Drawing from more than 25 years of experience working in the med-spa and cosmetic-surgery field, Kathleen Rocca harnesses her knowledge and skills as a clinical aesthetician at her own skincare and anti-aging haven: Eastlake Rejuvenation Center. Guests pass through a lushly landscaped patio area as they arrive for the noninvasive cosmetic treatments, including facials with red and blue LED light, body-contouring laser lipolysis sessions, or photofacials that use intense pulsed light to tighten lax skin loosened after one too many trips to the moon.
In addition to helping area residents look and feel better, Rocca stays involved with her community on a grander scale, sharing beauty advice on Fox 6 news and serving as the president of the Bonita Business & Professional Association.
Shortly after completing a one-year Advanced Educational in General Dentistry residency at the Naval Dental Center in South Carolina and serving in the U.S. Navy, Dr. D. Young Pham headed west and established his dental office. There, Dr. Pham and his staff provide patients with an array of dentistry services, from routine cleanings to more complex Tooth Fairy translating procedures such as implants or full mouth reconstruction. They're also able to perfect pearly white smiles with treatments such as Invisalign or regular braces, Zoom! II teeth whitening and porcelain veneers. Dr. Pham keeps abreast of changes in current dental techniques and standard of care by attending post-graduate classes focusing in cosmetic, sedation, and implant dentistry. Dr. Pham is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the California Dental Association, and the San Diego County Dental Society.
Dr. Hector Gomez and his associates keep mouth healthy and looking good with their 80 years of combined experience. The dentists’ specializations include endodontics, oral surgery, periodontics, and orthodontics. Their routine checkups search teeth and gums for signs of disease, decay, and hidden sugar cubes. Dr. Gomez and his team also offer implants, IV sedation, conscience sedation, and pedodontics.
As one of only 50 dentists to have achieved the status of fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. David Hornbrook brings an elite touch to each mouth he beautifies. Because he views each smile as a chance for his clients to show their confidence, he seeks nothing less than spectacular results with each service, whether he's straightening teeth, installing porcelain veneers, or whitening enamel.
To mirror the level of service each client gets in the dentist's chair, the staff stocks their coffee bar with juices and freshly baked chocolate-chip cookies as flickering aromatherapy candles create a light, soothing aroma. After each appointment, they hand patients a lavender-scented facial towel to help them refresh and reward cheeks for waiting patiently as teeth get all the attention.
Technology-driven oral-investigative equipment and creature comforts litter the patient rooms inside Image Dental Group's office. Intraoral-photography systems snap digital shots of mouths’ interiors and exteriors to give dentists a clear picture of their patient's health. When peeping below the skin's surface, technicians shy away from the x-ray vision services of overpriced superheroes, instead brandishing digital x-ray systems that chart bone structures with intricate detail. Movies playing on the office's I-Glasses video system and iPods relax patients snuggling in the plush arms of a neck pillow.
A Shop For Smiles’ Dr. Richard Hagstrom cares not only for his patients, but also for his community and the environment. All of his in-office procedures are designed with the patient's comfort in mind. As a charter member of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS), he specializes in treating clients who suffer from dental anxiety.
Reaching out beyond his practice’s patients, he donates services to raise money for charitable children's organizations via the Smiles for Life Foundation, and has sponsored a Little League baseball team for kids with disabilities. He has traveled as far as the Dominican Republic to tend to teeth in need.
He and his team understand that their practices can have a greater impact on the earth, so they maintain eco-friendly practices such as recycling printer cartridges and keeping water-compressor switches in the "off" position.
In keeping with the commitment to Mother Nature, the office is decorated with a surf-shop theme, featuring a miniature boogie board, a wooden coconut tree, and chairs whose intricately woven, white dental-floss patterns look a lot like wicker.