Captained by 21-year dental practice veteran Dr. John T. Walsh, the Dentistry of the Carolinas network of multispecialty dentists performs a full range of services, with some locations providing cosmetic whitening and dental implants. Their backgrounds in dental surgery enable them to expertly handle root canals and extractions, and their knowledge of Invisalign orthodontia helps them inconspicuously straighten out wayward teeth without metal braces or barks from a boot-camp drill sergeant. The team also performs a range of basic services, including routine cleanings that free teeth of hardened tartar and plaque, fillings, root canals, extractions, dentures and partials. Customers can contact their desired location for a full list of services.
The smile-savvy staff at Grace Dental maintains mouths in a friendly office that satisfies spines with its comfortable chairs. During the one-hour appointment, Dr. Thomas sojourns into facial caves in search of cavities, gum disease, and remnants of digested treasure maps. A set of bitewing x-rays reveals the depth of cavities or any other hidden issues at the sides of the mouth, and a panoramic x-ray snaps a shot of the entire oral underworld, revealing networks of roots and the positioning of teeth. A skilled hygienist then bathes teeth in a fountain of foam and floss, sloughing off plaque and clearing tongues of debris and memories of mispronounced words.
Healing Waters Health Spa & Salon boasts a unique formula, but the secret ingredient is talent rather than an obscure essential oil or imported cleansing mud. The salon’s trio of massage therapists banishes bodily tension, subjugating it with light strokes or focused pressure. Estheticians work on whitening teeth, sculpting nails, or smoothing skin with organic facials. The skills of seven hair stylists and colorists round out the salon’s robust repertoire of services. The staff not only trims and colors hair, but also adjusts skin's hues with tanning and spray tanning.
Mind, body, and soul merit equal attention at Spa de la Vie, where therapists pair a holistic approach with a meticulous eye for detail. In line with their focus on results, the spa’s certified consultants begin each massage, and body wrap with an in-depth analysis that helps them discern the most suitable treatment for each visitor.
While devising a treatment plan to complement skin type and beauty goals, the spa’s staff sets the stage for relaxation with complimentary slippers, robes, and herbal neck wraps. Technicians take care not to disturb burgeoning states of serenity as they gently slather skin with all-natural products during body wraps that exfoliate skin and highlight natural contours. Therapists employ a similarly tender touch as they treat backs and shoulders to massage techniques culled from eight modalities. Their menu of services includes prenatal massages for expectant mothers and the option to add a 20-minute reflexology session for feet prone to protesting their soreness by stomping on the surfaces of icy lakes.
Under the supervision of licensed physician assistant Lisa Edwards and local surgeon Chris Edwards, the medical staff at Belle Mia helps patients reach their cosmetic and fitness goals with medical-grade aesthetic services and weight-loss solutions. Drawing on experience in skin care, the highly trained staff can smooth years off of patrons’ faces with prescription injectables or reduce the appearance of spider veins with sclerotherapy and rain to wash the spider out. Facials, body scrubs, and wraps cosset skin in nutrition, and a team of nutritionists, exercise specialists, and physicians help clients lose weight.
The devout dental staff members at Laurelwood Family Dentistry tend to chompers with careful exams, thorough x-rays, and a professional cleaning during 1.5-hour appointments with new patients. Dr. Matthew T. Ertl assesses gums and teeth for decay and disease before taking a digital panoramic x-ray and drawing a vivid etch a sketch of the patient's mouth to keep on record. With additional bitewing images, the dentist will be able determine if there are any deeper issues and chart the course of any future treatments. Finally, a dental technician scours the mouth for plaque, grime, and devious popcorn kernels aiming to forage treasures to sell on the ivory black market.