The dental duo at Wake Forest Dental Arts, Drs. Craig Winkelmann and Lindsey Collins, thwarts oral maladies and beautifies smiles with a full gamut of restorative, general, and cosmetic dental services. A former electrical engineer, Dr. Craig rose through the ranks of dentistry at the University of Maryland, after which he was selected to serve as a dental ambassador of goodwill to Ireland. Dr. Lindsey’s travels have taken her from dental school at Louisiana State University to Atoyac, Mexico, where she administered dental services to underprivileged children and elders. Both doctors devote their passions for dentistry to their patients, developing treatment plans aligned with their expectations and zodiac signs and alleviating the anxiety of dental visits.
Dr. Robbie Smith and her experienced team of dental assistants refurbish teeth to their original effulgence in the relaxing atmosphere of a cozy dental office. In-office teeth-whitening trays bleach the surface layers of each tooth's enamel to whiten choppers besmirched from tobacco use, coffee drinking, or painted-nail biting. Alternatively, the in-office Zoom! whitening treatment coats teeth in a hydrogen-peroxide gel that activates under the light beams of a specially designed lamp to disperse tooth stains and brighten smiles up to eight shades. Dr. Smith inspects and probes the mouth for potential problems during the dental exam, and a set of digital x-rays sheds light on any tooth decay or Narnia portals that may be occurring inside the mouth.
After attending New York University's College of Dentistry, Dr. Michael Riccobene relocated to Selma, North Carolina where, in 2000, he founded the first Riccobene Associates Family Dentistry office. Since then, Dr. Riccobene has expanded his practice to seven other locations, with the newest office opened recently in Raleigh. To keep up with the demands of each office, Dr. Riccobene works alongside 18 other dentists whom he vets for their chairside manner as well as their dental experience: they must be patient, have a good sense of humor, and be as good at explaining procedures as they are at performing them.
Once on staff, each dentist aims to make every visit?from preventative exams to root canals and Invisalign fittings?comfortable and fear-free for the client. Riccobene's team also eases nerves by keeping wait times short, dispensing coffee from Starbucks machines in the lobby, and hanging a satellite TV in view of each treatment chair. Along with being an advocate for patients, Dr. Riccobene gives back to his community through various charitable organizations and sponsorships while participating in business expos.
Dr. Brian Kelleher and his dedicated staff provide general, cosmetic, and surgical dentistry in a relaxing environment. He furthers fosters patients’ ease by employing efficient technology, including digital x-rays, which provide quick readouts while exposing recipients to 80% less radiation than standard scans. He also employs noninvasive ViziLite screenings to look for early signs of oral cancer.
While Dr. Kelleher is skilled in identifying and treating everyday issues and more serious concerns, he's also passionate about perfecting smiles to boost his patients' confidence. He can fit teeth with porcelain Lumineers to correct conditions ranging from discoloration to chips and gaps. In-office teeth-whitening treatments provide an alternate means of erasing enamel stains.
Andrew R. Farrell, DDS, and his staff understand that not everybody loves going to the dentist. That’s why they do everything they can to make the experience as comfortable as possible, whether they’re filling in a cavity, cleaning teeth during a routine checkup, or performing any number of other services. The secret to their success is the Isolite System's flexible mouthpiece, which gently keeps your mouth propped open while the dentist clears away plaque. The device simultaneously floods teeth with light, causing nocturnal fairies to scurry away so that Dr. Farrell can complete the treatment in a timelier fashion.
Dr. Christopher J. Gudger looks to advancements in dental technology to make his treatments as safe, pleasant, and thorough as possible. The office’s digital cone beam machine snaps high-definition, 3-D, surround-sound shots of teeth and bones to prepare Dr. Gudger for restorative procedures. Oral conscious sedation gives patients the option to go through surgery in a relaxed state while the senses are dulled, emerging on the other side with placid nerves and a gleaming grin.