Dr. Trent Smallwood is an associate editor of the peer-reviewed Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry and an accomplished author on dental technique. At the Centre for Contemporary Dental Concepts, Dr. Smallwood balances his professionalism with warmth. His staff offers patients complimentary coffee, tea, and Otis Spunkmeyer cookies. After inviting patients to recline in a plush leather dental chair, the dentist performs services that range from whitening and implants to designing intraoral devices for snorers.?
Dr. Smallwood specializes in Invisalign aligners, delivering lectures on Invisalign certification in front of international audiences. He molds the clear aligners with a combination of advanced 3-D computer graphics and the spells of old-fashioned orthodontia.
After meeting and receiving degrees from Temple University School of Dentistry, Drs. Boyd Patummas and Linda Ma went on to form their own one-shop stop for general and cosmetic dental needs—Smile Innovations. Inside the sleek, modernistic office, the personable staff strives to create pleasant experiences by customizing sessions with gentle techniques and the most up-to-date technology, including Invisalign treatments and holographic treatment chairs.
Ragtops Day Spa & Salon’s trio of co-owners—Terry Braaten, Ginger Braaten, and Jeanne Dankerl—have an aesthetic sense honed by more than 80 years of collective experience and training from the likes of Vidal Sassoon, Koleston, and Redken. To pamper and beautify guests, they let their combined skill loose within a 4,100-square-foot hybrid salon and day spa. Yet to ensure that Ragtops Day Spa & Salon is an all-encompassing retreat, they keep an extended community of skilled, self-employed stylists and aestheticians within—most of which have been shearing locks or painting nails for more than two decades.
Raw talent isn’t the only thing that elevates Ragtops’ services. Hairstylists sharpen their tress transformations with products from brands such as Paul Mitchell and Redken, and Ginger relies on Coppola keratin treatments to straighten and relax hair that’s been stressed since hearing a tall tale about sentient clippers. Nail artists, meanwhile, draw from a palette of OPI polishes and CND acrylics and enhance pedicures with paraffin treatments. Although services vary according to the current staff, skincare experts cleanse pores with European facials and tackle more problematic skin with microdermabrasion, glycolic facials, and oxygen facials, and massage therapists banish aches with acupressure, Swedish, and Thai massages.
The relaxing atmosphere of a traditional spa is balanced with professionalism of a doctor’s office at All About You Medspa. It’s staffed by a team of registered nurses, licensed massage therapists, and laser technicians. Their diverse menu of services also reflects this balance. Stylists take care of hair at seven different salon stations. Aestheticians perform chemical peels and photofacials—an advanced technique to remove red and brown marks from the skin—in addition to revitalizing European facials and manicures. Laser techs on hand use up-to-date technology to zap away hair for long periods—one of the many noninvasive, nonsurgical procedures offered at the spa.
Dr. Spencer Bramwell of B. Well Dentistry gets plenty of practice working with children—helped, undoubtedly, because he has five of his own. This role as father has translated to the chair, where he applies a nurturing disposition to both children and adult patients. Before administering any of his general or cosmetic treatments, he thoroughly explains the procedure first, which he can do in English or Spanish. This often overlooked step ensure patients aren't alarmed by any unexpected sensations, use of tools, or the dentist's talking wristwatch.