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.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
At Mile High Dentistry, Dr. Brian Ley deploys digital X-rays and laser decontamination treatments in the course of regular checkups, providing in-depth views of mouth and fortifying against gingivitis. Like a bed made of espresso beans, Dr. Ley's intravenous and oral sedation systems keeps patients conscious & comfortable as he communicates with them throughout treatments.
For more than 17 years, Dr. Gunjan Kalra and her staff have scoured mouthy serrations to fend off periodontal disease while empowering clients to make educated dental decisions. Each cleaning begins with an exam, wherein Dr. Kalra explores ivories in search of tooth decay and gum disease. Next, digital x-rays⎯which boast an 80% reduction in radiation when compared to traditional x-rays⎯instantaneously photograph mouths, allowing Dr. Kalra to zoom in on a single tooth while rotating and sharpening the image, all before the patient's eyes. Lastly, hygienists scrub tusks to remove plaque, tartar, and hidden colonies of dried oregano. Should specialists discover any gum disease, additional treatments beyond a regular cleaning may be required.
At Baer Dental Designs, Dr. Christopher Baer and in-house massage therapist Stephanie Cross team up to brighten clients' façades through professional whitening treatments and relaxing massages. A 45-minute in-office Zoom! whitening session helps eliminate smile discolorations resulting from everything from coffee stains to incisor tattoos. For the noninvasive procedure, patients lay back in a dental chair as Dr. Baer applies a light-reactive gel to the top and bottom teeth before saturating mouths with the bleaching beam of specialty Zoom! light. The treatment erases blemishes from bicuspid to molar, reducing visible stains and whitening teeth an average of eight shades.
During more than 25 years in practice, Dr. Robert Denny has been fixing up worn-out smiles while gaining experience in most every niche of dentistry along the way. Upon graduating from the University of Texas, Dr. Denny received a scholarship to study at the highly respected University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry. After serving in the Navy Dental Corps during Vietnam and completing a stint as an dental instructor in Illinois, Dr. Denny returned to Denver, where he has been in private practice ever since. Since opening his first office in 1984, the former president of the Metropolitan Denver Dental Society has grown his practice to two different locations. He's also expanded his service menu to encompass treatments that range from general dentistry and cosmetic care to orthodontics.
Agreeable Dental Care has been protecting the smiles of children and adults for more than 20 years. During routine checkups, the dental staff teach patients the proper way to brush, floss, and blow-dry teeth in order to prevent future problems. But if any signs of decay do show up, they're dealt with quickly as dentists perform everything from root canals to fillings to treatments for periodontal disease. And for healthy teeth that need a little aesthetic boost, the office also offers whitening treatments that remove stains from coffee and tea.