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As Botox, dermal fillers and other aesthetic treatments continue to grow in dentistry, we like to keep you informed.

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DentaSpa Seminars program director, Ana Delgado, and alumni Dr. Lance Timmerman were featured on ABC Komo News on the continued growth of Botox and Dermal Fillers in Dentistry. As more and more dentists are realizing the beneficial uses for aesthetic and dental therapeutic treatments, patients are also realizing the advantages of going to their dentists for treatments.

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Industry Success:

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Vestavia Family Dentistry & Facial Aesthetics has acquired a 5-star rating on the online platform. Dr. Robin G. Pruitt and his entire team provide the most advanced and cutting edge dental and surgical technology and procedures for their patients in a beautiful, caring, comfortable and relaxed environment. As an alumni of the DentaSpa 48CE Series and member of the International Academy of Facial Aesthetics, Dr. Pruitt is a true facial aesthetics professional, dedicating years of study, continuing education, and experience for his highly sought after rejuvenating and smile makeover treatments.

To the DentaSpa team, this means we've accomplished our goal of providing the most complete training and tools to assist practitioners in becoming successful facial aesthetics providers. Dr. Pruitt is an example of an alumni who has utilized the post-seminar support provided from DentaSpa and the International Academy of Facial Aesthetics. He has taken his practice to the next level and created the perfect balance between clinical medicine and luxury with indulgence, creating a high-quality experience for patients. As a successful dental spa owner, his practice will sustain a profitable business and strong brand identity for years to come.

"The moment you enter our practice, you'll realize that it's like no other dentist's office you've been to before. At Vestavia, you'll experience a true dental spa", says Dr. G. Robin Pruitt, DMD.

With the name change and revamping of Vestavia Family Dentistry & Facial Aesthetics in 2012, Dr. Pruitt has evolved his current practice into a unique and lucrative one, offering innovative dental procedures, Botox & Filler treatments, specialized spa services, and cutting-edge aesthetic treatments.

This state-of-the-art dental spa has a living room size waiting area that offers internet connection, a snack bar, and complimentary beverages, including hot cocoa, tea, espresso, latte and cappuccino.

His goal is to make a patient's dental visit be a stress-free, relaxing, and enjoyable one. Before, during, or after dental treatments, patients are offered spa treatments including Hydrafacial, massages, wax paraffin treatments, and reflexology.

"It is very easy and rewarding to offer aesthetic services to my patients that they otherwise would be having done elsewhere, especially when it is combined with cosmetic procedures and with implant surgical cases." Dr. Pruitt says.

Their five treatment rooms are equipped with the latest dental technology including CO2 laser and panorex, and throughout, patients can enjoy memory foam dental chairs, neck pillows, blankets, tvs, and soothing music.

Dental Excellence: Seattle's Reason to Smile

When a patient first enters the dental office of Dr. Lance Timmerman, DMD, they are usually impressed with the comfortable atmosphere.  The reception area is decorated in soothing colors, aromatherapy scents and the receptionist is awaiting your arrival with a friendly greeting - calling you by name.  "We have made an extra effort to design our office without the usual look or smells of a typical dental office," explained Dr. Timmerman.

Dr. Timmerman's practice is a true contender compared to a typical dental office, with daunting machinery hidden behind a waiting area with chairs, magazines, and an office staff encased in glass. Seattle's most sought after dental practice has an ambience, a brand, and a personality just as individual as a fingerprint or a smile. 


"I believe that a smile is a very important aspect of and individual's presentation to others.  Committed to this belief, I designed my private practice as one that not only addresses oral and dental health, but also includes rejuventating spa treatments that improve the overall appearance of my patients' skin."

Patients of a Dr. Timmerman can have their needs be tailored to accordingly. If a dental patient does not have much time, they can opt to have a quick facial or back massage with their dental treatments. If a client has a little extra time, they can opt to book an assortment of facial and body treatments.

Dr. Timmerman is not your regular dentist, and is considered by many to be an expert in facial aesthetics and teaches other dentists his craft.  As a member of the International Academy of Facial Aesthetics, he has had training well beyond most dentists when it comes to offering cosmetic dental care, including Botox and dermal fillers like Juvederm. The minimally invasive rejuvenating treatments can easily be performed in as little time a lunch break.

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