Passionate Artistry

Studio Dentistry is one of the leading dental practices providing a wide range of sterling, fantastic, and prolific dental procedures. The practice is headed by Dr. Rob Strain, who is a highly experienced and recognized cosmetic dentist in the region.

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Dr. Strain’s dental office is equipped with cutting edge technologies to ensure that the patients receive most advanced dental solutions designed to produce outstanding results. The practice receives patients from Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and surrounding areas.

Committed Team of Professionals

The strength of Studio Dentistry lies in its dedicated and committed team of professionals who are motivated to providing an exceptional treatment experience to every patient. The team, led by cosmetic dentist, Dr. Strain prides itself in having the following attributes:

  • Passion for their work
  • Desire to deliver delightful and satisfying patient experience
  • Talent, training, and focus in their area of work
  • Complimenting each other’s skills and having team spirit
  • Pursuing constant education and skill upgrading

The result of this passion and dedication is that 98 percent of the patients at the dental office recommend Studio Dentistry to other patients. Patients in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and surrounding areas have an opportunity to receive high quality treatments at the facility.

Meet the Dentists

With more than 30 years of experience in advanced aesthetic dentistry, Dr. Rob Strain is a pre-eminent dentist providing state of the art dental procedures. He continually upgrades his dental knowledge and skills with a commitment of over 75 hours of continuing education every year. Palm Life Springs has consistently ranked Dr. Strain in their annual Top Dentists list for several years.

Dr. Laura Wittenauer has more than 25 years of experience in aesthetic and restorative dentistry. She is the Senior Faculty Member at The Dawson Academy, a premier post graduate training program. She is also a member of the California Dental Association and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dental Procedures

Studio Dentistry provides a comprehensive range of dental procedures and services, including the following:

Aesthetic Procedures

  • ZOOM! Whitening
  • Take-home whitening (Opalescence)
  • Photo Imaging (Smile Previews)
  • Diagnostic Wax-ups
  • Tooth recontouring (enamelplasty)
  • Gum recontouring (gingivoplasty)
  • Composite Bonding
  • Decay removal and composite placement
  • Amalgam filling replacement (non-metal fillings)
  • Fracture repair (and cracked teeth)
  • Erosion & Abrasion Repair
  • Ceramic Veneers (including MAC Veneers, Empress Veneers, DaVinci Veneers, Cerinate Lumineers, and Feldspathic Veneers)
  • Invisible edge All-Ceramic Porcelain Crowns
  • Porcelain-fused-to-gold Crowns (PFMs, PFGs)
  • The Custom Cosmetic Denture

Oral-Systemic Health Procedures

  • Periodontal health
  • Deep scaling – root planing
  • Local antibiotic (Arestin) placement
  • Laser pocket sterilization
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Evaluation
  • Oral sleep disorder appliances (anti-snoring appliances)
  • TMJ/TMD Therapy
  • Pain therapy
  • Nightguards, occlusal splints, bite guards

Sedation Procedures

  • Conscious sedation (in our office)
  • General anesthesia (in a surgical center)

Preservation Procedures

  • Assessment and Diagnosis (comprehensive, periodic and problem focused exams)
  • Digital Radiography (Digital X-rays)
  • Dental Cleanings (prophylaxis)
  • Deep Scaling (root planing)
  • The Add Life to Your Smile Program

Reconstructive Procedures

  • Smile lifts (non-surgical facelift)
  • Full-mouth reconstruction
  • Dental implants prosthetics
  • Teeth-in-a-day

The practice also assists patients with financing options, dental insurance, and provides innovative dental plans to support their treatment.

If you would like to learn more about the dental procedures and treatments performed by cosmetic dentists Dr. Rob Strain, DDS  and Dr. Laura Wittenauer, DDS please call us at 760.568.9494 or click here. Serving new patients in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding areas.

Dr. Rob Strain

Dr. Rob Strain

Dr. Rob Strain

Advancements in dental technology over the years have led to the emergence of various innovative treatments in general, aesthetic, and restorative dentistry. Studio Dentistry, led by renowned cosmetic dentist, Dr. Rob Strain, provides a comprehensive range of dental procedures and services under a single roof. Wherever the patient’s concerns may be best addressed by a dental or medical specialist, Dr. Strain’s practice is equipped to arrange such services.

