, gum reductions, and whitening treatments. The office rounds out its advanced technology set with digital x-rays, which provide a crisp perspective and emit significantly less radiation than traditional beams or the unmarked barrels that catalyze most superheroes' beginnings.
Dr. Michael L. Kahan devotes himself to staying at the leading edge of developments in dentistry. His approach to staying up to date is twofold: he equips his office with the most advanced technology available and builds on more than 30 years of experience with yearly continuing-education courses.
The office contains devices that could be from a future in which robots never developed the capacity to weep constantly; digital x-rays produce up to 90% less radiation then their traditional counterparts, and intraoral cameras accurately record up-close photos of cavities and gum disease. Electric tools replace the underpowered, air-driven devices used in many clinics, and rotary endodontic equipment cuts down much of the guesswork and discomfort of root canals.
With more than a quarter-century of experience, Dr. Kevin Ellis and his staffers help patients preserve and spruce up smiles with a full menu of preventative-maintenance and cosmetic dental services. Dr. Ellis screens for TMJ and straightens crooked teeth with the help of Invisalign braces throughout the day, including during early morning and evening hours. He also relaxes patients afraid of needles and drills with conscious-sedation practices and knock-knock jokes.
Inside Laser Clinic of Chesapeake's office, potted plants and flowers bask in the glow of freshly sparkling grins. The office?s dental specialists brighten smiles with FDA-approved teeth-whitening treatments. The glow of an Osram blue LED lamp seeps from treatment rooms, the unit?s eight total lights and 24 watts of power activating whitening gels and scary stories about mysterious lighthouse operators.