Drs. Dan Marcuse and Amruta Patel lead the team at Outreach for Smiles Family Dentistry, where the focus is on warding off tooth decay with patient education and regular checkups. But when treatments are in order, the staff is at the ready to fill in cavities or perform root-canal therapy. They also cater to busy kids through a mobile outreach program—Outreach for Smiles—in which the team travels to schools and community programs to dole out fluoride treatments and dental cleanings.
Recognizing that each mouth is as unique as an encrypted snowflake, the oral-health experts at Sonrisa Dental design their treatment plans accordingly. Skilled dentist Dr. Justin Barber—who served as a dentist in the US Air Force—leads the way. He treats patients of all ages and stripes, catering to mouths with everything from basic exams and cleanings to root canals. He also practices cosmetic dentistry, handling veneers and offering whitening treatments for patients seeking smiles bright enough to forgo helmet lights when spelunking.
When it comes to looking your best, the team at I Heart Beauty Co. believe in taking the healthy route. That's why they use natural, organic ingredients in each of their services. DaVinici teeth-whitening treatments gently brighten grins using an organic, mineral-based gel, and Norvell airbrush-tanning solution bronzes the skin with a blend of plant-based DHA and vitamins. Those looking to shed pounds can wrap up in an Ultimate Body Applicator, a woven cloth enriched in botanical-based ingredients that may tighten and firm skin without forcing clients to roll around in a greenhouse all day.
Family dentist Dr. Tom Watkins, who received his advanced training in dentistry while serving in the US Air Force, divides his time between fostering greater grins and teaching at the University of Texas Dental School. Dr. Alejandro Cavazos, previously a science teacher, employs his extensive experience in implants and oral surgery to provide a high level of care for his patients. Together, they helm W Dental Group, realigning teeth with ClearCorrect orthodontics and replenishing smiles by implanting dental prostheses or pieces of corn soldered in gold.
During exams, W Dental Group's staff snaps candid shots of teeth with x-rays to better assess overall dental health and identify any existing issues, then stores the photos in an electronic database, alongside clinical photographs and impressions, for future visits. They also assuage anxiety with sedation dentistry, helping patients to relax with nitrous oxide, IV sedation, or stories about a very calm whale learning to read.
The office makes time for philanthropic pursuits—the team recently participated in San Antonio's Smiles for Hope, an annual event for families unable to afford dental care or insurance, and Dr. Watkins regularly travels to Central and South America to deliver dental care to those without access to it.
Dr. Joshua Austin's dad was a dentist—so in a way, he followed in his father's footsteps. However, Dr. Austin has put a distinctly modern spin on the traditional dentists' office. That's why his peers voted him a Texas Super Dentist in Texas Monthly, and why even as a high schooler, his classmates voted him Most Likely to Run a Super Modern Dentist Office.
Dr. Austin's comprehensive services cover cosmetic, orthodontic, and implant needs, featuring innovations like Invisalign and teeth whitening. Even his waiting room amenities are modern—the office boasts a coffee bar stocked with javas, hot chocolate, and Torani syrups. His only old school characteristic is that he strives to build personal relationships with his patients, making them not just patients, but friends.
Although it's led by Dr. Tiffini Stratton, who holds a doctorate of dental surgery from The University of Texas Health Science Center, Dominion Dental Spa isn't confined to teeth cleanings and orthodontics. Though many clients do get their teeth whitened or their gums lifted, others receive SkinCeuticals facials from aesthetician Bre Jackson.
And the office isn't some sterile clinic, either. During appointments, clients recline in treatment chairs that face wood- and wrought-iron-framed windows overlooking lush trees and a rolling golf course. Fresh-cut flowers add color to the reception area, where guests may enjoy snacks and drinks from the office's mini bar. In the children’s area, tots entertain themselves by playing with toy trains or watching Fellini films via the TV and DVD player.