The Institute of Esthetic Dentistry is a multispecialty practice, which means that unlike most general-dentistry practices, it houses all of its specialists under one roof, so patients can avoid the inconvenience of going to multiple places for various treatments. Its specialists include Dr. Gregg Welsh, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon certified in using general anesthesia, Dr. Dean Ahmad, a board-certified periodontist, and Dr. Donna Galante, a board-certified orthodontist who is ranked by the company that owns the rights to Invisalign as an Elite Preferred Provider—someone who is in the top 1% of Invisalign providers.
The aptly named institute also has an on-site education center that hosts professional seminars, study-group sessions, and live patient demonstrations, so the in-house specialists have ample opportunities to gain more clinical experience and pass notes about which molar is the cutest. The aesthetics part of the practice's name comes from the cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry services performed there, as well as from office's tribal-art decorations and arched ceilings painted to look like clouds.
When sharing his fitness expertise with Village Life, Anthony Adedipe lauded the effects of exercise, maintaining that physical activity "releases endorphins" and "keeps you energized." The certified trainer is distinctively knowledgeable on matters of fitness and health due to his lifetime of athletic experience, his years playing college football, and a decade working in the fitness industry. Anthony brings this wealth of knowledge and experience to his branch of the nationally accredited Adventure Boot Camp, where he and his staff of certified trainers lead women through imaginative, high-intensity workouts. The coaches conduct classes outdoors at Washington Park and occasionally take class field trips to special locations, mixing things up by jogging through a forest or confusing security guards by crab walking through the airport. In addition to fitness instruction, trainers provide members with nutritional advice and pre- and post-measurements.
There?s always plenty to learn. Licensed acupuncturist Adina Robinson has taken this truism to heart, and continually delves deeper into her passion and chosen profession. Adina has traveled the world to learn more about traditional Chinese medicine, participating in an intensive program of study in Wanzhou, China. Along the way, she has earned certifications in acupuncture face-lifts, aromatherapy, Acugems facial rejuvenation, and Nambudripads Allergy Elimination Technique. She uses these techniques, along with cupping and moxibustion, to move her clients toward a state of balanced health.
In addition to continually adding to her knowledge base through study and frequent doses of library air, Adina has learned that confidence and comfort are important components of her sessions. Sterile, single-use needles ensure that all procedures are safe, and her deft techniques prevent pain and discomfort in almost all situations.
Sotera Willis believes in customized exercise regimens and the invigorating power of the sun. That's why she hosts her personal-training sessions outside, leading her clients through a mix of strength, cardio, and balance exercises that toughen the entire body. Certified in both fitness and nutrition instruction by the ISSA, Sotera tailors her guidance to suit each client's lifestyle goals. Her services go beyond private lessons, as well—she also leads stretching workouts that unwind muscles, teaches group boot-camp classes, and helps people with injuries to enhance the benefits of their physical therapy.
Certified Pilates instructor Donna Fettig has witnessed firsthand the transformative power of the Pilates method. At her sunny, wood-floored studio, she teaches beginners and advanced students alike how to strengthen their cores, gain flexibility, and get long and lean muscles using Pilates reformer machines. Also teaching mat classes and hosting personal-training sessions, Donna helps students understand the essential basic movements of Pilates and improve their health through regular Pilates practice.
With more than 10 years of professional experience under her belt, Angelica Drum has learned how to incorporate modern technology into millennia-old treatment modalities. This gives her a flexible approach to holistic healthcare that alleviates the energetic imbalances that can cause chronic pain, stress, or anxiety over time. Angelica balances the body?s energy flow with traditional acupuncture sessions, and also provides a needleless acupuncture alternative that uses AcuTron Mentor technology to treat bodies with a combination of microcurrent and color light therapy. Regardless of her methodologies, Angelica's time-honored and modern approaches share the common goal of promoting long-term health and wellbeing by restoring a sense of holistic balance between clients? minds, bodies, and spirits.