No matter where they are in the country, clients of Dental Professionals of Virginia and Maryland and Neibauer Dental Care are bound to find a dentist just as skilled as the one at home. That’s because more than 400 offices in 19 states are affiliated with the dental network, whose administrative support, guiding principles, and focus on continuing education ensure that their dentists will be talented wherever they work. The company also strives for community improvement—they’ve contributed more than $250,000 to such charities as the American Red Cross, The Oral Cancer Foundation, and the Smiles for Life campaign.
At Burke Cosmetic Dentistry, doctors Hashem Sedaghatpour and Farnaz Jabbari combine their experience to offer complete oral health care. Their expertise encompasses general and cosmetic treatments as well as surgical dentistry such as extractions and implants. The doctors rely on the latest in technology—such as using Waterlase in place of traditional drills to remove tooth decay—to administer gentle and effective procedures. With electric handpieces they can also perform root canals more quickly and with less discomfort, and they use digital x-rays to reduce exposure to radiation.
At Claros Dental Care, Dr. Claudia Claros and her experienced staff work to keep teeth healthy with treatments ranging from simple preventive care to advanced technical procedures. In addition to general dentistry, the office performs cosmetic procedures such as whitening, aesthetic tooth alignment, and veneers.
At Smiles at Fairfax Corner, Dr. Rayek and his team use the latest technology to keep smiles gleaming. Their prized centerpieces are the E4D and iTero CAD scanner machines, which use laser-guided cameras to quickly create digital plans for crowns and bridges. Once a plan has been designed, the in-house lab can create the oral additions in as little as an hour. Dr. Rayek is also an Invisalign Elite Premier Provider who can straighten teeth with custom-fitted, translucent mouth trays or simply a stern look.
Research by the American Academy of Periodontics has found links between oral inflammation and many chronic diseases, including Alzheimer's and cardiovascular ailments. Regular exams, like the one you will receive at Elite Smiles, can help prevent these conditions and make sure your mouth is in tip-top shape. X-rays shine light on rooty toothstalks, exposing any cracks, cavities, and misplaced Micro Machines, and the complete teeth cleaning scrubs away all traces of tartar, plaque, and surface staining to prepare your teeth for the complimentary take-home whitening kit. If you go on to become an Elite regular, you'll also be entitled to free whitening gel twice a year with regularly scheduled checkups (up to a $700 value; call for details).
Dr. Lida M. Vargas and her colleagues at Virginia Dental Group perform standard cleanings, restorations, and advanced oral surgery with the help of some special tools. They use modern diagnostic equipment such as digital x-rays and a Cone Beam Computed Tomograph, which creates a 3-D image of the mouth and head. These tools aid the dentists before they perform each procedure. For cosmetic dentistry, the doctors fire up a CEREC machine, which allows them to create all-porcelain crowns, onlays, and collectible figurines directly in the office.