Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Six 15-minute treatments. (2 visits)
Brands Used: Smile Labs
Pro Tip: This groupon is for six 15-minute sessions. You will need two visits to complete all six sessions.
Fewer than 400 dentists around the world can currently claim accredited membership in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, but Dr. Dennis Lichorwic is determined to add one to their ranks. In the process, he's submitted to a multiyear system of peer review that includes written and oral exams and in-depth clinical case studies that are scrutinized by the members of the Academy.
This passion for continual education has helped make his practice the nine-time winner of Emerald Coast Magazine's Best Dental Practice award. Along with his partner Dr. Julia Sprang and their friendly staff of hygienists and dental assistants, Lichowic keeps up with new technologies to treat patients with popular new procedures such as Invisalign teeth-straightening treatments and ultra-quick Zoom! whitening.
Meanwhile, patients say aah in a pair of offices whose waiting areas, despite their stately exteriors, evoke nothing so much as a posh family room. Carafes of coffee sit atop a coffee bar in the waiting room, a flat-screen TV hangs over a fireplace that sucks pre-appointment anxieties from the air, and wooden floors lessen the institutional feel of treatment rooms.
Dr. M. Scott Runnels transforms crooked chompers into impeccable ivories using advanced technology and tailor-fit orthodontia. First, Dr. Runnels will implement an initial exam of your mouth, taking x-rays for his digital scrapbook and a set of impressions to create the aligners, which are virtually invisible, like a turtle's aura. If you decide to go through with the total Invisalign treatment (a typical treatment runs from $5,050–$5,950), you will also receive $1,000 off. During the process, each set of cog covers is worn for two weeks, designed to gradually shift walnut crackers until they reach white-picket-fence status. Unlike incisors, the aligners can be easily removed to eat, drink, brush, and chew floss. Although each patient's case differs, a full Invisalign treatment typically last about 12 months, or the gestation period of a sea lion.
The entrance to Bay Pediatric & Adolescent Dentistry has two doors: one is regular size, and the other is roughly half that size, designed especially for kids, the office's main clientele. Both doors open to Bay Pediatric's youth-minded practice, which is complete with play areas in the waiting room and ceiling-mounted TVs in the treatment rooms. Dr. Wells Hammock, who graduated from UAB's Dental School and completed his pediatric dental residency at the Boston University Henry M. Golman School of Dental Medicine, oversees a staff of licensed hygienists and general dentists. Together, their pediatric-dentistry services treat a range of patients, from 6-month-olds to 21-year-olds.
Planet Beach Contempo Spa takes the hassle out of planning a spa day. Each location's staff runs smooth as clockwork and takes the guesswork out of scheduling a service by breaking the spa's treatments down into three categories: Relax, Renew, and Glow. Once clients choose a path, they can explore Relax treatments including massages and sessions with a personal oxygen bar, Renew services such as anti-aging facials or teeth-whitening treatments, or Glow services including UV-free spray tanning or traditional tanning beds for color more natural than a granola bar made from the seeds of tree huggers.
At Northcutt Dental Practice, a team of experienced dentists and hygienists beautifies, heals, and lengthens the life of teeth with routine checkups and cleanings, as well as cosmetic and restorative procedures. Inside the inviting office, surrounded by a full-length covered porch lined with hanging ferns and cozy rocking chairs, treatment rooms are adorned with vintage ads, collegiate decor, and the latest in dental technology, including digital x-rays, laser treatments, and intraoral cameras. As a testament to their commitment to the community, the staff regularly donates its time to Dentists with Heart, an outreach event that provides much-needed free extractions to patients unable to afford them.