We encourage you to see what actual patients have to say about Centreville Dental Wellness Center.
I would like to share my experience about TMJ treatment with the Kois Appliance. Before treatment began, I had a consultation with Dr. Rena Vakay. At that time I shared my concerns and problems with her. I had been experiencing chronic pain and pressure in my left ear for three years that was not an ear infection. At times I felt I couldn’t hear very well in that hear. It was difficult to eat because I could not open my mouth very well and when I did open and close my jaw, to eat, speak, yawn, etc., I experienced popping, cracking, and pain.
Dr. Vakay talked with me about these issues. She arranged for a panoramic x-ray, and determined that my left jaw was bone on bone. She measured my jaw opening at 35mm. She informed me that the average opening is 42mm to 52mm. She then shared information about the Kois appliance and how it has helped many patients who suffer from TMJ problems. I was desperate for relief from my symptoms, so I decided to give it a try.
I received my appliance on July, 29 2013. If felt very strange at first, but within a few hours I was okay with it. The pain and pressure in my left ear disappeared with a day. After a week or so, I felt that my hearing was much better. My jaw opening continued to improve and by the end of two months I was at 45mm, eating whatever I wanted, even a hamburger with the bun. My jaw rarely pops or cracks anymore, I am virtually pain free. The Kois appliance treatment has been amazing! For those people suffering with TMJ problems there is help out there for you.
Dear Dr. Vakay,
Earlier this year you saved my smile by replacing my old veneers. I am no longer self-conscious about my smile, in fact, I look for opportunities to show off my new look.
You and your staff did an amazing job from start to finish. You made me feel confident every step of the way!
It will be my pleasure to recommend you to my friends and family. Feel free to share my email address if any of your patients request a reference.
Your office staff is so friendly and welcoming! I'm always nervous about getting dental work done but they put at ease immediately!!!
My family has been going to Centreville Dental Wellness and its predecessor since the 1990's. The entire staff has provided excellent dental care throughout the entire time, even as people occasionally move on and others replace them. My wife and I have had Holly as our Dental Hygienist for most of the time we have gone to this practice, and she always does a fine job--professional but pleasant.
Consistency and Growth! I appreciate how over the many years my family has been coming, the practice has consistently served our dental years and has simultaneously grown, keeping up with the best ways to serve us and giving the office a modern feel.
I felt that I received high quality dental care coupled with outstanding provider and hygienist communication. The front desk treated me with amazing courtesy and respect.
I appreciate the excellent care I received. I started to wear my mouth guard again and the pain has receded from my jaw and teeth area. Thanks.
"I needed to replace 6 crowns were over 25 years old and I looked for a dentist that was superbly skilled in the art and science of cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Vakay is that doctor. She is exceptionally skilled and has extensive knowledge of what works and what doesn't. She has the ability to explain (in layman terms) how new technology in her skilled hands can be leveraged to the fullest.
She was great to work with and I love the results. I could not be happier. "
“Having Dr Vakay work on my teeth is the best thing I have ever done for myself. I smile all the time now, and strangers even come up to me and tell me how beautiful my smile is !”
“Our family of six started seeing Dr. Thomas over twenty years ago. Our now-grown children continue to see her, even though they have moved away. I value most her commitment to perfection - she wants to get everything done the right way, and will take the time necessary to ensure that this happens. I have complete trust in her professional opinion. She lets us know what treatment is a priority and what treatment can be delayed while still being carefully evaluated. It's clear to us that she loves her work and cares about her patients.”
“I have been a patient at Centreville Dental Wellness Center for 10 years and have always been satisfied with the dental work done on my behalf there. Recently Dr. Abel joined the staff and, although I had not met him, I had heard very good things about his work. Eventually, I found I needed an implant and since that is one of Dr Abel's specialities, I met him at my first appointment. He was very pleasant and discussed the work he would be doing for my implant so thoroughly that I felt very comfortable - although I am a classic worrier and totally scared of having dental work. However, that day and the ensuing appointments all went very well. With the help of Dr. Thomas who finished the implant off with a crown, Dr. Abel was the consummate professional in every way. He was caring, compassionate and helpful in explaining what he was doing to me every step of the way, which in turn made me feel more relaxed and comfortable. If necessary, I would be happy to have Dr.Abel carry out more dental work in the future.”
"I feel very privileged to have found a professional team at the Centreville Dental Wellness center. Dr. Abel is an excellent dental surgeon who kept me informed of the progress of my implant throuhout, and the treatment was completed to my entire satisfaction."
"Dr. Abel and his entire staff are above excellence! Now that my treatment is complete, I would like you to know how delighted I am with the result, I feel more confident and relaxed knowing that I now have a permanent solution."
“Dr. Thomas was recommended to me by a friend several years ago. I did not believe it was possible to receive such wonderful care from my dentist. I am unable to use local anesthetics due to a severe adverse reaction, so Dr. Thomas uses guided imagery to put me into a deeply relaxed state. In this state, I have been able to undergo extensive dental work (including root canals) without using local anesthetics.
Dr. Thomas’s calm demeanor, patience, and strong background in guided imagery and hypnosis blend to make her the perfect dentist for anyone-- especially for someone who can’t tolerate local anesthetics. I would recommend Dr. Thomas and Centreville Dental Wellness Center to anyone who is looking for outstanding dental care.”
We look forward to the opportunity to serve you and if we can be of service, or if you would like to request an appointment, please contact us by email.