Dr. Sarah Withrow?s use of dental technology makes everything from regular checkups to root canals easier. Digital x-rays provide immediate feedback on hidden cavities and Skittles, and oral conscious sedation helps patients relax without being knocked out. As the daughter of two parents in the military, Dr. Withrow offers discounted treatments for all past and present service members.
Blue is everywhere here, from the cerulean-, azure-, and aquamarine-stained windows to the very name of Blue MedSpa. Dr. Landon McLain, medical director of the beauty haven inside the Westin hotel at Bridge Street Town Centre, helms a team of registered nurses, aestheticians, and physicians who focus on restoring youthful appearances. They use advanced equipment such as SmartLipo to reduce the appearance of cellulite, IPL laser machines for photofacials, and six types of dermal fillers to send fine lines scurrying beneath floorboards. Blue also provides traditional salon and spa services with Pureology and Redken products, as well as skincare products from iS Clinical and its own signature line. Regardless of the service, each med-spa staffer takes a holistic approach to treating clients to ensure their beauty goals are accomplished.
If 29 years of dental experience has taught Dennis Sigman, D.D.S. anything, it's that people hate pain. That's why—even though his office is equipped for restorative treatments—he emphasizes preventative care. With thorough exams and x-rays, he nips dental issues in the bud, fortifying enamel with fluoride treatments and clearing cavity-causing plaque from beneath the gum line.
Drs. James Sampson and Byron Ketcham and their dedicated team help maintain teeth and educate patients on oral health at Sampson Family Dentistry, which has been serving Birmingham families for more than 30 years. During the comprehensive exam and oral-cancer screening, the friendly staff takes a detailed look at teeth and gum tissue to identify any abnormalities, potential trouble spots, or secret love notes stashed between molars. Up to four x-rays suss out hidden cavities and measure bone levels, and an expert cleaning eradicates plaque and banishes tartar above and below the gum line. After the appointment, which lasts 45 minutes to an hour, patients leave with brighter smiles without the aid of delicate light-bulb caps.
Helmed by a duo of dutiful dental excavators, Clairmont Cosmetic & Family Dentistry refurbishes mouth planks with cosmetic Zoom! teeth-whitening treatments that lighten chompers 6–10 shades. A skilled technician begins each in-office procedure by isolating lips and gums to solitary confinement before massaging smile accessories with a whitening gel that is activated under the brightening beans of the Zoom! light, penetrating the dingy dentile surface to break down stains over four separate 15-minute durations. Once teeth morph into a purer likeness of their former selves, they'll bask in a fluoride bath before a skilled technician takes mouth impressions to mold vinyl take-home trays designed to help maintain moonbeam-esque smiles. Clients then wear these customized trays stuffed with carbamide-peroxide gel overnight for up to four weeks to continuously rid enamel surfaces of discoloration spawned from drinking coffee or squid ink. Higher gel strengths have a greater likelihood of increasing tooth sensitivity, so be sure to consult the staff prior to treatment.
After graduating UAB Dental School, Dr. Stuart Curry joined the U.S. Air Force, where he honed his oral expertise at Tampa's MacDill Air Force Base. After three years, however, he yearned to apply his skills at his own practice on familiar ground. So he traveled back to his hometown of Birmingham and opened Stuart Curry Dentistry, where he now tends to teeth with general and cosmetic treatments?including tooth-colored fillings, crowns, whitening, and Invisalign orthodontics.
To help patients have positive associations with the dentist office, Dr. Curry has tried to emulate the calming ambiance of a spa with the center's decor and amenities. Dr. Curry also allays qualms with a host of advanced technological tools: he utilizes digital x-rays, which expose patients to less radiation than traditional x-rays, and he ups the efficiency of procedures with the help of an in-house lab.