Imagine you're on the set of Good Morning America. You sit there, waiting for the camera's little red light to flick on, knowing that's the signal for Diane Sawyer to turn to you and begin one of her famously analytical interviews. The idea of fielding her questions is probably a bit nerve-racking to most.
Now imagine answering her questions while performing surgery.
Back in 2000, Dr. Joseph Dello Russo demonstrated an actual LASIK surgery on Ms. Sawyer's set—on her co-anchor Jack Ford, no less—responding to her inquiries while deftly performing Mr. Ford's procedure.
Though gutsy, it's not surprising. Even more than a decade ago, Dr. Russo was more comfortable with lasers than many of his colleagues. He was one of 10 physicians invited to take part in the FDA's initial testing of refractive surgery in 1990, and went on to help introduce many evolutions of the technique. He has been profiled in The New York Times on several occasions, with the paper once saying they would look to Dr. Russo for treatment "as far as the eye can see"—coincidentally the eye of a galaxy captured by the Hubble Deep Field Telescope.
Since opening his practice in the 1970s and making a name for himself as a premier cataract surgeon, Dr. Russo has become a go-to professional for all things laser, even being christened the "Godfather of LASIK" by Howard Stern. Today, at Dello Russo Laser Vision, he and his son Jeffrey have performed more than 150,000 procedures to date, and have hosted ophthalmologists from around the country for LASIK trainings. Despite their renown—the Dello Russos are the preferred practitioners of the Brooklyn Nets—they still personally perform each of their pre-procedure exams, laser surgeries, and personal appearances.
The husband-and-wife team of Drs. Darren Tong and Mariliza Lacap has 20 years of experience in dental implants, cosmetic procedures, and orthodontics. Determined to make patients feel as comfortable as possible, the dentists and their team of seasoned hygienists, assistants, and patient coordinators first get to know patients by holding a Q&A session with each tooth before investigating them for decay and other issues. Each treatment comes with special perks, such as relaxing paraffin hand treatments. Instead of using drills, the dentists remove decay with quiet electric tools that reduce heat and vibration while conserving more of the patient’s tooth. To make sure decay is removed, the dentists follow up with laser therapy to zap away the final bits of decay that may remain. In addition to keeping adult teeth in tip-top chomping shape, the team also pays special attention to the youngest smiles with dedicated pediatric dentistry services.
The experienced dentists and technicians at Bradley Dental Group champion personal attention and top-notch technology to promote healthy smiles. The staff works with their clients to set treatment plans, which might encompass general services such as cleanings and exams along with more specialized crown placements and implant procedures. But they also understand the value of cosmetic services, offering Zoom teeth whitening and injectables such as Botox and Restalyn. Whether patients seek a basic checkup or want that just-flossed glow, they relax under the care of specialists dedicated to being gentle and thorough.
Our facility has diverse curriculum of training including private & group sessions available 7 days a week. With a large certified staff, we are the only area age specific class for children based on Stages of Development and also fun/fitness orientated Teen/Adult classes from Defense To Muay Thai Kickboxing we have it all.
Drs. Wendy Xue and Jung Kim believe that good dental habits should start at a young age. At their practice, they help kids foment those skills during fun, non-threatening visits. During appointments, Washington Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics' team takes care to avoid scary clinical terms such as "needle," "drill," and "plaque that feeds on nightmares," getting kids comfortable with the idea of dental hygiene at the same time. After exams and cleaning, hygienists reinforce lessons, discussing healthy brushing, flossing, and eating habits that kids can practice at home.
At Sword Martial Arts, Grand Master Jin K. Seong oversees devotees training in the ancient martial art of kendo, or kumdo, a form of sword fighting nearly 2,000 years old. A member of the International Kendo Federation with internationally recognized rankings, Sword Martial Arts ensures student safety by wrapping combatants in protective gear before they spar to hone self-discipline, develop confidence, and learn how to defeat the black knight's ghost in their attic. Though it originated as a form of combat, kendo's modern form focuses on respect for others and protection of the weak. Mook-sang meditation sessions bookend each lesson, focusing minds on the kendo philosophy and bringing pupils closer to the purity of heart most often found in baby unicorns. The academy’s schedule of classes invites neophytes and younger students to drill in foundational techniques, whereas students 15 and older grip the hilt of bamboo or metal swords under the watchful guidance of expert instructors.
Dr. Perlmutter knows dentistry is an evolving science, and he keeps up with it through continuing education and embracing new procedures such as oral conscious sedation dentistry and All-on-4 implant dentistry. At his family practice, he covers everything from teeth whitenings and tooth-colored fillings to root canals and treating gum disease. And he does it using the latest technology such as digital x-rays that reduce radiation exposure and intraoral cameras that give precise, close up views of oral conditions.
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