"I'm bored!" is probably the most common phrase uttered by children out of school for the summer. Even inundated with an abundance of toys, games, and technology, kids still want more. Instead of getting them yet another magical centaur, parents can keep their offspring occupied with one of Arizona Summer Camps's weeklong diversions. The camp teams up with a variety of local businesses to present a diverse array of summer camps to engage the minds and bodies of youths. Each camp is coordinated with a local business that specializes in the activity of choice, including music lessons taught at The Scottsdale Studio of Music and karate at Paradise Valley Martial Arts. The quality of instruction is top-notch, and the student-to-teacher ratios are kept low.
Kids can expand their horizons with science-driven experimentation in fields such as robotics or computer gaming, or break a sweat and a few boards in one of several martial-arts camps. Gymnastics camps bolster coordination and strength in wee ones.
One hour. In the time it takes to watch one prime-time drama, the trained technicians at Pure White Lounge can whiten teeth by up to eight shades. Armed with a hydrogen-peroxide or carbomide-peroxide gel and a safe—yet powerful—LED lamp, the team transforms less-than-white grins into radiant smiles without the cold sterility of a traditional dental office. A rundown of proper aftercare—such as avoiding soda for 24 hours or using only crocheted mouth guards—concludes each treatment, guiding clients to up to two years of whiter and brighter smiles.
The skilled molar maintainers at Every Kid's Dentist keep children's mouth mountains free of cavities and crevasses with youth-friendly services. Bolster young one's budding bicuspids with an oral exam and cleaning, to give the old heave-ho to any tartar and plaque buildup, effectively clearing the way for optimum black-light reflection. The intensive pearly white inspection continues with a set of x-rays with bitewings, a film holder with a fin that simultaneously displays the innards of the upper and lower teeth. Before departing the dentist chair, tykes undergo an enamel-fortifying fluoride treatment to combat tooth decay, and walk away with an electronic toothbrush, designed to effectively dismantle plaque uprisings and rival the buzzing of any nearby bees.
Dr. Spencer Bramwell of B. Well Dentistry gets plenty of practice working with children—helped, undoubtedly, because he has five of his own. This role as father has translated to the chair, where he applies a nurturing disposition to both children and adult patients. Before administering any of his general or cosmetic treatments, he thoroughly explains the procedure first, which he can do in English or Spanish. This often overlooked step ensure patients aren't alarmed by any unexpected sensations, use of tools, or the dentist's talking wristwatch.
According to Dr. Jonathan Kalika, baring one's teeth is essential for achieving success and happiness. In addition to warding off yappy chihuahuas, it can make or break a first impression. To help patients smile with confidence, Dr. Kalika beautifies teeth with a wide range of cosmetic and restorative dentistry services, including whitening, Invisalign, and the addition of crowns, veneers, or inlays. After discussing the patient’s goals and concerns, he crafts a personalized treatment plan that may incorporate diagnostic tools such as x-rays and preventive measures such as teeth cleanings, protective sealants, and fluoride treatments.
After meeting and receiving degrees from Temple University School of Dentistry, Drs. Boyd Patummas and Linda Ma went on to form their own one-shop stop for general and cosmetic dental needs—Smile Innovations. Inside the sleek, modernistic office, the personable staff strives to create pleasant experiences by customizing sessions with gentle techniques and the most up-to-date technology, including Invisalign treatments and holographic treatment chairs.