Permanent residents of the region as well as seasonal residents and visitors to Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and surrounding areas can receive treatments from Dr. Strain. Dr. Strain’s team will happily coordinate treatments for outside patients with their hometown dentists. The state of the art dental office of Dr. Strain is fitted with cutting edge dental technologies to ensure that every patient receives best in class dental care. As a result, 98 percent of Dr. Strain’s patients recommend Studio Dentistry to other patients.

Training and Experience

Dr. Rob Strain graduated from the UCLA School of Dentistry in 1972, and completed his general practice residency at the VA Hospital, Long Beach in 1973. Thereafter, he went on to train as a USC Dental Clinical Instructor, which he completed in 1974. Dr. Strain has completed more than two thousand hours of continuing education. Dr. Strain’s experience in advanced aesthetic dentistry spans more than three decades.

As a pre-eminent cosmetic dentist, Dr. Strain provides advanced treatments, including porcelain veneers, metal-free ceramic crowns, laser dentistry, and dental makeovers. In recent years, he has extended the scope of his practice to include treatments for systemic health concerns that could arise as a result of poor oral health. These include sleep disorders, chronic facial pain, and systemic conditions that could be related to periodontal disease. Dr. Strain’s dental office receives patients from Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and surrounding areas.

Continuing Education

Dr. Strain is committed to constantly upgrading his dental knowledge and skills in order to provide the latest and most advanced solutions to his patients. He trains with eminent teaching experts in various innovative dental areas and technologies.

He is a member of the Spear Education Faculty Club, which provides him regular access to world class dentists. He annually completes 75 hours of continuing education to stay ahead of the rapid changes taking place in the arena of dentistry.

Memberships

Dr. Strain is an active member of the following major organizations and societies:

  • Accreditation Candidate, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Member, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Member, American Dental Association
  • Member, California Dental Association
  • Active in interdisciplinary dental study groups
  • Palms to Pines Rotary of Palm Desert (President, 2010-11)

Other Activities

Dr. Strain acquired training as a sedation dentist from the Dentists Organization for Conscious Sedation. He is the author of “Add Life to Your Smile; A Consumer’s Guide to More Smile for Less Money.” Palm Springs Life has listed him for several consecutive years in its prestigious Top Dentists list. He possesses a passion for photography, which also helps him provide better dentistry to his patients.

If you would like to learn more about the dental procedures and treatments performed by cosmetic dentists Dr. Rob Strain, DDS  and Dr. Laura Wittenauer, DDS please call us at 760.568.9494 or click here. Serving new patients in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding areas.

Studio Dentistry is a state of the art dental practice providing a wide range of aesthetic, implant, and restorative dental treatments. Led by eminent cosmetic dentist, Dr. Rob Strain, the practice is equipped to provide specialized dental solutions using some of the most advanced and innovative techniques and technologies. Studio Dentistry has recently launched its new website called StudioDentistry.com.

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The website provides a detailed overview of Dr. Strain’s dental office, including useful information about every dental procedure and service available at the facility. Dr. Strain aimed to build a website that can not only represent his practice online in an effective way, but also serve as a comprehensive web resource of information about various dental procedures. Studio-Dentistry.com is designed to reach out to patients in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding areas.

Overview of the Practice

StudioDentistry.com provides an information overview on the home page to help new visitors gain a quick understanding about all that the practice stands for. It also addresses the needs of patients who may not be permanent residents of the area, but just visiting or residing seasonally. The dental office can coordinate the treatment of such patients with their hometown dentist.

Studio Dentistry website encourages patients to provide their feedback via an online form provided at the site. Patients are assured of personalized care and attention from the trained team of professionals at the practice, headed by Dr. Strain who is a cosmetic dentist of repute. Studio-Dentistry.com introduces its staff members as the “dream team” that is passionate about its work and driven by a goal to deliver a satisfying and delightful patient experience in every case.

As a result, 98 percent of patients recommend Studio Dentistry, a fact that is highlighted on the website. Patients in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and surrounding areas who are looking for high quality dental treatments may consider a visit to Studio Dentistry.

