Dr. Kourosh Maddahi December 2018

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DECEMBER 2018

2018 in Review: A Year of Innovation

This past year has been nothing short of remarkable. I am in awe of our patients and incredibly grateful for each and every one of them. More and more people are traveling from out of state — and out of the country — to visit our practice. This year, we saw more people from out of the country than any past year. We are proud to have developed a real international presence. One of the biggest reasons why people travel from all over the world to our Beverly Hills office comes down to the innovations we have put in place to deliver lasting results in a shorter amount of time. In many cases, patients don’t even have to return for a follow-up appointment. Once the work is done, it’s done. As a dentist of 31 years, I took on the challenge of delivering high-quality results in as few appointments as possible. It was difficult, but I knew improvement was possible. All it took was determination and the right technology and resources. I knew I had to innovate in such a way to make efficiencies happen, and the results speak for themselves. I have seen patients from as far away as Ukraine, Russia, Italy, France, the U.K., and China. In the United States, patients have traveled from Florida, Minnesota, Texas, and New York. The list goes on. It’s that last state, however, that I find most surprising. There are many great cosmetic dentists in New York City, but people are opting to make the trip to California specifically to see us. I think of it as a testament to the work we do here. It’s very satisfying to know that we are the top choice of so many people from all over the world. It’s not just the innovation and high level of work bringing people in from across the globe. Another reason why we have such a diverse group of patients is because they cannot find the care they need where they live. I see people with all kinds of dental issues, including those that many other dentists are not equipped to handle. These are cases that have a higher degree of difficulty or complexity. Sometimes, a patient wants work done in a short amount of time, or they have more extensive dental issues.

a dentist, this year was among the most satisfying when it comes to those changes. I am incredibly happy with everything we have brought into the office and even happier with what we have been able to deliver for our patients. Another major milestone this year was the conclusion of research involving our Oral Essentials line of products. We received the results of the research in October, and it was very exciting to see what had been uncovered. As you may know, all Oral Essentials products are nontoxic, enamel-safe, and do not contain fluoride. The research found that Oral Essentials products help protect healthy bacteria in the mouth while reducing the harmful kind. Not many people realize that we need good bacteria in our mouths to keep our gums and teeth healthy. Many harsher products destroy both the good and bad bacteria.

This year has been incredibly satisfying, and I have no doubt the year to come will be just as exciting, if not more so. I look forward to sharing it with you!

-Dr. Maddahi

Over the past few years, 2018 included, we have made many changes to our office in order to properly handle these tougher cases. Out of my 31 years as

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4 FITNESS GOAL MISTAKES TO AVOID Set the Right Goals This New Year

3. Setting Unrealistic Goals Challenging yourself is one thing; setting yourself up for failure is another. If you spent three years putting on weight, it’s not going to come off in three weeks. If you’re juggling a 50-hour work week with a family and chores, you’re probably kidding yourself by swearing to hit the gym every night after work for an hour. If you’re a hardgainer, trying to look like Arnold will be an exercise in futility. Don’t be afraid to push yourself, but set goals you stand a chance of achieving. Once you hit those successfully, set some new ones! 4. Letting Instagram Influence Your Goals Your favorite fitness Instagrammers may look like gods and goddesses online, but keep in mind that they’re only showing you their best selves on their best days with the best angles and lighting. Instead of trying to be someone else, focus on yourself! Just because they’re hitting PRs or rocking bikinis or eating a vegan diet doesn’t mean you have to. Decide what you really care about, then choose goals that will make your life better every day — even when the camera isn’t around.

Choosing the right goal is perhaps the most important part of achievement. Be brave and challenge yourself this year, but increase your chances of success by avoiding these four common pitfalls. 1. Getting ‘Toned,’ ‘Buff,’ or ‘In Shape’ Do yourself a favor and delete vague fitness terms like these from your vocabulary; they don’t mean anything, and there’s no way to achieve them without a concrete definition. For instance, once you understand that “toned” really means “lean and muscular,” you can create a workout plan that helps you shed fat and reveal muscle. And “in shape” can have different meanings depending on your current fitness level. To you, does it mean completing a difficult WOD, losing weight, or reducing your blood pressure? Be as specific as possible when creating your goal. 2. Losing a Large Amount of Weight Losing lots of weight is fine as a long-term goal, but it will take a while. To prevent feelings of discouragement and failure, it’s best to create smaller milestones to hit along the way. Decide what you can realistically achieve during a manageable period of time — perhaps 3–6 months — and make that your first goal. While the scale is a handy tool to evaluate your progress, don’t rely on these numbers alone. Use multiple techniques, such as progress photos, measurements, and the way your clothes fit. BEFORE AFTER &

Don’t wait until January to get started. Decide ahead of time what you want to achieve, make a plan now, and set yourself up for success!

