WHEELING -- There is no need to be afraid of these dentists.
After Just Smiles dentistry opened in December in Elm Grove, Drs. Chris Wine, DDS, and Joy Harr, DDS, have been dedicated to a family-oriented practice focusing on a comfortable atmosphere and procedures.
"We are rying to get more "kid-friendly," Wine said of the activities the dentistry provides for children while they are waiting, as well as the quiet, non-threatening tools.
THE staff of Just Smiles welcomes all comers to its Elm Grove location. From left, co-owner Dr. Chris Wine, DDS; Courtney Piergallini, RDH; Shaylee Stemkowski, dental assistant; co-owner Dr. Joy Harr, DDS; Sandy Binder, office manager; Jessica Landis, RDH; and Pamela Shrodes, dental assistant.
For the adults, the dentistry puts them at ease with built-in massagers for all of the chairs.
Wine and Harr also believe the a good dentist should have the latest equipment. From a digital x-ray system to an in-office whitening program, everything is up-to-date.
In addition, Wine, a graduate of the West Virginia University School of Dentistry, and Harr, a graduate from The Ohio State University, provide all of the traditional amenities any dentistry should have, including root canals, extractions, fillings and etc. The office also strives to educate patients on proper dental hygiene.
The office, previously belonging to Dr. John Pappas, now located in Peoria, Ill., is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays. Saturdays are available by appointment. The office accepts all regional dental care providers.
Aside from Wine and Harr, also on staff are two dental hygenists, two dental assistants and an office manager.
Just Smiles is located at the Elm Grove Crossing Mall, directly across the parking lot from Riesbeck's Food Market.