A graduate of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Dr. Justin A. Leath is the type of guy who can make any activity fun, dentist visits included. At his all-digital practice in Rochester Hills, he performs everything from basic cleanings to emergency extractions while clients gaze at flat-screen TVs mounted in every treatment room. Cosmetic enhancements include porcelain veneers and professional teeth whitening. For clients who just can't relax, the office also offers two modes of sedation: nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and algebra textbooks on tape. To accommodate clients' busy schedules, Leath Dental books early-morning, after-work, Saturday, and Sunday appointments. For those who arrive at the office ahead of time, a modern reception area with black leather chairs, cold bottled water, and a single-cup coffee brewer make the waiting period feel more like an intentional stint of rest and relaxation.
Dr. Joseph Matievich and his staff routinely seek out education in the field's newest technologies, procedures, and techniques, bringing that knowledge back to Family Smiles Dental Care and using it to provide efficient, comprehensive care for patients. Some examples of the practice's modern equipment include digital x-ray machines, intraoral cameras, and laser systems specifically designed to treat the gums. This diagnostic technology is especially useful during basic examinations, which thoroughly check for any signs of trouble before they become serious problems. In the event of existing decay or damage, Dr. Matievich and his team can still help. Implants, porcelain veneers, and crowns replace chips or gaps, creating full and healthy-looking smiles.
To Dr. Daniel Mashni and his team, patients' comfort is just as important as their oral health. That's why they stock the office with the latest ease-enhancing advancements in dental technology—including digital x-ray scanners and a sterilization system that provides distilled, crystal-clear water for every appointment—and by thoroughly explaining all of the available options to their clients. The specialists might recommend general, cosmetic, or restorative dental care, although every service shares the common goal of leaving teeth healthy and sparkling. Veneers, implants, and crowns can all help seal gaps or conceal signs of damage, and Invisalign treatments even out teeth without the use of metal braces. The practice also offers in-office as well as at-home whitening procedures, which leave smiles as stain-free as the apron of the inventor of invisible ink.
Unlike the sun, who can't be bothered to give up his beauty sleep, Birmingham Tan keeps bronzing bodies till 9 p.m. on weekdays and offers convenient weekend hours to suit busy schedules. Staffed by a team of knowledgeable tanning experts, the salon maintains a fleet of Puretan and Suncapsule tanning equipment that baste pale skin with five varying levels of hue-shifting rays. Those hoping to avoid the synthetic beams can opt for a UV-free Mystic Tan session, which includes a brief instruction video that shows first timers how to operate the booth or use it as an emergency floatation device.
With four levels of UV tanning beds, three shades of airbrush tanning, in-booth teeth whitening, and anti-aging red-light therapy, Maui Tan is a one-stop shop for pre-beach beautification. UV beds do double duty when customers opt for teeth whitening; the stain-shooing formula is activated by the tanning bulbs' heat and light, which also attract moth-like tooth fairies for touchups. Antioxidant-rich, UV-free tanning elixir is layered onto skin by a human technician instead of a one-size-fits-all booth, helping to create a custom, natural look. Red-light therapy harnesses infrared beams designed to increase circulation, repair damaged skin, reduce joint pain, and smooth uneven pigmentation.
In the lobby, bright green leaves arc out of vases to visually pop against red walls, creating vibrant color contrast amid mod leather chairs. The spa is open seven days a week.
While others grow up wanting to be astronauts and firefighters, Dr. Winter dreamed of the dental arts. After he graduated summa cum laude from Eastern Michigan University, Winter encountered a strong gust of wind that filled his graduation gown and carried him just a few miles down the road to the prestigious University of Michigan dental school, where he continued his studies.
Dental technology has advanced quite a bit in the more than 25 years since Dr. Winter began practicing, but he and his staff at Progressive Dental Professionals pride themselves on staying abreast of the changes. Among the many services and amenities they offer today are realistic Lumineers, single-visit teeth-whitening treatments, and flat-screen TVs.