Team Leaders

Studio-Dentistry.com has dedicated sections to provide detailed information about the education, training, experience and achievements of Dr. Rob Strain, Dr. Laura Wittenauer and their team. New patients should know relevant details about the dentist and should be in a position to make informed choices. Therefore, Dr. Strain’s website has included in-depth information to inform existing and potential patients about his own as well as his team’s background.

Dr. Strain has more than three decades of experience in advanced aesthetic dentistry, including procedures such as ceramic crowns, porcelain veneers, laser dentistry and dental makeovers. He has been listed several times in the Top Dentists list of Palm Springs Life. Dr. Laura Wittenauer has practiced aesthetic and restorative dentistry for over 25 years. She also teaches at The Dawson Academy, which is a leading post graduate training program.

Sections on the Site

StudioDentistry.com has provided extensive and detailed sections about a wide range of dental procedures and services that are available at the practice. It also includes separate sections for patient financing and fee information. Dedicated web pages are also provided for articles, portfolio, patient reviews, videos, and contact details.

If you would like to learn more about the dental procedures and treatments performed by cosmetic dentists Dr. Rob Strain, DDS  and Dr. Laura Wittenauer, DDS please call us at 760.568.9494 or click here. Serving new patients in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding areas.

TMJ 

TMJ disorder dentistTMJ or temporomandibular joint is located between the jaws. If any swelling, soreness, or infection occurs in the joint, it can lead to pain in the joint or the peripheral muscle tissue. Treatment for TMJ dysfunction should only be performed by an experienced general or cosmetic dentist with a successful track record of performing such procedures in the past.

Dr. Rob Strain, with more than three decades of experience in performing advanced and complex dentistry procedures, provides TMJ treatments. His dental office, Studio Dentistry, is equipped with cutting edge technologies to address a variety of oral health issues, including TMJ. Dr. Strain provides TMJ treatment to patients in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and nearby locations.

What causes TMJ Pain?

If an individual frequently performs repetitive motions of the jaw such as yawning or chewing, or makes excessive jaw movements out of habit, it may cause TMJ pain. Sometimes an incorrectly performed dental procedure may result in TMJ pain condition.

The habit of clenching teeth or grinding of teeth in sleep, overuse of jaws due to chewing gum, certain types of malocclusions, degenerative diseases such as arthritis or tumor, bad posture, or traumatic injury to the mouth are other reasons that may contribute to TMJ.

A restorative or cosmetic dentist may administer preliminary palliative treatment to provide quick relief to a patient suffering from severe TMJ pain. Anti-inflammatory drugs, muscle relaxants, and bite guards are temporary treatments that can be applied quickly to provide relief.

Bite adjustment, behavioral and habit corrections are longer term, sustainable solutions that can help the patient recover from TMJ issues. Dr. Strain’s dental office receives patients from Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and surrounding communities for TMJ and various other procedures.

Non-Surgical Therapies for TMJ

If the TMJ condition does not improve significantly with palliative treatments, more advanced dentistry approaches may be recommended.

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)

This treatment will expose the trouble zone in the jaw to a low level of electric current. It is designed to cause a gentle stimulation of the painful nerves, and bring relaxation to the jaw joint and facial muscles in the targeted area.

Ultrasound Waves

Ultrasound energy may be passed through the painful site, which will generate deep heat directly over the TMJ joint to provide relief from soreness and jaw immobility.

Injections

The dentist may sometimes recommend injecting the trigger point areas in the joint with a local anesthetic or pain relieving medications. Immediate relief can be obtained with this solution.

Low Level Laser or Radio Frequency

Laser or RF energy can produce gentle and controlled amount of heat to promote blood flow and stimulation of the sore joint. Pain and inflammation can be reduced and jaw mobility can be enhanced with this treatment.

Surgery

If the TMJ condition is more acute, the dentist may recommend arthrocentesis surgical treatment. This will involve the use of an arthroscope and special surgical tools to unlock the stuck joint or remove the damaged tissue in a targeted, less invasive manner. Open surgery may be performed in extremely severe cases.

If you would like to learn more about the dental procedures and treatments performed by cosmetic dentists Dr. Rob Strain, DDS and Dr. Laura Wittenauer, DDS please call us at 760.568.9494 or click here. Serving new patients in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding areas.

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