Manakin Sabot Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is overseen by the highly trained and certified gaze of Dentist Dr. Peter Murchie. The 60-minute teeth whitening process is available to restore the sheen dulled by caffeine, tobacco, and motorcycling through fields of mulberry trees, without resorting to the abrasive whitening substances offered in many dental offices. The simple, effective treatment uses the Opalescence Boost whitening system to blast away color and stains, without bothersome heat or ultraviolet rays of a cantankerous bubble machine. Instead of being hassled for the size of your canines by taking mouth molds, the Opalescence treatment uses a topical serum that is fortified with potassium nitrate and fluoride to boost cavity protection and complete the cycle of dental domination.
More than three decades ago, educator Larry Martinek set out on a mission to develop a curriculum that would radically change the traditional approach to teaching math. Noting a "disconnect between students' basic skills training and the curriculum they [must] master in the years to come," Larry created an original teaching method designed to turn students into miniature mathematicians capable of thinking critically to solve problems. His approach, which he describes as the cultivation of number sense, strives to sharpen students? math instincts, rather than drill them with repetitive, memory-based exercises or force them to blackmail accountants to crunch the numbers. Soon after students began using Larry's method, their test scores began to rise. In the spring of 2002, Larry's dream came true. Peter Markovitz and David Ullendorff, leaders in the education industry, made Larry and his curriculum the driving force of Mathnasium. Larry introduced his curriculum as the Mathnasium Method.
Today, Mathnasium centers can be found throughout the world. Informed by Larry's visionary innovations, the program's tutors give personalized coaching that focuses on bolstering critical thinking through written materials and mental math, forsaking many of the teaching tools found in a traditional classroom. In addition, the tutors also focus on boosting students' enthusiasm for the subject, helping them overcome a lack of confidence in the classroom or their innate fear of prime numbers.
Cool sips of creamy green-tea frappes and thai iced coffee balance the fiery curries and delicately seasoned stir-fries at Elephant Thai Short Pump, whose chefs import their spices from Thailand each week. This touch of authenticity is palpable in the seasoned chicken, pork, and shrimp inside the kanom jeeb thai dumplings as well as in the spicy chili and garlic sauce that drowns helpings of vegetarian drunken noodles.
Alpha Dog Club offers fitness and training to pooches through swimming lessons and holistic and fitness services. In the indoor, heated pool, dogs paddle through a pool under the guidance of a trained swimming instructor. The pool serves a variety of purposes—some dogs may crave the fun that comes from a carefree swim, while others, especially those with joint problems, recent medical procedures, or excess weight benefit from the low-impact exercise they can get in the water.
Colorful paper projects decorate the pastel blue walls of Heaven Sent Childcare, a childcare facility that welcomes infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and schoolchildren up to the eighth grade. From 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. each day, specialists engage kids with social play and learning activities, tailoring their lessons for different age groups. To ensure the safety of each child, the center maintains a low infant-to-teacher ratio and hires staffers who are certified in CPR and first aid.
Signature service: Richmond's First STEM Preschool
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours
Pro Tip: We suggest that you bring your child by to meet us before bringing him/her to play for the week.