Well, you probably wouldn’t ask a journalist (good call). You could ask patients, but since most lack the medical expertise to judge a dentist’s qualifications and different patients will have varying opinions on the same dentist (one patient’s best experience may be another patient’s worst), this probably isn’t a great idea either. The most reliable method would be to ask other dentists — and that’s exactly what topDentists does. The following pages list the Greater Akron dentists who had the most peer referrals, divided into seven dental specialties. And while these guys and gals are never going to be able to turn a root canal into a great time, they can help to make That dreaded trip to the dentist a little more pleasant. Decoding the Dental Specialties Endodontics: It used to be that when a tooth became diseased, you’d lose it. A visit to a dentist who specializes in endodontics (root canals) can save your tooth — and your smile. General Dentisty: This Jack or Jill of all trades provides services to promote the maintenance of oral hygiene and tooth care — and is likely the dentist who gives you a good talkin’ to about not flossing. (Only about 49 percent of Americans floss daily.) The American Dental Association recommends visiting a dentist at least once every six months. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: These surgeons specialize in treatment of facial defects, misaligned jaws and problem wisdom teeth; they may also treat accident victims. Orthodontics: Teens and adults with misaligned teeth often head to the orthodontist.Options include braces, retainers, headgear and, in more severe cases, breaking the jaw to set it in a proper position. Pediatric Dentistry: These dentists specialize in treating and maintaining proper oral hygiene in children, ranging from infants to adolescents. Periodontics: Just say “no” to gum disease.These dentists specialize in diagnosing, treating and preventing gum disease. (Eight out of 10 people have some form of periodontal disease.) Prost hodontics If you need dentures, are missing a tooth or need a crown or bridgework, call a prosthodontist — who specializes in replacing missing teeth and restoring natural teeth. Visage Surgical Institute When Drs. Faisal Quereshy and Najia Usman decided to join forces at their Visage Surgery Center, the husband and wife team created the only combined cosmetic and dental surgery facility of its kind in the area. The couple recently changed the businesses name to Visage Surgical Institute to better represent their commitment to providing a full spectrum of advanced procedures. There are five divisions under the new Visage umbrella. They include: facial cosmetic surgery, dental implant and oral surgery, endodontics, a stateof- the-art Cone Beam CT image center and a skin care center. “My background is in dentistry. I later decided to go back to school to pursue Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery,” explains Dr. Quereshy, the residency director of training for oral and maxillofacial surgery at Case Western Reserve and University Hospitals of Cleveland. His wife, Dr. Usman, is an endodontist (a root canal specialist) and together they offer an unprecedented level of patient care. In fact, Dr. Quereshy is on the forefront of Maxillofacial Imaging technology having research at Case Western University focused on Cone-Beam CT scanning for facial reconstruction. “We have published the standards of care for Cone Beam CT scanning and its applications for the Oral Surgeon Community, nationally.” The new imaging center boasts the latest Cone-Beam CT Scan, which provides a 3-D image specific for evaluation of facial bones and, Dr. Quereshy says, makes it easier and allows accurate and high precision when surgically placing dental implants, allowing patients to walk away with “Teeth-in-A-Day” procedures! Dr. Usman, on the other hand, is an expert at preserving teeth. “We provide an extra measure of comfort to our patients by offering ‘painless’ root canals with general sedation anesthesia, our ‘Endo- Asleep’ service,” she says. At Visage, the doctors utilize advanced technology that makes it possible for them to perform procedures with absolute precision. “I can actually look inside of a patient’s tooth with microscope imaging to determine which course of treatment is best before moving forward,” she reveals. The skin care center helps patients prepare for cosmetic surgery and also offers laser surgery for veins, spots, rosacea, skin tightening, hair removal and microdermabrasion. Visage’s licensed aesthetician is available for regular facials and skin analysis. “We make a great team, and the services we offer go hand in hand,” a smiling Dr. Usman shares. Expert Care, Advanced Technology At Advanced Care Endodontics, we provide expert and gentle root canal treatment in a relaxed atmosphere. Led by Dr. David Harris, our highly trained dental team is focused on your specific needs in total patient comfort. It’s our privilege to serve you as we work in unison with your general dentist to extend the life of your natural teeth. As one of our valued patients, you will find that from the moment you schedule your appointment, throughout the course of your treatment, as well as during your posttreatment follow-up, providing a consistently high standard of care is our top priority. With our recent move to the Stow Professional Building came the opportunity for the addition of the latest technology in