Market Place Dental's staff polishes and protects teeth from a freshly remodeled dental den. The teeth cleaning will first rid your teeth of plaque and clutter. Once enamel-deep beauty is achieved, a dentist will examine the mouth in search of decay or gum concerns, then take digital x-rays to decorate the office refrigerator.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
Dr. Michael Costello leads his team of dentists and hygienists in the war against oral disrepair from two clean, welcoming bases of operations. Your tooth-technicians will begin with a radiograph that examines your whole mouth-cavern for signs of tumors, tommyknockers, and trapped miners. They’ll also scan your molar mountainscape with a DIAGNOdent laser cavity-detection instrument to pinpoint any developing divots in your dentata that have been stockpiling food particles for tomorrow's lunch. As Dr. Costello and company scrub and scrape your tusks clean, you’ll be free to watch the TV above the chair and speak mostly in vowels.
Marquette University's Department of Performing Arts beguiles audiences with uplifting main-stage performances. Extracted from the mind of Sally Nemeth, Holy Days sheds light on a tale of a close-knit, grief-stricken family from Kansas. Haunted by the aftermath of the Great Depression, Nemeth's characters hold fast to their ruptured farm while neighbors and friends flee for more prosperous lives as traveling game-show contestants. An all-student design team infuses Holy Days with a heavy dose of creativity, infusing the intimate 226-seat Evan P. and Marion Helfaer Theatre with an engaging sense of time and place.
• For $49, you get a Six Months Smiles exam, x-rays, and impressions (a $200 value) plus $500 off the braces system. • For $99, you get an in-office Whiter Image teeth-whitening treatment (a $300 value) plus 50% off take-home whitening trays.
Mouth master Dr. Roberto Monteagudo brings more than 15 years of advanced dental experience to the task of dental maintenance and food-cruncher cleaning. Dental experiences at Monteagudo are as comfortable and nonthreatening as lounging on a tame lion skin—a previsit phone call gives Dr. Monteagudo's office the opportunity to learn tooth history and tailor the appointment to the needs of each individual mouth, followed by a visit with personalized care. The office's earth toned colors, soft lighting, and homey feel exude a calming influence, putting patients at ease. Teeth and gums are given the once-over, searched for evidence of gum disease, plaque, and mouth gnomes chipping away at enamel with tiny pickaxes, and then x-rayed to check for impacted molars and hidden tooth decay. With a clean bill of tooth health, the plaque-wrecking cleaning begins delicately devastating tartar buildup and brushing teeth to a blinding sheen.