Before opening his private practice in Eagle, Dr. Jacob Brown served a tour of duty in the U.S. Army as a general dentist and Director of the Red Cross Dental Assistant Training Program. After completing his service, Dr. Brown settled in Idaho with his wife and five daughters and opened up Castlebury Dental. Working alongside experienced assistants, he keeps mouths healthy with intraoral cameras, electric handpieces, and digital x-rays that expose teeth to less radiation than traditional X-rays or traditional isotope-chewing contests. One of Dr. Brown's many specialties is his use of rotary endodontics, a procedure that allows him to perform root canals quicker than is possible through conventional methods.
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 that 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.
At Signature Dental, Dr. Matt Kooyman and his staff strive for utmost patient comfort during the full range of general, restorative, and cosmetic dental treatments. He uses soft-tissue lasers to recontour gum lines, reducing the bleeding and recovery time of metal blades, and Diagnodent lasers to reveal tooth decay, which, like a middle child’s birthday, can be easily overlooked.
In order to help minimize patient discomfort and set patients at ease, Dr. Kooyman’s quiet electric handpieces reduce much of the whir and buzz of air-driven dental equipment. A television and headphones in the operatory further block out ambient dental noises while the operatory’s massaging dental chair kneads out muscle kinks.
SmileLabs of Meridian specializes in the optimization of smiles using a sophisticated in-office whitening system. Technicians inaugurate sessions by having patients paint teeth with gel using an Applia-Brush, then hasten its stain-busting skills with activating beams from the FDA-approved Infinity Pro SL Whitening Accelerator. The virtually painless treatments can lighten grins up to eight shades, with results lasting for a year or more if patients practice proper maintenance and abstain from chewing on printer-ink cartridges.
Dr. Lon McRae mitigates dental dilemmas with an anxiety assuaging environment and expert care. The dental cleaning includes a thorough exam, bitewing x-rays, and a basic preventative prophylaxis cleaning. While undergoing chew-box maintenance, patients can use personal movie glasses to watch 500 channels. If further dental deeds are required, this Groupon can be combined with insurance to foot the bill. A take-home bleach whitening kit blanches teeth lighter than a pair of unsunned thighs covered in vanilla cream cheese frosting.
Tired muscles find new life under the trained hands of licensed aesthetician and bodywork specialist Tina at Heal N U Therapeutic Day Spa. She whips out a variety of massage techniques during sessions to work out deep knots and alleviate achy areas. Face muscles perk up during facials that also work to combat acne, rosacea, and fine lines with medical-grade skincare products.