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 this Groupon for dental care from Dr. Michael A. Smith, DDS in Germantown. Choose between the following options:
- For $169, you get an oral-health exam (a $78 value), two bitewing x-rays (a $42 value), and a Zoom! whitening treatment (a $350 value; a $470 total value).
- For $169, you get an oral-health exam (a $78 value), two bitewing x-rays (a $42 value), and custom-fitted, take-home whitening trays (a $350 value; a $470 total value).<p>
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. Two bitewing x-rays and a basic exam then infiltrate jaw lines, surveying issues buried beneath enamel and gums to ensure a patient’s eligibility for the whitening treatments.
For the Zoom! session, technicians first slather chompers in a specially formulated 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. Alternatively, patients can opt to be fitted for custom bleaching trays to do the whitening at home at their convenience. Along with the custom-fitted trays, the dentist crafts a mold for future use, should the trays get lost or should the family dog take an interest in his own dental care.
Dr. Michael A. Smith, DDS and Dr. Christine H. Fitzgerald, 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.
Echoing this commitment to unobtrusive oral health is Dr. Christine H. Fitzgerald. A recent addition to the team, Dr. Fitzgerald brings with her the lessons that she learned during an award-filled stint at the University of Louisville School for Dentistry. Recognized for her work in endodontics, Dr. Fitzgerald also earns plaudits exhibits for the compassion and dedication that drove her to complete mission stints as far away as Honduras and as close as Pikeville, KY.
Between the two of them, Drs. Smith and Fitzgerald have more than three decades of experience. 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.
3106 Professional Plaza Dr.
Germantown, Tennessee 38138