Dr. Nina Mojaver wants to make a trip to the dentist as convenient and stress free as possible. At GM Dental Arts, they keep themselves up to date with all fields of dentistry, ensuring they limit the amount of specialists and appointments needed. But staying abreast of multiple modalities doesn’t spread them thin; on the contrary, they were San Diego Magazine’s top pick for reconstructive, cosmetic, and general dentistry professionals in 2011. Further adding to the comfort of each visit are the offices themselves, which come equipped with TVs, plush blankets, and options for aromatherapy.
By the age of 6, Dr. Dave knew he wanted to be a dentist when he grew up. The idea stuck, and today he stands at the helm of Coastal Dental Arts. True to its name, the practice has elevated dentistry to a near art form, lavishing patients with accoutrements such as flat-screen TVs and wireless headphones, and dentists set to work on teeth with high-tech tools. The practice uses Lava Chairside Oral Scanners to create 3-D mouth impressions, Invisalign orthodontics to straighten teeth sans metal brackets, and the Zoom! Teeth-whitening system to brighten smiles. Coastal Dental Arts prides itself on safety, which is why the practice is committed to following CAL-OSHA standards.
Working alongside Dr. Dave is Dr. Frank Mac, a member of the United States Navy Dental Corps. Although now stationed at Coastal Dental Arts, he still actively serves the Corps, tending to his duties as a staff oral surgeon at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot and traveling to the aid of any submarine that needs its teeth fixed.
A soothing head-to-toe polish with warm Fiji butter, a vitamin- and mineral-rich algae body wrap: these are just two samples of the nourishing and relaxing treatments offered at SimplyPURE Esthetics. Here, the skin is the subject and smoothness is the goal. Skincare specialists coax glows from the face with European spa and anti-aging facials, draw out toxins with black Baltic mud treatments, and slough off dead skin with microdermabrasions and peels. They also make skin darker and smiles brighter with sunless tanning and teeth whitening—but not if they're your pet shark's teeth.
Trained and certified registered nurses dole out all the piercing, permanent makeup, teeth whitening, and skincare treatments offered at Body Art Salon, ensuring each service is backed by medical know-how and a professional appreciation for health and safety standards, which happens to be the salon's top priority. They stock their studio with high-quality body jewelry, such as nose rings, navel rings, and sterling silver onion rings, in order to ensure fast healing. And they send each piercing customer home with thorough aftercare instructions that help prevent infections. The team's permanent makeup applications use MRI-safe ink and last around five to seven years and provide a convenient beauty solution to those with medical conditions or busy schedules.
San Diego's Teeth Whitening Center streamlines professional whitening treatments into 45-minute sessions valid for anyone with healthy teeth and gums. The center replicates professional dental treatments with hydrogen-peroxide formulas—a common active ingredient in many professional treatments—and accelerates the whitening process with the application of cold-blue-light technology. Dedicated to helping clients achieve long-lasting whiteness, the center also distributes whiteness maintenance kits and enrolls clients in the White Smile Club, which includes discounts on follow-up sessions, enamel boosters, and instructions on how to smile in six different languages.
Kimberly Rockefeller opened The Rockefeller Center for Anti-Aging as a respite from daily life for members in her community. Inside the center, two licensed massage therapists, a nail technician, reflexologist, and holistic health practitioner help maintain clients’ high beauty standards. They dispense vitamin-rich oxygen facials, cover pelts with organic airbrush tans, and dress up keratin sheets during shellac manicures.
Tan N Sea’s experienced technicians bronze skin with natural, UV-free mists to help achieve warm hues in minutes. Clients can step into a Mystic Tan chamber, where a thorough spray lightly coats the body in 30 seconds with a solution that is augmented by moisturizing aloe vera and natural proteins. Alternatively, a friendly technician can customize airbrush tans by directing a handheld nozzle at harsh tan lines, or by adding extra layers of spray to second bellybuttons. The personalized application from the technician promotes streak-free coverage without orange tones. Most customers report that their epidermises begin to darken within two to three hours after the bronzing session.