From Our Editors
Oxford Valley Dental Excellence bills itself as a dental spa. A fountain welcomes patients into the offices, where long, curving walls and blue lights create an airy ambiance. Paraffin hand treatments and hot towels bring the feel of a spa into each treatment room. Patients watch DVDs or listen to music as dentists apply the latest in gentle dental technology—lasers leave less surgical scarring than drills, and SNAP cosmetic-imaging technology predicts the results of cosmetic procedures, leaving the imagination free to continue designing the ultimate playground. A complimentary refreshment bar dispenses drinks and granola bars to massage the teeth of patients on their way in and out of the smile spa.