At Academy of Dental Assisting, Inc., aspiring dental assistants learn their way around a dentist's office in three months. Helping expedite the process is the academy's use of online modules and weekend labs, which teach students how to take digital and nondigital x-rays and perform expanded function duties such as temporary crown fabrication and tooth-fairy removal. More importantly, though, the training preps students for a career in chair-side dental-assisting with a dental x-ray certificate.
For over two decades, skilled technicians at Ace Print & PC LLC have brought homes and offices into the future, outfitting clients with speedy networks and ironclad virus-blocking software, as well as upgrading and installing new computers, hardware, and software. In addition to keeping computer systems running smoothly and safely, Ace Print's technology specialists reduce harmful pollutants and waste while cutting printing costs by recycling and refurbishing used printer cartridges.
Deep in Extreme Laser Tag Myrtle Beach's multilevel arena, fog begins to permeate the dark room, which is lit only by glowing neon lights. But rather than running scared, competitors are relieved?fog makes hiding easier. And they'll need any advantage they can get while dodging beams from up to 60 fellow competitors as they scramble up ramps, slip through corridors, and duck behind barricades in order to drive their team to victory. In the meantime, those waiting on the sidelines aren't relegated to twiddling their thumbs or using the thumb-twiddling app on their phones; they keep tabs on the action on flat-screen monitors, which also show players' current scores. And they can also escape to the arcade for a round of air hockey or retreat to the lounge for pizza and free WiFi.
"We use the best soaps, solvents and equipment available to the industry. We do not take short cuts," Tripp Penninger told Columbia Metropolitan in 2011, one year after the magazine's readers voted Tripp's Fine Cleaners as the best dry cleaners in Columbia. Grandson of the couple that founded the business in 1987, Tripp and his staff of nearly 100 employees have earned their prestige; as Sanitone-certified master dry cleaners, they've carefully cleaned thousands of garments and have been trusted with preserving the wedding gowns of brides in South Carolina and beyond.
They clean regular laundry with low-temperature water, ensuring that nothing shrinks or becomes misshapen, and they use special procedures for high-end garments, making sure to wine and dine Chanel suits before removing wine or dinner stains. Tripp’s seamstresses are on hand to remedy ill-fitting garments, usually returning alterations in about three days. The staff picks up and drops off items free of charge in specified areas and offers complimentary seasonal storage with the purchase of cleaning.