An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, much to the chagrin of brokers who invested heavily in cure. Get in while prevention's still hot with today's Groupon: for $169, you get an oral-health exam, x-rays, and a Zoom! whitening treatment from Dr. Michael A. Smith, DDS, in Germantown (a $487 total value).
Dr. Michael A. Smith and his team of dental hygienists recruit modern tools to ensure the health of smiles during 90- to 120-minute appointments. After patients settle into streamlined chairs amid flora and relaxing lighting, a hygienist peers around bicuspids, examining crevices for decay and lost diary keys. Four bitewing x-rays (a $59 value) and a basic exam (a $74 value) then infiltrate jaw lines, surveying issues buried beneath enamel and gums to ensure a patient’s eligibility for the Zoom! whitening treatment (a $350 value). Technicians first slather chompers in the specially formulated Zoom! gel before shining an LED light over them, initiating a quick, painless chemical reaction that brightens teeth without wrapping them in Christmas lights. After three 15-minute sessions, patients rinse their teeth and often admire their instantly brighter grin.
Our customers loved this deal last year, earning Dr. Michael A. Smith, DDS, a spot on Groupon's Best of 2011 list.
Dr. Michael A. Smith, DDS and Dr. Lindsey Pedersen, DMD
In nearly every situation in life, the less metal that's in your mouth, the better. General and cosmetic dentist Dr. Michael A. Smith, DDS seems to have adopted this position. Unlike traditional dentistry, which repairs cavities with metal amalgams and covers up damaged teeth with conspicuous metal caps, Dr. Smith's Cerec-technology-driven dentistry relies on ceramic onlays, inlays, and veneers. And his composite resins fill in for missing enamel while remaining virtually invisible, like a ketchup stain on a red “I put ketchup on my ketchup” T-shirt. They care for patients in a calming office filled with soothing chairside candles. In addition to their in-office work, Dr. Smith also participates in a mobile dental clinic that provides dental care to low-income families.