Dr. Robert Stern takes satisfaction in straightening crooked smiles. He and Dr. Tanya Stavisky are backed by an experienced team, and they all work toward helping their patients achieve ideal oral health and maintain a preventive care regimen. The dentists can install Invisalign or conventional braces to straighten overcrowded or unevenly spaced teeth or correct strong over- or underbites. They also have experience treating conditions such as sleep apnea by designing mouthpieces that keep the throat from becoming blocked during sleep and make dreams about being a professional basketball player more realistic.
Though his professional resume may make Dr. Sean Bidic sound as if he never leaves the operating room, his patients will tell you otherwise. The board-certified plastic surgeon, who has a certificate of added qualification in hand surgery and experience as a clinical instructor at UCLA and an assistant professor at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, personally meets with each patient before delving into any cosmetic procedures and surgeries. During these one-on-one consultations, he discusses their health history and interprets their dreams before educating his patients about their hand and wrist surgeries, Botox injections, laser hair removal, scar revision, or cosmetic surgeries.
In 1962, designer Ed Carmen masterfully crafted each hole to weave into the natural lay of the land, yielding a 6,600-yard golf course that melds bucolic surroundings with his own architectural style. A member of the USGA and PGA, Centerton Golf Club strings together 18 holes that meander through acres of dense forest replete with mature arbors, strategically placed bunkers, and Kick Me signs on the backs of fellow players.
Course at a Glance:
Though she took her first yoga class when she was a teenager in 1992, it wasn't until Piera Chodorow Meil discovered Baron Baptiste's style of power Vinyasa yoga in 2006 that she began to seriously pursue her practice. After training under notable yogis such as Bill Raup and Bikram Choudhury—the founder of Bikram yoga—Piera opened her own studio, Yogi Power Yoga, to share her passion with students of all experience levels. Performed in a heated space to foster detoxification and help muscles to sink into deep stretches, the dynamic style of power yoga challenges practitioners to link a series of flowing postures with deep, mindful breaths. This idea of mindfulness extends to Yogi Power Yoga's physical practice space—environmentally friendly practices are used whenever possible, and much of the interior, including flooring, furnishings, and paint, consists of reclaimed or sustainable materials. Committed to helping its community, the studio offers donation-based classes and often partners with charity organizations, with initiatives that have included raising funds for the Farm Sanctuary, a rescue and refuge network for North American farm animals
After earning her medical degree and completing her residency in otolaryngology and facial plastics, Dr. Danielle Brenza continued her study of aesthetic medicine on the West Coast. She returned with the perfume of the Pacific Ocean in her hair and the knowledge of anti-aging secrets in her mind.
At Ageless Skin & Laser Center, she offers complimentary consultations to each patient. Depending on the results of the skin analysis, Dr. Brenza might recommend IPL photofacials and chemical peels or Botox and bioidentical hormone supplementation. She also wields lasers to remove unwanted hair and spider veins or play the digital music encoded in everyone's cheeks.
The friendly team at the office of Jeannette M. Morris, DDS, and Marko Jeftić, DMD, brighten teeth with in-office Zoom2 Whitening sessions that take just over an hour. Fang furbishers protect gums' soft tissue with a protective gel before applying a bleaching agent to the teeth. A special light activates the whitening solution while also illuminating glow-in-the-dark uvula tattoos. After treatment, mouth pearls gleam up to eight shades whiter, and clients return home with bleaching trays that can help touch up teeth or heighten their shine. Staff polishes all tools at a state-of-the-art sterilization center to get implements as sanitary as Mr. Clean's knock-knock jokes, and throughout treatment, DVD players pipe entertainment to patients’ eyes and ears.