Dr. Jenna Fiman teams up with a compassionate staff to perform both preventive and cosmetic dental services at her patient-focused facility. Boasting an extensive background working with patients of all ages, Dr. Fiman gussies up the smiles of children, adults, and cleverly disguised alligators alike. Her independently owned practice boasts an impressive array of treatments, from whitening to implants to oral-surgery procedures. Dr. Fiman is also able to fit dentures, place fillings, and skillfully attach porcelain veneers and crowns.
Karen North had a corporate job for many years. One day, though, the Gulf War veteran decided that she wanted a profession in which she could help people every day. That's why she became a licensed massage therapist and opened A True North Massage, where she kneads away the pain and stress that result from climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to rescue a kitten. Among her specialties are reflexology, deep-tissue, and Swedish massage. She also upgrades massages with extras such as a body-polishing Dead Sea salt scrub or a detoxifying body wrap.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles. Personal spa assistants are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment.
Professional massage tailored individually in a large, zen, relaxing, quiet massage space. The table is top of the line, Oakworks product, is heated-optional, and has the softest cover for your comfort. I use soothing massage music in the background, waterfall-optional. The view alone is relaxing, greenery all around.
Chez Mike owner and Culinary Institute of America graduate Michael Cohen whips up delicious, made-from-scratch dishes at his restaurant in Hannaford Plaza. Like a game of cheeseburger cricket, Chez Mike's cuisine is seasonal and eclectically American. Carnivores can start their meals off with house-made country pâté, served with garnishes, Dijon mustard, and grilled crostini ($7.99), or a hot-and-sour matzo ball soup, in which the sultriest matzos are simmered with parsnips, chicken, and scallions ($6.99). Ladies who lunch can openly indulge in delicacies such as crispy trout with pecan brown butter and roasted potato ($15.99), or blush over a bagel all-the-way, a luscious combination of smoked salmon, veggies, and a schmear ($12.99).
"After a long and arduous tooth-filled day," Dr. Shiloh Lieberman writes, "I unwind at home by soaking in my custom-made, bicuspid shaped bathtub, then jumping in my molar-shaped bed and drifting off to sleep counting incisors jumping over dental floss." Such a unique and all-consuming love of dentistry is understandably necessary for a dentist who painstakingly combines 30 years of experience with top-of-the-line technology to treat visitors at his comprehensive practice. An active member in professional and philanthropic organizations, a researcher, and a university mentor who keeps school buildings' teeth bright, Dr. Lieberman tackles cosmetic and restorative dentistry from many angles in a comfortable office replete with complimentary beverages and snacks, and a DVD player and massage chair in each room. He's still passionate, however, about sports and art, and he's committed to community service, which he performs with charitable dental organization Crown Council.