Teeth whitening is one of the most popular requests dentists get from patients, according to dental hygienist Amy Ciaverelli.
She recently began her own business venture to accommodate that frequent need, by creating The Studio Teeth Whitening, LLC. Ciaverelli said her company will employ only dental professionals to conduct the services, who are well-versed in sanitation, sterilization and OSHA-trained.
“We want to give people that confidence,” she said. “When they go out to an interview, or speak, or smile, I want them to do that with confidence.”
According to Ciaverelli, the products she uses for whitening will be the same clinical strength as dental offices, but at a less-expensive price. Those who purchase a membership will also be able to receive a lower price on all services offered. “After every five visits you get a take-home whitening kit, and 10 visits you get a voucher [for a free whitening],” she said. Memberships are available for individuals, or families of four. According to Ciaverelli, “family” can mean a group of friends, too.
The business will hold its grand opening Friday and Saturday (April 16 and 17) from noon to 6 p.m. both days. Specials during the grand opening will include more than $3,000 of products and services given away and half off membership fees.
As a female business owner, Ciaverelli said she wants to help empower other women in the dental industry who may have lost their jobs due to COVID. She plans to open two additional studios in the Midlands. “My goal is to open up an opportunity for women to have a place to work and be safe, happy, and be able to use part of their education, and it gives them an avenue of income getting trained in a professional atmosphere,” she said.
The Studio will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and Sundays by appointment from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Walk-ins are allowed all other days of the week.
In addition to teeth whitening, Ciaverelli will offer temporary tooth polish, tooth gems, re-bonding of tooth gems/jewelry, take-home maintenance kits, and desensitizing treatment, according to the company’s website.
The business is located at 1825 St. Julian Pl., Suite F1-D, Columbia. Additional information, including pricing, can be found at thestudioteethwhitening.company.site.