While the Funke Family Dentistry practice may have begun in 1928, there's absolutely nothing old about its approach to dental care. Although Dr. James E. Funke and his daughter, Dr. Laura J. Funke, carry on the family legacy of friendly service and lasting doctor-client relationships, they aren’t afraid of modernity. In addition to keeping a banner that reads “Welcome Robot Overlords” on hand, they greet the future by offering a selection of advanced dental services, using state-of-the-art equipment, and operating in a newly remodeled office.
Lynn Duncan is a proud perfectionist. “In this business, I’d have it no other way,” she says. At Lynn Duncan Permanent Cosmetics, the multicertified practitioner makes sure her clients' makeup is flawless—and permanent. She also offers microdermabrasion, teeth whitening, and eyelash extensions.
Though they hail from different corners of the world, Drs. Chuan Li, DMD, and Gerald F. Eagan, DDS, both pursue the universal goal of bright, healthy smiles. Doctors and staff—all members of professional dental associations and the Toothbrush of the Month club⎯stay up-to-date by taking continuing-education courses.
Inside treatment rooms equipped with digital sensors and intraoral cameras, patients can look out at Wauwatosa from ninth-floor windows as technicians perform gum treatments or place crowns on power-hungry teeth.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa 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 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.
Dr. John Olsen brings more than two decades of experience to every cavity he fills and every smile he fixes. He and his team have created an office that resembles a day spa more than a dental practice: pleasant music fills the air, an aquarium bubbles soothingly, and clients wait in massage chairs instead of standing in a long line leading up to the exam room. In addition to traditional preventative dentistry services, the Franklin Dental staff also offers Invisalign, porcelain veneers, and three varieties of teeth whitening.
With hundreds of locations across the country, Right Dental Group represents a collection of oral-health-care 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.