Ten of the top cosmetic dentist in the United States will provide you with valuable insights and guide you through dozens of important questions you'll have before you invest in a smile makeover.
About The Authors
Dr. Rutherford is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the American Orthodontic Society. He is a Fellow of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, an honor achieved by fewer than 2% of sedation dentists, and mentors other dentists in sedation techniques. He is also a Diplomat of the American Dental Implant Association, the highest level of recognition awarded to less than 1% of its member dentists. Dr. Rutherford has trained with some of the leading dentists and top experts in the fields of sedation dentistry, dental implants, and cosmetic dentistry. He maintains an extensive program of advanced study, attaining over 600 hours of such continuing education in the past 3 years alone. Dr. Robin Rutherford continues to receive honors and awards for his work. He has been voted the "Best Dentist in Odessa" by the Odessa American Readers' Choice poll, he was featured in Consumer Research Council's "Guide to Americas Top Dentists" in 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and again in 2012 and, most recently, Texas Monthly magazine included him as one of the "Texas Super Dentists" from 2011 - 2014.
Robin Rutherford, D.D.S.
The Art of Dentistry
Dr. Wells has been a featured dentist on Extreme Makeover, the Learning Channel and Wellness Hour. Due to his exceptional work in the field of cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Wells was chosen as a "Top Dentist in America" in 2005 and 2010. In addition to his work in his dental practice, Dr. Wells is an advocate for others and is an active participant in several charities including Smiles for Life, Give Back a Smile, Dustin J. Wells Foundation, Smiles for Hope and Interfaith Dental Clinic. Dr. Wells owns and operates the Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry in Brentwood, Tennessee. Dr. Wells has over 25 years of experience helping his patients achieve the smile that they have always wanted. He is currently a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry accreditation review board. Dr. Wells invented and developed DURAthin veneers—the no drill dental veneers that preserve more of the natural teeth. He instructs other dentists through seminars and hands-on programs on various aspects of cosmetic dentistry. He regularly lectures about cosmetic dentistry to impart his wisdom and knowledge to other dentists as well as networking with some of the leading cosmetic dentists in the world.
Dennis J. Wells, D.D.S.
Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry
With her extensive experience in advanced dental procedures, Dr. Rozenberg is recognized as one of New York's leading cosmetic dentists. She is the creator and founder of her private practice, Lana Rozenberg, D.D.S., located on New York's Upper East Side. She serves as the cosmetic dentist to top editors of major beauty and health magazines. Her focus on the most advanced techniques in the dental field has led her to be featured in several major national publications and television programs, including Vogue, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Allure, Health, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, New York Magazine, the Discovery Channel, Reuters News, Channel 7 News, NY 1 News, Fox 5 News, "Good Morning America," and more. Dr. Rozenberg earned her doctor of dental surgery degree from the University of the Pacific Dental School in San Francisco, where she graduated in the top ten percent of her class. In 1998, Dr. Rozenberg graduated from New York University School of Continuing Education, where she received specialized training in Surgical and Prosthetic Aspects of Implants. She completed a mini residency in Periodontics at New York University the following year. Licensed by the Northeastern Regional Board, Dr. Rozenberg is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). She served as a national spokesperson for Reach MAX Oral Care Products from 2002 until 2007 and as the spokesperson for Crest Whitening Products in 2010.
Lana Rozenberg, D.D.S.
Lana Rozenberg, D.D.S.
New York, New York
Dr. Jack D. Griffin has an exceptional practice in St Louis county Missouri where he and his staff perform all phases of general dentistry from high-end cosmetic procedures to "every day" restorative and preventive care. Dr. Griffin is one of the most honored and awarded dentists in the country. He is one of a very few number of dentists to be awarded by his peers Diplomat status with the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry (ABAD), accreditation with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). Due to his experience and knowledge, Dr. Griffin teaches and lectures about the various aspects and techniques of cosmetic dentistry. He also meets with other dentists to help them learn about practice management, digital photography, direct bonding techniques, cosmetic veneers, and CAD/CAM dentistry. Dr. Griffin has taken over 2000 hours of continuing education since graduating dental school… his commitment to keep learning keeps him at the top of his profession. Being at the top of his profession, he is often asked write articles for prestigious professional journals such as Practical Procedures and Aesthetic Dentistry, Journal of Oral Health, Canadian Journal of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics, Compendium, Dentistry Today, Inside Dentistry, Dental Economics, and Contemporary Esthetics, Dental Products Report and Dental Equipment and Materials.
