At James A. Burden, D.D.S. & Associates, comfort and care pave the road to healthy smiles. Here, more than 20 staffers welcome patients with warm personalities and homey accoutrements such as televisions, toys, and a children's stool shaped like an oversized tooth. A duo of dentists—Drs. Burden and Maharty—performs the full gamut of services, from checkups and cleanings to cosmetic treatments such as Invisalign and custom-made veneers. Armed with advanced training in dental implants, Dr. Burden fills mouth gaps with sturdy, natural-looking prosthetic teeth rather than marshmallows shaped like vampire fangs. The dentists also ease patient anxiety with either laughing gas or a pill that produces a mild, conscious sedation, and accommodate busy-bees with early morning and evening appointment slots.
Dr. Rodney McDaniel, Yorktown Dental Care's chief tooth tender, has been fending off dental difficulties with comprehensive examinations and advanced treatments for more than three decades. Aided by his associate, Dr. Irina Novak, Dr. McDaniel surveys mouthscapes for cavities, gum disease, or picture-worthy landmarks to capture with intra-oral cameras and digital x-rays. Custom teeth-whitening kits restore shine to smiles, and meticulous hygienists keep mouth diamonds gleaming with regular cleanings and custom-designed preventative maintenance plans. While tooth tenders dote over smiles, patients relax with headphones, pillows, and heated wraps, and enjoy complimentary coffee and snacks in the waiting room. To straighten up unruly food grinders, Dr. McDaniel also continually educates himself on orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign, which steadily and stealthily shifts teeth until they're straighter than an arrow under a steamroller.
Voted for Best Dental by the Daily Press Choice Awards, City Center Dental Care fashions sparkling bright smiles with their professional whitening services. Beginning with a consultation, the experienced Dr. Bill Griffin and his team of dental dynamos check teeth thoroughly to ensure they can achieve maximum luminescence from the whitening process and haven’t been accused of biting local politicians. Mouth owners can then relax while the friendly specialists start the Opalescence Boost Whitening treatment, its lightening formula fortified with fluoride and potassium nitrate to help fight cavities and strengthen enamel. The evaluation and whitening process takes about two hours, after which customers will receive their custom-fit, take-home whitening trays, which help prolong sparkling smiles for page-a-day calendar shoots or power outages.
Dr. John Monsman helms Colonial Heights Dental, blending his allegiance to traditional dental care with ultra-modern treatment modalities. He draws upon 22 years of experience and extensive training to perform procedures ranging from fluoride treatments and sealants to crowns, root canals, and oral surgery. He also improves oral appearances with cosmetic treatments including Zoom! teeth whitening and Invisalign, which straightens smiles without braces or a really boring birthday wish. Not content to simply rest on his reputation, Dr. Monsman also embraces education, sponsoring continued training for himself and his staff and enlightening patients with tips for at-home care.
The dental professionals at United Smiles combine their expertise to cover the full range of dental services, from restorative and crown work to endodontics and cosmetic dentistry. The practice spans across four offices, though each office operates under the same philosophy of educating patients with thorough explanations of treatments and setting them at ease in a comfortable environment. This patient-centric credo extends to scheduling appointments on Saturday, as well as the practice's policy of always accepting emergency visits resulting from sudden tooth pain or strong urges to nap in a dental chair.
Living up to its name, the physician-supervised Skin Renaissance Clinic gives skin a new lease on life with a full slate of laser and facial treatments. A registered nurse wields Matrix IR technology to blast wrinkles, and slough away imperfections with microdermabrasion and chemical peels. They cull from Obagi and SkinMedica products to lavish faces with anti-aging serums, tapping into the skin’s self-healing and homework-deflecting properties.