"I'm bored!" is probably the most common phrase uttered by children out of school for the summer. Even inundated with an abundance of toys, games, and technology, kids still want more. Instead of getting them yet another magical centaur, parents can keep their offspring occupied with one of Arizona Summer Camps's diversions. The camp teams up with a variety of local businesses to present a diverse array of summer camps to engage the minds and bodies of youths. The quality of instruction is top-notch, and the student-to-teacher ratios are kept low.
Kids can expand their horizons with science-driven experimentation in fields such as robotics or computer gaming, or break a sweat and a few boards in one of several martial-arts camps. Gymnastics camps bolster coordination and strength in wee ones.
Eric L. Kerbs, DDS, oversees each of My Family Dental Centers' 10 office locations, where his experienced staff practices general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services, including Invisalign, TMJ therapy, and in-office teeth-whitening treatments. Not content with resting on his laurels after earning his doctor of dental surgery from Virginia Commonwealth University and completing a one-year fellowship that focused on full-mouth reconstruction, Dr. Kerbs continually updates his expertise by furnishing each office with advanced equipment, staying on top of advances in his field, and periodically hiring a translator to help him interview teeth directly.
With hundreds of locations across the country, Right Dental Group represents a collection of oral-healthcare 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. A skilled doctor and their staff will skillfully probe forgotten mouth corners, eradicating tartar and expunging plaque from bacterial lairs. The included x-rays will help uncover any oral problem areas that cannot be seen with the shamelessly naked eye. After treatment, clients will be privy to tips that explain the proper brushing and flossing techniques to ward off gum disease and tooth loss, ensuring tongue-stoppers remain firmly rooted to the rest of the skeletal system.
For the last 10 years, Harris Dental has been Phoenix Magazine's "Top Dentist", as well as Miss Arizona USA's dentist, and walking through the doors of one of several Harris locations, clients can understand why. With new offices having recently opened, each space has a home-like feel, with cushy waiting room chairs and friendly and professional staff. Offering general family and cosmetic dentistry, Harris Dental provides everything from exams and cleanings to Invisalign straightening, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and dental implants. Clients sit in the comfortable dental chairs and curl up with blankets and pillows as they watch TV or listen to the music of their choice. Dedication to comfort and patient education is key at Harris Dental?the dentists here help to make teeth healthy and beautiful, believing that there's always a way to make smiles better without having to rob the tooth fairy.
Although Desert Sky Dental might seem like a run-of-the-mill dentist's office at first glance, a closer look reveals more. Among the beige walls and carpets are little touches designed to make kids feel at home: images of superheroes hanging on the walls and toys, a drawing table, and a bubbling fish tank in the lobby. Adults also divert their attention from the precarious action taking place in their mouths by setting their eyes on the overhead TV to watch movies or the latest episode of Barney and Friends. Led by Dr. Scott Gunnell, the staff specializes in general dental care, as well as cosmetic dentistry and implant restorations.
One hour. In the time it takes to watch one prime-time drama, the trained technicians at Pure White Lounge can whiten teeth by up to eight shades. Armed with a hydrogen-peroxide or carbomide-peroxide gel and a safe—yet powerful—LED lamp, the team transforms less-than-white grins into radiant smiles without the cold sterility of a traditional dental office. A rundown of proper aftercare—such as avoiding soda for 24 hours or using only crocheted mouth guards—concludes each treatment, guiding clients to up to two years of whiter and brighter smiles.