Living Well 2019

Here, you’ll find pertinent health information and professional opinions from the area’s finest medical experts in our exclusive Q&A’s.

Southpark Dental Group

Leah Ladley, DDS; Yadiris Reiter, DMD; Jesse Edwards, DMD; John Cervenka, DDS; Diana Gomez, DMD; Shauna Gaumer Coen, DMD

Q: How has CEREC technology revolutionized dentistry?

A: Among the newest advances in dental technology, Southpark Dental Group offers CEREC all porcelain crowns and veneers in a single visit. There are only a few offices that offer this convenient technology. CEREC technology has revolutionized dentistry by enabling a crown, veneer, or bridge to be milled and put in place within a couple of hours on the same day. Our patients no longer need to schedule a second appointment to place their permanent crown, veneer, or bridge. In addition we have an onsite laboratory to fabricate bridges, implant crowns, and shade matching. At the forefront of cutting edge technology, Dr. John Cervenka is a pioneer in CEREC dentistry using and teaching it for over 16 years. Now our group of highly trained CEREC doctors has grown to include Dr. Shauna Coen, Dr. Yadiris Reiter, Dr. Diana Gomez, and Dr. Jesse Edwards.

Q: What sets Southpark Dental Group apart?

A: Our state of the art dental practice strives to make patients feel as comfortable as possible. In addition to our caring and compassionate staff we have added heated massaging chairs to each treatment room. The picture window view of our tranquil garden makes patents feel like they are at the spa.

Our mission is to provide patients with cutting edge technology to ensure healthy teeth and gums. Another thing that distinguishes our office is convenient early morning, late evening, and Saturday office hours.

Q: I have been diagnosed with mild sleep apnea and I cannot tolerate the C-Pap machine that has been prescribed. I was wondering if there are any alternative appliances that were new technology that can help?

A: For years, Southpark Dental Group has made mandibular advancement appliances to treat sleep apnea and snoring. We have recently introduced the Fotona Laser to our practice that can reduce snoring and open the upper airway as well. The treatment takes a few appointments. Numbing isn’t necessary and there is no downtime afterward. The laser penetrates deep into the tissue to stimulate collagen production. It tightens and firms the collapsed tissue allowing for more airflow and reduction in vibrating tissue.

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About Us

Southpark Dental Group has been treating dental needs in Central Florida for over 25 years. Our services include crowns, veneers and implants utilizing CEREC and Cone Beam technologies, cleanings, tooth-colored fillings, bridges, partials, dentures, extractions, root canals, snore appliances, and LightWalker Laser procedures. In addition, we offer ZOOM Whitening, Invisalign and Laser periodontal treatment including LANAP.

Contact Information

8801 Commodity Circle
Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: 407-248-0100
Email: info@southparkdentalgroup.com
Website: southparkdentalgroup.com

 

Elena C. Puig, DMD, PA

Dynamic Smile Design

Q: What are the latest advancements in cosmetic dentistry?

A: The blending of technology and artistry has completely changed the type of dentistry we can now offer.  We are living in a digital age and dentistry is no exception.  Today, digital workflow is all the buzz in both cosmetic and restorative dental procedures.  High-powered cameras combined with high-definition digital impression scanners allow us to fully capture a three-dimensional, true-color impression of the entire mouth, recording shade, shape, texture, translucency and light reflection of the teeth and soft tissues.  This information is transmitted to the laboratory team, which uses its own advanced equipment to create a digital design.  From this digital design, the dentist and technician are able to design a smile digitally and overlay the full face photo onto the virtual smile design.

This smile design can be articulated to mimic the normal functions of the jaw, such as forward and sideway movements, allowing the dentist to virtually evaluate both the function and the esthetics of the design.  Once the design is approved, the technician can then print the digital design models using a 3-D printer.  The model serves as a prototype for porcelain restorations.  The dentist prepares the teeth and uses the template for temporary restorations. From there the restorations are milled or pressed from high-strength porcelain.  Finishing is completed by hand cutting and layering the porcelain.  This integration of technology and hand artistry allows dentists to provide predictable and beautiful, lifelike porcelain crown, bridge, veneer and implant restorations to either blend in with the natural teeth or create a whole new smile.

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About Dr. Puig

With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Puig is a leader in comprehensive dentistry, specializing in restorative, implant and cosmetic treatment solutions. Dr. Puig completed her extensive education in dentistry by earning a Bachelor of Science from University of Central Florida, Doctor of Medical Dentistry from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and postgraduate studies at the Dawson Academy. Dr. Puig and the Dynamic Smile Design team employ the very latest in digital technology & imaging to ensure patients not only get fantastic results, but also an enjoyable and streamlined experience.

Contact Information

1600 Hillcrest St.
Orlando, FL 32803
Phone: 407-641-2213
Website: dsdorlando.com

 

Dr. Andrew J. Hull

Winter Park Chiropractor

Q: What other ailments can Chiropractic treatment help with?

A: : There are many reasons to see a chiropractor other than neck and back pain relief. Chiropractic care is a safe and natural way to help aid the body in healing itself. Adjustments can be used for the recovery of chronic ear infections, PMS, stress, headaches, migraines, and irritable bowel syndrome to name a few. Chiropractic care can also help boost your immune system, improve your digestion, increase your energy, improve your breathing and help aid in creating a healthier environment for women in pregnancy.

This smile design can be articulated to mimic the normal functions of the jaw, such as forward and sideway movements, allowing the dentist to virtually evaluate both the function and the esthetics of the design.  Once the design is approved, the technician can then print the digital design models using a 3-D printer.  The model serves as a prototype for porcelain restorations.  The dentist prepares the teeth and uses the template for temporary restorations. From there the restorations are milled or pressed from high-strength porcelain.  Finishing is completed by hand cutting and layering the porcelain.  This integration of technology and hand artistry allows dentists to provide predictable and beautiful, lifelike porcelain crown, bridge, veneer and implant restorations to either blend in with the natural teeth or create a whole new smile.

Q: What makes your office a Winter Park favorite?

A: Our highly trained team provides our patients with consistent, exceptional customer service. It’s all about the private, customized, personal experience in our office that makes us a Winter Park favorite. From the moment you enter our office, you are greeted with a warm smile in an inviting and soothing atmosphere. You are then taken to a private treatment room where you can escape and relax while our Chiropractic Assistants perform healing therapies to help your body prepare for the adjustment. Next, you are greeted by your doctor and given the adjustment while allowing time for any health questions. We feel that higher quality service and incomparable atmosphere allows our patients to connect with our practice and to feel confident that they chose the right doctor and treatment facility.

Q: Why should I see Dr. Hull after a car accident?

A: Whether you’ve been in a fender bender or a major collision, your car is not the only thing that took a beating. At Winter Park Chiropractor we specialize in providing timely and effective chiropractic care for patients who have been in an auto accident. Due to Florida laws you only have 14 days to seek medical treatment or you forfeit your medical coverage benefits. Following an auto accident many people experience neck pain, low back pain, or even concussion symptoms. If you have recently been in a car accident, your first call should be to Dr. Hull for a thorough orthopedic and neurological examination and treatment.

About Us

Dr. Hull graduated from the University of Florida, then after attended Palmer College of Chiropractic. Dr. Hull is a member of the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce. Currently serving as Vice President of the Central Florida Chiropractic Society which is the central Florida chapter of the Florida Chiropractic Association. He is also a member of the American Chiropractic Association.

Contact Information

305 North Lakemont Avenue Winter Park, FL 32792
Phone: 407-339-2225
Website: WinterParkChiropractor.com

Accepts most major insurance.

 

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