Joseph Geleris, DDS, takes his title seriously. Drawing upon more than 25 years of tooth-mending experience, he and his team at Glendora Family and Cosmetic Dentist save choppers from a fate worse than cavities with traditional dental procedures ranging from cleanings and exams to root canals and fillings. Dr. Geleris also executes cosmetic and restorative services, renovating smiles ravaged by age, environment, or falling property values. Bridges and veneers fill in unwanted gaps, bonding create seamless chip repairs, and teeth whitening treatments restore pearly brilliance. Believing in more than just preventative care, he practices preventative education as well, working to ensure clients can understand and maintain their oral health.
Dr. Jack Moursalian and his capable staff employ the Zoom! teeth-whitening system to quickly and safely brighten teeth. During the 45-minute procedure, dingy incisors are coated in a hydrogen-peroxide gel. Its microscopic scrubbers are then activated by a special Zoom! light to lift away stains from coffee, wine, and covert fountain-pen snacking. Post-treatment, patrons’ grins beam up to eight shades brighter, making them twice as effective at focusing treasure-revealing sunbeams on ancient maps.
At Kurwa Eye Center, Doctors Bud Kurwa, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and Dickson Chen, a fellow in the American Academy of Optometry, help strengthen vision in patients both young and old with a trio of services. LASIK procedures help dispense with glasses by using a laser to reshape corneas, and cataract surgery removes clouds and ghostly apparitions from behind the eye’s natural lens. Channeling 20 years of experience, Dr. Kurwa also de-blurs fine print for those older than 40 with conductive keratoplasty, a process that uses radio frequency to steepen the central cornea.
A New England native, Rick of Yoga With Rick moved to LA to pursue music and acting; he earned his 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification along the way. Though he still loves the arts, Rick’s equally passionate about yoga’s physical and mental benefits. During his Hatha-yoga classes, he blends techniques from styles such as flow, power, and Iyengar yoga to help students strengthen, balance, and tone their bodies while calming their minds.
Dr. Al Aly at Woodglen Aesthetics & Cosmetic Surgery specializes in reshaping physiques and refining features. Renowned for his work in the complex field of contouring the body after a substantial weight loss, Dr. Al Aly also earns plaudits for surgical skills used to lift brows and breasts.
Under direction from the doctor, aestheticians and registered nurse on staff keep clients looking youthful with the latest med-spa treatments and skincare regimens. They banish unwanted hair, veins, and wrinkles with laser treatments and inject facial furrows with a range of smoothing beauty serums. They also provide facials that cleanse and nourish careworn skin.
The folks at Children's Choice Pediatric Dental Care do their darnedest to make sure kids actually look forward to going to the dentist. In a waiting area adorned with brightly colored murals, kids can play video games, watch movies, or entertain younger siblings by staging a healthcare debate in the toddler play area. Each treatment chair is equipped with a video screen to keep youngsters entertained and relaxed during meticulous cleanings and exams. Dr. Jeffrey Saladin and his team of caring professionals place an emphasis on gaining patients’ trust and teaching them the importance of prevention and proper home care, ensuring the health of their teeth and gums for years to come.
Twins Tavis and Taylor Smith started training in tae kwon do at the age of 7. Together, they traveled to Korea to compete at the international level before returning to the states and opening a gym together. Today, they lead children and adults through tae kwon do classes, using the hanging punching bags and holding pads for students to punch and kick. In addition to the martial art, they offer boot-camp classes with circuit-training workouts that fluctuate between cardio and strength training to build lean muscles and endurance. They also lead krav maga self-defense classes that focus on evading attackers and building environmental awareness.