Jack D. Griffin, Jr., D.M.D.
Eureka Smile Center
Dr. Tanya L. DeSanto, a graduate of Northwestern University, has been creating beautiful smiles for adults and children for over 20 years. She is committed to providing her patients with exceptional state of the art cosmetic services giving them the beautiful smile they desire. Dr. DeSanto was recently inducted into the International College of Dentists, the oldest and largest international honor society for dentists. She is a teacher and a leader in her community, Springfield, Illinois. In addition to her long list of accomplishments, Dr. DeSanto is a sustaining member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, a Past President of the G.V. Black District Dental Society, the Chicago Dental Society, the American Dental Association, American Association of Women Dentists, the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation and a founding member of the Prairie Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Tanya L. DeSanto, D.D.S.
Prairie Dental Group
Since 1998, cosmetic dentist Dr. Lance Timmerman DMD has been helping people in Seattle with personal, caring and advanced procedures designed to improve the health and appearance of their smiles. He has based his practice on providing his patients with personalized care. He believes in investing the time that it takes to ensure that each patient fully understands his or her condition and the treatment options. He explains everything in plain language and answers patient questions so patients can make an informed decision about the treatment plan that is right for them. This personalized care has made Dr. Timmerman one of the top cosmetic dentists. As a facial esthetics expert, he is a leading dental provider for Botox and other injectibles and teaches other dentists. ABC affiliate KOMO 4 News did a special feature on Dr. Timmerman and his practice. Dr. Timmerman graduated from the Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dental Medicine. He has not only learned the lessons that only experience can teach, he has continued his dental education with courses at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), NYU's Aesthetic Advantage and John Kois Center for Dental Excellence. His membership and certifications in advanced dental organizations allow him to keep current in the various aspects of dental care that matter to his patients and demonstrate his knowledge and skill.
Lance Timmerman, D.M.D.
Lance Timmerman, D.M.D.
Dr. Todd C. Snyder received his doctorate in dental surgery at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Dentistry. Thereafter, he trained at the prestigious F.A.C.E. Institute for complex gnathological and temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD). He was on the faculty of the Center for Esthetic Dentistry at U.C.L.A. where he helped create and co-direct the first every two year graduate program in Aesthetic and Cosmetic Restorative Dentistry. Dr. Snyder is currently on the faculty at Esthetic Professionals. Due to his vast experience and expertise in cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Snyder is a consultant for dental manufacturing companies and has researched and recommended changes for many of the materials now being used in dentistry. As a dentist, author, international lecturer, researcher and instructor at various teaching facilities, Dr. Snyder offers a lot on many levels to not only his patients but also his colleagues around the world. He has authored numerous articles worldwide on contemporary restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Snyder is a member of the Catapult Elite Group, an international speaker's consortium. Dr. Snyder is an Accredited Member of the prestigious American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, less than 1% of US dentists have achieved this status. His commitment to his patients goes above and beyond simply being a dentist. His comprehensive approach to cosmetic dentistry shows in the beautiful smiles that he creates.
Todd C. Snyder, D.D.S.
