Stephen Burch, DDS
In every profession, there are those who achieve great things, and those who simply get by. Dr. Hamada Makarita is a visionary in dentistry. As a fellow dentist, I can tell you his aesthetic eye, coupled with gifted hands and the ability to see what others cannot, makes him a superb clinician and teacher. He is my dentist, and I appreciated all that he has done for me. I would recommend him to anyone who appreciates a dentist who excels far beyond the norm in artistically creating natural looking and healthy smiles.
Dr. Makarita changed my life. For years, I had been extremely hesitant to leave the house alone because I was worried that someone would engage me in conversation, and I envisioned their disgust if I were to accidentally smile or show my teeth. I discontinued my college education because I was fearful of showing my teeth during class discussions; in fact, I withdrew from any activity that might cause me to show my teeth.
I went to many dentists before Dr. Makarita, and I was told that I needed to extract y teeth and get dentures! I refused to believe that and I was fortunate to find Dr. Makarita. He showed me pictures of cases he had done and took the time to listen and I knew I was in the right hands.
Soon after my full-mouth rehabilitation, I realized how long it had been since I had allowed myself to smile (I literally had to massage my cheeks to relieve the muscle fatigue from smiling so much)! A smile is much like life itself, in that you never fully appreciate it until you are faced with losing it.
I am forever grateful to modern dentistry and to Dr. Makarita for restoring my confidence, self-esteem, and with that, the course of my life. I have recommended him to many and will continue to do so.
Never I my wildest dreams could I have anticipated having such a beautiful smile... I went from a person who was afraid to smile, to being featured on the cover of the prestigious Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry! The world seems a nurturing, bright, and loving place when you are able to receive it with a smile. I now have the confidence to enjoy life rather than simply to survive it.
A smile is the window to how you feel. I noticed, as the older I got, the less I smiled. I had a severe grinding issue, that caused pain in my jaw joints and a smile you could no longer see. I was embarrassed. I was 33 years old when I met Dr. Makarita, he saw my new smile before I did. He was amazing, I felt so comfortable with him and his amazing talent to listen, and create what I have always wanted. Dr. Makarita is someone that I will always be grateful to for helping me see my window again.