Dr. Ghassan Abboud believes that if a business is a good member of the community and helps those around it, success will follow—a philosophy he explained during his interview with Naperville Community Television, Channel 17. It was this approach—doing things such as helping people with financing and offering free dental care to those in need on certain days—that allowed Abboud to expand from one 1st Family Dental office in 1996 to 10 offices in the Chicagoland area.
1st Family Dental believes in providing all patients—insured and uninsured—with affordable, high-quality dental care in an appealing setting at the hands of friendly, talented doctors and staff. The practice’s dentists have also helped draw in patients with their multiple awards, their credentials in everything from maxillofacial surgery to orthodontics to prosthodontics, and their refusal to use duct tape to attach crowns. Their cosmetic-dentistry services let clients revamp their smiles with Zoom! whitening treatments and let dental implants replace any missing teeth. The 1st Family Dental experts practice dentistry for the whole family, teaching young ones how to clean their teeth without having to smile while walking through a car wash.
Dr. Joseph A. Favia and his skillful staff polish pearly whites to a high shine inside a modern 2,500-square-foot office. To kick off the two-hour BriteSmile treatment, the staff leads patients on a tour of the facility, then lets patients scrub their chompers clean with a brand-new toothbrush. Dr. Favia then checks for existing restorations before beginning the first of three 20-minute applications of BriteSmile gel, whose low concentration of hydrogen peroxide can whiten smiles more gently and permanently than wearing a set of fake Dracula fangs. Following the trio of plaque purges, patients brush teeth a second time to ensure their new shade has set. As clients depart with shiny new grins, the staff will advise them on post-treatment protocols such as avoiding foods that stain and refusing to let toddlers finger-paint their back molars.
Dr. Maha Blaibel’s cut her teeth in the dental world by treating underprivileged children at the Infant Welfare Society and Boys and Girls Club of Chicago. Now firmly ensconced at RiverWalk Dental, she leads her friendly staff in providing patients of all ages with everything from routine checkups to cosmetic procedures. She corrects imperfections with porcelain crowns, veneers, and both invisible and traditional braces. For teeth discolored by drinking coffee or napping near a tanning bed, Dr. Blaibel uses Zoom!’s light-activated gel to lift stains and increase brightness by up to eight shades.
Though most people don’t like sitting a classroom, Dr. Goel is different. After graduating from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in a mere three years, she went on to study at one of the top programs in the country at Northwestern University Dental School. And though some would be content with simply graduating, Dr. Goel expanded her knowledge by using a dictionary as a pillow and participating in an advanced dental program at Northwestern Hospital.
Today, she strives to keep her practice on the cutting edge of the industry by continuing her education at the Spear Institute and ensuring that her office has the latest in dental technology, including a diode soft-tissue laser, intra-oral cameras, the Six Month Smiles teeth-straightening system, and the Velscope oral-screening system, which assesses a person's overall health in just 1–2 minutes. Other cutting-edge services available at Avid Dental include porcelelain veneers and same-day Cerec restorations and crowns.
The dentists at Euclid Smiles Family Dental can make missing teeth reappear. That is, of course, because they have mastered the art of dental implants, which fill in for missing chompers and match the shade of remaining teeth. The rest of their services range from cosmetic whitening and veneers to more traditional treatments, such as cleanings, sealants, root canals, and extractions. They also have a cure for crooked teeth. They outfit clients with Invisalign, clear plastic aligners that shift teeth to look better in yearbook photos or to bear no resemblance to the bite marks on a valuable pig statue.
Dr. Abrams understands why it's important to make dental visits a breeze. After all, dentists have to go to the dentist too. So, he treats patients as he likes to be treated. That means his compassionate team pays close attention to patient concerns as they provide gentle, expert dental care. It also means treating patients with their long-term health in mind. They do that through preventative, cosmetic, and restorative dental services. For each visit, they steadfastly adhere to these guidelines, providing everything from general checkups and fillings to teeth whitening. To ensure complete relaxation during procedures, they also offer nitrous oxide sedation and ask that tooth fairies wait in the lobby.