September 7 - 13, 2010
Staff at Images Dentistry wants to make you smile BY NANCY EAGLETON Jorge Blanco, DDS, at Images Dentistry in South Miami is best known for his expertise in the field of cosmetic dentistry. Although, Dr. Blanco offers many aesthetic dentistry services, this is only one component of his practice. From general family dentistry to cosmetic dentistry to full mouth rehabilitations, his mission is to provide patients with the very best in all facets of dental care. “My goal is to provide our services to all members of the family. In fact, many families make it a point to come to my office together for their appointments,” Dr. Blanco said. “Good oral health habits for life start in childhood. Parents can set the example for their children by taking good care of their own oral health.” Images Dentistry offers general dental services including checkups, cleanings, fluoride treatments and fillings. Cosmetic or aesthetic dentistry services include teeth whitening, bonding, bridges, porcelain veneers, dental implants and full mouth rehabilitation, to name a few. A beautiful, healthy smile enhances selfesteem and can even make people look younger. Dr. Blanco revealed that many cosmetic changes also result in improved oral and total health. “When you restore teeth to their original condition, you also create a more precise bite which ultimately improves people’s ability to chew and enjoy their food,” he said. “This reduces digestive problems because digestion begins in the mouth. People often come in for the cosmetic component and don’t realize the dramatic effect it will have on their overall health.” Dr. Blanco has been practicing dentistry for 20 years. He’s not only an “Accredited Member,” of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, one of only eight in Florida, he currently serves as an examiner in the academy’s accreditation process. He also is a member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association and
South Florida District Dental Association. Dr. Blanco attended Loyola University in New Orleans for his pre-dental studies and received his DDS from the University of Tennessee in Memphis. After graduating, he returned to Miami, his hometown, where he completed a general practice residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Blanco moved his practice from the Dadeland Medical Building to South Miami two and a half years ago. His offices are updated and contemporary and decorated in warm colors to reduce stress. The facility is handicap accessible and has ample, free parking. Home-like details include flat screen TVs with headphones and iPod connections in each patient room, neck pillows and luxurious blankets and towels. “We treat our patients like family members, so their comfort here is very important to us,” Dr. Blanco said. “We spent a lot of time creating the perfect space, both inside and outside, and we offer just the right amount of spa-like amenities.” Dr. Blanco’s expertise has been featured on television shows such as NBC’s The Today Show, ABC’s Magnum Force, Lifetime’s Alive and Well with Michelle Harris, Univision’s The Cristina Show and Telemundo’s De Mañanita. His work also has been featured in the internationally recognized Selecta magazine as well as Gables Living magazine. Perhaps the best testaments are the patient photos featured on the office walls and in the Images Dentistry “before and after” photo album. Dr. Blanco enjoys photography and has taken creative and striking images of his happy patients. “It’s very important for patients to be able to see your body of work,” he said. “A happy smile leaves a lasting impression and these before and after photos speak louder than words.” Images Dentistry is located at 7700 S. Red Rd. and the phone number is 305-670-0352. For more information, go online to <www.imagesdentistry.com>.
Dr. Jorge Blanco (center) and his team at Images Dentistry offer dental services for the whole family. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
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