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  • Happy and Healthy

    Edition: St. Lucie County, Published: Fall 2019

    Implant-secured bridges make for glowing new smiles.

    It doesn’t happen nearly as much as it used to, but the tradition of students giving an apple to their teacher hasn’t completely died. Tyla, who has been teaching in private schools for more than two decades, can attest to that. Tyla Tyla has received more than a bushel full of apples over the course of her teaching career. However, for Tyla, eating an apple or just about anything else was, for many years, painful and truly difficult. “About seven years ago my dental problems really escalated due to many years of neglect,” Tyla explains. “I had a lot of decay in my lower back teeth. The decay in my molars had become so bad, they all had to be pulled.” After having the extr...

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  • Tremendous Transformation

    Edition: St. Lucie County, Published: Fall 2019

    Unique blend of technologies adds brilliance to expressive smile.

    She won’t go so far as to say it should be a prerequisite for employment, but Nadi Janvier strongly believes that one of the most important things she does in her job as a physical therapist working in a skilled nursing facility is smile. Nadi Janvier “I believe you can change someone’s entire demeanor and actually make them feel better just by giving them a smile,” says Nadi, a 38-year-old mother of two who, despite what was once a very noticeable aesthetic flaw, never hesitated to smile. “I love to smile,” Nadi continues. “But for a very long time, I had a lot of space between my teeth. Not just the front teeth, all of them. It was something I was very self...

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  • Back from the Brink

    Edition: Martin County, Published: Fall 2019

    Noninvasive laser procedure strengthens gums, saves failing implants.

    Randall McCrory had the misfortune of being born with a propensity for bad teeth. Randall McCrory “That’s what my dentist told me when I was twenty-two years old,” the 72-year-old retired mechanical engineer states. Randall worked for 20 years in an upper management position for the DuPont™ company. Though he loved his job, Randall’s happiness was tempered by dental problems that initially resulted in the loss of several upper teeth. Those teeth were eventually replaced with dental implants, but years later, while he was being fit with implants for four lost bottom teeth, Randall was told significant bone loss was causing the upper implants to fail. ...

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  • Turn Back the Clock

    Edition: Martin County, Published: Fall 2019

    Noninvasive aesthetic treatment rolls back the years.

    For her 38th birthday, April* received from her husband of ten years a vacation she had been dreaming of since she was a little girl – a long, restful stay at a sun-splashed resort on the western tip of Jamaica. “I went to Jamaica with my family when I was eight years old, and I’ve dreamed of going back ever since,” April says. “When my husband surprised me with that trip last year, I couldn’t believe it. I was just elated.” Elated, but a bit anxious. Since her wedding a decade earlier, April had gained a little weight and developed what she describes as a “muffin top” around her waist and some cellulite on the backs and insides of her thighs. “This was going to be like a s...

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  • Accidental Damage

    Edition: Martin County, Published: Fall 2019

    Stem cell therapy regenerates worn, injured joints.

    As area director for Audi of America for the South Florida market, Philippe Bauduc is the face of the Audi brand to auto dealers from Stuart to Miami. He also services a dealership in Puerto Rico. It’s a big area and a huge responsibility, but Philippe loves his job. Philippe Bauduc “I always wanted to be in the car business,” he says. “I was able to get my foot in the door back in 1999 with the Volkswagen Group, and I’ve been with the company in various roles ever since. It’ll be twenty years in September. “I’ve moved with the company three times – first from Detroit, Michigan to Atlanta, Georgia, then from Atlanta to Richmond, Virginia. About seven years ago, the job too...

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  • Game-Changers

    Edition: Sarasota, Published: Fall 2019

    Multimodal techniques slash postoperative knee pain.

    Charles Uhlinger, 68, hails from western New York but plied his trade in Detroit, Michigan, where he worked for the Ford Motor Company. Charles retired from the automaker after a long career and eventually found his way to the Sunshine State, where he currently resides. Photo by Jordan Pysz. “At Ford, I was a quality engineer, which involved graphing quality information, checking product quality and other similar tasks,” Charles describes. “I did that job for twenty years, but I worked for Ford for thirty-eight years. “I was born in Buffalo, New York, but lived in Detroit for nearly forty years. I retired from Ford in 2009 and moved to Florida at the end of 2017. We move...

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  • Teacher’s Aid

    Edition: North Tampa, Published: Fall 2019

    Leading-edge treatment uses donor tissue to regenerate spinal joint.

    Judy Rodman can’t remember a time when she didn’t want to be a teacher. She fulfilled her dream and taught reading, public speaking and drama for nearly 30 years. During her career, Judy worked with a wide spectrum of students of various ages, from sixth grade to university level. “In Maryland, where I’m from, I taught high school in the inner city for four years,” Judy recalls. “Then I moved to Japan and served as a Department of Defense teacher for two years. In 1980, I moved to Atlanta and taught there until 2003, when I retired.” There are many things Judy loved about teaching. She really cared about her students and focused on preparing them for the fu...

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  • Stop the Bleeding

    Edition: North Tampa, Published: Fall 2019

    Laser-assisted periodontal treatment repairs swollen, bleeding gums.

    Lucia Baez is stationed at the front of the long line of people pulling on the rope that leads to the Shriners Hospitals for Children® – Tampa, providing good will and medical care to children with special needs. Lucia Baez As benevolent as they come, Lucia is a donations coordinator at the Shriners Hospitals for Children’s headquarters in Tampa, where she willingly admits there are few things she enjoys more than doing her job. “I actually moved from Broward County to work for the Shriners, and I’m very proud of the work I do,” Lucia says. “My department coordinates practically all the donations that come in, so it’s very rewarding work.” Lucia’s move to Ta...

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  • Closing Time

    Edition: East Volusia County, Published: Fall 2019

    Minimally invasive procedures repair damaged veins and arteries.

    Rachael Becker is proof you don’t have to be of an adult age to get varicose veins. Rachael’s first varicose vein appeared when she was still in high school. “It was in my right calf. I played soccer and when I played, I definitely noticed it,’’ Rachael says. “As time went on, the pain and swelling just got worse and worse.” Rachael Becker Now 36 and a single mother of three, Rachael eventually developed several bulging veins that grew decidedly worse every time she gave birth. Eventually, the pain and swelling in her legs became debilitating. “It was hard to walk,’’ she says. “Going to theme parks, even taking the kids to the park was difficult.” Rachael di...

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  • Relief Effort

    Edition: Manatee County, Published: Fall 2019

    Unique vacuum therapy allays back, neck pain without surgery.

    Danny Williams, 52, is no stranger to hard work. He has a career in retail, and his main job is to unload pallets of merchandise from delivery trucks and haul them into the company’s storeroom. He’s currently employed by a local farmer’s market, where he’s worked for nearly two years. Before that, he worked for a grocery chain for 30 years. Danny says Vax-D Therapy was a “godsend.” A Wisconsin native, Danny has lived in Florida since his parents moved south during his youth. In Florida, he married, raised two children and began his career. Danny’s job requires considerable lifting and walking. Even early in his career, he stocked shelves, which involves si...

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