Joan Krueger—a certified hypnotherapist who has been practicing since 1994—has her own metaphor to describe the subconscious mind: she likens it to a filing cabinet filled with the programs that help you function. She believes the key is to rewrite the programs, changing the information so we can function in different ways.
At Joan Krueger Hypnosis, she helps to change habits such as smoking cigarettes overeating, or biting your fingernails. She does this by bringing clients into a relaxed state during which their subconscious mind becomes receptive to suggestions. She then delivers the suggestion that will enable you to create the changes you desire. Krueger claims a high success rate: according to her website, 80% of clients are able to quit smoking after just one visit.
A love for music, the outdoors, and the Cardinals isn't quite enough to keep Dr. Eric Dankoski, Kirkwood Dental Care's lone dentist, away from the tools of his trade. While working, he makes a point to keep patients informed and at ease, chatting about his wife, kids, and dog, or perhaps explaining why all dentist chairs are stuffed with warm cotton candy. Patients can prepare for their visit by reading up on teeth at the online dental-education center, then surprise the staff—who develop their own know-how in conferences and seminars—by describing gum disease.
There are only 417 associate fellows of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. University Dental Care’s Dr. Samir Ruvinov is one of them. He and Dr. Shirley Dillard combine 46 years of experience, and they put that experience to work delivering patients the most comfortable and pain-free treatments possible. To do that, they employ the latest tools available to them, such as rotary endodontics, which is an electrical handpiece that allows them to accomplish root canals more efficiently and with less discomfort. They also capture 360-degree views of the mouth, head, sinuses, and bones with Panorex, giving them the advantage of identifying oral-health concerns with greater ease than standard x-rays. Specializing in everything from implants to whitenings and Invisalign’s clear plastic teeth aligners, they perform all manner of general, surgical, and cosmetic dentistry—unlike a Blu-ray edition of C-SPAN’s Book TV, their technology does not go to waste. For patient convenience, the dentists offer Saturday office hours and online appointments.
At Creve Coeur Dental, Dr. Humaira Rosinski—a former dentist in the US air force—draws on years of experience to perform emergency dental reconstructions as well as regular cosmetic and preventive dental work. The office's long list of services includes teeth whitening and Invisalign as well as installing dental implants and crowns.
Dr. Matthew Howard's mouth-side manner and wide-ranging dental know-how has earned him a walls-worth of praise and recognition, including the American Association of Endodontists award among others. He and his supporting cast restore dimming grins to vibrant luster with a comprehensive line-up of dental services. They put the kibosh on gum disorders and other maladies with routine exams, escort plaque from teeth with regular cleanings, and eliminate oral distractions with extractions. Certified in Lumineers technology, Dr. Howard can neatly arrange teeth with traditional orthodontics and newfangled Invisalign braces that are clearer than the invisible man swimming in a pristine lake. The staff further augments smiles with cosmetic techniques such as teeth-whitening and implants, and they strive to educate clients on preventative-care to keep oral health in check.