A glowing smile charms irritable librarians, stern highway-patrol officers, and judges with highfalutin ideas about driving through the library. Flaunt your beaming beauty with today's Groupon: for $150, you get an in-office Zoom! teeth-whitening treatment (an $800 value), x-rays (a $187 value), and a new-patient exam (a $99 value) from Valerie Barba DDS in Manasquan (a $1,086 total value). You must be 16 years or older to redeem this Groupon.
With more than 25 years of experience, Dr. Valerie Barba and her team of veteran tooth tenders prettify pearly whites with general and cosmetic dentistry services, including Zoom! teeth whitening. During an initial new-patient exam, patrons undergo an oral screening, an orthodontic assessment, and a full series of basic x-rays. After peering deep into your mouth for signs of trouble, taking pictures of your teeth for Dr. Barba's yearbook, and addressing any concerns, pains, or existential ennui, the team applies specially formulated Zoom! whitening gel during four 15-minute intervals. The Zoom! lamp light activates the hydrogen-peroxide-powered whitening gel, which penetrates through enamel and dentin to bleach stains and discoloration resulting from coffee, colas, and competitive Kool-Aid–drinking contests. After the two-hour appointment, the treatment leaves teeth about eight shades whiter on average. Thwarting dental stereotypes, Dr. Barba boasts a calm, spa-like office with contemporary décor and plenty of natural light.
Valerie Barba, DDS
After amassing degrees from UCLA Dental School and practicing dentistry for more than 20 years, Valerie Barba, DDS, realized her dream of opening her own practice, which she built on the foundation of expert preventive care and smile-brightening cosmetic treatments. Dr. Barba juggles her roles as wife of 21 years, mother to four children, and avid marathon runner with her full-time dental commitments while still finding time to visit local schools to educate children about taking care of their teeth. The good doctor protects precious chompers with emergency procedures, exams, and checkups, and enhances a smile's sparkle with Zoom! whitening treatments and a well-practiced technique in applying porcelain veneers. Her treatments unfold in a pristine spa-like studio where warm light bathes hardwood floors, sun filters through the windows onto cozy leather treatment chairs, and tiny terrycloth robes enshroud each tooth.