Gateway Dental Care's owner and director, John B. Codjoe, DDS, is well versed in his trade, but that doesn't stop him from continuing to learn everything he can. Following his years in dental school, he served his residency at Humility of Mary Health Partners, where he honed his skills in radiology and implantology. Then he worked as a dental director of a prison and started his own practice. Today, he combines his extensive experience with ongoing education to not only handle the classic treatments—extractions and periodontal surgery—but also to incorporate cutting-edge treatments such as straightening teeth with clear braces and preventing cavities with a time-traveling toothbrush.
Southeastern Vein Specialists' Doctor Daniel Gorin spent his formative years as a fledgling physician dedicated to venous illness and therapies. With the help of nurse practitioner, Donna Potter, and Dr. Robyn Sachs, they've drawn on that experience and compiled a toolkit of vein treatments ranging from the VNUS Closure Procedure and its swift destruction of varicose vein walls to traditional sclerotherapy’s serum-based injection, which causes the body to reabsorb the offending spider vein after a few weeks or several couples-counseling sessions. Cosmetic issues on the face and body are equally as easy for the team, who temporarily banish signs of aging with beauty injections such as Dysport and Restylane.
Even after 25 years practicing, Doctor of Chiropractic Mark McGregor continues to seek out new and innovative ways to improve the health and well-being of his clients. In addition to performing traditional chiropractic adjustments that alleviate back pain, he can administer body wraps that melt down cellulite, infrared-sauna sessions that encourage detoxification, whole body vibration to burn calories, oxygen therapy to aid in the metabolism of the released fat and LipoLaser technologies that emulsify extra fat. Clients can also opt for Mind Technology born from the cranium of Dr. Patrick Porter, who came up with a specialized recipe of light and sound therapies that can motivate subjects to remember more memories, stop smoking, sleep better, curve food cravings, make better food choices, and break emotional ties to food.
Stretching across immaculate greenery and pristine waters that run alongside Cape Cod’s Melody Tent, Twin Brooks Golf Course’s 18-hole, par 3 layout is a treat for players of all abilities. Only one hole exceeds 200 yards in length on the par 54 course, though the design still manages to fit in plenty of obstacles, including five ponds and 36 strategically placed sand traps, each one filled to the lip with soft Cape sand and disoriented sunbathers. Players who have stepped into the tee box recently may have noticed a difference: the teeing grounds have all been leveled, reshaped, and covered with new turf. The improvement is just one of many the course has undertaken in the last several months. Others include repairing the cart paths, upgrading the landscaping with railroad ties and new plantings, and reshaping the tree line along the fairways to make the course feel more open and remove potential obstructions. Players can expect a round to take between two and three hours, and Twin Brooks offers both pull carts and gas-powered carts for an additional fee.
Safety-trained staff man all aspects of Atlantis's clubs, whether stationed near the free weights and resistance machines or leading group classes in practices such as yoga and Pilates. Treadmills, stationary bikes, and stairmasters set pulses racing without the need to keep convincing oneself that the oven's still on at home. As high windows set indoor pools sparkling at the Braintree, Danvers, and Hyannis locations, tykes reclaim their amphibious heritage in swim classes and adults aggressively burn calories as they cradle tender joints in aqua fitness classes. Afterward, guests can put in an intensive lounging session in the steam room or sauna.
Patients first pop in to see Dr. Michael Bittrich at his more than 20-year-old dental practice, where he examines and preps teeth for the ghostly aesthetics of the Lumibrite professional teeth-whitening system. After taking impressions, Dr. Bittrich provides the custom-fitted bleaching trays that form the backbone of a sleek take-home whitening kit. During the at-home sessions, tarnished chompers are treated to a spring-fresh, mint-flavored whitening glaze, whose lingering impact can last up to five years. Whitening solutions absorb deep into pitted or harshly discolored studs for a bolder brightness, though they have trouble removing brownish or grayish stains. The teeth-whitening system helps to reverse effects of aging, tobacco use, or food abuse from ornery beets. While processing times vary from person to person, all patients leave his office with fresh mouths, improved appearances, and an eagerness to retake driver's license photos.
To help women achieve their fitness goals, the certified personal trainers at Get in Shape for Women focus on four areas: weight training, cardio training, nutrition, and accountability. Each of their small-group sessions are tailored to each exerciser. The trainers modify exercises to suit up to four ladies' fitness levels, beginning by calibrating 30 minutes of strength-training drills—such as free weights, lunges, and squats—to each student's abilities. Then, they do 25 minutes of cardio—the trainers might start beginners with a walk on the treadmill or light elliptical training, and challenge more advanced exercisers to high-intensity interval-training sessions for increased results.
The trainers supplement the group workouts with nutritional planning centered around the concept of eating six small, balanced meals six days a week. They set aside the seventh day for a bit of indulgence, be it eating a favorite sweet or lusting openly after bacon. To track ladies' progress toward reaching their goals, the trainers measure their weight and body-fat percentage every two weeks.