Dr. David Fiorello stands in one of the dental exam rooms in his Hamilton Square office. (Photo by Alexandra Yearly.)

For Dr. David Fiorello, improving patients’ quality of life is what general dentistry is all about.

“You put in a couple nice crowns in the front of someone’s mouth, and they look in the mirror and say, ‘wow.’ It enhances their quality of life,” Fiorello said. “So for me, I enjoy that because I feel that when they go out, then they’re going to smile again.”

Services at Hamilton Dental Arts include Invisalign, sedation and children’s dentistry, one-visit root canals, crowns, bridges and porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, dental implants, fillings, dentures, extractions and periodontal work.

The Hamilton native had always planned to become a doctor. He majored in biological sciences at Rollins College in Florida, and when he began exploring different possibilities, felt dentistry fit him perfectly.

Fiorello said he had always enjoyed taking things apart and using his hands.

Fiorello, 51, graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry in 1987, and spent his first year practicing in Florida. He opened his first practice in Mercerville in 1990 and moved to his current location in Hamilton Square in 1995.

Hamilton Dental Arts now offers several new services. One service is a way to keep first-time denture-wearers’ bottom dentures securely in place. Fiorello said it’s common for bottom dentures to float and shift out of place. So as a solution, Fiorello installs several mini implants that clip onto the dentures to hold them in place.

Another service is the “Teeth Whitening for Life” plan. For a one-time fee of $99, the patients in the program will be given the highest-strength whitening gel and custom trays for at-home whitening every six months.

Fiorello said he’s happy with the staff at Hamilton Dental Arts as well. Dental hygienist Tracy Mumm has been in the field more than 25 years, and Fiorello said he often hears compliments from patients about her work.

“She’s got a really nice touch, and when people come in, they don’t want pain,” Fiorello said.

Other staff members include assistant office manager Christine Monahan, who has worked at the office for more than three years, and Fiorello’s wife, Heather, who works as office manager.

Fiorello makes it a priority to give each patient a thorough exam during a teeth cleaning, which includes moving the tongue around, looking at the insides of the cheeks and doing regular cancer screenings. Fiorello said he accommodates each patient’s needs and allows enough time to accurately perform any procedure.

“My main goal is if someone comes in, I want them to leave pleased,” Fiorello said. “If they’re going to pay for the service, I want to do it to the best of my ability and I want them to be happy with it.”

Fiorello guarantees his work and was voted one of the top dentists in Mercer County by the readers of the Trentonian in 2008. He also returned to Temple University to work one-on-one with students as a clinical instructor for the Department of Operative Dentistry from 1999-2004.

Hamilton Dental Arts is located in the Golden Crest Corporation Center at 2271 Route 33, Suite 104, in Hamilton Square. For more information, call (609) 584-0040. On the Web: hamiltondentalarts.com.