Best of Health & Beauty
BEST COSMETIC DENTIST:
SCOTT D. WINTER, DDS
501 E. ORANGEBURG AVE., STE. A
(209) 577-4616 | scottwinterdds.com
If you need to choose a dentist, the fates are smiling on you. Scott Winter, DDS is the CH reader pick for Stanislaus County’s best Cosmetic Dentist. Winter’s Orangeburg Ave. office in Modesto is a true state-of-the-art family dentistry solution. From basic checkups to teeth whitening, pediatric dentistry to complex bridges, implants or grafts, the practice aims to provide everything you need to get your teeth healthy and keep them that way, all in one location. The practice even offers the popular sedation dentistry option for those facing anxiety about a procedure.
STAN HEINER, DDS
1540 OAKDALE RD., MODESTO
(209) 577-3792 | modestoortho.com
Healthy teeth and proper jaw alignment can give you a smile that lights up a room. Just ask Stan Heiner, DDS, who has created beautiful bites all over town. For more than 30 years, Dr. Heiner—or “Dr. H,” as he’s known to patients—has been practicing cutting-edge orthodontic technology and treatment options and helping patients of all ages achieve healthy, attractive and functional smiles. Located on Oakdale Rd. in Modesto, Dr. Heiner’s office offers Invisalign® and braces for children, teens and adults, in addition to early morning appointments for your convenience. Crooked and crowded teeth are more difficult to clean and maintain, which may increase the risk of tooth decay, gum disease and tooth loss, so call today to schedule your complimentary consultation!
BEST KIDS’ DENTIST:
SALIDA SURGERY CENTER
5712 PIRRONE RD., SALIDA
(209) 543-9299 | salidasurgerycenter.com
Good news: there’s hope for parents whose children are terrified of dental procedures.The solution is simple: just make an appointment at Salida Surgery Center. The certified and licensed ambulatory surgery center dental group on Pirrone Rd. in Salida provides complete oral and dental care for children ages 12 months to 12 years and disabled young adults who require general anesthesia due to anxiety, fear of the dentist, uncooperativeness or a large amount of dental decay. General anesthesia is administered by credentialed anesthesiologists to produce a deep level of sedation in which patients fall asleep and wake up and have no memory of the procedure. The best part: Salida Surgery Center’s caring and compassionate staff (pictured bottom right) can complete most dental treatments in a single visit.
BEST DAY SPA:
RENEE’S DAY SPA AND SALON
1245 MCHENRY AVE., MODESTO
(209) 341-0551 | reneesdayspa.com
When you need the touch of tender loving care, a visit to one of Stanislaus County’s fantastic Day Spas is your ticket to relaxation. And among all of the area’s fabulous day spas, CH Readers chose Renee’s Day Spa and Salon (pictured above) as the very best. Located on McHenry Ave. in Modesto, Renee’s Day Spa was founded more than 16 years ago by owner Renee Matias. Matias and her staff of more than 20 professionals aim to deliver the ultimate relaxation experience with world-class massages, facials, nail care, makeup, hair removal, microderm abrasion treatments and more for clients in need of pampering. Renee’s also offers a full line of salon services and a huge range of anti-aging, skin care and salon products for sale. When you need some self care, you need Renee’s!
BEST TANNING SALON:
THE TAN LINE
1501 COFFEE RD., STE. B, MODESTO
Whether you’d like to erase some pesky tan lines or get some color when the sky is gray, the Tan Line on Coffee Rd. in Modesto has everything you need in quality tanning services. The Tan Line’s skilled staff can help you look your bronzed best with eight state-of-the-art tanning beds, professionally applied airbrush spray tanning services and fantastic monthly specials throughout the year. The salon gets top marks for longevity: it’s been serving local tanners since 1986 and is currently owned by John Borba, who started working there in 2005 and purchased the business in 2012. Regulars love the Tan Line for its clean atmosphere and fast and courteous service. You’ll love looking like you just returned from an expensive tropical vacation!