endodontic therapy including the use of microscopes, lasers, digital radiography and state-of-the-art sterilization methods. We’re excited that many of these changes also sparked the beginning of our Green Initiative, where we now use less paper, improved energy efficient equipment, and more earth-friendly methods. As a Case Western Reserve graduate and an endodontic specialist with 16 years experience, Dr. Harris has received advanced training in diagnosing and treating diseases of the inner structures and tissues of the teeth. He is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association and the Akron Dental Society. At Advanced Care Endodontics, our goal is to go beyond all your expectations with compassion, teamwork, and integrity. We strive to create the most positive overall experience that will help to dispel the myth of stressful root canal treatment — one patient at a time. For more information about root canal therapy and a virtual tour of our dental practice, please visit our website at www.acendo.com. Complete Dental Care — and Total Body Health Dr. Maze’s dental professionalism and passion for total patient health gave rise to one of the areas most technologically advanced, state-of-the-art dental practices. Inspired by the area’s beloved bird, the Great Blue Heron, Dr. Maze set out to create more than just a dental practice, but a place to help patients with overall health management and body wellness — all set in a serene, relaxing, spa-like atmosphere. Your visit to Blue Heron Dentistry will be a comfortable, enjoyable experience, where you’ll receive the best care from a friendly, experienced staff. Blue Heron Dentistry has been on the forefront of dental techniques and technology specializing in comprehensive dental care. One of Dr. Maze’s areas of focus is periodontal health. “A large part of the population has periodontal disease and are unaware they have it or even know what the disease is,” says Dr. Maze. Her passion for comprehensive dentistry and periodontal health allows her the ability to give her patients the best dental care she can. Along with complete dental care, Dr. Maze also focuses on total body wellness, helping patients with nutrition, exercise and weight management. “Many lifestyle factors can play a big role in the health of one’s teeth/mouth,” says Dr. Maze. Everything in the body is related and linked together. Systemic problems in the body affect the mouth, and problems in the mouth can affect the body. “Getting a comprehensive exam and educating patients can reduce the risks of developing further health complications that can lead to heart disease, diabetes, still births and more.” Dr. Maze graduated from the Ohio State University’s College of Dentistry and is a nationally recognized physician in her field. Blue Heron Dentistry features complete digital technology throughout the office. The office includes a lab and eight fullyequipped, state-of-the-art exam rooms. Blue Heron also utilizes the CEREC® technology for same-day crowns and restorations along with digital X-rays and Intraoral photos of the mouth.Other specialty services include Under Armour® athletic mouthguards, Sleep Apnea treatment and teeth whitening. SERVICES INCLUDE • Periodontal Treatment • Cavity Checks and Cleaning • Fillings/Restorations • Sealants • Same-Day Full-Coverage Crowns, Inlays and Onlays • Implant Supported Crowns, Dentures and Partials • Complex Implant Cases • Fixed Bridges • Removable Full and Partial Dentures • Lab Crowns, Inlays and Onlays • Veneers SPECIALTY SERVICES • Under Armour® Athletic Mouthguards • Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment and Mouthguards • Temporomandibular Joint Appliances (TMJ) • Teeth Whitening Restorative/General Dentistry Dr. Mastroianni, a general dentist, and his dental team specialize in restorative dentistry, which is designed to revive smiles using implants, ceramic crowns, bridges, veneers and innovative dental technology. He has 30 years experience with implant dentistry. “Many people come to us with difficult cosmetic cases, and because we have our own in-house dental laboratory with two talented technicians, we problem-solve to give you the smile you have always wanted,” Dr. Mastroianni explains. “Our dental hygienists, assistants and lab technicians brainstorm together to create great results. We use the newest techniques combined with years of experience to produce the best in restorative dentistry, as well as helping patients maintain a healthy mouth.” Dr. Mastroianni, a passionate professional with experience, maturity, and artistic creativity, has practiced in Kent since he graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry. He is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists and the American College of Dentists, and has received advanced training in implant and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Mastroianni’s hobby is sculpting, which uses his talents in visualizing faces and creating with his hands. Please call for a consultation. We are accepting new patients. Beautiful Smiles Dr. Robert E. Smith is a general dentist with extensive training in comprehensive cosmetic dentistry at the Las Vegas Institute. Dr. Smith uses the latest technology including CEREC restorations, Invisalign, and Sapphire whitening. CEREC restorations enable Dr. Smith to complete a crown in a single visit so there is no need for impressions or temporaries. Invisalign straightens