Dr. William L. Gonzalez and his son Dr. Mark Gonzalez helm Capital Eye Physicians & Surgeons, an ophthalmology practice where they correct vision, clear cataracts, and tame a variety of eye diseases. The elder Dr. Gonzalez brings decades of medical experience to his practice, has lectured around the world, and has trained gaggles of other doctors in eye-surgery techniques. To join his father's professional ranks, Dr. Mark Gonzalez completed his residency at the prestigious Georgetown University Hospital and Washington Hospital Center, and he brings skills he learned there to his refractive surgeries. Both clinic locations also boast a full-service eyeglasses boutique, where patients can choose from basic and designer frames, order contact lenses, or play frisbee with the latest monocles.:m]]
If it hadn’t been for her fascination with oral health, Dr. Aatifa Khan says she would have been a schoolteacher. Although she’s devoted herself to the full spectrum of general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry, her love of education lingers, which she demonstrates by instructing patients in everything from basic brushing to using natural, household ingredients such as honey, clove oil, and sea salt to alleviate gum pain. That holistic, eco-friendly approach pervades her practice, where she shuns metal amalgams for tooth-colored resin, uses organic products during many of her treatments, and maintains records digitally rather than by carving patient updates into trees.
Helping customers enhance their looks and boost their self-esteem is the mission at Georgeana Enhancements, where staff members offer an array of cosmetic services. For weight loss, they prescribe meal plans, administer B12 injections, and perform Liposonix treatments that break down fat cells using ultrasound energy. They can also remove facial lines with Botox injections and erase enamel discoloration with either Boost or Zoom! teeth-whitening technology, instead of a fire hose.
You may not be able to teach an old dog new tricks, but you can teach a veteran dentist new techniques. In practice for more than 35 years, Dr. Glenn Cocoros replaces missing teeth with cutting edge crown technology––specifically ceramic Cerec one-visit crowns. These advanced crowns can be installed in a single appointment, unlike traditional crowns, which require multiple visits, and their hue blends in seamlessly with the natural teeth.
However, the scope of Dr. Cocoros' expertise extends beyond crowns. He also streamlines smiles with veneers, and brightens smiles with whitening treatments, rather than by strapping strobe lights to his patients' tongues. His general dentistry services, meanwhile, range from root canals to treatments for gingivitis and other periodontal diseases. But best of all, he and his staff truly excel at putting nervous patients at ease––so much so that they made their office motto, "We Cater to Cowards".