The doctors at Alamo Smiles Dentistry understand that pain and dental offices seem forever linked. A large part of this perception, they note, comes from people’s fear of dental drills. Instead of relying on old-fashioned drills, the doctors there confront cavities with air abrasion tools designed to gently remove cavity debris without generating any of the high-pitched noises or heat of metal cutting tools. They back up this devotion to pain-free dentistry with a conservative approach, using thorough exams to track down decay and gum problems before they get a chance to hurt.
Drs. Dan Marcuse and Amruta Patel lead the team at Outreach for Smiles Family Dentistry, where the focus is on warding off tooth decay with patient education and regular checkups. But when treatments are in order, the staff is at the ready to fill in cavities or perform root-canal therapy. They also cater to busy kids through a mobile outreach program—Outreach for Smiles—in which the team travels to schools and community programs to dole out fluoride treatments and dental cleanings.
S.A. Kayak Rentals equips its patrons with paddles, life vests, and their very own watercraft for self-propelled jaunts over San Antonio's many public waterways. Paddlers simply pick up their equipment and select a launch point, such as the Mission Reach Zone on the San Antonio River or the dock at Elmendorf Lake Park. Whatever location they choose, kayakers can enjoy a peaceful float amid natural surroundings and wildlife, away from the city noise and the lifeguards who frown on kayaking in public pools.
Regardless of the doctor of chiropractic you see—Hollis Helms at United Chiropractic or Brad Cudnik or Keith Taylor at Pecan Valley Chiropractic—you’ll certainly be in practiced hands. Though they have more than 60 years of combined experience as chiropractors, the trio spends ample time refining their craft in postgraduate courses and training. Their treatment techniques vary slightly by office and include traditional spinal adjustments, decompression, massage, and therapeutic exercises, such as swimming in a pool full of aromatherapy oils.
Many dental practices claim to be family friendly, but Hernandez Dental Center takes that commitment a step farther than most. Run by the father-son team of Drs. Joe Hernandez and Joe Hernandez, Jr., the practice welcomes patients eager to tap into the pair’s 40 years of combined expertise. Whether they’re conducting dental checkups or executing complicated root canals or veneers, the dentists give each patient one-on-one attention in private treatment rooms. The office decor—from the floor-to-ceiling mural of a scenic lake in the waiting room to the wood-paneled hallway and treatment chairs whittled out of a single block of wood—evokes the great outdoors to ease pretreatment jitters.
The creators of the The Colorful 5K use the term ?run? very loosely. Less of a race, and more a celebration of the human spirit, The Colorful 5K encourages participants to dash, dance, prance, skip, cartwheel, or walk the course as they douse each other in vibrant hues that span the full spectrum. Each run also donates a portion of proceeds to a local charity, which range from Special Olympics affiliates and scholarship funds to city cleanup and beautification projects.