As they stroll along the green, undulating grounds of the Marriott's Wildfire Golf Club, guests watch as a fire pit slowly comes into view. White sand golf hazards slope along the grassy surface, and rows of palm trees sway. Then, they arrive at their destination: Meritage Steakhouse. Inside, spotted cowhides cover chairs beneath cream-and-burgundy ceilings high enough to allow room for a black-tie food fight. Expansive windows complement meals with natural sunlight and landscape views.
All of this is the setting for the restaurant's main draw: steaks. Filet or porterhouse, dressed with b?arnaise or white truffle butter, paired with lobster tail or scallops, the steaks are filled with a soft textured tenderness that only comes from using the best aged, marbled cuts. Meritage operates on an organic, sustainable philosophy, and partners with a largely local community of farmers, fisheries, and artisans. All of the steaks hail from just two ranches?one in California and one in Colorado?that pride themselves on their cattle's vegetarian diets.
Over 15 years of practicing dentistry Dr. Brandon Kroll has learned to emphasize conservative intervention in all his services, which range from general dental procedures to cutting-edge orthodontia. His attractive office, which boasts an upscale waiting room, in-room TV screens, and few if any malevolent ghosts, provides a comfortable environment that puts patients at ease.
Dr. Elonia Lasku's dental training spans two continents. She began her education in her native Albania and finished it in San Francisco, where she garnered a National Dean's List Award and became Valedictorian of her class.
In the more than two decades since then, she has kept her skills sharp and her office up to date by embracing advanced dental technology. Her examinations ensure that teeth aren't just evaluated by her highly-trained eye, but undergo careful inspection by a high-resolution intraoral camera and digital x-rays. Aside from helping to identify decay, these tools are also invaluable as she strives to pinpoint cancerous tumors and mini marshmallows posing as molars.
Though An Elegant Smile Dentistry's 16 dentists are spread across nine locations, they all share a common philosophy of dedicated preventive care. The team, whose members have been lavished with numerous Top Dentist awards from Phoenix Magazine, earns its accolades by determining the specific needs of each patient's mouth. Although routine cleanings represent the bread and fluoridated butter of their approach, they also mend smiles with cosmetic and orthodontic services designed to keep aesthetics in line with good oral health.
The dentists at Union Hills Family Dental Care & Orthodontics care for patients' smiles with cutting-edge technology. They perform cosmetic and restorative services ranging from Zoom teeth-whitening treatments and custom-made veneers to implants and oral surgery. To detect cavities, staffers use a DiagnoDent laser diode, which pulses light energy into the grooves and fissures of teeth and reveals areas of softening enamel. The office is also equipped with a Cerec machine, which allows the dentists to make crowns or tiny ceramic coffee mugs on site.