Baker Cosmetic & Family Dentistry's office emphasizes patient comfort—a philosophy that's reflected in its white and baby-blue walls, wall-hung paintings of beachfronts and dolphins, and aquarium swirling with colorful clownfish. Patients of Dr. Baker have reason to feel at ease—he's taken several postgraduate training courses in areas such as oral sedation and bone grafting, and outfits his office with the latest in dental technology, such as digital x-rays that reveal bone health while reducing the radiation emitted by up to 90%. His laser-cavity detection espies decay that, like a mother's metal endoskeleton, can be invisible to human eyes.
A beautiful smile isn't just a showpiece; it's a key to happiness and success, according to Dr. George Hitzel. Bolstered by a staff of caring and attentive hygienists, assistants, and in-house lab techs, the Georgetown-trained Dr. Hitzel and fellow dentists treat tooth troubles and teach patients how to prevent them with oral-hygiene pointers.
During prophylactic cleanings, powerful polishing brushes remove plaque from teeth, and x-rays locate cavities hidden between the teeth or beneath the gum line. In addition to warding off tooth decay and gum disease, the dentists enhance choppers' aesthetic appeal with cosmetic services such as crown, bridge, and Zoom! Whitening.
Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the services. These friendly automatons facilitate everything from hydro massages and oxygen therapy to spray tanning and luminous facials, as well as Planet Beach's signature take on tantastic UV therapy. Each machine is designed for a specific service, which makes it the ultimate expert and keeps it from developing the ability to cry. Advanced spa services, such as hydro-derma fusion, sauna time, hydro massage ($40 per session), and luminous facials ($40 per session) provide opportunities for sweating, moisturizing, and photoskinthesis.
Even dentists get toothaches. Director of The Dental Emergency Room Dr. William Jamolych knows how torturous tooth pain can be, having suffered unexpected dental emergencies himself. He and his staff keep the clinic open 365 days a year, even on important holidays such as Christmas and Super Bowl Sunday. Besides treating the sudden ache or broken tooth, he and his staff also perform routine exams, cleanings, and cosmetic procedures.
Dr. Kristine Marshall, a graduate of Northwestern University's dental school, followed in her grandfather's footstep by earning her dental degree in 1993. Since then, she's practiced both general and cosmetic dentistry and enhanced her expertise at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. Armed with the latest dental technology, from digital x-rays to laser-assisted treatments, Dr. Marshall examines teeth, whitens smiles, and performs full-mouth reconstruction. Her friendly and compassionate approach quickly puts patients at ease, while her Jedi mind tricks lure mouths into opening up and saying "Ahh."