For Dr. Karen Cooper, cosmetic dentistry is more than just outfitting mouths with veneers and implants: it's designing a smile that truly complements patients' features. This passion is why she meets with each patient personally, carefully charting their facial features and dental goals to design a plan just for them. This may involve minor tweaking such as a teeth-whitening treatment, or a major overhaul with a full-mouth restoration or a Mona Lisa smile transplant. Whatever the treatment, her staff doles out the latest technology—including Invisalign and Cerec one-day crowns—and pampers clients with warm blankets, DVDs, and paraffin treatments.
Dentists Matthew Rosenthal and William Gates want to give their patients the confidence to smile in photos. To do so, they prevent oral-health issues with exams and x-rays, and repair what they find with a selection of treatments such as fillings, implants, and crowns. Rosenthal Dental Group provides dental care to patients of all ages, except for that velociraptor skull you found in your backyard.
Lush green trees and shrubs press up against floor-to-ceiling windows in Dr. Elizabeth Sugg’s tranquil office, where earth tones and curved accents help patients of all ages feel at home. Dr. Sugg examines mouths with digital x-rays, straightens grins with Invisalign, and replaces mouths’ naturally occurring whale baleen with implants. Beyond the technology of digital x-rays, laser cavity detection provides futuristically accurate assessments of oral health.
Since founding Northside Family Dentistry in 2003, Dr. Raymond S. Vicente has also contributed his oral-health expertise to underprivileged communities, first through the National Health Service Corps and later through Catholic Charities of Charleston. Both pro bono cases and patients at his own practice have had their anxieties soothed by his gentle touch. In an inviting space with hardwood floors, Dr. Vicente and his staff perform services that range from regular cleanings to dental implants. Patients can also opt for cosmetic treatments such as teeth-whitening sessions that leave smiles gleaming and bright.
Dr. James J. Richart doesn't leave his patients in the dark while he tinkers with their teeth. He promotes education as a means to stave off dental ailments, using intraoral cameras and informative DVDs to show patients exactly what is going on with their smiles. Dr. Richart then fixes these smiles with clear Invisalign aligners, same-day crowns courtesy of CEREC technology, and dental veneers.
A two-story castle, jumbo stuffed animals, and Xbox video games—these aren’t what most people picture when they think of a dentist’s office. But these amenities and more are found at Coastal Kids Dental & Braces, whose founder and mother of two Dr. Isabel aims to make going to the dentist fun. She and a skilled staff of pediatric dentists and hygienists make every effort to put children at ease and answer their questions about the tooth fairy’s interest rates. In rooms decorated with galactic, naval, and underwater themes, these experts cater to their pintsize patients while assessing oral health and evaluating the need for orthodontics. The patients themselves can watch movies on flat-screen televisions while they swish with fluoride and open wide.