Delusional Shears Salon’s team of beautifiers revivifies bods from toes to beehives with services included haircuts, spray tans, and teeth whitening. Fueled by professional-grade products from TIGI Catwalk, Joico, and Paul Mitchell, Delusional's stylists renovate worn-out scalps, snipping away split ends or shaving designs such as sports logos or favorite texting abbreviations into ’dos. The team’s nail techs also mend ragged nails, covering damage with boldly colored acrylic extensions.
After several years as a clinical chemist, Richard Amstadter decided he would rather treat patients than work in a lab. So he enrolled at the University of San Francisco School of Dentistry, the first stop on a path that culminated in his own Modesto practice. His services—personalized for every patient—range from routine dental-hygiene checkups to fitting mouths with crowns, veneers, and Invisalign braces. To ensure comfort every step of the way, he relies on tools such as digital X-ray machines and CAD/CAM technology, which swiftly manufactures crowns so patients needn’t schedule multiple visits or erect a campsite in the waiting room.
A member of five prestigious dental associations, Dr. Scott Winter renovates mouths with state-of-the-art technology turning yellow, stained teeth sparkling white. The dedicated doctor of dentistry whips up custom-made mouth guards that fit teeth precisely, ensuring rogue canines can’t escape from the stain obliterating clutches of the whitening agent. Patients receive an ADA-approved peroxide gel to coax the yellow from teeth in case your coffee-baited mousetrap fails. Chompers may be revamped with whitening gels intended for use twice a day for two weeks or for overnight use for one to two weeks. Whitening may leave teeth a bit sensitive for a short period of time, but sensitivity should fade after the treatment ends.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.