At Preferred Dental Spa, tooth whisperers apply a specialty Zoom! gel onto chompers, which then bathe in focused, intense light in three 15-minute cycles. The 45-minute service causes minimal discomfort, if any, and brightens teeth up to eight shades more efficiently than holding a flashlight between teeth. Zoom! reports that with careful upkeep, results can last for years.
Appointments at Cosmetic, Sedation and Implant Dental are designed to be easy. Dr. Barry Jason offers a variety of sedation techniques for patients to choose from, which makes each dental visit a tranquil experience. Patients leave the office with healthy, restored smiles, but little or no memory of the actual procedure, helping anxiety-prone visitors.
Thirty years ago, Concerned Dental Care was founded with the philosophy that dentists should concern themselves with people first and foremost. The staff's dedication to their patients fueled the practice's growth, and today a team of dentists and hygienists adheres to that original vision as they set about their work tending to teeth at six different offices.
Friendly advice about oral hygiene accompanies each tooth cleaning. Low-radiation digital x-rays help the staff take a closer look at patients' dental health without shrinking themselves down and taking a hike through clients' molars. Then, the doctors work with their patients to address any problems by poring over the practice's sizable array of treatment options to find the right course of action. In addition to regular dental upkeep, the staff can shine up smiles with cosmetic services such as teeth whitening and porcelain veneers.
Dr. Shay Markovitch, one of the three dentists at Westchester Smile Design, has spent the past 15 years straightening, whitening and otherwise beautifying teeth. Specializing in cosmetic dentistry, he conceals chips and other damage with Lumineers—an ultra-thin take on porcelain veneers—and straightens crooked smiles with transparent Invisalign aligners.
Dr. Markovitch and his fellow dentists work alongside an orthodontist and oral surgeon to ensure teeth are both healthy and pearly-white, aided by the latest technology. Video diagnosis, for example, allows patients to see live footage from inside their own mouths and computer-generated projections forecast how teeth will look post-treatment, unlike taking a bite out of a Magic 8 ball.
As head pro at Riverdale Tennis Center, Arthur Bobko has ample opportunity to share his athletic prowess, amassed throughout more than 20 years as an instructor and backed by PTR and USTA certifications. Home to low-impact clay courts⎯which keep muscles healthy and sneak-attack hugs effective by cushioning steps⎯the shady center overlooks a majestic stretch of the Hudson River. The water's babble underscores thwacking at private or semiprivate lessons, adapted to accommodate all ages and skill levels. At demanding Drills & Strategy classes, coaches cultivate genial competition among groups that range in ability. During summer camp, teachers balance tennis and other sports with supervised dips in the onsite swimming pool and anti-rain dances. Athletes can rent courts and square off against a partner or host a birthday luncheon atop one of several outdoor patios. With racket-stringing service and free parking at the center, competitors have everything they need to practice backhand strokes until midnight strikes and the tennis balls turn back into pumpkins.