Laurie Bloch-Johnson has been practicing for over 30 years creating a beautiful, natural smile for her patients as well as maintaining good dental health. According to Dr. Laurie, even small improvements can make a big difference in a smile, how someone feels about themselves and how others see them.
There are no “typical” patients—ages range from teenagers to over 80 years of age. Her patients come from all walks of life and come for a variety of reasons.
“The shape of the tooth is just as important as the color,” she explained. “I look at the whole patient including their face, color of their eyes, skin tone and even their personality.” It could be changing pointed teeth, dominant gums or even closing a small gap. It can make all of the difference in creating a beautiful smile.
Dr. Laurie’s Exceptional Dentistry is a full-service dental practice that includes full mouth reconstruction, dental implants, TMJ disorder, including treatment for snoring, treatment for migraines, headaches caused from bite problems, veneers and periodontal laser management. Her practice offers smile design, smile makeover, dental facelifts, instant orthodontics, porcelain veneers, crowns inlays and onlays, tooth bonding, tooth-colored fillings, porcelain fillings, teeth whitening and gum contouring. She has worked with her master dental ceramist for almost 20 years, and he is available for custom shading and discussing the process with clients.
Her practice is to see one patient at a time. The initial visit takes about 90 minutes, and Dr. Laurie spends about 45 minutes with each of her patients. Investing that much time and detail here saves time and allows the patients to make sure that Dr. Laurie is the best possible fit. During the initial visit, there is an examination of the mouth, teeth, jaw joints (TMJ) and masticatory muscles. One of the many uses for the 42-inch television in each exam room is that, as a camera takes photos of the mouth, the patient can see exactly what Dr. Laurie sees with magnifying glasses.
State-of-the-art dental technology allows her practice to deliver a more accurate and detailed diagnosis. Some of the different types of technology include digital X-rays, intra-oral cameras, computerized bite analysis and lasers for soft and hard tissue applications.
Dr. Laurie is passionate about dentistry and absolutely loves her job. In fact, she is one of the most senior instructors at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies where she teaches dentists from all over the world. Her dental practice is a model for these dentists to visit and see the latest technology in use. Dr. Laurie is a member of American Dental Association, Nevada Dental Association, the International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics and International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics. She is also an author and lecturer nationally and internationally.
Check out her interview on YouTube on The Wellness Hour with Randy Alvarez and Dr. Laurie Bloch-Johnson (youtu.be/v-Q9IUhqRE0).
Dr. Laurie’s Exceptional Dentistry
Specialties: General dentistry with a focus on cosmetic, reconstructive and TMJ
9501 Hillwood Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89134