Aside from being a practicing dentist, Dr. Alex Frade is a member of several dental associations and a former Lieutenant Dentist in the Brazilian army. At his comfortable San Rafael office, he puts his nearly 20 years of diverse experience to work while performing a full range of preventative and cosmetic dental treatments, including teeth whitening, full porcelain veneers, gum lifts, and Tooth Fairy extractions. He and his staff take time to explain dental discoveries and treatment options with each patient, making appointments as straightforward and unintimidating as possible.
Though he focuses on treating nerve, joint, and muscle issues, Doctor of Chiropractic Jonathan B. Smith recognizes that spinal adjustments alone can’t bring about total wellness. That’s why he combines his efforts with experts in other fields—such as massage therapy, acupuncture, and rehabilitation exercise—to tend to clients’ myriad needs. After assessing clients’ issues with a thorough consultation and exam, he creates a treatment plan that may pull from multiple holistic techniques, such as cranial adjusting, nerve mobilization, and traditional adjustments.
If someone in the Santa Rosa area has nice, straight teeth, there's a good chance they've met the board-certified orthodontists at Bales Orthodontics. Since 1976, Dr. Thomas R Bales has refined the smiles of more than 15,000 patients. Today, he and his daughter, board-certified orthodontist Dr. Kathleen M. Bales, continue to customize orthodontic treatments for adults and children.
At Bales Orthodontics, Drs. Tom and Katie, as their patients know them, apply a number of techniques to nudge teeth into healthier positions. They expertly apply traditional braces and wires—a tried-and-true choice for kids and teenagers. But they also offer Lingual braces, which are hidden behind the teeth, as well as discreet clear braces, which blend with the natural tooth color. Drs. Tom and Katie are also Elite providers of Invisalign treatments, which straighten teeth invisibly with a series of clear, removable aligners.
With hundreds of locations across the country, Right Dental Group represents a collection of oral-health-care professionals who deliver a variety of quality dental services. The collective places an emphasis on relationship building—meaning patients can confess their most egregious toffee-apple trespasses while receiving a teeth scrubbing delivered with precision and understanding. Each of the dentists is prescreened for a consistent record of excellence and the ability to efficiently locate a cavity in a toothstack.
Jill Dailey McIntosh has always been intrigued by the human body and how it moves?so much so that she graduated in 1991 with a kinesiology degree and soon thereafter decided to open her own Pilates teaching studio. But it wasn't until years later that this curiosity would manifest itself in a single question: "How can one aggressively transform the shape of their body while still maintaining proper alignment of the spine?" Eventually Jill began to examine her diverse fitness background, pulling low-impact movements from ballet, Pilates, and even orthopedic-exercise routines to create the basis for her fitness style, The Dailey Method.
Now, more than a decade later, Dailey's fitness routine has ballooned into studios sprawled across more than 10 states and gained praise from Self, Allure, FitPregnancy, and InStyle magazines. Regardless of the location, instructors remain true to Jill's mission of offering a diverse series of exercises that focus on toning and lengthening the body while lengthening the spine and building strong core muscles.
Drs. Sara Creighton and Jared Pool take on inter-grin ailments with freshly minted technology and equipment at Washington Square Park Dental. Inside the specially designed modern office, ceiling-mounted TVs captivate patients reclining in cushy black chairs as oral experts examine chompers and penetrate enamel or jammed office safes with handheld digital x-rays. The dentists drill in the importance of prevention and patient education as they clean teeth and scour mouths for disease. Also specializing in endodontic care, bridges, fillings, and cosmetic procedures such as whitening and veneers, staffers unearth healthy smiles gleaming like a freshly waxed crystal ball. The eco-friendly, LEED-certified space welcomes clients into a chic waiting area flooded with natural light and bordered by a cocoa-toned bench.