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.
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.