Apart from making our lives more efficient and ensuring that we can more easily answer nuanced questions about Golden Girls plotlines, technology can make us feel comfortable. At DMG Dental Design, Dr. David Myaskovsky grasps this modern concept and constantly seeks out innovative tools that expedite his procedures and set his clients at ease. In addition to low-radiation, digital x-ray systems, he outfits his treatment rooms with ultrasonic cleaning technology and laser cavity finders, which can more accurately detect decay before it causes extensive damage. The office also stocks the means for cosmetic treatments, from porcelain veneers to Zoom! teeth whitening.
Yet apart from technology, old-fashioned friendliness and a few amenities still help. At DMG Dental Design, a visual playground of glass sculptures entices the eye, with sconce lighting that resembles blue sea urchins stuck to the wall and an open treatment area divided by rectangles of opaque orange and green. Visitors can also augment their appointment by watching television, listening to music, or practicing their proficiency at speaking only in vowels.
The team at Progressive Dental Group regularly trains on the industry's latest technological developments to make their services as effective and pleasant as possible. Seattle-area natives and University of Washington School of Dentistry alums Drs. John Skibiel, Ranjiv Hayre, and Adam Berry call upon more than 35 years of combined experience as they provide cosmetic and family dental services, including single-visit CEREC crowns, dental implants, porcelain veneers, and teeth whitening. Dr. Berry was named a top area dentist by Seattle Met magazine in 2011.
Striving for patient comfort and entertainment, the crew outfits each treatment room with flat-screen TVs and WiFi access. The office's welcoming reception area invites clients to relax in plush armchairs arranged around the stone counter. A cozy fireplace warms hands in cold weather and eagerly consumes candy bars before they have the chance to induce cavities.
At Equine Life Solutions, the knowledgeable, centaurian instructors focus their teaching efforts on more than simply learning to command a horse. During their customized lessons and camp sessions, they instill in their students the importance of safety, as well as building trust and emotional connections with their steeds to overcome riding anxieties and enjoy their rides more fully. Trail riding basics and horse care techniques are practiced alongside the setting and building of riders’ expectations of themselves and the horses to foster positive relationships with the kind, gentle creatures. Instructors also teach young riders a number of additional skills during standard and knight-themed camps, including leadership skills, how to conquer stable chores, and even swordsmanship.
A certified health specialist, Shane Yama longed to provide people of all ages and incomes access to affordable and effective workouts. So, with a degree in exercise science, he founded For U Fitness. Today, Shane and his team of a dozen or so certified personal trainers travel from Seattle to Spokane to Portland to residents custom training plans. Taking into account the client's age and fitness abilities, the trainers design sports performance, strength training, and even “mature adult” workouts to help customers meet their goals.
Though Fusion Hot Yoga's philosophy emphasizes the release of the ego, it's hard not to feel special in Fusion’s heated studio. The instructors—each of whom brings a different teaching style to classes—dole out personalized tips during Hatha and power Vinyasa sessions. They also remain after class, answering students’ questions while they extinguish the coals within the walls. By helping every visitor to discover the mental and physical benefits of hot yoga, the staff recalls their own journeys from such backgrounds as competitive gymnastics and service in the Navy Reserve.
In addition to the quality of its teachers, the studio's setting also probably contributed to its ranking on KING5’s Best of Western Washington list, where it was voted second of 96 nominees for the area's Best Yoga Studio. The space's antibacterial, Tatami-textured floor cushions feet to counteract slipping, and dressing rooms with showers permit guests to rinse off after lessons. At the onsite boutique, shoppers can purchase mats, healthy refreshments, and baking thermometers that tell them when their partner is ready to cool.