Soraya Acevedo, DDS and her team at Acevedo Dental Group know that using the most technologically advanced treatments often enhance patient comfort and convenience. As a member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, she seeks out the latest industry innovations, including laser gum-disease treatments that avoid the use of shots and drills. In the Laser WPT process, Nd:Yag and Er:Yag energy removes the diseased gum lining, increases the body's healing response, and erases calculus problems or other scribblings from the root surface. Dr. Acevedo also quickly restores teeth with same-day crowns and straightens smiles with clear, removable Invisalign aligners.
At Dentalville, a staff of professional gurus calms jangling nerves in wary adults and children with friendly, comfort-focused patient care. The dentist performs a thorough periodontal probing to test the resiliency of teeth, gums, and vestigial tongue tentacles, noting the locations of trouble spots and old dental work. The mouth-bone specialist then screens for oral cancer, cavities, and imbalances in patients' bites with a 60-second corncob-chewing test.
Montebello Barnyard Zoo's animals are like rock stars, touring local homes and meeting places for one-on-one encounters and shows. Pony rides headline this traveling attraction, which also incorporates a petting zoo with various farm animals: goats, sheep, chickens, and even a llama.
The animals still spend the most time at their home venue, however. Here, fenced off areas contain larger animals such as cows and zebras, who always show up to work wearing the same black-and-white outfits. Bales of hay, wooden barrels, and a large, red barn create a rustic setting for picnics and birthday parties. Nearby, a merry-go-round spins endlessly and a truck—decorated to resemble a locomotive—pulls train cars on a tour of the grounds.
Whittier Narrows trains and nurtures novice and advanced tennis players with its roster of iTennis lessons, USTA adult league teams, and well-kept courts. Each of Whittier Narrows’ 16 courts are painted U.S. Open shades of blue and green to emulate professional play and increase ball visibility, and are fully lighted for nighttime and solar eclipse play. Tennis center memberships entitle players to complimentary perks such as a one-hour drill clinic, a racket demo program, weekly stroke clinics, and free ball machine rental (during off-peak hours), as well as a 10% discount in the pro shop and discounts on classes. After rinsing away sweat and lingering grunts in the men’s and women’s locker rooms, an airy member lounge invites athletes to relax on a leather couch and enjoy wireless Internet, a flat-screen television, and refreshments.