Drawing from more than 25 years of experience working in the med-spa and cosmetic-surgery field, Kathleen Rocca harnesses her knowledge and skills as a clinical aesthetician at her own skincare and anti-aging haven: Eastlake Rejuvenation Center. Guests pass through a lushly landscaped patio area as they arrive for the noninvasive cosmetic treatments, including facials with red and blue LED light, body-contouring laser lipolysis sessions, or photofacials that use intense pulsed light to tighten lax skin loosened after one too many trips to the moon.
In addition to helping area residents look and feel better, Rocca stays involved with her community on a grander scale, sharing beauty advice on Fox 6 news and serving as the president of the?Bonita Business & Professional Association.
Shortly after completing a one-year Advanced Educational in General Dentistry residency at the Naval Dental Center in South Carolina and serving in the U.S. Navy, Dr. D. Young Pham headed west and established his dental office. There, Dr. Pham and his staff provide patients with an array of dentistry services, from routine cleanings to more complex Tooth Fairy translating procedures such as implants or full mouth reconstruction. They're also able to perfect pearly white smiles with treatments such as Invisalign or regular braces, teeth whitening and porcelain veneers. Dr. Pham keeps abreast of changes in current dental techniques and standard of care by attending post-graduate classes focusing in cosmetic, sedation, and implant dentistry. Dr. Pham is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the California Dental Association, and the San Diego County Dental Society.
Dr. Hector Gomez and his associates keep mouth healthy and looking good with their 80 years of combined experience. The dentists’ specializations include endodontics, oral surgery, periodontics, and orthodontics. Their routine checkups search teeth and gums for signs of disease, decay, and hidden sugar cubes. Dr. Gomez and his team also offer implants, IV sedation, conscience sedation, and pedodontics.
A trip to Dr. Ricardo Hernandez's office is a little like walking into the living room of a friend?albeit a friend who happens to be a dentist with more than two decades of experience. When patients arrive, they pick up a drink from the refreshment center. When they're called into the treatment room, they lie back and tune into a ceiling-mounted plasma TV and built-in headphones. Meanwhile, the chair's massage function blocks out any lingering reminders of the preventive or cosmetic treatment to come. Those treatments tend to be over swiftly, in any event: whitening sessions take just one hour, and tools such as digital x-rays and a cavity-finding device make routine exams quicker and more accurate.
Even kids look forward to a trip to Dr. Hernandez's dental practice?he's so focused on making them feel at ease that he wrote a children's book about visiting the dentist. On the companion CD, Captain Oral and the Toothbugs sing original songs about dentistry, rather than familiar old tunes such as "The Bicuspid Is Connected to the Jawbone."
By the age of 6, Dr. Dave knew he wanted to be a dentist when he grew up. The idea stuck, and today he stands at the helm of Coastal Dental Arts. True to its name, the practice has elevated dentistry to a near art form, lavishing patients with accoutrements such as flat-screen TVs and wireless headphones, and dentists set to work on teeth with high-tech tools. The practice uses Lava Chairside Oral Scanners to create 3-D mouth impressions, Invisalign orthodontics to straighten teeth sans metal brackets, and the Zoom! Teeth-whitening system to brighten smiles. Coastal Dental Arts prides itself on safety, which is why the practice is committed to following CAL-OSHA standards.
Working alongside Dr. Dave is Dr. Frank Mac, a member of the United States Navy Dental Corps. Although now stationed at Coastal Dental Arts, he still actively serves the Corps, tending to his duties as a staff oral surgeon at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot and traveling to the aid of any submarine that needs its teeth fixed.
Dr. Roya Niakiani and the dedicated staff of 6th Avenue Periodontics & Implant Dentistry specialize in implant dentistry and employ advanced surgical and cosmetic procedures to optimize smiles and protect mouths from gum disease and other oral illnesses. The team's digital panoramic x-rays and intraoral cameras diagnose mouths with high-definition imaging, and their powerful laser beams safely and swiftly perform thorough cleanings and precision oral surgeries.
The office, nestled deep within the bustling heart of downtown, is chic and cosmopolitan?its d?cor includes grids of illuminated frosted glass, ergonomic, high-backed chairs, and a space-age foyer lined with cool-hued wall panels. A cache of iPads, TVs, and headsets ensures optimal comfort during all appointments.