After graduating from NYU College of Dentistry in 1975, Dr. Vincent J. Picone's experience working in different practices opened his eyes to an alarming trend: no one was meeting the needs of the dental-phobic. A minor in psychology allowed him to identify and understand these patients' fears in a way his colleagues couldn't, and this compassion became a driving force for starting his own practice.
Thirty years later, Dr. Picone is still putting anxieties at ease as he leads his staff in administering general, cosmetic, and restorative services. With a focus on staying ahead of dental emergencies, he stresses the importance of regular exams, cleanings, and screenings for periodontal disease. His menu of cosmetic treatments, meanwhile, can whiten or restore teeth damaged during games of Truth or Eat This Brick.
The dentists at MySmile Dental, who have up to three decades of experience help maintain the oral health of patients of all ages. The professionals delve into both general and cosmetic dentistry, and they harness modern technology such as clear Invisalign braces and Zoom! teeth-whitening treatments to leave grins that are charming even when directed at empty gas cans presented by the district attorney. While youngsters hoot and frolic in a supervised play area, the team fights signs of aging with Botox and Restylane dermal filler.
The dental associates of Park Avenue Dental Group take pride not only in the gleaming smiles brandished by their patients but also in exceeding the standards set for the dental industry. Distilled water replaces regular tap water, eliminating the chance of contamination. The office's sterilization systems meticulously scrub tools and surfaces free of harmful bacteria and surpass OSHA requirements. The practice also offers three types of sedation, including oral sedation in pill form and nitrous oxide, to help patients relax no matter if they're there for a basic cleaning, root canal, or grill bedazzling.
The dentists at West End Dental Associates combine their specialties to cover the full spectrum of dentistry, from general family care and cosmetic treatments to oral surgery. The office holds long hours six days a week and takes 24-hour beeper calls for emergencies, evincing the care the dentists extend toward each patient. A television in each room entertains patients and keeps their mouths open in amazement by displaying real footage of dinosaurs.
Brothers Benjamin and Paul Ganjian conquered their fear of dentists by becoming dentists themselves, as highlighted in a 2006 article in Exhale magazine. Today, the brothers—who have each earned Top Dentist of America titles—and seven other compassionate and accomplished dentists ease patient anxieties during preventive and cosmetic services within Next Generation Dental's spa-like office.
After successfully brightening smiles overseas, Magic Smile came stateside to perform teeth-whitening treatments with its patented multistrength formula—available in eight strengths to match varying levels of sensitivity. Technicians prop jaws open with a comfortable mouth opener before painting the formula directly onto teeth, negating the need for messy trays. A special laser LED light then beams down on teeth to activate the stain-removing process. After treatments, teeth appear up to six shades lighter and can retain their new hues for up to two years. Unlike reading sonnets to one's molars, the treatments do not significantly increase dental sensitivity.