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.
Dentists Jessamine Sunglao and Nelson Deleon create healthy, glowing smiles with general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry and thoughtful, personal treatment. The digital x-rays the doctors employ to detect any abnormalities use safer, less harmful rays than their standard counterparts. Painless anesthesia from Milestone can comfort patients who fear the needle. Email- and text-confirmed appointments help busy patients work dental care into their packed schedules. Both doctors tend to general checkups, dental exams, Zoom! teeth whitening, and root-canal therapy. Dr. Deleon also offers orthodontics, and gives patients the option to straighten teeth with ClearCorrect invisible aligners or the old fashioned way of using plaster casts.
Dr. Alexander Liu, an Ivy League–educated tooth tender with a background in oral surgery, helms the team of dental specialists at Otay Lakes Dental Group. The family-oriented office scouts mouths young and old for periodontal concerns and draws from a tool belt of advanced technological devices to boost smile health and aesthetics. The team uses digital x-rays to cut down on radiation exposure, intraoral cameras to diagnose hard-to-see issues, and electric hand pieces that remove decay faster than traditional methods or cease-and-desist notices. Dr. Liu offers options for dental concerns of all kinds, from teeth-whitening measures to root canals to dental implants, all of which occur in tidy treatment rooms.
The Hawaiian shirt he wears to work says a lot about Dr. Albert W. Nottoli and his practice. He's at ease in his environment, and he instills patients with a similarly relaxed demeanor as he performs general, restorative, and cosmetic services with a gentle approach. In fact, his whole staff sports Hawaiian shirts, maintaining an upbeat vibe that's reflected in the office decorations that change monthly with the holidays. Whether saving teeth with nearly painless root canals or filling cavities with composites that match tooth color, he makes sure patients are as comfortable as possible, even calling to check in on them after more complex procedures such as dental implants or fang extraction for retired werewolves.
You could go to dental school four times and still not possess the decades of experience that A. Gerald Michels, DDS does. In the more than 40 years he’s been a dentist, Michels has learned what approaches work best in a dentist’s office. That’s why he strives for meaningful communication with patients so they’re active participants in their own treatment. At Affinity Dental of La Mesa, Dr. Michels teams up with his son, Paul Michels, DDS, to provide a host of advanced procedures that keep smiles gleaming and mouths healthy. Invisalign, teeth whitening, implants, and cleanings benefit from modern-day equipment such as digital x-rays and intraoral cameras. Throughout it all, the staff keeps patients well informed about their dental health with thorough communication and comfortably at ease by ensuring routine cleaning procedures sound just like ocean waves.