Ron Haynes and his daughter, Jessie, have built a business from smiling faces. They don't snap yearbook photos or transform dentist gloves into balloon animals. Instead, they helm teeth-whitening shops that brighten smiles in 20 minutes, and since 2005, they have brightened over 50,000 smiles in 6 locations across 4 states up and down the coast. It's within Pro White Teeth Whitening's straightforward walk-up settings, that the Haynes have performed more than 700 treatments a week.
Armed with Beaming White, an FDA-approved teeth-whitening system that pairs a peroxide-based gel with a UV-free LED light, their team of technicians helps clients brighten their choppers with an applicator pen. Cheek retractors expose the teeth so the gel and light reach every inch of enamel. Once the light unites with the gel, coffee, tea, and grass stains begin to vanish. Teeth continue to lighten after the treatment, achieving a color that's 3-5 shades whiter over the course of 24 hours. With proper care, results can last up to 12 months, or roughly the time it takes to adapt the phonebook into a comedic opera.
Since 2003, Dr. Charles Smurthwaite has led a friendly and professional dental staff inside a spa-like office replete with massaging exam chairs that knead patients during treatments, chair-side flat-screen TVs with cable channels and movie options, and several whales. But Smile Quest Dental doesn't sacrifice treatment quality for atmosphere. Through the combined skill sets of three experienced dentists, the staff tends to grins with a full range of general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. Digital x-rays peer past tissue and bone while protecting patients against harmful radiation, and CEREC technology crafts porcelain crowns in a single day.
As kids await their checkups at Smile Dental Care, they have two choices—play with wooden rocking horses and stuffed animals below colorful paintings of flowers and leaping frogs, or tinker with two iPads mounted on the walls. That blend of a comfortable, caring environment with the latest technology extends to the rest of Dr. Hak J. Seok’s practice, where HDTVs project soothing images over the modern dental chairs. To carry out services ranging from routine cleanings to fillings, porcelain crowns, and extractions, Dr. Seok and his staff use high-tech equipment such as panoramic digital x-rays and painless injections that block pain receptors without the typical discomfort from swapping out patients’ brains.
Dr. Anyadike is a dentist to the dentists. Dedicated solely to orthodontic care, he and his team are trusted to tend to the teeth of doctors, hygienists, speech therapists, and their families. He extends a choice of braces to his patients. The option of colorful elastics and clear brackets or Wild Smiles brackets shaped like hearts and stars put patients in charge of their interior decoration. Dr. Anyadike is also qualified to supply Invisalign braces, nearly invisible aligners molded with the aid of 3-D computer imaging and the office caricaturist.
At Serenity Family Dental, eminently qualified dentist Dr. Li ensures the oral health of all her clients with routine cleanings, implants, pediatric care, and realignment. The good doctor draws from the experience of multiple advanced degrees, fluency in English and Chinese, and a special focus on oral biology to keep all her patients' mouths healthy and spotlessly clean. Visitors relax in a comfy treatment chair in a sun-filled office, and kids can pass the time in a separate toy-filled playroom decorated with paintings of pirate ships and animals, and photographs of pirate ships captained by animals.
With hundreds of locations across the country, Right Dental Group represents a collection of oral-health-care professionals who deliver a variety of quality dental services. The collective places an emphasis on relationship building—meaning patients can confess their most egregious toffee-apple trespasses while receiving a teeth scrubbing delivered with precision and understanding. Each of the dentists is prescreened for a consistent record of excellence and the ability to efficiently locate a cavity in a toothstack.