After waiting by the sandy walls and staring at beach photographs in the lobby, patients at Lake Baldwin Dental might mistake their treatment room for a private cabana, especially after reclining in a leather chair with a personal screen that broadcasts movies, TV shows, and music. Patients relax further with noise-canceling headphones that diminish the sounds of dental instruments or with dental sedation, which can help clients with dental phobias find a sense of serenity.
Dr. William Dunn and Dr. Kathleen Anderson then get to work, addressing cosmetic concerns with complimentary smile makeover consultations that can lead to Zoom! whitening services, porcelain veneers, and implants. Their medical offerings range from inconspicuous fillings to cosmetic services.
Dr. Jose Marcano, DMD, draws from more than 20 years of dentistry expertise and numerous continuing-education classes to lead his staff in the fight for healthy smiles. His practice is a mostly "drill-free" facility, thanks to his use of air abrasion and advanced lasers for cosmetic and restorative treatments. During routine dental exams, technicians scan teeth for trouble spots, such as cavities, tartar buildup, or picketing molars demanding more candy, before snapping panoramic and bitewing x-rays to gain insight into inner-enamel precincts. The staff further revamps teeth with a full spectrum of services, from veneers to Zoom! whitening to Invisalign aligners.
Helmed by board-certified orthodontic specialist Dr. Battle, Premier Orthodontics guides rebellious mouth knives back into regimental alignment using the most up-to-date tooth technology. The Invisalign process straightens crooked chompers with a combination of highly advanced, 3-D computer graphics, and clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. During an initial 60-minute exam, the mouth magicians will determine the best course of treatment for each patient, using x-rays, and photos of the mouth terrain, paving the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift walnut crackers into perfect alignment. Depending on the client’s teeth, as few as 12 or as many as 48 separate Invisalign aligners will need to be worn during a period of 6–15 months before the straightening effect finally self-actuates in a sudden burst of pink smoke and slobber. Aligners are only removed when eating, brushing, flossing, or modeling a finely clenched jaw.
Since attaining a fellowship in implantology, Michael Koyfman, DMD, has been a player in the evolution of restoration dentistry. He reinforces every patient's smile with hundreds of hours of continuing education and clinical research through the Dental Practice-Based Research Network. Dr. Koyfman offers patients several variations on traditional implants and wind-up dentures: the CEREC procedure eschews tooth impressions for fast, 3-D imaging, and the all-on-four procedure accomplishes full-arch restorations with four implants instead of the customary eight. Dr. Koyfman also pushes the boundaries of dental techniques by using a CT scan, which allows him to make more accurate measurements and provide better treatments for his clients.
Dr. Koyfman's practice is versatile. Looking beyond crowns and abutments, he and his staff oversee orthodontic services, such as Invisalign aligners, as well as cosmetic services, such as Zoom teeth whitening.
Chief dentist Dr. Susana Moncada founded Windermere Dental Group in order to create a comprehensive dental-care center. Dr. Moncada, who completed thorough training in orthodontic and cosmetic dentistry, performs a variety of services at the practice, and uses the CEREC system—ceramic crowns crafted through 3D photography—to restore smiles within one visit.
As she works, patients can enjoy their choice of movies, watching through goggles, listening through surround sound, and affecting the outcome by yelling at the characters. Classical music can also waft through the treatment room as Dr. Moncada nestles fillings into teeth or replaces missing ones with implants or dental bridges.
With hundreds of participating locations across the country, Right Dental Group represents a collection of oral-health-care professionals that delivers a variety of dental services. The collective places an emphasis on relationship building—meaning patients can confess their most egregious toffee-apple trespasses while receiving a teeth scrubbing delivered with precision and understanding. Each of the dentists has the ability to efficiently locate a cavity in a tooth-stack. Since Right Dental Group encompasses a wide range of offices and dentists, customers can schedule appointments online for any dental service—from routine cleanings and x-rays, to restorative crowns, Invisalign treatments, or cosmetic Zoom whitening—at the neighborhood location they prefer.