Aesthetic Dental Designs
Orange County, California
With over 30 years in the dental profession, Texas General Dentist Dr. Mary Swift is known for her advanced dental and cosmetic techniques, which she continues to improve with hundreds of post-graduate course hours. Dr. Swift and her staff have received the Consumer's Choice Award for Cosmetic Dentistry the last four years. After being trained in 2004 in the use of BOTOX® to treat TMJ headache pain, she became nationally renowned. Dr. Mary Swift founded Dallas Laser Dentistry in 1997. Her focus on patient service has helped change the way modern private practice dentistry operates in Dallas. Her patients relax in a soothing, spa-like environment overlooking North Dallas, complete with heated massage chairs and aromatherapy, while Dr. Mary Swift utilizes her extensive experience, laser technology, advanced training and aesthetic skills to analyze and create a smile uniquely designed and ideally suited to the patient's face. With her patients, Dr. Swift is known for her caring and educational approach, her ability to listen to each patient's desires, for involving each patient in the development of their own unique treatment plan and for her customized smile creations that optimize each patient's facial bone structure and personality. Dr. Swift builds smiles that not only are contagious, but that are designed to last.
Dr. Lois Kovalchick graduated with honors and received her Doctorate in Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University Of Detroit School Of Dentistry. She received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Detroit where she also received a degree as a Dental Hygienist. She completed the Comprehensive Dentistry Program at the Peter Dawson Academy and the Cosmetic Dentistry Program at the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. She was an instructor at the University Of Detroit School Of Dentistry for ten years. Dr. Kovalchick opened her practice in Grosse Pointe and has provided caring and exceptional dental care to her patients for over 25 years. Her concentration is in comprehensive dentistry with a special interest in cosmetic and implant dentistry. For several consecutive years, Dr. Kovalchick was chosen as one of Metro Detroit's Top Dentists and featured in the Detroit Hour Magazine and Styleline Magazine. She is a recipient of the prestigious "Gold Metal" award presented by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists for her aesthetic dentistry. One of her endeavors is her participation with a charitable program named GBAS (Give Back a Smile). The charity is sponsored by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists and provides dental services to women who have been victims of domestic violence. She has been an active member in her local dental association, the Detroit District Dental Society the Eastern division, holding official positions as Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President and President. Dr. Kovalchick maintains an active membership in the American Dental Association and the Michigan Dental Association. She is also a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Lois Kovalchick, D.D.S.
Grosse Point Signature Smiles
Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
Dr. Ryan F. Ziegler has treated thousands of happy patients and he is known as a leading cosmetic dentist in Miami and South Florida. Dr. Ziegler practices at the Miami Center for Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry offering Brite Smile teeth whitening, dental implants, porcelain veneers, dentures, teeth-in-a-day, sedation dentistry, emergency dentistry and more. He is highly-trained in all types of cosmetic dentistry procedures, including tooth whitening, bridges, crowns, and veneers. As part of his comprehensive approach to dentistry, Dr. Ziegler works with your schedule to help ensure that you can receive the dental assistance that you need to have the smile that you want. Dr. Ziegler also works to make your cosmetic dentistry procedures affordable. Dr. Ziegler uses his education and experience to help patients achieve the smile that they have dreamed of for so long. His passion for his patients comes through in the way that he invests the time necessary to learn about his patients and their desires.
Ryan F. Ziegler, D.M.D.
Miami Center for Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry
Randy Van Ittersum
Host & Founder
Business Leader Spotlight Show
Spring Lake, Michigan
Your smile speaks volumes about you. It is your smile that opens doors for you in the business and the social world. It is your smile that holds the key to all-important first impressions and, in many ways, dictates the way in which others relate to you. Your smile is one of your most valuable assets on the road to success in life. That's all well and good unless you happen to be one of the millions of people whose crooked, missing, discolored, or otherwise defective teeth cause them to hide their mouths when they speak.
As many people with imperfect smiles will tell you, they often avoid the eyes of others when they talk to them. They frequently look elsewhere in an attempt to direct the gaze of the person with whom they are talking somewhere, (anywhere), other than their faces. They attempt to cover their mouths as they speak—casually, sometimes, with just a finger or two touching their lips or, more dramatically, with an entire newspaper or magazine.
We are generally unconscious about such "hiding" behaviors since we've likely been performing these maneuvers for years. We are also most likely unconscious of the fact that we are sending a terrible message to our counterpart. The message they get is this one: "This person has something to hide." "The person I'm talking to is dishonest." It probably never occurs to your partner in conversation that you're merely trying to hide your stained, crooked, and unsightly teeth.
