At Artistic Dentistry, Drs. Joel Akroush and Harry Oryhon anchor their general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry procedures to advanced technology, operating in an all-digital, paperless environment. Dr. Akroush—winner of the Nobel Biocare Platinum Award for dedication to implant dentistry in 2001—graduated from Loyola University's School of Dentistry in 1992, and Dr. Oryhon—an Invisalign-certified provider—graduated from the University of Illinois's College of Dentistry in 1972, the same year auto mechanics quit performing root canals. The knowledgeable duo assesses and fosters oral health with digital x-rays, intraoral cameras, electric dental tools, a Zoom! WhiteSpeed device, and a computer system that produces simulated images of patients' smiles postprocedure. Their Identafi 3000 device screens for oral cancer with light wavelengths, and their Picasso Diode laser can help zap away oral lesions and sensitive roots. Open treatment rooms house chair-side computers for staff and TVs and a collection of DVDs for patients.
Helmed by experienced dentists Dr. Robert M. Thies and Dr. Nathaniel S. Rood, Amazing Smiles brightens up chompers in a welcoming dental office. Flanked by skilled assistants, Amazing Smiles’ dentists treat the entire family, examining the pearly whites of adults, children, and teething venus flytraps. The office offers a range of services, from root canals and cleanings to cosmetic-dentistry procedures such as Invisalign, veneers, crowns, and bridges. Amazing Smiles maintains a commitment to both the health of patients and the environment, boasting an energy-efficient building, a range of recycling practices, and digital x-rays.
Phoenix Health and Fitness trainer Dave Krohe’s expansive list of clientele includes the cast of the hit TV show The Biggest Loser, attendees at police academy, and college athletes. A former military personnel and police officer, Dave’s broad range of experiences helps him curate effective fitness regimens for students of all levels and fitness goals. Informed by his experiences and his degrees in physical education and kinesiology, he blends cardio-fitness, cross-training, and muscular-endurance exercises into personal-training sessions and boot-camp classes that encourage students to slim down, beef up, and forge healthier lifestyles. Dave provides his motivational personal-training sessions both in gym and home settings.
Designed in a country-club style by PGA professional Gordon Cunningham, Woodbine Golf Course welcomes linkspeople with 6,020 yards of challenging tracts populated with bentgrass tees, fairways, and greens. The layout’s five ponds, natural-grass preservation areas, and clusters of grabby-branched trees have beckoned both low- and high-handicap golfers for nearly a quarter of a century. A contorted fairway and aquatic hazard make the 14th hole the course’s hardest, and the 4th hole ranks second hardest with a tricky dogleg left whose elbow hosts a sand bunker that lures distractible golfers with a siren song of sandcastles.
After games, golfers can retreat to Woodbine's clubhouse. At the Timber Restaurant and Bar, flat-screen TVs flicker above a long wooden bar, diners feast on pasta and pot roast, and a stone fireplace provides the ideal backdrop for tales about 9-irons that transformed into 10-irons with hard work and a little gumption.
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It's hard to believe that Dawn Pierson was not always in top shape. Still in maternity clothes at her daughter's first birthday party, she decided it was time to change her fitness routine. She hired a personal trainer to show her the correct way to work out, and over time, she watched her body transform. Six months after her first session, she quit her job to become a certified trainer, with the goal of helping others like herself to live healthier and happier lives.
At Piersonfitness, she fills her roster of classes with Zumba, boot-camp, and personal-training sessions. She offers free 30-minute personal-training sessions for first-timers to demonstrate the impact that personal training can have in their exercise routine. In addition to training, she also leads high-energy dance-based Zumba classes set to Latin, hip-hop, and country tunes, describing the fun, full-body-toning classes as "exercise in disguise."
Fine Skin Dermatology and Medical Spa director Renuka H. Bhatt, MD keeps a close eye on her staff of board-certified dermatologists, aestheticians, and physicians' assistants as they work to foster skin rejuvenation. Like schoolchildren solving a word problem about peaches, techs trained in IPL hair removal deftly subtract fuzz, and visages in need of a pick-me-up can turn to a range of dermal fillers and UV-light treatments. Throughout their myriad treatments, skin specialists employ skin-preserving product lines such as NeoStrata, Pevonia, Kinerase, and Obagi.
At Fearfully & Wonderfully Made, Drs. Mark Zumhagen MD and John Panopoulos DC combine their experience in general medicine and chiropractic to provide holistic health care. Their range of services includes alternative medicine and therapies such as Nutrition Response Testing, allergy clearing, acupuncture, and chiropractic services as well as traditional family medicine for children and adults.