From within a locally owned practice, West Wilson Dental Group’s staff of certified dentists customize preventative exams, x-rays, and cleanings to keep grins glowing, and keep patients relaxed with luxury chairs and minimal time spent in the waiting room. During the initial exam, the tooth technician inspects bites for cavities, crowding, and leaky roofs with x-rays that scan for fissures and fault lines in teeth. Ivory refurbishers perform a professional cleansing and polish to remove gingivitis-causing tartar, bacteria-carrying plaque, and ink-filled Chiclets masquerading as teeth. Groupon customers in need of full-mouth x-rays to check up on wily wisdom teeth can receive them at a discounted price ($25 for an $85 value), or may purchase take-home teeth whitening trays ($79 for a $300 value) to achieve brighter bicuspids from the comfort of their own home or in-home dentist office.
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are dental specialists who treat conditions, defects, injuries, and esthetic aspects of the mouth, teeth, jaws, and face. Their training includes a four-year graduate degree in dentistry and the completion of a minimum four-year hospital surgical residency program.
Make the most of the summer's end and the school year's impending beginning at Maple Hill Sports Center, where gamers of all ages engage in friendly contests. The mini-golf course features a challenging layout of aquatic holes, complemented by amphibious floating golf balls to aid retrieval. Players can take a risk, putt for the win, and net back any failed attempts without dampening their doublet and breeches. At the Aeroball cages, trampolining foes go jump-for-jump, competing for ballistic superiority of the hybrid basketball-volleyball-moon-exploring sport. Back on Earth, ballplayers of all ages can swing away in one of the five baseball and softball batting cages, all of which come standard with options to raise, lower, or bowdlerize the pitching machine.
"[I like] giving my clients beautiful, healthy, stylish hair they can be proud of," says Angela Tuck, when asked about her favorite part of her job. One of seven talented stylists at The Villa Day Spa & Salon, she specializes in complicated chemical treatments, such as the Keratin Complex hair-smoothing service. Over the course of two to two-and-a-half hours, she deliberately banishes frizz and removes kinks from hair, leaving it glossy and manageable for up to five months.
Though the treatment takes some time, the soothing decor at The Villa Day Spa & Salon makes the wait more bearable. Warmly lit hallways lead away from the sunny salon to specialized rooms, such as the hydrotherapy soak room where a jacuzzi-like pool sits nestled between walls painted with seaside murals. The establishment even contains an old-fashioned steam sauna with fragrant wood paneling, giving patrons a private space where they can relax and cook vegetables simultaneously.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Keratin Complex Smoothing Treatment
Brands Used: Keratin Complex. Minardi
The Potter’s Hand offers a choice of three relaxing massage modalities in sessions tailored to each client's dorsal needs. Biotone lotion and oil are used during Swedish massages, and deeper, thoughtful steps are taken during deep-tissue sessions that focus on client comfort. Pregnant women who are past their first trimester can enjoy the benefits of the prenatal massage, which may include relief of backaches, reduced swelling, or a bonus baby. After sessions, freshly massaged physiques enjoy a respite from aches and pains, improved posture, and boosted lymphatic flow.
Sporting two distinct nine-hole layouts built more than 20 years apart, Ravenwood Country Club's 18-hole golf course boasts 6,264 yards of splendid fairways running alongside the stately grounds' cerulean ponds and misting fountains. The lengthier of the two, the front nine eases rusty swings and slow-to-wake irons into the round with a relatively open, gently undulating layout before clubbers must contend with the dramatic elevation changes, larger greens, and omnipresent water hazards that await in the course's second act. Before duffers return through the majestic double doors of the clubhouse, they must traverse the climactic 18th hole, a 385-yard par 4 with a stream stationed squarely in the landing zone of aggressive drives and local spacecraft.
Along with its picturesque par 72, Ravenwood Country Club encompasses a recently refurbished outdoor swimming pool and eight tennis courts flanked by covered spectator areas. Guests weary from days looping the course, lapping the pool, or combing the tennis courts for edible neon fuzz can retire to the club's dining facilities, which host everything from quiet dinner dates to lavish events and celebrations.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Length of 6,264 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating of 71.0 from the farthest tees * Slope rating of 125 from the farthest tees * Four tee options * Link to scorecard