The entrance to Bay Pediatric & Adolescent Dentistry has two doors: one is regular size, and the other is roughly half that size, designed especially for kids, the office's main clientele. Both doors open to Bay Pediatric's youth-minded practice, which is complete with play areas in the waiting room and ceiling-mounted TVs in the treatment rooms. Dr. Wells Hammock, who graduated from UAB's Dental School and completed his pediatric dental residency at the Boston University Henry M. Golman School of Dental Medicine, oversees a staff of licensed hygienists and general dentists. Together, their pediatric-dentistry services treat a range of patients, from 6-month-olds to 21-year-olds.
At Northcutt Dental Practice, a team of experienced dentists and hygienists beautifies, heals, and lengthens the life of teeth with routine checkups and cleanings, as well as cosmetic and restorative procedures. Inside the inviting office, surrounded by a full-length covered porch lined with hanging ferns and cozy rocking chairs, treatment rooms are adorned with vintage ads, collegiate decor, and the latest in dental technology, including digital x-rays, laser treatments, and intraoral cameras. As a testament to their commitment to the community, the staff regularly donates its time to Dentists with Heart, an outreach event that provides much-needed free extractions to patients unable to afford them.
Moroccanoil and Coppola haircare products can be found in the hands of Studio 114's stylists, and in the newly coiffed hair of their clients. Aestheticians also pamper clients with airbrush makeup fit for a night on the town, and imbue skin with UV-free spray tans. The full-service salon tops off revamped looks with teeth-whitening services and hair extensions long enough to double as a hula skirt.
Sensible Dental’s founders, Drs. Andre and Jessica Bruni, oversee a handpicked roster of dentists and tooth technicians that leads visitors to enamel excellence with personalized cosmetic and general services administered in an ultramodern office. Lead doctor Miriam Perdomo, DDS polishes and primps smile accessories with skilled precision. A diverse menu of procedures—which includes dental cleanings, teeth whitening, and oral-cancer screenings—keeps cuisine crushers in fine fettle with the help of advanced technology such as digital x-rays, intra-oral cameras, and cavity-detecting lasers. To maintain each patient’s comfort, treatment rooms come furnished with TVs, blankets, and noise-cancelling headphones to drown the sounds of symphonies played on dental floss.
The aestheticians at Bliss Spa & Nails work studiously to exfoliate skin, cleanse pores, and reduce fine lines around lips and eyes. Besides offering facials, the team waxes away unwanted hair and provides massage therapy that incorporates trigger-point and deep-tissue techniques to relieve bodies of stress and pain.
Though their canvases are small, Bliss Spa & Nails' nail technicians create stunning designs. Their nail art runs the gamut from sparkly polishes and candy-striped patterns to nail-size reproductions of the Sistine Chapel's ceiling. The team’s nail mastery extends to more traditional procedures, including mani-pedis, acrylic nails, and chip-resistant Shellac polish.