It isn't just prospective employers who sense your discomfort and evasive behavior. Before the internet, it was impossible for you to kindle a romantic flame because you were hiding behind your hands. Now that you've met the love of your life online, how will you actually greet this person in real life? Did you send him somebody else's picture? Oops. There's deceit in there somewhere, and a real relationship is based on trust. Once again your smile has cost you your share of happiness.
But what can be done about your imperfect smile now that you're an adult? It's too late for braces, right? Isn't dental work horribly expensive? What if you were to have cosmetic dental work done and still not rise quickly to the top of the heap at the office? What, you ask yourself, makes me worthy of that kind of upgrade?
In A Cup of Coffee with 10 of the Top Cosmetic Dentists in the United States, we offer the advice and experience of ten of the country's top professionals in the field of cosmetic dentistry. These men and women will introduce you to state-of-the-art techniques and procedures that can change your entire life in the space of one or two trips to the dentist's office. They will share stories of how improvements to your smile really can help you improve the other facets of your life. In other words, this book will help you understand that something CAN be done to level your own personal playing field and to give you the chance to score in ways you'd never imagined. You can eliminate some of the challenges you've faced and make a new start at a better, more productive and satisfying life. Yes, there is a cost involved, but you've paid the price for advantages before.
When you went to college, how much did you pay for your degree? Why did you fork over all that money? You paid the price simply because you knew that such an investment would pay off in the future. Need we say more?
Okay. Perhaps you see yourself as "just" a stay-at-home mom. (A vastly underrated assessment, we're certain.) The children need shoes. The groceries and the mortgage eat up your husband's paycheck. Ultimately, in the larger scheme of things, your vanity doesn't count, right? Wrong.
First of all, put the idea of "vanity" out of your mind. Vanity isn't the problem here. It is your sense of worth that really matters. It is from your own confidence and grace that your children will learn to deal with the world. It is from your example that your offspring will develop their own style of interaction with others. Do you really want them to pick up your habit of telegraphing timidity and fear? Of course you don't. You want them to project a confident, winning approach to challenges. But how can they be fearless when you don't demonstrate a positive approach by example.
If you find yourself reading this introduction and muttering, "Yeah, but... my problem goes beyond whitening and chipfixing," keep reading. You are probably aware of just a few of the procedures available today to improve upon the smile of just about anybody. There are whitening techniques in a number of different cost ranges. There is straightening by way of Invisalign® invisible dental alignment devices. You've heard of people resurfacing their teeth and/or replacing missing ones without the bother of bridges and partials. But did you know that if your wide smile reveals gums that go on and on, that can be fixed in a few short minutes in your dentist's chair? Were you aware that your receding gums can be made to look like they did when you were young, snug and pink?
Unlike many makeover books, A Cup of Coffee with 10 of the Top Cosmetic Dentists in The United States does not contain the kind of patronizing information that you might find in the latest edition of Cosmo.
Instead, it provides accurate information from the best cosmetic dentists about the newest products and procedures available today to literally change your smile overnight. And person after person will attest that going from stained, crooked, and missing teeth to a natural, beautiful, Hollywood smile will transform your life.
You will learn about:
What to look for in a cosmetic dentist to practically guarantee you will get the smile you desire.
Which whitening process you should use to get a natural beautiful smile.
Which treatment option is best for you? Will the conservative options with minimal cost work for you? Or, will you choose the more complex options that require a larger investment.
We will reveal how in a matter of two visits, you can have a complete smile makeover.
...and so much more.
A beautiful smile can transform your negative emotions into a steam engine of enthusiasm and self-confidence that will change the rest of your life.
Within the covers of this book, you may find solutions for the problems you've been burdened with for most of your life. And, while it's true that fixing your smile won't entirely fix your relationships or your career, it will give you more confidence and self-assurance so that you will better understand your own worth. Your new self esteem will carry you forward on wings you never knew you had. Most importantly, this book will help you to understand that with modern dental technology, a better, more powerful life awaits you.
Randy Van Ittersum
Host & Founder - Business Leader Spotlight Show
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