The dentists and staff at Sierra Dental mollify mouths with a plethora of tooth-sprucing services administered in brightly colored, relaxing offices. During the exam, a mouth expert will investigate enamel for signs of disease and decay, pausing only to interview suspicious-looking molars. Teeth whitening aims to banish surface stains using a gel applied directly to teeth and activated with a specialized light. X-rays let dentists' peepers plumb oral façades in search of issues, and a cleaning expels debris built up from years of brushing teeth with debris.
Teeth are in the Cherry family’s blood, which explains why they never get bitten by vampires. It also explains why Dr. Robert followed in his father’s footsteps by graduating from Temple University's dental school. As a child, Robert spent countless hours learning from his dad at the family practice, which operated from inside the Cherry's Pennsylvania home. Now, with more than 40 years of professional practice tied to his own name, Dr. Robert tackles tooth issues alongside Dr. Thomas Leonard, a man with a comparable passion for the craft. Together, the cavity-combatting duo joins forces to offer a variety of services, including emergency care, inside a state-of-the-art facility stocked with modern technology—a far cry from the humble Cherry family home, and an even further cry from the DIY dental tips slipped inside every pack of baseball cards during that era.
Dr. Howard Finnk, who has been bettering smiles for almost 40 years, leads a talented staff of four associate dentists at Nob Hill Dental Center. Dedicated to constant improvement, Dr. Finnk and his practice take pride in staying on the cutting edge of dental technology. This includes the use of digital x-rays that reduce clients' exposure to radiation, digital intraoral video cameras, and laser dental equipment. Each treatment room is equipped with a TV to keep patients entertained during visits.
Even as a young girl, Dr. Annette Middelhof knew she wanted to be a doctor. She followed that dream to the University of Puerto Rico, where she earned her dental degree, and then to New York City, where she completed advanced training at hospitals affiliated with Cornell University and Cornell Medical Center.
Now presiding over her own practice in Florida, Enchanting Dentistry, Dr. Middelhof uses the latest dental techniques and equipment, such as Picasso soft-tissue laser technology, which can precisely cut tissue during surgical procedures or perfectly slice sandwiches during a working lunch. Dr. Middelhof maintains a friendly, relaxing manner whether she’s performing a general treatment or cosmetic procedure, and she makes sure to keep her patients informed during each step.
"When trust and skill work together," opines Dr. Tory Lindh, "we can expect a masterpiece." For well over a decade, Dr. Lindh and his staff have worked to broaden their cosmetic and restorative skills while setting patients at ease in a relaxed office setting. They employ advanced technology to make dental procedures more precise and comfortable. A delivery system called The Wand allows the team to administer anesthesia painlessly. Dr. Lindh is also a member of the International Academy of Facial Aesthetics, and his in-depth study of facial muscles enhances modern cosmetic services such as Invisalign, Botox, and Zoom! teeth whitening that allow grins and faces to benefit from the science of beauty.
South Florida native Dr. James Kerns is a board-certified dentist whose commitments to advanced technology and minimizing pain are matched only by his pride in maintaining a warm, friendly atmosphere. A fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Dr. Kerns ensures patients of all ages leave his office with a bright, healthy smile. Whether teeth are being cleaned, whitened, serenaded, or entirely replaced, the service is conducted with a focus on patient comfort.