Dr. Randall Medefesser of Camilo Riaño Orthodontics brightens patients' smiles quickly and efficiently while reducing the practice's environmental impact with paperless statements, bamboo flooring, and recycled-glass tiles. LumaLite whitening edits out tooth blemishes without the traditional rubber eraser during three 15-minute sessions. After a screening, Dr. Medefesser coats bicuspids and their cohorts in a gel before catalyzing it with a specialized light to whiten chompers by up to eight shades. Patients depart the dental offices with gleaming mouth pearls after roughly one hour of treatment. Some whitening patients experience minor tingling sensations when drinking cold liquids or brushing their teeth with a feather.
Patients at Randhawa Dental Corporation open wide to place their dental health in the capable hands of highly skilled dentists and their staff. Studying dentistry in India, Australia, and the United States has equipped Gurjit S. Randhawa, D.D.S., M.D.S., with skills that earned him the title of Best Cosmetic Dentist in KRON4's Best of the Bay 2009, 2010 and 2011 awards, making it the third year in a row that he has won. He is also an Elite Preferred Provider of Invisalign, who enjoys a "Top 1% in North America" ranking because of his extensive experience with the Invisalign system. Dr. Randhawa joins the other dentists—including his wife, Dr. Aneet Randhawa—to coddle teeth with general and specialist dental services.
Dr. John VanCamp believes that beautifying patients' smiles is the third thing a dentist should do. More importantly, he believes that dental care should improve holistic well-being throughout the entire body by stemming the spread of infection, and then preventing future outbreaks. He refers to this treatment philosophy as minimally invasive dentistry: a progressive system of techniques intended to restore form and function before aesthetics.
To better accomplish these goals, Dr. VanCamp routinely seeks out innovative technology for his practice. Digital x-rays take quality images while emitting a small fraction of the radiation of traditional x-rays, CEREC equipment creates porcelain crowns in-house in less than a day, and a laser system thoroughly treats cold sores or signs of gingivitis.
Dr. VanCamp's dedication to modern techniques is most prevalent in his professional hatred of mercury fillings. Determined to rid each patient of these antiquated and potentially harmful fillings, he thoroughly removes all traces of mercury and, instead, adds modern materials that don't share mercury's more hazardous traits. Dr. VanCamp and his staff then safely dispose of the spent fillings using an environmentally friendly system that separates the mercury as biohazard waste.
Safe mercury disposal is only one example of Dr. VanCamp's dedication to environmental responsibility. The staff also conserves paper by working with computerized charts and digital insurance claims. Plus, the office space itself features everything from eco-friendly paint to energy-efficient lighting that only uses three colors of the rainbow.
Dr. Aparna Subramanian, DDS, transforms tarnished teeth into impeccable ivories with the quick and safe Zoom! whitening system. A chomper connoisseur coats teeth in a scientifically formulated hydrogen-peroxide gel, then flips on a special whitening light to trigger brightening ingredients as grins bask in the glow. The activated gel dives deep into the enamel to purge stains left by coffee, tea, wine, and youthful experiments with molar tattoos. The doctor monitors the procedure to ensure it is as gentle and painless as possible and will adjust the process based on patient preferences. The 60-minute procedure can produce an average of eight shades of hue-free improvement, leaving sparkling smiles ready to stand out in a crowd or blend in during an oyster class photo.
At Alliance Dental & Orthodontics, Drs. Bing Xia and Katrina Le join their specialties under one roof to cover a full gamut of general, orthodontic, restorative, and cosmetic dental services for patients of all ages. By staying up-to-date through continuing education and attending sleepover orthodontist camps, Dr. Bing is able to use advanced orthodontic techniques, such as ceramic braces, behind-teeth braces, and Invisalign, to straighten teeth. Dr. Katrina Le restores smiles with veneers, dentures, bridges, and implants.
When it comes to her patients, Dr. Irena Vaksman values her ability to provide education as well as a comfortable experience. She and her team of fellow dentists and trained hygienists put visitors at ease by stocking the practice with an arsenal of cutting-edge medical technology—including digital x-ray technology and intra-oral cameras—as well as chair-side movie goggles to keep patients entertained. Additionally, Dr. Vaksman takes pains to ensure she's running an eco-friendly practice. That includes using computerized x-rays (to reduce radiation and eliminate film processing chemicals), maintaining a mercury-free setting, and giving trees a free checkup every Arbor Day.
Three thriving locations and a slew of press from outlets such as Teen Vogue and Fox News make a strong case for the success of LaBelle Day Spas & Salons. But the true testament to the salon and spa's success lies, quite literally, in the hands of owner and skincare specialist Bella Schneider. Bella is the winner of the Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Crystal Award and has spent almost four decades helping clients including Audrey Hepburn and Michelle Pfeiffer, obtain healthy, glowing complexions.
Her humble European background led her to the salon where she would receive an apprenticeship at the young age of 14. This moment became the catalyst to her skincare career, which included earning an Economics degree in the States before opening the first LaBelle Day Spa and Salon in 1976. And even though she added two more locations by the late 1980's, the mission for each beauty haven has remained the same: to provide European-quality treatments that are science-based.
Bella and her team—which includes her daughter and grandson—use her personally-formulated line of products to ensure effective results during each service, which range from vitamin-infused facials to mani-pedis enhanced by essential oils and advanced body-contouring Endermologie treatments. LaBella's team also guarantees an exceptional experience by offering spa guests a relaxing foot soak. In the salons, master stylists and colorists customized hair services by using advanced balayage and precision cutting techniques, while Pilates instructors teach private lessons so clients can perfect their posture, alignment, and grace.