Arbor Ridge Vine & Grill boasts a pleasant atmosphere, where couples and familial clans can imagine themselves in the shade of vineyards that whisper helpful wine suggestions to thirsty ears. Saunter to the bottle-side of a 2008 Canyon Road cabernet sauvignon ($21) or a 2007 Glen Ellen white zinfandel from the Sonoma Valley ($15.95) before perusing a dinner menu of savory fare. The romance of mutual eating can be experienced as you and your date nibble opposing ends of mozzarella sticks ($4.95); sample the communal garden of a zucchini-and-red-pepper sandwich with grilled zukes, Parmesan, feta, oregano, and crushed pepper flakes ($8.75); or feed each other shrimp and grits accompanied by andouille sausage, yellow peppers, garlic, sweet onions, and jalapeños ($14.95).
At Kentucky Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center, board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons Drs. Thad Schulten, W. Ronald Harris, and Timothy Acord and their team of certified assistants use the latest techniques and technology to perform a variety of procedures. They specialize in treatments ranging from dental-implant surgery and wisdom-tooth removal to corrective jaw surgery, and monitor patients before, during, and after surgeries that feature intravenous (IV) sedation or outpatient general anesthesia. The skilled surgeons can also remove excess folds or under-eye bags with eyelid surgery, and use surgical or nonsurgical treatments to address sleep apnea resulting from an albatross-obstructed airflow.
The staff at The Smile Center knows a trip to the dentist can be stressful. That’s why it has leveraged technology to create a comforting environment for patients. HD televisions outfitted in each treatment room keep nervous thoughts at bay with shows, movies, or 3D images hidden inside the static channels. Flat-screen monitors are also outfitted in each room so dentists can easily display images when explaining treatment plans to patients. The office keeps its procedures updated as well, using digital x-rays to allow dentists to uncover any hidden maladies with less radiation than traditional treatments. And, a digital charting system enables the office to go paperless, saving trees and the cool clubhouses that perch in them.
The Kentucky Center for Orthodontics’ trio of doctors all got into orthodontics when they realized just how much a great smile can improve someone’s life. Dr. Douglas Durbin, the inventor of the Flosspik polypropylene interproximal dental cleaner, Dr. Thomas Garner, and Dr. John Huang enhance the smiles of both children and adults with Invisalign treatments, braces with clear brackets, and invisible retainers glued to the back of teeth. They use digital imaging to construct treatment plans, they avoid headgear whenever possible, and they never just pull out a tooth when it won’t cooperate. Under their steady hands, The Kentucky Center for Orthodontics has straightened the teeth of more than 35,000 patients, including Miss Kentucky USA 2009 Maria Montgomery.