teeth without the inconvenience and look of braces. With Sapphire whitening, patients can achieve a brighter, whiter smile in about an hour with little or no sensitivity. Dr. Smith also has extensive training in neuromuscular dentistry. If you are having severe jaw pain, headaches or problems with clenching or grinding, Dr. Smith offers several treatment options to correct your bite and relieve your pain. In addition, from March 1-June 30, Dr. Smith offers take-home whitening at a reduced price through a program called Smiles for Life.One hundred percent of the cost of the whitening goes to children’s charities. This is the perfect opportunity to brighten your smile and to benefit children. Dr. Smith’s office is conveniently located in Fairlawn and is accepting new patients. You may call Christina to schedule an appointment today. Our First Priority Is You At Dr. Loren M. Petry and Dr. Ryan M. Walton Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, it is clear that this is the mission by which they run their dental practice. According to Dr. Petry, “Our patients are our top priority. It is our goal to ensure that they have the best experience and feel taken care of when they are here.” Your comfort is their goal. Dr. Petry, Dr. Walton and their staff will ensure that you experience a comfortable visit, and maybe, just maybe, enjoy going to the dentist! Massaging heat in the dental chair … personal flat-screen televisions with headphones … a neck pillow … bottled water and lip balm to soothe your lips post-treatment … plus other special touches designed to ensure your maximum comfort. Offering the latest technology to make dental visits pain-free and fast. Technology has changed a visit to the dentist — for the better! CEREC technology allows the dentists to make crowns and veneers in one visit — no second appointments needed.A Waterlase Laser offers a pain-free alternative to the traditional dental drill and typically requires no anesthetic.For those still nervous about going to the dentist, conscious sedation gently eases patients into a state of relaxation using a sequence of pills that are safe, easy and effective. “We understand that going to the dentist can be scary for some people. We now have technology that makes it quick, easy and painless. Dentistry is completely different from how it was 25 years ago,” Dr. Walton says. Serving the greater Akron area for over 50 years. The dental practice of Dr. Petry and Dr. Walton was started by Dr. Petry’s father in 1955.Dr. Petry joined the practice in 1973 and his son-inlaw Dr. Walton joined in 2007. Dr. Petry and Dr. Walton are proud members of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Las Vegas Institute (LVI) for Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy Of Contemporary Dentistry, Ohio Dental Association and the Akron Dental Society. “Akron has been a wonderful place to practice dentistry, and we look forward to serving the community for many years to come.” A convenient location and appointments for your busy schedule. Your schedule is important to Dr. Petry and Dr. Walton. Early morning and evening appointments are available from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The location of their dental practice is easy to find — just off of Route 8 near The University of Akron campus. Learn more at akronsmile.com. Tomorrow’s Dentistry Today John D. Suglio DDS has been a practicing dentist in North Canton for 29 years and offers the newest technology available for today’s dentistry in a beautiful, comforting office. • Mercury-free white fillings to match your teeth color • Porcelain veneers for crooked or stained teeth • Panorex, comfortable state-of-the art X-rays use less radiation • Biolase laser eliminates most injections • Intraoral camera images your teeth onto a monitor • CEREC technology lab on site creates and fits new crowns permanently, often within the same day visit. • Zoom2 teeth whitening in one hour! Dr. Suglio accepts all ages for general dentistry, Orthodontics, root canals, and comfortable and effective hygiene cleanings, and emergencies are seen as quickly as possible. Most insurances are accepted, and Dr. Suglio’s compassionate, experienced staff will assist patients privately with affordable financing options. Masterpiece Smiles Dr. Mark A. Iati DDS, FAGD brings the panache and quality of the big city to Akron. He has received the most advanced education available across the nation to achieve cosmetic results traditionally only available in large metropolitan areas. His accomplishments include: Top Docs Cleveland Magazine; America’s Top Dentists; Akron Beacon Journal “Best of”; and Board of Directors’- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Iati’s practice is focused on cosmetic, reconstructive and TMJ therapy, yet he is experienced in all facets of general dentistry. He offers digital X-rays, laser cavity detection, computerized TMJ diagnosis and treatment (Neuromuscular Dentistry), and computerized anesthetic delivery for pain free injections. As part of a total facial rejuvenation, Dr. Iati performs Botox and Restylane procedures. For relaxation, he offers in-room flat-screen televisions, satellite radio, paraffin hand dips, and a warm towel finish sending you refreshed after your visit. Dr. Iati invites you to visit his office and experience what has taken him a lifetime to achieve. See how modern technology and highly crafted skills can be utilized to return a smile