The folks at Children's Choice Pediatric Dental Care do their darnedest to make sure kids actually look forward to going to the dentist. In a waiting area adorned with brightly colored murals, kids can play video games, watch movies, or entertain younger siblings by staging a healthcare debate in the toddler play area. Each treatment chair is equipped with a video screen to keep youngsters entertained and relaxed during meticulous cleanings and exams. Dr. Jeffrey Saladin and his team of caring professionals place an emphasis on gaining patients? trust and teaching them the importance of prevention and proper home care, ensuring the health of their teeth and gums for years to come.
At Fende Orthodontics, Dr. Stacie D. Fenderson's experience has taught her two important lessons about her patients: they don't want to spend much time in braces, and they don't want them to be seen. To that effect, Dr. Fenderson incorporates a variety of techniques to make each patient's treatment as quick, effective, and invisible as possible. Among her methods, she uses digital x-rays to make instant diagnoses, prefers functional appliances over cumbersome equipment such as headgear, and places brackets accurately to ensure a quick treatment time. To keep braces out of sight, the office depends on Damon-brand brackets or Invisalign clear aligners, both of which help treat smiles without the tell-tale "Under Construction" signs of ordinary braces. During visits, the staff keeps guests comfortable with such comforts as iPads loaded with games, a beverage bar, and free WiFi.
Heritage Oak Dental's doctors, Shane and Mark Douglas, arm their office with an arsenal of dental technology designed to keep treatments accurate and patients comfortable. Digital imaging uses 3-D technology to map out every tooth crevice, and digital x-rays snap shots of roots while emitting far less radiation than a traditional x-ray machine. Instead of gooey, unpleasant impression gel, Heritage uses digital impressions to create a model of the mouth when new crowns and bridges are needed.
But the patients themselves don't need to worry about all this advanced computer gadgetry; they need only relax. Padded ergonomic chairs in the treatment rooms make that easy, and the bright kid's play area in the lobby keeps moppets entertained with a play kitchen, toys, and a real-time stock-market ticker.
Dr. Nilesh Keshav and his staff have a simple mission: make dental visits as calming as possible. To that end, their office is outfitted with comfort in mind, sporting plush sofas in the reception area and botanical art in treatment rooms. This attention to detail extends to treatments as well, which focus on whatever cosmetic and preventive services are necessary to create beautiful smiles. Once patients are ensconced in cushioned chairs, the courteous staff can tend to their health with comprehensive exams, or restore function with oral inlays, fillings, and veneers. In-office and take-home teeth-whitening solutions brighten smiles by lifting enamel stains and autographs left by famous forks.
Dr. Jasbir Cheema knows his way around general- and cosmetic-dentistry treatments and technology. His skill with Invisalign systems has earned him the status of being the number one and Super Elite Invisalign Provider status from the makers of Invisalign, who awarded him this designation as he's treated more than 3,500 patients with the clear braces and treats at least 500 Invisalign patients every six months. With the i-CAT 3-D cone-imaging system, he can peer into noggins to see his clients' tooth configurations with meticulous clarity. He and his team of managing and associate dentists use these technologies and more to reconstruct, straighten, clean, and whiten teeth in seven offices across California and one on Jupiter.
Through their "Smile Design" treatment plan, doctors Kahbody and Khodai help patients map out a path to the perfect set of teeth. They take into consideration a number of factors—such as personality, facial structure, and mouth condition—before devising a scheme that may incorporate both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. They may cover ragged chompers with porcelain veneers, expunge discoloration with Zoom! whitening treatments, or replace missing teeth or ill-advised Chicklet surrogates with dental implants. In addition to mouth makeovers, the doctors can also perform laser-based dental procedures to treat gum disease or reshape uneven gum tissue to further enhance smiles. And to make squeamish patients more comfortable through any one of these procedures, they offer sedation dentistry. With that, guests remain conscious, but enjoy a sense of relaxation during visits to help them cope with sensitive teeth or fear of needles.