Mouth master Dr. Roberto Monteagudo brings more than 15 years of advanced dental experience to the task of dental maintenance and food-cruncher cleaning. Dental experiences at Monteagudo are as comfortable and nonthreatening as lounging on a tame lion skin—a previsit phone call gives Dr. Monteagudo's office the opportunity to learn tooth history and tailor the appointment to the needs of each individual mouth, followed by a visit with personalized care. The office's earth toned colors, soft lighting, and homey feel exude a calming influence, putting patients at ease. Teeth and gums are given the once-over, searched for evidence of gum disease, plaque, and mouth gnomes chipping away at enamel with tiny pickaxes, and then x-rayed to check for impacted molars and hidden tooth decay. With a clean bill of tooth health, the plaque-wrecking cleaning begins delicately devastating tartar buildup and brushing teeth to a blinding sheen.
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.
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.
• For $49, you get a Six Months Smiles exam, x-rays, and impressions (a $200 value) plus $500 off the braces system. • For $99, you get an in-office Whiter Image teeth-whitening treatment (a $300 value) plus 50% off take-home whitening trays.
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.
Market Place Dental's staff polishes and protects teeth from a freshly remodeled dental den. The teeth cleaning will first rid your teeth of plaque and clutter. Once enamel-deep beauty is achieved, a dentist will examine the mouth in search of decay or gum concerns, then take digital x-rays to decorate the office refrigerator.