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.
When he was a boy in the small town of Mount Olive, Illinois, Dr. David J. Rubis dreamed of being a dentist. Doggedly pursuing his goal, he graduated from Northwestern University Dental School in 1978 and opened his own practice. Years later, his son, Dr. Joseph Rubis, followed in his footsteps by joining a growing network of dental-care centers headed by Rubis pére. Now, as the network boasts 30 dentists working at 10 locations throughout Chicagoland, Advanced Family Dental & Orthodontics, PC, continues its founder’s mission to provide the best care for patrons' teeth, gums, and crippling need to collect every color of complimentary toothbrush.
Licensed acupuncturist Frank Grill uses ancient needling techniques to treat ailments that commonly plague the back, joints, and nerves. As a former chef subject to long hours of standing with little rest, Frank has firsthand knowledge of the many ways in which the body can ache. He also knows how effective acupuncture can be in healing these aches. Frank has performed more than 30,000 treatments in the past decade, and he perpetually builds upon his knowledge with continuing education courses and Jeopardy! marathons.
On a visit to her dentist for a regular checkup, Dr. Irena Hyvel looked around, figured she "would look good in a white lab coat," and decided to enroll in dental school. The rest, of course, is history: Dr. Hyvel graduated from and practiced in her native Ukraine before coming to the United States where she went back to school and received her dental license from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. Today, Dr. Hyvel owns Bond Dental Studio, a general and cosmetic practice that she describes as "kind of like my first child." This dedication to dentistry is visible through her meticulous attention to detail with each patient.
A quick glance around the office supports this statement: the place has been meticulously designed and cared for, and resembles a spa more than a typical medical practice. Patients wait in buttery leather chairs while tapestries of fuchsia and green pop against silvery walls and lush ferns and flowers spill from vases. Beyond the slick marble reception desk and the candles flickering in pebble-filled trays, treatment rooms bear the practice's name in glossy letters that shine against matte black walls.
With hundreds of locations across the country, Right Dental Group represents a collection of oral-healthcare professionals who deliver a variety of quality dental services. The collective places an emphasis on relationship building—meaning patients can confess their most egregious toffee-apple trespasses while receiving a teeth scrubbing delivered with precision and understanding. Each of the dentists is prescreened for a consistent record of excellence and the ability to efficiently locate a cavity in a toothstack. A skilled doctor and staff will skillfully probe forgotten mouth corners, eradicating tartar and expunging plaque from bacterial lairs. The included x-rays will help uncover any oral problem areas that cannot be seen with the shamelessly naked eye. After treatment, clients will be privy to tips that explain the proper brushing and flossing techniques to ward off gum disease and tooth loss, ensuring tongue-stoppers remain firmly rooted to the rest of the skeletal system.
Operating under the umbrella of Chicagoland Smile Group, the staff at both Olympia Fields Dental Associates and Oak Park Dental Group work to keep smiles healthy and bright. Although both dental teams are adept at general dentistry, helping patients maintain glittering smiles without using actual glitter, they also hold specialists among their ranks. These specialists have skills in oral surgery and extractions, as well as dental implants that can sometimes be made in just one day.
Both practices also strive to stay ahead of the curve in treatment technology. At Olympia Fields, high-powered microscopes and other tools give restorations a precise and comfortable fit, while at Oak Park, 3-D x-rays give dentists a better view of the entire mouth.