Outside the cream-colored house, vibrant flowers sit in window boxes and a giant tree shades the front stoop. Though this could easily be the depiction of a quaint suburban home, through the burgundy door is a different kind of family. A team of stylists, aestheticians, makeup artists, and nail technicians call Fringe Hair Design their second home, tending to clients with hair, skin, and nail services. A fleet of in-house laptops and complimentary wireless Internet grants clients the freedom to explore the unchartered corners of Wikipedia as they wait to receive chemical peels or full-head highlights. To complement their beautifying services, Fringe also sells a venerable variety of shoes and purses.:m]]
A familial knack for dentistry is obvious at Alaska Center for Dentistry, which was founded in 1977 by Dr. C. Michael Sage. In the ensuing decades, the clinic has grown into two locations that are home to a roster of experienced dental doctors and technicians, including Dr. Sage's son, Dr. C. Michael Sage Jr.—also a dentist. Kicking back in chairs with warm neck wraps and donning headphones, patients undergo a range of treatments, from cosmetic whitening procedures to routine examinations, screenings, cleanings, and tongue-reflex tests. Happy murmurs drift from kids, who stay entertained with engaging movies and toys while parents undergo exams and procedures.
Drs. Kris Gurr and Jeremy Bauer oversee the Wasilla and North Pole offices, respectively, of Alaska Dental Arts. Both locations offer routine family-dentistry services, such as cleanings, fillings, and teeth whitening. They can also schedule more advanced procedures, such as root canals?which is when the dentist plants entirely new tooth roots in the gums.
The staff at Tres Chic Salon & Day Spa boasts a flair for the creative with technical expertise. This combination lends itself to a menu of intricate services, such as hair extensions, creative braiding, makeup applications, and teeth whitening. The menu doesn’t neglect relaxation, either; the staff also performs facials, therapeutic massages, and exfoliating body scrubs.
At Anchorage Healthy Smile Center, Dr. Terry J. Preece knows what it's like to be relied on. He once served as the sole dentist on the island of Wrangell, and was responsible for the smiles of the island's more than 1,800 residents. In 32 years of dental experience, the doctor has mastered all aspects of general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. Today, even though his office is equipped for a comprehensive range of dental care, Dr. Preece demonstrates his commitment to patients by referring them to specialists for issues including orthodontic work or assessing the value of that shark tooth they found outside.
At Fireweed Family Dentistry, Dr. Stephen M. Maloney knows his way around a smile, but more than two decades of experience have taught him the importance of another, nondental skill: listening. His gentle and unhurried approach affords patients ample time to express their concerns and show off the diamonds they want him to install on their molars. Dr. Maloney treats patients of all ages and looks out for them by patching up cavities with safe, nonmetal fillings, and doling out advice for at-home preventative care.