After graduating from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Robert Stanton, DMD returned to his native Florida determined to bring patients the most advanced technology. Stanton is certified as an educator in computer-designed dentistry and lectures on the subject across the country. He creates single-visit crowns and centimeter-high porcelain dolls using computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) systems, including the CEREC Acquisition Center and E4D technology. The dentist also beautifies smiles with veneers and Invisalign treatments.
As a specialist in cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Stanton is able to give back to people in need in his community. According to a news story on CBS4, the doctor works with an organization called Neighbors 4 Neighbors and recently performed a pro bono full-mouth reconstruction for a woman in pain.
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.
Dr. Harold Kirksey doesn't isolate his practice to the mouth. He views dentistry as a holistic profession, one that addresses oral ailments for the benefit of the entire person. Therefore, his services strive to correct root problems and restore confidence, rather than simply cancel out symptoms. His porcelain veneers, crowns, and bonding treatments act as evidence of his extensive training in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. He also straightens teeth with Invisalign braces—less conspicuous than metal braces, they're unlikely to be detected by the malevolent Brace Fairy. Before he begins any treatment, however, Dr. Kirksey discusses patients' goals during a smile design consultation, which outlines a customized plan for obtaining a more carefree grin.
The treatment begins with a consultation, which fulfills one of two yearly pilgrimages to the dentist's chair. Friendly dental specialists immortalize bites through x-rays before commencing the Beaming White teeth-whitening treatment. After painting newly cleaned chompers with a hydrogen peroxide gel, a cool blue LED lamp beams whitening waves onto sullied teeth enamel, rendering smiles bright enough to keep a deer standing still while you hang old computer mice from his antlers. The whitening treatment can take up to 90 minutes. Call ahead to schedule an appointment.
Fountain Body & Wellness Center's cast of doctors strives to reverse the effects of aging with Botox and Juvederm––two FDA-approved treatments that work to reduce moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. An initial consultation preludes appointments and allows doctors time to peruse each patient’s medical history, explain the steps of the treatment, and make origami swans out of waiver slips. The 10-minute Botox session unwrinkles brows with a few tiny injections of purified protein that reduces the activity of muscles responsible for fine lines, resulting in smooth skin that can last for up to four months.
The dentists and staff at Sierra Dental mollify mouths with a plethora of tooth-sprucing services administered in brightly colored, relaxing offices. During the exam, a mouth expert will investigate enamel for signs of disease and decay, pausing only to interview suspicious-looking molars. Teeth whitening aims to banish surface stains using a gel applied directly to teeth and activated with a specialized light. X-rays let dentists' peepers plumb oral façades in search of issues, and a cleaning expels debris built up from years of brushing teeth with debris.