The trend-savvy stylists of JayAhnest Salon beautify clients from cowlick to cuticle. Alongside modern cut and color services, hair specialists reframe the eyes with brow shaping, and nail techs conjure symmetry with meticulous manicures. For special occasions or a high-stakes staring contest, a makeup artist can gussy up the eyes, lips, and cheekbones.
After spending more than 25 years perfecting the balance between technical know-how and attentiveness to patients' needs, Michael Crete, DDS, was named the best dentist in 2012 by Grand Rapids Magazine. Dr. Crete shares his extensive knowledge and caring nature at Rivertown Dental Associates, alongside a talented and caring staff. Together, the team performs general and cosmetic treatments for every member of the family.
Visitors to the practice are immediately put at ease with warm blankets, pillows, and freshly brewed headphones. The office has also been designed with children's comfort in mind: they can spend time in a colorful play area and give mid-cleaning hugs to Oliver, the resident teddy-bear puppet with a winning smile. That same thoughtfulness extends beyond the office walls: Dr. Crete gives back to the community by supporting a local ballet company and a nonprofit group that helps people with disabilities.
Dr. Brian Ruster carries the memories of two decades’ worth of cavities, chipped teeth, and yellowing. A member of six dental associations and a former faculty member of the University of Rochester, Dr. Ruster attacks his job with exuberance and expertise. He specializes in the full range of dentistry, from recommending a new toothbrush to replacing missing teeth with dental implants to showing where to dig for missing teeth with an old toothbrush. He keeps his professorial mentality with him at all times, educating patients on all their options, such as the differences between composite fillers versus metal amalgams. He also has a support staff of four dental hygienists, who help him manage the wood accented, carpeted office, which looks as modern as a brand-new airport.
One stroll around the office and it’s clear Gregory H. Grady, DDS, PC, specializes in cosmetic dentistry. At a given time, one may find Dr. Grady and his staff creating Invisalign aligners, performing Zoom! teeth-whitening treatments, replacing plaque with porcelain fillings, or painting impeccable 5mm x 5mm reproductions of Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks painting on front teeth. Dr. Grady’s efforts have even drawn the attention of ABC 53, where he is the resident cosmetic dentist on the television show Extreme Makeover’s Extreme Team.
Dr. Carmy Michael tends to teeth of all types and sizes. Adults come into the office with chompers that are crooked, chipped, or filed into the shape of washed-up boy-band anagrams, and Dr. Michael uses implants, dentures, and crowns to restore smiles. Additionally, children as young as 4 years visit Dr. Michael for their first cleaning and a pep talk on proper oral hygiene.