An innovative, child-focused program pioneered in Korea, E.nopi's educational classes have enriched and enlightened curious kids for 30 years with individualized approaches that strive to understand the child’s point of view. Each class begins with a skills assessment to tailor instruction to children's strengths before launching into a fun and approachable lesson that may use learning aides such as colorful workbooks, whimsical wooden shapes, and entertaining audio CDs. New concepts are continually revisited in a variety of creative contexts to reinforce learned skills and keep ideas from taking their summer escapes to libraries in the Caribbean, and light, consistent take-home work is encouraged to keep intellectual elements flowing. Math classes stress critical thinking and problem solving to engage brainy bambinos in independent thought as they glean a better understanding of arithmetic, patterns, geometry, and more. Meanwhile, English classes streamline skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, resulting in the ability to lull parents to sleep with softly read news articles. Geared toward ages 3–14, each class is aligned to U.S. educational standards and can serve as educational enrichment, a supplement to regular schooling, or preparation for being a contestant on Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?.
The father-son team at the helm of The Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, Doctors George and Robert Rioseco, share 50 years and a commitment to maintaining both the health and appearance of their patients' teeth. Their mission is echoed in the Frank Lloyd Wright quote on the wall of the office: "Form and function should be one, joined in spiritual union." When coupled with the zen-like décor of the office, the dentists' levels of experience keep patients at ease. Much like a brain surgeon who works at night as an anti-brain surgery lobbyist, The Center for Cosmetic Dentistry leads a double life, functioning also as a training center where dentists from around the world come to learn about the latest dental technologies.
After earning her degree in dentistry at New York University and completing her residency, Dr. Michele Leone-Renne spent a year using her skills to treat underprivileged children in the South Bronx. These days, she continues to care for patients' teeth at her practice. Dr. Leone-Renne also helps patients to look their best with treatments such as porcelain veneers or injections of Botox.
Dr. Scott Asnis and Dr. Eric Echelman protect and enhance smiles with preventive and cosmetic services inside their office's sunny treatment rooms. Each room comes with DVD collections and televisions, headphones for personal music, and neck pillows, as well as warm towels and blankets for thawing evening dinners. In addition to patient comfort, knowing about the latest dental technologies is of the utmost importance to the dentists, who use a soft-tissue dental laser, VELscope oral-cancer screening technology, and cosmetic digital imaging.
Dr. Sitki Murat Dogus wants patients to feel comfortable. He and his team understand the kinds of anxieties that pass through patients' heads before events such as dental visits and asking favorite monarchs for their autographs. For that reason, the team sets patients at ease with their philosophy of active, open communication. The team listens to all concerns, and before conducting oral surgeries, implants, or root canals, takes time to explain each step in the procedure. Patients who are still nervous can relax with safe, effective sedation, such as nitrous oxide.
Dr. Dogus also passes down his knowledge of prosthodontics to future dentists as a clinical instructor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His own education also extends beyond his years of dental school with postgrad training in implant dentistry and a full-time residency in prosthodontics.
Using all-natural gels and fully customized tooth trays, Pro Smile Teeth Whitening brings professional-caliber dental treatments to homes across the country. After molding the kit to their own teeth?a process that takes just over a minute?customers fill the tray with gel and start their smile-brightening journey. Enhanced with an optional LED treatment, the whole procedure takes about 30 to 60 minutes a day for 7 to 14 days, and results last up to six months with regular brushing. The trays retain their shape permanently, so unless customers lose them or sprout a set of tusks, they can repeat the whitening process as often as necessary by ordering gel refills.