Advanced Dental Health is now Hoffman Dental


Dr. Brian P. Hoffman will relocate his practice to 3920 Bee Ridge Road, Bldg. E, Ste. D. The new office will be completed in early fall.

     Hoffman Dental will become one of only 16 dental practices in the Tampa Bay area to have a CEREC® machine on site. The revolutionary CEREC machine will allow Dr. Hoffman to mill and place natural-looking fillings, inlays, onlays, crowns and veneers in just one visit.

     In addition to all of the upgrades and improvements, the practice will be changing its name from “Advanced Dental Health, PLLC” to “Hoffman Dental – Comprehensive Private Practice Dentistry” to emphasize their continued commitment to the more relationship-focused experience of private practice dentistry.

For more information about Hoffman Dental, or to schedule a tour of the new, state-of-the-artfacility, call 941-922-4546 or visit

Posted in July 2014

New Power Salt Session at Fusion Therapy


An ancient healing practice has taken on new life and is now available to our community in a 30-minute “power” session at Fusion Therapy, Sarasota’s first and only dry salt wellness center. Fusion is now offering an adult, dry salt therapy session every weekday at noon. The 30 minute session is infused with dry salt air to get in and out fast, while combating stress and resetting the nervous system.

     For those unfamiliar with dry salt therapy, the process is quite simple.  A session begins by entering the Grande Salt Suite, covered from floor to ceiling with Dead Sea salt. This mineral- rich salt environment immediately invites one to release negativity while settling into a zero-gravity lounger.

     How does it work?  Dry salt is highly absorbent, acting like a sponge to attract foreign substances in the respiratory tract. While breathing in the aerosolized salt air, the dry salt acts like a gentle toothbrush, cleaning through the respiratory system and helping the body remove   various non-natural elements that may cause many respiratory ailments and disease.

     Some more of the many benefits of dry salt therapy at Fusion include:

* Abatement of bronchial inflammation

* Removal of airborne pollen particles from airways

* Strengthening of immune system that decreases allergic reaction to pollens

* Cleansing and sanitation of the airways

* Prevention and treatment of common cold and flu

* Improvement of dermatological disorders such as acne, dermatitis and psoriasis

* Reduction of snoring

* Better sleep

Location: 7069 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Call Fusion Therapy at 941-921-7900 to book your lunch time, 30-minute power salt session, or visit

Posted in July 2014

Sarasota YMCA Offers Bounty of Summer Camps


Aplethora of camping opportunities are available through the Sarasota Y in July. Kids of all ages can enjoy outdoor activities that include camping, water sports, arts and crafts, adventure experiences, educational enrichment, and, of course, new friends.

     Each of the four Sarasota Y locations support camping opportunities. The July dates are scheduled by the week, July 7 through August 1.

     Complete information can be found on the Y’s website at

For details, contact the Frank G. Berlin, Sr. Branch (Camp Incredible), 941.952.9533 x201; or Evalyn Sadlier Jones Branch (Camp Discovery), 941-922-9622 x1313; email

Posted in July 2014

Kids are Welcome at Summer Beach Runs


Summer Beach Runs for kids continue at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays on Siesta Public Beach, 948 Beach Road, Sarasota; and 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Brohard Beach 1600 Harbor Drive, Venice.

     The weekly races are sponsored by Sarasota County Parks and Rec and New Balance Sarasota.

For information call 861-5000.

Posted in July 2014

doTERRA Essential Oils Integrated into Acupuncture and Wellness Practice


Dr. Brenda Yanofsky, an Acupuncture Physician and Wellness Consultant at Harmony Health and Healing, has been using essential oils for over 30 years. She recently learned about doTerra oils from James and Christine Payne, owners of My Oil Guide, LLC, which provides educational workshops and in-home classes in self-care wellness and longevity, utilizing Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) essential oils from doTERRA.

     Dr. Brenda, as she is known by her clients, holds an EdD, DOM, LAC, and is Board Certified NCCAOM as well as a Diplomat Acupuncture Physician. She says the doTERRA oils are better than any she has previously used.

     In Latin, doTERRA means “Gift from the Earth,” and these essential oils can be used topically, aromatically, and internally to provide natural healthcare solutions. Dr. Brenda explained that since teaching is her passion, doTERRA provides the vehicle to reach as many people as possible, and to serve a variety of ailments. These include scarring, cellulite, diabetes, MS and other ailments.

     “I treat each patient individually, and the oils don’t work with every case,” she explained. “But the progress I’ve seen with many of my patients who are suited for this therapy is amazing. They’ve rekindled the excitement I have, after many years in the field.”

      Dr. Brenda offers educational training and classes on the benefits of essential oils. You may request an Essential Oil Education conference call by email or you may attend Dr. Brenda’s twice a month classes on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at her office.  Please RSVP for this fun educational experience.  Classes are complimentary, no charge.

Location: Harmony Health and Healing, 5049 Ringwood Meadow, Building H, Sarasota. For more information, visit, email or call 941-955-1220.

Posted in July 2014