Xinli "Cindy" Du used to sit at a computer all day, unaware of its effects on her body. It wasn't until she sat on a therapeutic ergonomics ball that she realized the damage she'd done. This experience rekindled her desire to practice Chinese medicine and answer her body's cries for improvement. Today, Cindy is an East Asian–medicine practitioner as well as a licensed acupuncturist. In the comfort of her cozy studio, all can seek her therapeutic services, which range from shiatsu and acupressure bodywork to herbal medicine and acupuncture.
If you hang around outside Distinctive Tan, you might notice a trend: everyone leaving the building has great-looking skin. At both locations, clients can get a custom bronze in either a UV tanning bed—of which the facilities offer a diverse array—or within Mystic Tan airbrush booths. But tanning isn't the only focus of the salons, which have been in business for more than 20 years. Their knowledgeable, Smart Tan–certified staff also supplies WhiteICE teeth-whitening kits and administers red-light therapy, a treatment designed to firm skin and minimize wrinkles wrought by age or time spent trying to impersonate an accordion.
Dr. Steve Lee’s extensive training has prepared him for any dental situation, from routine checkups and teeth-whitening treatments to challenging root canals and dental implants. He also provides dental services to less fortunate folk, and helps raise money to build dental clinics domestically, internationally, and intergalactically.
The continually educated mouth specialists of Sunshine Dental keep smiles healthy with a tag team of preventative dentistry and modern technology. During the appointment, a licensed dentist scours the mouth for signs of decay, cavities, and lost gummy bears (a $97 value) with an attention to detail normally only exhibited by pickleball referees. X-rays, including four bitewings, an extraoral, and a panoramic (a $234 total value), allow the certified tooth whisperer to inspect cuisine crushers in greater depth in a set of black-and-white snapshots. Take-home whitening treatments evict the yellow from teeth with stain-fighting bleach and a sheriff-delivered court order. Mouths that return dutifully to the dental office every six months for a checkup receive additional treatments for free.
After studying biochemistry and molecular biology as an undergrad, the Dr. Gannon B. Stahl earned his dental degree at the prestigious University of Washington School of Dentistry. Dr. Stahl has garnered acclaim from both patients and fellow dentists—he was named the best cosmetic dentist in Seattle magazine's Best of 2010 Reader's Choice Awards, and awarded a spot on the Seattle Met's peer-nominated Top Dentists lists in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.
To elevate his expertise, Dr. Stahl uses state-of-the-art technology during treatments at Pineview Aesthetic & Family Dentistry. He wields a laser to target periodontal disease, and employs a CEREC 3-D imaging and milling machine to create same-day crowns or tiny busts of medieval kings. Dr. Stahl extends his warmth and expertise outside the walls of his clinic, donating a significant amount of his profits to charities and the local community, and providing free dental care for people in need.
Dr. Eric Jorgensen runs his practice at Modern Family Dentistry of Issaquah on several philosophies. In doing so, he educates his patients on the finer points of oral health and focuses on preventative care––catching small problems before they become bigger issues. But perhaps most importantly, Dr. Jorgensen quells the fears and stresses often associated with dentistry. To accomplish this, the doctor and his registered dental assistants hand their patients a pair of movie glasses, giving kids and adults a pleasant distraction during cleanings, cosmetic procedures, or dental surgery.
In the same vein, Dr. Jorgensen constantly educates himself on new techniques, and he now uses a Sapphire laser as an alternative to more painful procedures. He harnesses the power of condensed light to reshape gums, kill bacteria nestled deep within teeth, or perform crown and bridge procedures. For laser treatments, Dr. Jorgensen needs only apply a local anesthetic, thus eliminating the need for shots.