Tango San Pedro gets students stepping during beginners' and mixed-level group lessons, as well as private sessions for individuals and couples. But the dancing doesn't stop there. Outside the classroom, the business organizes special events, including weekly gatherings fueled by traditional tango music and art exhibits. Tango San Pedro also host Social Tango Dance events called Milonga which includes snacks and wine with an entrance fee.
Since 2003, the dentists at Doctor Smile have worked to keep patients' teeth in mint condition. Dr. Kayvon Javid, one of the brothers who founded the practice, draws on a broad repertoire of dentistry skills to meet that goal. Licensed in both pediatric dentistry and adult sedation, he performs treatments ranging from preventive cleanings to complex dental surgery. He also specializes in cosmetic procedures, such as Lumineers and Invisalign.
Certified personal trainer and Marine Corps veteran Keith Hunter is dedicated to helping his clients build lean muscle and burn fat efficiently. Offering personal training, boot-camp classes, partner training, and sports training, his workout sessions fight the boredom of routine while helping clients achieve their personal-fitness goals.
Between practicing cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, oral surgery, and implantology, Dr. Sam Zaker has somehow found the time to play basketball, practice photography, and become fluent in English, German, Farsi, and Mouthful-of-Dental-Tools. In his intimate office, the doctor and his team maintain pearly whites with preventive and prescriptive services, including general checkups, whitening, fittings for clear dental aligners, and Botox therapeutic dentistry. Smile Emporium’s setting separates itself from the typical sterile environment of dental offices with warm, burnt-orange walls, decorative foliage, and wood accents.
At Achieving Balance Creatively Acupuncture, licensed practitioner Staysea Sumner collaborates with patients to restore the energy and equilibrium of the body. Staysea combs through an extensive medical history to identify the root of health concerns, then administers a mélange of ancient Chinese therapies. Acupuncture unblocks energy along the body’s meridians, whereas cranial-sacral therapy restores balance to the bones and fluids that surround the brain. Staysea can also prescribe cupping therapy to pull toxins from the body and herbal medicine to fill in the nutritional holes created by eating a Western diet of processed food and expired greeting cards.
Giri Palani, DDS, has trained with some of the top dentists and oral surgeons in Los Angeles. After graduating from Marquette University School of Dentistry, Dr. Palani underwent a rigorous hospital-dentistry program at the prestigious Cedars-Sinai Hospital. As chief resident at UCLA, Dr. Palani continued his learning about aesthetic dentistry and the placement and restoration of implants. He stays on the cutting edge of developments in implant dentistry as part of his fellowship status with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, which requires numerous hours of annual education and the ability to say “bicuspid” quickly 10 times.
Complementing his extensive training in the technology and philosophy of Western medicine, Dr. Palani's Indian heritage has inspired his passion for holistic dentistry. He remains mindful of the ways in which oral health is intricately connected to the overall wellness of the rest of the body.