Please do not use an extracted tooth to imply dentistry. No one wants to have their tooth extracted. I would prefer that the logo not be a "photo".
I like the descriptors "sophisticated", "clean", "inviting", "soft", and "vogue".
The logo can be an image but not too literal. Outlines are clean and simple.
I have added a logo that I think portrays a smile which is what we try to 'create' in dentistry. I feel that we are in the healthcare industry but we crossover into the beauty industry. Therefore, I would add the descriptors "sexy", "sparkling", "shine".
Please try to avoid more plain and simple "R" and "D" designs.
I would like to see more sophisticated smile imagery but please don't make it too literal.
Please keep in mind that the logo will be used on stationary and on a large lighted sign on the building.
I want the word "Dental" to be prominent in the design. It should not be minimized.