At Pennsylvania Center for Dental Excellence, Dr. Leonard Tau—an American Dental Association member and one of Philadelphia magazine's Top Dentists of 2010—places special emphasis on patient comfort. Patients can indicate their preferences among myriad amenities, such as massage chairs and paraffin wax treatments, as they nibble and sip complimentary refreshments in the waiting room. During treatments, blanketed patients snuggle into massage chairs, unwind with music on loaner iPods, and watch DVDs on a flat-screen TV that obviates the need to bring a dentist to the movie theater.
Along with a team of experienced hygienists and assistants, Drs. Terrance Mahoney and Daniel Klauer keep patients of all ages grinning with general and cosmetic dental treatments that emphasize patient care. They believe it is important for patients to make informed decisions, which is why their website proffers advice and information through a newsletter, a blog, and videos that demonstrate how to properly brush or whittle a stick into a toothpick. Drs. Mahoney and Klauer’s care extends to their community through Give Kids a Smile and Dentistry From The Heart. The dentists also donate services to a local clinic, as well as make trips to Haiti and other impoverished countries to help underserved patients and wind-up novelty teeth.
With thorough examinations informed by more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Kevin Hancock hunts down the sources of ailments. Once he’s pinpointed the subluxation, slipped disc, or pinched nerve, he applies his well-trained hands. Gentle precision adjustments are designed to encourage the body to heal itself, eliminating the need for drugs or surgery.
Since Dr. Stanley Pearle opened the doors to the first Pearle Vision in 1961, the franchise has expanded to more than 800 stores nationwide. In these stores, optometrists assess the ocular health of patients before onsite opticians help them navigate the assortment of frames from brands such as Versace, Ray-Ban, and DKNY. If they're not in the store, clients can utilize the Try-On tool, uploading a photo to see what they or their dog looks like in different types of glasses. Pearle Vision also helps focus the world with contacts from Acuvue and Biofinity.
At Afdent, Dr. Roger Pecina and his smile staff ensure the long-term health of dental dandies with thorough exams utilizing digital technology, oral-surgery options, and cosmetic-dentistry services. During a comprehensive exam, a dentist checks teeth for cavities and stashed lollipops, as well as treats mouthbones to digital x-rays and full cleanings. The 90-minute Zoom! whitening treatment lightens teeth up to nine shades with a simple application of whitening gel and a special light, leaving enamel deposits a gleaming alabaster for up to six months. Though prices for other dental services vary widely based on factors such as tooth condition, oral health, materials used, and gum line-real-estate rates, the price for a single dental filling starts at $130, and Afdent offers free initial consultations and payment plans.
It’s difficult to hit a target from far away, which is why holes in one are rare and the Goodyear blimp has never been shot successfully with an arrow. Drive hard with a vengeance, thanks to this Groupon.
Expert instructors Jim Garrett and Tim Holt—a PGA professional—impart the fundamentals of driving and putting during a four-week program. The first three lessons last 1.5 hours, and the final lasts 2.5 hours. Though students may bring their own clubs, all necessary equipment will be provided. Choose from eight different sessions on the program schedule, one of which is ladies only; the first program begins on May 7.
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Instead of easing into a well-earned retirement after years in the restaurant business, Mike and Linda Rogers decided to embark on a new challenge: building a golf course. In 1989, they opened Juday Creek Golf Course, whose bent-grass fairways strike enough of a balance between challenging and accessible to have won the Indiana Golf Course Owners Association’s 2009 award for Indiana Golf Course of the Year.
Now managed by the couple’s daughter Michelle Wittig, the course’s emerald expanses continue to compel swingers of all stripes to lace up their cleated shoes and argyle garter belts. A journey across the course’s thirteen holes brings one face-to-face with manifold water hazards, many of which stand directly in the path to the putting green. There are 56 sand traps that raise the stakes of each game even higher, making for tough shots and partners who would rather build sandcastles instead of continuing on. Before or after games, golfers can take lessons and receive personal feedback from a pair of skilled instructors, one of whom is a PGA professional.
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