Oxford Valley Dental Excellence bills itself as a dental spa. A fountain welcomes patients into the offices, where long, curving walls and blue lights create an airy ambiance. Paraffin hand treatments and hot towels bring the feel of a spa into each treatment room. Patients watch DVDs or listen to music as dentists apply the latest in gentle dental technology—lasers leave less surgical scarring than drills, and SNAP cosmetic-imaging technology predicts the results of cosmetic procedures, leaving the imagination free to continue designing the ultimate playground. A complimentary refreshment bar dispenses drinks and granola bars to massage the teeth of patients on their way in and out of the smile spa.
Along with his advanced training in orthodontics and TMJ and myofascial pain disorders, Dr. Paul G. Grussenmeyer uses the latest technological advancements in a well-rounded approach to maintaining his patients' health and comfort. Dr. Grussenmeyer is one of the few dentists in the area to treat jaw-joint issues and upper-body pain, using methods such as intraoral appliances, myofascial-release techniques, and trigger-point therapy. He also harnesses cold-laser therapy to noninvasively treat tooth sensitivity, periodontal disease, and TMJ disorders. Instead of taking old-fashioned impressions with alginate or silly putty, Dr. Grussenmeyer creates digital impressions for restorations with the Cadent iTero 3-D system. Focusing on cultivating patient comfort, the caring doctor is able to use fewer shots and less anesthesia for soft- and hard-tissue procedures thanks to laser dentistry, for which he holds associate fellowship status and certification.
Cosmetic and implant dentists Drs. Gilbert, Andreassi, and Berger work hard not only to keep teeth healthy, but to create a warm, friendly environment where even nervous patients feel at ease. Dr. Gilbert's advanced training informs his dental-care techniques, and the former captain in the U.S. Army Dental Corp. specializes in periodontics, endodontics, oral surgery, and prosthetics. He and his co-dentists join forces with a smiling staff who help every treatment restore grins to their impeccable selves. Invisible braces, whitening, and veneers offer an alternative to wooden teeth and the kisses from woodpeckers that they invite.
A trip to the dentist shouldn’t be an anxiety-inducing experience. This is the mantra of the dental specialist staff at Haddonfield Dental, composed of a general dentist, prosthodontist, periodontist, and endodontist who all strive to put patients at ease while providing the highest quality care. One way to accomplish this goal is by utilizing cutting-edge dental technology, including digitized x-rays that emit up to 90% less radiation and tiny intra-oral cameras that allow the dentist to project images of the patient’s mouth onto a screen that they can both view together in real time. By allowing patients to watch television or listen to music during their treatment, the staff further calms anxious nerves. In addition, the team can also use nitrous oxide or conscious-sedation techniques while they performing a variety of dental treatments.
Dr. Robert Stern takes satisfaction in straightening crooked smiles. He and Dr. Tanya Stavisky are backed by an experienced team, and they all work toward helping their patients achieve ideal oral health and maintain a preventive care regimen. The dentists can install Invisalign or conventional braces to straighten overcrowded or unevenly spaced teeth or correct strong over- or underbites. They also have experience treating conditions such as sleep apnea by designing mouthpieces that keep the throat from becoming blocked during sleep and make dreams about being a professional basketball player more realistic.
For Dr. Mitchell Brudno, keeping his patients comfortable is one of his main concerns. While in the chair, patients can feel free to zone out with MP3 players or read the doctor's mind while he conducts fillings, cleanings, or root canals. Nitrous oxide provides the next level of relaxation while keeping the patient awake and responsive. After treatment, Dr. Brudno and the team help prolong comfort outside the office by educating patients on how to avoid toothaches and dental decay.