Over the course of more than 25 years in business, GMS Dental Centers have established the kind of long-term relationships with patients that allow an office to thrive. The company employs many licensed dentists, hygienists, and dental specialists, as well as a former IRS agent who gets paid in people not yelling at him. Each location treats kids and adults to cosmetic, preventative, and procedural care, and dental teams also perform ultra-modern services such as Zoom! whitening, straightening with Invisalign, and installing quarter-inch HDTVs in incisors.
Lisa Patel was at a crossroads; she knew she wanted to pursue a career in healthcare, but she didn’t know which one. After getting into a car wreck that injured her back, she discovered the benefits of chiropractic medicine and, ultimately, the solution to her dilemma. She went on to pursue a doctorate from Texas Chiropractic College and today treats all manner of pain and ailments with spinal adjustments, acupuncture, and rehabilitation techniques at Precision Chiropractic. She works alongside a team of massage therapists, who strive to complement her practice with a variety of bodywork techniques designed to recalibrate the muscles of semiprofessional athletes, marathon runners, and chauffeurs who have to pack up their car and take it home in their backpack after every shift.
The shades are drawn in a small room, where a lone figure refracts powerful beams of light through garnets and rubies. The light is helmed not by a supervillain bent on the earth's destruction but by one of Sugar Land Laser Tattoo Removal's expert technicians, who aims to obliterate unwanted ink. Wielding the double-laser Astanza system, staff experts combine three wavelengths of light as they fade away single and multicolored tattoos.
Each treatment regimen begins with a consultation to determine how many sessions will be required; depending on tattoos' sizes and hues, some can be removed in two or three 10-minute treatments, whereas others will require further zapping. After each treatment, the sensation of which is commonly described as being flicked by a rubber band, the clinic doles out aftercare advice, such as avoiding the sun and utilizing cold compresses.
Chocolate Pizazz's mod cube-shelves bustle with boxes and ribbon-festooned bags of treats dipped by hand in smooth Swiss chocolate. Vibrant M&Ms dapple milk-chocolate-coated popcorn ($7.95/5 oz. bag), and cocoa-ensconced Valentine's Day cookies ($17.95 for six) show affection without the interviews with roses necessary to complete a love poem. Skewers garnished with gauzy bows bear dipped moon pies ($5), Twinkies ($5), or trios of jumbo marshmallows crowned with chocolate and toffee, peanut-butter candy, or butterscotch ($5). Chocolate Pizazz also accommodates special requests, such as rendering a classic confection in dark chocolate or crafting forests of pretzel rods to boost the self-esteem of glum lumberjacks.
Ali Bahramian wanted to combine the casual atmosphere and quick service of a coffee shop, a diner, and a fast-food eatery, so he decided to start his own from scratch. He developed his own menu built on sandwich, salad, and soup recipes he created himself, enlisted the help of his architect wife Mariam to design a space, and selected soothing jazz and blues music as a backdrop for his eatery.
Within the fully realized Orange Lunch Box, Ali and his staff bake fresh sandwich bread in-house each day and chocolate-chip cookies each hour to pair with cups of coffee. The culinary crew serves salads and sandwiches topped with a range of meats and cheeses, Italian-inspired spreads, and local produce. Orange Lunch Box's interior eschews the presence of television and instead captures diners' attention with a color palette of warm orange, cool green, and room-temperature purple.