Readers Voice Awards – What’s Up Doc?

Posted on 16 Mar 2006 at 8:45pm


BEST DENTIST
Alan Maedgen, D.D.S
3838 Oak Lawn Ave. Suite 177
214-559-7266
Monday-Tuesday, Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
www.maedgensmiledesigns.com

Smiles everyone, smiles.

Beautiful teeth are just a phone call away.

Dr. Alan Maedgen has been practicing dentistry in Dallas since 1987, just after graduating from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, which is consistently ranked among the top dental schools in the country.

Now operating Maedgen Smile Designs, a private practice in Oak Lawn, the Dallas dentist focuses on creating a soothing environment for his patients. There’s no assembly-line cleaning and filling here. Just personalized, empathetic treatment in a setting that tries to clone the day-spa vibe and ditch anything remotely associated with Dr. Orin Scrivello (the leather-clad, sadistic dentist Steve Martin played in “Little Shop of Horrors.”)

Maedgen’s dental chairs provide the most relaxation a person is likely to have with someone else’s hands fiddling around inside one’s mouth. Flat-screen monitors in each treatment room are tuned to satellite TV for those who want a little “Dr. Phil” with their fillings.

The comfort and amenities are combined with thorough patient education. Comprehensive oral health information is customized for each patient including special routines for those with HIV and other immune-system issues.

Technology is also high on Maedgen’s list, whether it’s the latest in laser whitening for dramatically whiter movie-star teeth in about an hour, or the tiny toothbrush-size video camera that allows Maedgen to show you exactly what he’s seeing inside your big ol’ yapper.

Yet for all the high-tech offerings and spa-like decor, prices for dental care are reasonable and competitive. Most insurance plans are accepted and Maedgen’s staff helps patients understand their coverage. Finance plans to fit almost any budget are also available.

Steven Lindsey

BEST PLASTIC SURGEON
Dr. David Martin
Medical City Dallas, 7777 Forest Lane Suite C625. 972-566-6988
Schedule by appointment

BEST GAY-FRIENDLY
RECOVERY PROGRAM
Pride Institute (at Millwood)
1011 Cooper St. Arlington, Texas 76011
Contact: Randy Martin 1-800-258-2440
www.prideinstitute.com

BEST PHARMACY
Walgreens
3802 Cedar Springs Road 214-443-9919
Pharmacy and store open 24 hours
www.walgreens.com
BEST MEDICAL PRACTITIONER
Dr. Nicholas Bellos
President of Southwestern Infectious Disease Associates
2909 Lemmon Ave. 214-828-4702
Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

BEST CHIROPRACTOR
Steven Tutt
4245 Cedar Springs Road 214-528-1900
Monday-Thursday 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-Noon

BEST OPTOMETRIST
Dr. Keith Dishman
4311 Oak Lawn Ave. Suite C125
214-521-0929
Monday-Friday 9 a.m-5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-Noon

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition, March 17, 2006.

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