Hawaiian-print curtains welcome clients to Suki Day Spa's shabby-chic Fourth Avenue location, where bamboo screens flank cream-colored sofas in wicker or leather and a vast painting of a red blossom reflects punches of crimson in the throw pillows and fresh blooms. The long, lean space reaches beyond the plush pedicure chairs to a hallway with private rooms, where spa treatments such as massages, facials, and spray tans gloss clients' guises more effectively than daily slatherings of vaseline and glitter.
Knowing that an informed patient makes a healthier patient, dentist Shira Shasho often lets guests hold a mirror while she is working so she can explain the what and how of her technique. At Edent, Dr. Shasho combines this edifying philosophy with advanced technology and pleasant comforts. Intraoral cameras capture detailed images of the mouth, which can then be displayed for the patient to view. Each station is also equipped with an LCD TV, cable, and stereo headphones so patients can catch up on their favorite TV shows while technicians handle the soap opera being played out between teeth and gums.
Even after graduating from college with a dentistry degree, Dr. Pratima Gowdar was not finished with her education. She has spent her tenure as a dentist learning advanced techniques in continuing-education courses. Those skills are employed at her practice and include extractions, implants, dentures, and Invisalign straightening.
Dr. De Meyer and Dr. Gernhofer traveled from sea to sea as dentists in the U.S. Navy, both sailing home with Navy Commendation Medals for meritorious service. Since washing the salt from their hair, they've begun treating the teeth of landlubbers and the baleen of beached whales. Drs. De Meyer and Gernhofer attend continuing-education programs to keep their general, orthodontic, and surgical services up to date. In a series of testimonials spoken from sparkling mouths, patients have praised the dentists for their skill, honesty, and bedside manner.
For Dr. Masha Mirkin, painting and dentistry go hand in hand. Both require delicate hands, an attention to detail, and an appreciation of symmetry. Painting is a pastime, dental work has been Dr. Mirkin?s full-time passion for more than 25 years.
Dr. Mirkin favors taking a collaborative approach with her work, using intraoral cameras to educate clients about their dental health and any necessary procedures. Along with cleaning or whitening teeth, she can strengthen smiles by installing metal-free fillings, crowns, or offering invisalign treatments. The office also offers an in-house insurance program as well as care credit for future treatments.
At Infinite-Smile, an experienced dental technician guides patients through one-hour teeth-whitening treatments designed to brighten teeth by up to 10 shades in a single session. After applying a plant-based hydrogen peroxide gel, she hovers a special LED lamp emitting cold blue light in front of the exposed teeth for 15–20 minutes. The procedure activates the gel to lift stains effectively so that clients don't have to duck under a janitor's floor buffer. Patients can also opt to add the optional rehydration and remineralization treatments, which help reduce tooth sensitivity.