The India International Film Festival (IFF) of Tampa Bay selects a small sampling of more than 1,000 films produced in India each year to demonstrate that the most prolific film industry in the world is more than just masala musicals. Like the culture from which they spring, the films speak in a lush polyglossia of English, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Nepali, Kashmiri—but the common language of humanity unites them all, whether the subject is Down syndrome, terrorism, patriotism, or simply losing yourself to spiritual bliss. Opening-night ceremonies and filmmaker Q&As round out the schedule of events, offering a more immersive movie experience than watching the Screen Actors Guild Awards in 3-D.
Dr. Joshua Wyatt has known that he wanted to be a dentist ever since the fifth grade—he even looked forward to cleanings. That interest in dentistry has never wavered, and in 2009, he earned his degree in dentistry.
Within the newly remodeled interior of South Tampa Dentistry, Dr. Wyatt and his team keep teeth in mint condition with services ranging from preventive cleanings to dental implants. Patients also can opt for cosmetic procedures such as veneers or Zoom! teeth whitening.
With more than 29 years of combined experience, Drs. John M. Borchers and Michael T. Mckee care for teeth the way a kindergarten teacher cares for her class. Though they won’t teach incisors how to add or properly enunciate the pledge of allegiance, the doctors do ensure that each member of the group lives in harmony with its neighbor, maintains straight posture, and remains present and accounted for at all times. To accomplish this, Drs. Borchers and Mckee administer meticulous examinations that inspect each tooth for signs of decay and crookedness. And when teeth have gone missing altogether, dental implants can serve as permanent seat fillers, dutifully chewing on any urgently overdue homework.
Dr. B.K. Parasher worked hard to earn the letters that now sit in front of his name. His training includes schooling stints in both the United States and England, and certifications in everything from implant dentistry to orthodontics and orthopedics. Despite all of this impressive education, he doesn’t flaunt his expertise; to his patients and friends, he’s simple known as “Barry.” Dr. Parasher shares this same welcoming attitude and sense of humor with every patient that visits his office. There, he fixes smiles with dental procedures learned and perfected over the course of his 30-year career.
Ideal Dentistry's office keeps mouths clean and healthy by offering anxiety control, a friendly staff with a gentle touch, and advanced technology. The Zoom! chair-side treatment, which lasts 45 to 60 minutes, keeps pearly whites pearly for a prolonged period of time. After lips and gums are covered to leave only eager chompers exposed, the dentist applies the Zoom! gel and lights it up with a laser-powered wand, activating its hidden whitening powers and changing channels on TVs for miles around. Working like a street sweeper in overdrive, the energized gel quickly cleans up stains and discoloration all along your toothy turnpike. The gel is applied three times throughout the treatment, during which the patient may relax and listen to music. With consistent post-whitening care, patients can expect their smile to maintain its newfound whiteness.