After tanning the San Francisco 49er Gold Rush cheerleaders, Miss California, and international bodybuilders, Kelly Richardson has expanded her sunless-bronzing enterprise beyond her original location in wine country. Today, Richardson runs two salons as well as her own tanning product line, B.Bronz, which has graced the glossy pages of beauty magazines and the glossy models of New York City?s fashion week. In the 15-minute Gold Rush tan, master airbrushers contour and highlight curves, erase tan lines, and reveal deposits of valuable ore buried just beneath the skin. Sonoma Tanning also oversees Da Vinci whitening treatments, which untarnish teeth with an organic formula clients apply in-store and activate with the salon?s bleaching light.
On his website, Dr. Gary Arabatyan compares his dental practice to artistry. ?I view my patient?s smile as my canvas,? he says, a paint-splattered toothbrush in his hand. Using his years of experience, Dr. Arabatyan transforms grins into visual masterpieces by cleaning mouths, whitening teeth, and replacing chipped enamel with ceramic fronts, crafted in-house. The artistic attention to detail also extends to the practice?s furnishings. Guests can dreamily gaze into a saltwater fish tank and enjoy DVDs in each treatment room.
Dr. John Buzza and his smile savants help patients sport straighter teeth without traditional wire braces using Invisalign. After an initial consultation determines eligibility for Invisalign and the NBA, Dr. John makes molds of mouthscapes and uses them in tandem with 3-D computer imaging to craft custom straightening trays. Over the course of 9–15 months, patients rotate through a series of the straightening trays about every two weeks, which gradually nudge teeth toward healthier, more aesthetic positions while remaining virtually undetectable. Wearers can remove trays to eat, drink, and brush their teeth at any time. Follow-up visits every six weeks ensure effective straightening, help work out any issues, and give patients time to learn how to greet the doctor in a different language with each visit.
EZ Smile's trio of dentists team up to fight tooth decay and gum disease in all their guises. In their cozy office replete with dark wood floors and plenty of natural light, they accomplish treatments such as fillings, extractions, and gum-disease laser therapy with a gentle approach. Besides lasers, they employ other effective tech such as the VELscope, which easily detects early signs of oral cancer. Through use of the latest technology and techniques, they enhance patient comfort and execute procedures with greater precision. As patient comfort is paramount, they adhere to strict sterilization standards and comply with all CDC guidelines. They also ensure relaxed visits with sedation dentistry, allowing anxious patients respite from their worries with nitrous oxide.
When Dr. Robert Alavi became a licensed dentist, his schooling did not stop. Even as he began work as a dental associate, he kept himself a frequent fixture inside the classroom with specialty courses in temporomandibular joint dysfunction, oral and facial pain, and cosmetic full-mouth rehabilitation. Now at the helm of his own practice, Dr. Alavi spends his days performing root canals, creating custom veneers, whitening smiles, and checking teeth for signs of hidden disease.
With two advanced degrees and more than 30 years of dental experience, Dr. Patricia A. Murray knows her way around a mouth. But she relies on more than her skill and education alone; during those three decades, she has kept her office up-to-date technologically. She scans teeth and bone with digital x-rays that emit lower levels of radiation and replaces missing teeth with modern dental implants that mimic natural biters in both looks and function.