Along with fellow tooth enthusiasts Dr. Lorraine Sirgany and Dr. Erin Thomas, Dr. Jeffrey M. Schwartz keeps smiles healthy, clean, and happy with regular checkups and polishings. An appointment begins with a gentle inspection, in which the dentist examines the mouth for tartar, gum disease, and forgotten passwords. Then, bitewing x-rays peek between the teeth and behind the enamel, where cavities sometimes lurk. The service concludes with a thorough cleaning to evict plaque and make pearly whites glow with pride. Like lunar eclipses, preventive visits last about an hour and can be scheduled for daytime, evenings, or weekends.
Long Island Laser Hair Therapy, a member of the HairLoss.com Association, stimulates hair regrowth for men and women with laser therapy alongside DHT-blocking supplements that sustain post-treatment growth. After a digital microscopic scalp analysis, clients recline in a cozy chair as a European-developed cosmetic laser rejuvenates flagging follicles. As the laser bolsters blood flow around the scalp, hair loss ceases in 93 percent of clients. The treatment can pump up hair volume by 25 percent and foster thicker, fuller hair for hair transplant clients and shedding Koosh balls.
Founded by former UFC welterweight champion Matt "The Terror" Serra, Serra BJJ challenges students of all ages with different levels of Brazilian jujitsu, as well as Muay Thai, kickboxing, wrestling, and conditioning classes. Passionate instructors lead small group sessions from within two spacious facilities, which together, boast more than 7,500 square feet of mat space and modern locker rooms. The Serra BJJ facilities also equip professional-grade Muay Thai striking bags, and at the Huntington location, fighters can train inside a full octagon cage.
Dr. Robert J. Mittman and Allergy, Asthma, & Sinus Care’s experienced ear, nose, and throat specialists inoculate patients against influenza with safe flu vaccines. In the 10-minute appointment, patients relax as technicians quickly and efficiently deliver the shot, which will fend off cold-weather illnesses and turn the purest of heart into Captain America. This season’s flu shot, which contains killed flu viruses, guards against both the seasonal flu and the 2009 H1N1 virus. Some patients may experience mild side effects such as soreness, swelling, or redness, which usually disappear within one to two days. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that people 6 months of age or older receive a flu shot.
For Dr. Jason Bart, Optometry isn’t just a career, it’s a family legacy. His father, Dr. Arnold Bart, founded Ultra Vision Optical in 1974 when Jason was just five months old. Growing up around the office, Jason was inspired to follow in his father’s footsteps, even attending his father’s alma mater, Pennsylvania College of Optometry, before joining his dad on staff in 2000. Today, he stands at the helm of the established business, bringing modern updates that include computer vision analysis, LASIK consultations, and the latest monocle styles.
A specialist in multi-focal fits, Dr. Bart performs all eye exams and contact fittings in-house, checking overall eye health while testing for diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. He then lets clients loose in the showroom, offering guidance as they choose from a selection of 1,500 frames that includes styles from top brands such as Michael Kors, Ray Ban, and Gucci. The shop also stocks a range of contacts to fit clients' needs, as well as a full line of eyeglasses accessories such as chains, cleaning products, and teeny, tiny bow ties.
Grand Master Yeon Hwan Park draws from experience gained while earning a ninth-degree black belt as he focuses students’ bodies and minds. At YH Park Taekwondo, he and a skilled team train pupils from beginner to black belt in the art of tae kwon do, a Korean martial art that teaches the duality of inner harmony and physical defense using fluid movements of the fists and foot fists.
Grand Master Park learned his skills in his native Korea, where he became the undefeated national tae kwon do champion from 1971 to 1975. He also served as vice president of the United States Taekwondo Union and coach of the U.S. Olympic and Pan American team. In addition to his practical mastery of the sport, Park has published 12 books on its theory, including Tae Kwon Do: My Life and Philosophy and Tae Kwon Don’t, How to Avoid Conquering the World.
Dancer, gymnast, and fitness enthusiast Cathy Wagner teaches clients to twirl their way toward confidence and leaner limbs during 60-minute pole-fitness classes. In Intro to Pole, students learn the fundamental grips and maneuvers of pole workouts without the awkward explanations involved in spinning outside a neighborhood barbershop. Spin, Climb, Flirt classes combine holds and descends with sultry floor work, and Cathy's trademark Pole Burn workout gives students a full-body sculpting session by centering traditional aerobic exercises and stretching around the pole. Guests are encouraged to bring their own music to fuel rhythmic end-of-class routines. For ease of movement, Cathy recommends that pole-hugging pupils wear snug clothing and outlaws lotion, jewelry, and magnetically charged leotards.