When it comes to pampering, the staff members at The New Image - Chowchilla Hair Salon have you covered from head to tie. Hairstylists capably tackle everything from haircuts and coloring to keratin treatments and extensions. Nail technicians, meanwhile, cover the periphery?hands and toes pop with color after a Rockstar nails treatment or a relaxing mani-pedi. Other beauty enhancements include tanning, facials, and teeth whitening, while massage therapists are on hand to subdue tense muscles and calm worried minds by perfoming bodywork treatments and the occasional lullaby.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
While many children and teens spend time deciding what they want to be when they grow up, Dr. Jeffrey Rice knew immediately. His father and grandfather were both dentists, and today he continues the lineage in an office that practices the full range of dentistry. He partners with three other dentists to form a qualified quartet that combines their specialties in implantology, endodontics, and cosmetic dentistry to restore the appearance, structure, and function of teeth.
The team emphasizes high-quality dentistry, and they demonstrate that commitment with treatments that are designed to last a long time. Their dental implants can look like and function as natural teeth for up to 20 years, thanks to their independence from neighboring teeth and the US Constitution’s lack of term limits for teeth. They also treat clients with amalgam and gold fillings that keep teeth chewing for more than 20 years, and their composite resin fillings give tooth holes 10-year reprieves while blending in with the rest of the tooth.
Though he has more than 25 years of dentistry experience in the city of Modesto, Dr. Wayne Yee isn't content to let these years stand alone when it comes to his expertise. In addition to his practical experience, it's the letters MAGD that point to something more impressive. MAGD stands for Master of the Academy of General Dentistry, a title whose requirements entail at least 1,200 hours of continuing education, the mastery of a sprawling, 16-discipline and 500-question exam, and the annual achievement of four times the amount of continuing education required for a state license.
As one of the few dentists to meet these rigorous standards?fewer than 2% of practicing dentists in the United States, Dr. Yee points out?Dr. Yee takes great pride in his practice. He strives to offer transparent dentistry to his patients, meaning he's invisible when he treats you. With a gentle touch, Dr. Yee uses the latest technology. He takes digital x-rays and imaging to capture accurate portraits of dental health, and operates intraoral cameras for close-ups of teeth and potential problems.
After earning his dental degree at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, Modesto native Galen Filbrun returned home to practice cosmetic, laser, and implant dentistry. Filbrun uses the latest effective techniques, such as laser therapy, to treat gum disease, disinfecting the gums while disintegrating diseased tissue. He also performs non-surgical root canals and can fit patients with dentures or wind-up chatter teeth. Cosmetic procedures and treatments available include teeth-whitening and porcelain veneers.
From the tip of the crown to the bottom of the root, Dr. Rashmi Beedubail specializes in restoring and maintaining virtually every part of the tooth. With more than 10 years of experience, Dr. Beedubail offers more than just a menu of general dental techniques. With a strong background in science, she also looks out for the well-being of her patients with services such as nutrition counseling and tobacco cessation.