You might have to travel to the future to find a more technologically advanced dental office. At Life Smiles Dental Care, Dr. Hayatt wields such modern dental tools as VELscope technology, which reveals tumors invisible to the naked eye. Diagnodent lasers spot easy-to-overlook cavities, and Cerec 3D equipment can craft a porcelain crown in as little time as it takes the Statue of Liberty to blink: about one hour.
At Spirit Lift, plastic and reconstructive surgeons perform surgical and nonsurgical body-contouring services in a med spa that resembles a meditation retreat. A garden of bamboo plants sprouts up under the reed ceilings of the lobby, surrounding patrons waiting to walk into warmly decorated treatment rooms. Using the latest technology and the most effective wizard staffs, the doctors perform services such as breast augmentation, face-lifts, laser resurfacing, and liposuction.
Dr. Alexander Liu, an Ivy League–educated tooth tender with a background in oral surgery, helms the team of dental specialists at Otay Lakes Dental Group. The family-oriented office scouts mouths young and old for periodontal concerns and draws from a tool belt of advanced technological devices to boost smile health and aesthetics. The team uses digital x-rays to cut down on radiation exposure, intraoral cameras to diagnose hard-to-see issues, and electric hand pieces that remove decay faster than traditional methods or cease-and-desist notices. Dr. Liu offers options for dental concerns of all kinds, from teeth-whitening measures to root canals to dental implants, all of which occur in tidy treatment rooms.
Dr. Melinda Silva specializes in balance. She earned a Compassionate Physician Award from her patients for balancing emotional connection and clinical savvy, but she can also balance more concrete entities: hormones. Her bioidentical-hormone therapies alleviate the imbalances that can cause issues from mood swings to obesity. To complement them, Dr. Silva prescribes lifestyle changes such as diet alterations, new fitness regimens, and healthier sleep routines. Her clinic handles aesthetic concerns just as adeptly as medical ones, with noninvasive physique-contouring Exilis treatments, wrinkle-smoothing Botox injections, and chemical peels.
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.