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The Magic of the 1-Week Smile Makeover Make Up for Lost Time Time is one thing we all wish we had more of. We search for more time in everything we do, both in life and business. What if you found time during your next visit to the dentist? It’s possible! When it comes to high-quality cosmetic or restorative dentistry, you generally assume it will take a significant investment of time. But time is your most important commodity. You don’t want to wait months for results. Most of you are familiar with orthodontic treatment, such as braces, which traditionally take months, if not years, to deliver the desired results. The same can be said for traditional reconstructive work. You can expect to devote a lot of time from beginning to end. However, thanks to incredible strides in dental technology and the techniques employed by Dr. Maddahi, you can have exceptionally high-quality dental work completed in a matter of days.

This is the 1-Week Smile Makeover.

Dr. Maddahi’s state-of-the-art dental spa is one of the few places in the country where you can achieve a smile makeover in only a single week. That’s time you get back for what truly matters to you. It all comes down to having the right tools to get the job done, along with the experience to use the equipment to its full potential. People from all over the world have benefited from this experience. The 1-Week Smile Makeover is tailored to each patient. Through our complimentary consultation, Dr. Maddahi determines exactly what dental work you need — no more, no less — along with your treatment schedule. While some patients require the full week, many achieve results even faster. Ring in 2019 right. Get the smile you’ve always wanted and take precious time back. To learn more about the 1-Week Smile Makeover and to schedule a free consultation, simply call 888.310.6771 to get started.

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Roasted Delicata Squash WITH ALMONDS

This sweet and spicy squash dish is the perfect centerpiece for a vegan holiday feast. If you have a family member or loved one who avoids animal- based products, they’ll be very grateful for a dish made with them in mind.

INGREDIENTS • 3 delicata squash

• Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste • 1/4 cup roasted almonds, preferably Marcona, coarsely chopped • 1 teaspoon agave nectar • Chopped fresh chives, to garnish

(about 1 pound each), halved and seeded • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil • 1/4 teaspoon Aleppo pepper or smoked paprika

DIRECTIONS 1. Heat an oven to 350 F. 2. On a workspace, brush cut sides of squash with olive oil and season cavity with salt, pepper, and Aleppo or paprika. 3. Place squash cut-side down on a baking sheet and roast for 45 minutes. 4. Remove squash from oven, let cool for 5 minutes, and top with crushed almonds, chives, and a drizzle of oil and agave nectar. 5. Serve immediately.

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Christmas Tours Get Away and Be Festive This Holiday Season

There’s nothing quite like the magical lights of the holiday season, and some destinations in the U.S. have perfected the craft of holiday decoration. If you’re looking to get away this December and still engage in seasonal festivities, add one of these places to your must-visit list. New York City’s Rockefeller Center New York City is an iconic location for Christmastime. The scene is like a Hallmark card: Ice-skating lovers whiz past miles of twinkling lights underneath an exceptionally tall and amply decorated tree. The tree is specially selected by Rockefeller Center’s landscaping crews, who scout out trees years in advance. It remains lit from November to early January, so you have plenty of time to check it out. Ranch Christmas in Jackson, Wyoming Jackson, Wyoming, takes its frontier culture to the next level during the Christmas season. All year, the city proudly displays four elk antler arches, but around the holidays, they are lit up with white string lights and flanked by snow. The Christmas decorations and lights surrounding the archway

make for a Western-themed holiday pulled right out of a John Wayne classic. For holiday admirers looking for a unique spin, Jackson has you covered.

Yearly Yuletide in Santa Claus, Indiana This one’s for the Christmas lover. If you can’t make it out to Santa Claus, Indiana, this holiday season, you can still celebrate Christmas in this tiny Midwestern town in January, June, or even October. Embracing its unique name, the town boasts a museum, holiday shopping center, and a Christmas theme park. In a moving tribute, the town’s residents also write responses to children’s letters to Kris Kringle himself. It’s impossible to avoid holiday cheer in this town. Disney World’s Christmas Magic What better place to celebrate the most magical time of the year than in the most magical place on Earth? Walt Disney World’s halls are decked to the max with a parade, gingerbread homes, strings of lights, and festive parties. Plus, costs to visit Disney World can be cheaper during the Christmas season, so keep an eye out for a vacation steal.

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