to its optimum level of health and beauty. He resides in Northampton with his wife, Lauri, and yellow lab, Hanna. Dr. Iati and his talented team look forward to meeting you soon. Painless Root Canals in a Comfortable Environment Root canal treatment is a comfortable experience at Summit Endodontic Specialists, Inc. Dr. Ron Wolf and his highly trained team specialize in providing gentle, personalized endodontic care in a relaxed, comfortable environment “Our patients are consistently surprised that root canal treatment in our office involves little or no discomfort,” says Dr. Wolf. His goal is to exceed every patient’s expectations throughout the entire experience at Summit Endodontic Specialists, from the initial phone call to schedule an appointment, all the way to the follow-up care that’s given once treatment is completed. A graduate of Case Western Reserve University and The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, Dr. Wolf has been practicing dentistry for 17 years. He specializes in root canal care and dedicates himself to treating teeth that require special attention. In addition to routine and complicated endodontic care, Dr. Wolf also provides microsurgical endodontics, endodontic retreatment, diagnosis of complex tooth pain and treatment of traumatic tooth injuries. The Summit Endodontic Specialists team uses several proven techniques and state-of-the-art technology, including sonic and ultrasonic instrumentation, surgical operating microscopes and digital radiography, each of which Helps to improve efficiency and comfort for the patient during the treatment procedure. Dr. Wolf, his wife, Karen, and their four young children live in Peninsula and are making plans to move to Richfield in the near future. The couple’s oldest son,R. J., was born in 2005 and triplets Olivia, Addison and Dylan were born in 2009. Dr. Wolf is a proud father, so you can expect to see photos of his children when you visit his office! Prior to becoming parents, Dr. Wolf and Karen enjoyed traveling, boating and horseback riding. Dr. Wolf is a cancer survivor and will celebrate six years of health in 2011. Diagnosed with an aggressive form of lymphoma in 2005, he fought to complete his treatment and recovery prior to son R.J.’s birth. In gratitude for his recovery and health, Dr. Wolf actively supports fundraising efforts for cancer and lymphoma in hopes that research will someday find a cure. Dr. Wolf is a proud member of the American Association of Endodontists, the Ohio Association of Endodontists, the American Dental Association, the Ohio Dental Association and the Akron Dental Society. Dr. Wolf, his family and team at Summit Endodontic Specialists invite you to visit them at their Stow location. Experience Laser Dentistry A painless and quiet dental experience is waiting for you in Richfield.Dr. David Wiedie’s family dental practice, Elegant Dentistry, is offering tomorrow’s dentistry today. Dental lasers are used to detect decay, treat periodontal disease and remove decay so a tooth can be restored (using different lasers for different procedures). Dr. Wiedie is an active member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry and has devoted training time and expense to bring his patients dental appointments that avoid the drill, an injection and the feeling of being numb. Treating periodontal disease with laser therapy can often avoid periodontal surgery. After 20 years of practicing in a group practice, seven years ago Dr. Wiedie built and opened Elegant Dentistry located at the corner of Brecksville Road and Rt. 303. Building his own private practice gave him the opportunity to invest in technology and continuing education, as well as inviting and comfortable surroundings. Dr. Wiedie is a graduate of Akron Firestone High School, Denison University and Case Western Reserve Dental School.This is the dentistry Dr. Wiedie has always wanted to provide: painless, in a relaxing setting, provided by a team of professionals. To learn more about Dr. Wiedie and his practice visit www.elegantdentistry.com. SMILE! You’re In Good Hands As leaders of a state-of-the-art dental practice in Hudson, Ohio, Doctors Keith A. Hoover and April A. Yanda provide a full range of dental services to help people of all ages keep their teeth for a lifetime. Both are graduates of Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and are active members of our local, state and national dental associations. Dr. Keith Hoover continued his training in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps, where he received advanced training in all aspects of general dentistry.He continues his advanced education as a member of the Cleveland Academy of Advanced Dental Education. Dr. April Yanda is a member of the American Association of Women Dentists, the Academy of General Dentistry and the Chagrin Valley Dental Study Club. She has volunteered her time with the Give Kids A Smile Program, as well as with the Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland. Excellence in dentistry requires training, attention to detail and a creative eye. That applies to everyone on the dental team. Doctors Hoover and Yanda are proud of their highly trained staff. They and their staff regularly attend continuing courses in order to keep current with all of the many changes constantly occurring in dentistry. We invite you to see what modern dentistry can do for you!
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