BEST COSMETIC SURGEON:
2336 SYLVAN AVE., STE. C MODESTO
(209) 551-1888 | surgerytoday.com
When you choose to go under the knife, it’s essential to have a surgeon you trust completely in charge of your procedure. When it comes to cosmetic surgery, there are few surgeons in the country as trusted as the experts at Surgical Artistry. Dr. Tammy Wu and Dr. Calvin Lee founded Surgical Artistry in Modesto 11 years ago. The married pair of ivy-league educated surgeons specialize in a full range of cosmetic surgical options to every patient along with procedures including Botox treatments, vein procedures and even acupuncture. Drs. Wu and Lee are known for their exceptional commitment to their patients and uncompromising pursuit of self-improvement. When you’re looking for fantastic plastic surgery or a cosmetic procedure, look no further than Surgical Artistry.
BEST HAIR SALON:
2401 E. ORANGEBURG AVE., STE. 540, MODESTO
(209) 577-0302 | creationssalon.net
Want a basic haircut? Put a bowl on top of your head and break out the scissors. Want to make heads turn, traffic stop and compliments fly your way? Go to Creations Salon (left). A Central Valley fixture since 1984, Creations is a full service salon with a reputation as a training ground for multiple breakout stars and top salon owners. Creations is centrally located on Orangeburg Ave. in Modesto and provides everything from precision cuts to dimensional color and extensions. They also stock every hair care product that you might need. That’s not all: owners Shante Van Es and Richard Britton are national educators for John Paul Mitchell systems and they’re sure to have a stylist that you—and your hair— will love.
STANISLAUS VISION ASSOCIATES
MCHENRY VILLAGE, 1700 MCHENRY AVE., STE. 77, MODESTO
(209) 524-4626 | stanislausvision.com
Gone are the days when you had to choose between either blurry vision or clunky thick-lensed glasses. Today, you can see your best and look your best, too! Especially if you choose to visit Stanislaus Vision Associates. Modesto’s original optometric practice is conveniently located in McHenry Village and provides comprehensive eye examinations, glasses, contact lenses for every prescription and laser vision correction services. They’ve got the largest selection of frames in town and a staff who’s trained to custom fit glasses for your prescription, face shape, coloring, lifestyle and budget. Need contacts for playing sports? They provide sports vision services for athletes of all ages. Want to ditch your corrective lenses? Schedule a refractive surgery evaluation. When it comes to seeing good and looking good, Stanislaus Vision has it all!
BEST PERSONAL TRAINING FACILITY:
HIDDEN ALLEY CROSSFIT
5225 PENTECOST DR., BUILDING B, MODESTO
The trouble with getting fit is simple: how do you find the time and motivation to make it happen? When getting fit is at odds with the rest of your life (and when is it not), it might be time to put your faith in a personal trainer who can keep you moving toward your goal. And among the many options for personal training, CH readers counted Gio Podesto at Hidden Alley CrossFit as the very best in Stanislaus County. Hidden Alley may be tucked away in a little storefront on Cornucopia Road, but Podesto’s Crossfit and personal training approach is anything but understated. Whether you’re taking your first steps into fitness or training to compete at a high level, Hidden Alley CrossFit is a great solution for you.
BEST HEALTH CLUB:
LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT STANISLAUS COUNTY | inshapeclubs.com
If you’ve been searching for a conveniently located health club with the perfect blend of strength training and cardiovascular workout options, skilled personal trainers and family-friendly amenities, you’re in luck: you’re never far from an In Shape Health Club! With locations throughout Stanislaus County and six clubs in Modesto, In Shape can help you exercise the safe and healthy way with a host of amenities like top-of-theline cardio machines and weight training equipment, pools and spas, free weights, a variety of exercise classes from beginner to advanced levels, racquetball courts, tanning beds, saunas, steam rooms, childcare provided by professionally trained staff, 24 hour access and more. Note that the features of each club vary, so check inshapeclubs.com to see if your local club has the features you need!