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. Amjad Safvi has spent more than 15 years in the medical field focusing on vascular issues, particularly varicose and spider veins. He now oversees Advanced Vein Treatment & Cosmetic Center, where he and his caring staff treat patients to complimentary consultations before administering laser, radio-frequency, and sclerotherapy vein treatments along with a host of other aesthetic treatments. The facility’s laser collection, the high-tech cherry on its med-spa sundae, allows the staff to showcase hair-removal, anti-aging, and facial-rejuvenation treatments that round out a crowded roster that includes SkinMedica chemical peels, Botox injections, and fillers that can last up to five years.
The offices of Grand Dental Group dazzle smiles with cosmetic and general dentistry performed by an experienced and upbeat staff that includes Dr. Mark Kaschube, who practices at the Channahon office and moonlights as a professional magician, and music-loving Dr. Steve Napier. During the comprehensive dental exam, a tooth technician inspects enamel and gums, deftly maneuvering sterile instruments to detect signs of cavities, gum disease, and molar mutiny. A technician then captures candid snapshots of canoodling incisors and bicuspids with bitewing x-rays, which help the skilled staff pinpoint subsurface decay and root out deep-seated signs of gum disease. Enamel illuminates after a dental detailer scours chompers with a comprehensive cleaning to purge plaque.
Swings find their sweet spots at Sugar Grove Golf Center, which grooms golf games with a driving range and lessons. Golf balls blast off of turf mats at the range before settling around targets with yardage displays. Players of all calibers can scratch bogeys off of their scorecards with private lessons or clinics. The onsite golf pro conducts prescheduled lessons until as late as 11 p.m., enabled by towering lights that surround the range and practice balls that have acquired a taste for coffee.
Stains, discoloration, and yellowing fade from careworn chompers during in-office LumiBrite and Zoom! treatments, brightening smiles up to seven or eight shades. To kick off one of three Zoom! sessions, a technician applies a layer of whitening gel to exposed grins, then shines a specially designed UV light to kick through residues of coffee, tea, and invisible ink. In a 30-minute LumiBrite session, a 35% hydrogen peroxide solution forms oxygen bubbles to scrub teeth’s microscopic pores, foaming away stains in a 30-minute session under a sapphire plasma arc light. Both treatments are overseen by Lincolnway Dental Center’s Dr. Young Kim, a 20-year veteran of anticavity combat, and several highly experienced ceiling lights.
Scott Morris DDS & Associates preserves chomper health with a fusion of time-tested dental training and the advantages of whiz-bang technology. Each 75-minute visit commences with a comprehensive examination, as technicians snoop around incisors and comb through oral histories in search of cavities, oral cancers, or jawbreakers masquerading as molars. After dotting eyeteeth and crossing tusks, technicians snap intra-oral pictures of ivories with environmentally friendly digital x-ray technology, detailing tooth health while reducing patient exposure to radiation. Finally, a hygienist painstakingly cleans teeth in a whirlwind of flossing and polishing, banishing plaque and bacteria back to their cruddy stomping grounds.