In 2004, Dr. Susan Ra graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery and studied under Dr. Peter Hurst, aka “Oprah’s personal dentist,” during an externship at Northwestern University. Although she earned her degree years ago, she never stopped her quest for knowledge, regularly participating in continuing education classes to stay at the forefront of her field. At Touch of Smiles Dental Care, Dr. Ra’s slate of services includes everything from general dentistry to orthodontic care. She's supported by a friendly staff and some of the latest dental technology, including a digital x-ray system, soft tissue laser, and petrified wood veneers.
Committed to cutting-edge cleaning technology, Dr. Brandon Ford and his staff are constantly foraging for new ways to help folks say cheese and consume cheese with confidence. After wooing your mouth open with a comfortable, intimate atmosphere, one of the skilled, friendly technicians will inspect your enamel jackets for signs of trouble in a comprehensive dental exam and oral evaluation. A thorough series of x-rays will produce in-depth trading-card prints and determine the precise biting average calculations of mouth bones.
Dr. Nathanson may be a three-time Jeopardy! champion, but at his dental practice, comprehensive care comes in first. A pioneer in dental technology, he fills his office with equipment aimed at optimizing each patient’s experience. Digital x-rays emit 90% less radiation than traditional systems, and in many cases, WaterLase tools replace drills and shots with lasers and jets of water. Dr. Nathanson also employs the CEREC system, which uses computer-generated images to create porcelain crowns and fillings in a single visit. No matter what the treatment, Dr. Nathanson and his team ensure that they stay on the cutting edge of dentistry by regularly taking continuing-education courses, attending seminars, and having coffee with the tooth fairy, and keep connected to the community by contributing to charitable organizations.
Dr. Steven W. Haywood’s proficiency at transforming smiles earned him a spot on ABC2’s Extreme Makeover Special, and his staff strives to recreate the calming atmosphere of a spa in their office. In cosmetic dentistry treatments, Dr. Haywood fills gaps between teeth with porcelain veneers and straightens smiles with Invisalign and orthodontia. Lasers whiten teeth in fewer than two hours or help the doctor sniff out cavities without calling in a specialized bloodhound to follow the scent of decay through your mouth. An intraoral video camera sends mouth-views to a TV screen, letting both doctor and patient share the same view of each tooth.
It's hard to be bored at the MAC. With three locations and a host of unique fitness programs, the fitness center has something for even the most indecisive of exercisers. Want to swim in the saltwater lap pools? Play squash on one of the courts? Take part in a MAC training camp? Or start a specialty regimen in the Kinesis, TRX, or Pilates Reformer studio? Committed to a comprehensive wellness program, staffers offer complimentary consultations for new members, as well as nutritional programs. The trainers at MAC Wellness help guests reach their fitness goals while having fun. Athletes looking to restore pre-injury prowess can also dip into one of the therapy pools or whirlpools with a personal trainer.