A Louisiana native, Dr. LaKara Jordan has been practicing dentistry in Baton Rouge for the last 15 years. At Comfort Dental Studio, the dentist and her staff keep teeth, gums, and tooth fairies healthy during an array of general dentistry services, from routine cleanings and x-rays to oral-cancer screenings.
After graduating from the LSU School of Dentistry near the top of his class, Dr. Louis Mason continued to fill his brain with dental knowledge by racking up more than 1,400 hours of continuing education classes. He works alongside Dr. Kevin Kidder at Advantage Dental Care, and the duo uses digital x-rays and Diagnodent diagnostic lasers to detect hidden cavities and other signs of decay. High tech equipment is also found in the form of a CEREC machine that creates custom crowns and veneers in 15 minutes so chipped, shy, and cracked teeth can be covered with perfectly formed chompers.
A former Air Force dental officer and faculty member at LSU, Dr. Daniel R. Shea wields his vast experience to render friendly dental care to children and adults in a new state-of-the-art facility. With the children's exam, Dr. Shea evaluates kids' dental histories, including outstanding debts to the Tooth Fairy, before thoroughly examining teeth and gums. A routine cleaning gently removes plaque, tartar, and hibernating gummy bears from youthful chompers, and a set of bitewing x-rays scours teeth for cavities and other oral maladies.
Licensed massage therapist David DeFoe anoints sore muscles with soothing strokes and smoothing oils, his practice nestled cozily within a homey studio. Each massage, like most successful séances, is performed by candlelight and accompanied by the dulcet tones of an in-house Dido impersonator. The Swedish massage uses light or medium pressure to loosen knots and alleviate stress. The smooth, gliding strokes ease muscle tension and promote relaxation, easing overworked muscles and melting tension into a conveniently positioned bucket. An effective treatment for stress reduction and the improvement of blood circulation, Swedish massage also relieves anxiety, depression, and trauma resulting from having a quarter extracted from your ear by a nearby uncle. Groupon buyers can choose either a 60- or 90-minute massage, and today's deal is valid with other offers.
In more than 20 years of practicing dentistry, there is one thing Dr. Eric W. Day III, DDS, has learned for sure: people hate pain. For this reason, he has designed his practice to make dentistry as comfortable as possible.
Dr. Day also works to stave off future pain by using up-to-date detection equipment. Digital x-rays and intraoral imaging reveal the inner structure of teeth and protect patients from excess radiation emitted by standard x-rays. Especially nervous patients can relax with nitrous oxide and oral sedation and block out all ambient noises with music headphones.
A member of both the American Dental Association and Louisiana Dental Association, Dr. Manning and his experienced staff beautifies teeth and their smile-sheaths within the same dental office they've occupied for the past 20 years. Licensed to perform Botox procedures, the friendly doctor meets with patients for an initial consultation and photos of the face to evaluate treatment goals, the number of Botox units likely necessary, and whether clients can whistle backwards. Next, Dr. Manning injects the Botox serum, reducing muscle activity below the skin to minimize wrinkles and help to smooth skin. A versatile gift idea, Botox units can be applied across multiple furrow-prone areas such as the space between the eyebrows, crow's feet, and faces stuck in prune imitations. Results continue to improve for up to 15 days and last up to four months.