Dr. Michael Costello leads his team of dentists and hygienists in the war against oral disrepair from two clean, welcoming bases of operations. Your tooth-technicians will begin with a radiograph that examines your whole mouth-cavern for signs of tumors, tommyknockers, and trapped miners. They’ll also scan your molar mountainscape with a DIAGNOdent laser cavity-detection instrument to pinpoint any developing divots in your dentata that have been stockpiling food particles for tomorrow's lunch. As Dr. Costello and company scrub and scrape your tusks clean, you’ll be free to watch the TV above the chair and speak mostly in vowels.
Mouth master Dr. Roberto Monteagudo brings more than 15 years of advanced dental experience to the task of dental maintenance and food-cruncher cleaning. Dental experiences at Monteagudo are as comfortable and nonthreatening as lounging on a tame lion skin—a previsit phone call gives Dr. Monteagudo's office the opportunity to learn tooth history and tailor the appointment to the needs of each individual mouth, followed by a visit with personalized care. The office's earth toned colors, soft lighting, and homey feel exude a calming influence, putting patients at ease. Teeth and gums are given the once-over, searched for evidence of gum disease, plaque, and mouth gnomes chipping away at enamel with tiny pickaxes, and then x-rayed to check for impacted molars and hidden tooth decay. With a clean bill of tooth health, the plaque-wrecking cleaning begins delicately devastating tartar buildup and brushing teeth to a blinding sheen.
While the Funke Family Dentistry practice may have begun in 1928, there's absolutely nothing old about its approach to dental care. Although Dr. James E. Funke and his daughter, Dr. Laura J. Funke, carry on the family legacy of friendly service and lasting doctor-client relationships, they aren’t afraid of modernity. In addition to keeping a banner that reads “Welcome Robot Overlords” on hand, they greet the future by offering a selection of advanced dental services, using state-of-the-art equipment, and operating in a newly remodeled office.
Though they hail from different corners of the world, Drs. Chuan Li, DMD, and Gerald F. Eagan, DDS, both pursue the universal goal of bright, healthy smiles. Doctors and staff—all members of professional dental associations and the Toothbrush of the Month club⎯stay up-to-date by taking continuing-education courses.
Inside treatment rooms equipped with digital sensors and intraoral cameras, patients can look out at Wauwatosa from ninth-floor windows as technicians perform gum treatments or place crowns on power-hungry teeth.
With more than two decades of experience tucked into his gloves, Dr. Stephen Klug leads a sizeable staff at Golden Oak Dental Care. Together, Dr. Klug, Dr. Mena Ghaly, and the team provide comprehensive dental work for the whole family, plus other specialized services such as root canals, veneers, and implants. The Golden Oak team also has some of the industry's latest technologies at its disposal, including dental lasers and oral-cancer-screening devices.
Backed by a tag team of dental doctors, Brookfield Dental Care's mouthy services will spelunk deep into your cavity caverns to figure out the root of your pain or stains. Once the thorough exam ($102) is complete, perpendicular bitewing x-rays ($61) will be taken to determine if there is any undetected bone loss. An oral cancer screening ($26) will be administered via Velscope technology, a handheld device that uses fluorescent light to detect early signs of diseases and cancerous corndogs. Finally, a full mouth cleaning ($88) picks and pushes plaque off teeth, removing tartar buildup and other dental dilemmas to prevent cavities and other mouth-bone-related woes.