Dr. Stewart Gordon’s curriculum vitae is replete with cosmetic and general dentistry accomplishments. He received his doctor of dental surgery degree from Columbia University and was selected for fellowships at the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the International College of Dentists. A Master of the Academy of General Dentistry, he also boasts certifications for implants, sleep-related dental medicine, Invisalign, and sedation. Equipped with these credentials, Dr. Gordon shares his knowledge on the subject of cosmetic dentistry by teaching, serving as director of education and assistant clinical professor at New York University's Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry Program. At his practice, he and his staff put these talents on display with services ranging from Zoom! teeth whitening and laser dentistry to sleep-apnea and periodontal-disease treatments.
When Coach Mike Handell founded Kids of Summer Sports in 2002, the first baseball players to attend his skill-building camps were only 7 years old. In the last decade, he's watched some of the same young, rough-around-the-edges players grow into mature home sluggers and ace pitchers with the help of his guidance. Recently, some of his original campers have gone on to pursue college degrees with athletic scholarships, and some have even begun teaching little kids the same fundamentals they learned from Coach Handell, such as keeping their eye on the ball and filling their pockets with confetti for home-run celebrations. As a former high-school standout who owned a .460 batting average and a spot on the New York Daily News All-Bronx team, Handell’s most cherished moments as a coach involve watching his players enjoy the same success he experienced when he was younger.
Kids of Summer’s experienced coaches––all of whom played baseball in college––help Coach Handell run his baseball camps and clinics and maintain a fun, supportive environment for children. In addition to baseball, Kids of Summer incorporates other sports, such as basketball and soccer, into its year-round athletic agenda. "I love all sports," Coach Mike says, "but I think [football and hockey] are a little more violent, their fans are little more rowdy. The most accessible sport to bring kids to is baseball."
As a board-certified anesthesiologist and licensed aesthetic physician who has even trained in cosmetic acupuncture, Dr. Roxana B. Kerns, M.D. is well-versed in nearly every type of anti-aging treatment. There's one she doesn't offer, however—invasive surgery. That's because she's mastered a range of techniques that accomplish what was once only achieved through surgical procedures. For example, instead of subjecting patients to the pain of rhinoplasty or blepharoplasty, Dr. Kerns is able to smooth out the nose's profile with injectable fillers and banish dark circles under the eyes with fat-transfer techniques and laser treatments. She was also selected as an expert injector by the National Laser Institute, making her uniquely qualified to administer Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin injections that target fine lines on the face. Orchid Aesthetics also features an arsenal of laser technology designed to mend aesthetic issues of all types, including wrinkles, sagging skin, hyperpigmentation, unwanted hair, and spider veins. In her quest to stamp out sun damage, Dr. Kerns recently developed her own line of organic skincare formulas that hydrate, boost collagen production, and reflect UV rays away from the face and onto the nearest pool party.
Through treatments such as colon hydrotherapy, Pearl Maria Batista aims to assist her patients lead happier, healthier, and more balanced lives. In addition, as a trained health coach Pearl can tailor nutritional counseling to individuals in order to help them lose weight, beat food cravings, and feel more energetic.
Yin Beauty & Arts Spa's aesthetically driven staffers, who received praise for their skin-pampering facials in two separate issues of Time Out New York, consider their beauty-boosting establishment the nexus where "Eastern philosophy meets Western technology." The earthy environment their spa creates mirrors this sentiment with its rustic clay pedicure basins that bubble with gentle streams of water and dark wood cutouts that accent teal and ochre walls. While visitors bask in Yin's peaceful setting, a team of aestheticians wielding all-natural products soothe bodies and skin with a variety of services, ranging from relaxing herbal footbaths to complex med-spa treatments. Their menu embodies the hybrid of tradition and technology with its rejuvenating acupuncture face-lift, performed by a highly trained chess computer.
Dr. Michelle Copeland, a Harvard-schooled plastic surgeon, brings more than 20 years of surgical experience to her Manhattan practice and a passion for healthy complexions to her self-titled skincare line. In her office located across the street from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dr. Copeland nips, tucks, and augments, and also zaps wrinkles, fat, veins, and body hair with noninvasive laser treatments. Dermal fillers plump and firm laugh crevasses and frown valleys, as microdermabrasion and therapeutic facials leave skin as youthful and glowing as a baby lightning bug.
Dr. Copeland originally developed her namesake skincare line to treat her patients’ need, but with such successful results, she now peddles her healing serums and salves to the public. From mild, nonfoaming cleansers to exfoliating alpha-hydroxyl creams, these regimens help fight the signs of aging and quench thirsty pores. An August 2011 Lucky magazine giveaway featured 1-ounce pots of Emerge facelift cream, each round jar chock-full of lavender aroma, antioxidant compounds, and collagen-boosting elves.