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. Leo Haydt graduated from the hallowed halls of Boston University Dental School, where he learned to repair worn-out smiles with a dual emphasis in oral surgery and implant dentistry. Now, he leads the team at Tryon Family Dentistry, treating teeth with the latest technological gear, including intraoral cameras and digital x-rays that scale back the radiation and general nosiness employed by traditional x-rays. Their slate of cosmetic services, such as Invisalign and Cerec One-Visit Dentistry, improve smiles in an abbreviated time frame, and a focus on sedation dentistry inspires an easy visit.
Committed to supporting its community, the practice sponsors seasonal charity drives, participates in philanthropic walks and events, and donates services.
Second-generation dentist Dr. James Sarant uses some of the field’s latest technology at his spa-like practice. The office's high-tech tools include digital X-rays—that only use 10% radiation of the original X-ray—and the Wand that delivers controlled amounts of anesthetic awhile minimizing discomfort and hurt feelings. Dr. Sarant and his team tend to patients' teeth with both routine and cosmetic procedures, offering everything from cleanings and fillings to crowns and full-mouth restorations.
Even as a teenager, Chintan Patel knew what he wanted to do with his life. He spent two years in high school shadowing his family dentist and decided to dedicate himself to helping others by restoring their smiles and self-confidence. After earning his dental degree—the first in his proud family to become a doctor—and working for several years in Florida, Dr. Patel returned home to North Carolina. He begins each day at Falls Lake Dental with the goal of serving patients with the same passion and care he witnessed in his high-school mentor.
Dr. Patel is an expert in procedures ranging from bone grafting and dental-implant installation to in-office Sapphire teeth-whitening treatments. His patients enjoy amenities that include warm blankets, a beverage bar, and convenient computer kiosks where they can draft love letters to healthy teeth.
iPads. Coffee. Neck pillows and blankets. These are all amenities typically found in a day spa, and they are just a few of the ways Dr. Maya V. Martin makes coming to the dentist feel like a luxury, not a chore. From the moment clients step into the office, the staff makes every effort possible to make them feel comfortable and at ease. Patients can relax knowing that the dental facility meets and surpasses all CDC and OSHA standards and is equipped with technology including a digital x-ray machine and intraoral cameras. For those who still have a few butterflies in their stomachs prior to a procedure, Village Dental offers sedation, nitrous oxide, and the option to have somebody stand in the room and wave their arms frantically as a distraction.
Flat screen televisions, an elegant fountain, and cushioned chairs: this décor doesn’t grace an exclusive spa, but rather the welcoming confines of Atlantic Family Dental’s Raleigh and Garner offices. In each, a trio of compassionate dentists performs pediatric, cosmetic, and restorative procedures ranging from placing dental implants to performing annual cleanings and tooth pageants. No matter what the treatment, the staff puts patient care first, offering four kinds of sedation dentistry to alleviate apprehension and communicating in English and Spanish to better serve clients.