From Our Editors
Dr. Esteso's kind and gentle approach to dentistry has its roots in his own visits to the dentist as a kid. He was usually anxious, and with good reason: his dentists almost never used anesthetic, making even minor procedures painful. At Dr. Esteso's office today, patients praise him for practicing a nearly painless anesthetic technique and his caring demeanor. He applies anesthetic with the help of a computer that releases the numbing agent gradually into the tissue.
Dr. Esteso has also updated his office's with latest advancements in cavity-filling technology. Fillings can contain air bubbles that expand or contract with temperature, compromising their structural integrity. To remedy the problem, he uses an ultrasonic machine, shaking out air bubbles in the composite resin with vibrations that the Beach Boys agree are "good."