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.
Once cited as a Spa to Get the Red Carpet Treatment in the Editor’s Pick section of 944 Magazine, The Chocolate Day Spa indulges its clients with spa services as decadent as a box of chocolate truffles. During a whoopie-cream massage, the spa’s signature shea-butter lotion softens skin and prevents friction as the massage therapist applies gentle pressure and performs gliding strokes. A treat for the senses, the chocolate-scented massage immerses clients in the aroma of cocoa to save them the trouble of visiting the great chocolate lakes of Appalachia. The spa even takes the guilt out of the indulgence it encourages by providing such slimming treatments as infrared-sauna sessions and Endermologie treatments. Inside the med spa, laser light works to lift faces, tighten eyes, and plump lips, and Botox and Juvéderm reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
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.
Chicago Dental Professionals's team of dentists and hygienists scours teeth for signs of decay and fortifies oral defenses with a comprehensive array of preventive, restorative, and pediatric services. Mouths open wide for routine exams, during which dentists collect evidence that they later draw on to recommend subsequent treatments. X-rays probe enamel to check for improper alignment and reveal growth abnormalities before aesthetic damage occurs. In areas where plaque and tartar have already wreaked havoc, dentists tend to teeth with fillings, dentures, crowns, and other restorative services. Light-activated bleaching treatments replace the bulbs in dimming enamel, and orthodontic treatments correct crowded, crooked, or poorly aligned teeth in mouths young and old.
A top 1% Invisalign provider in North America for the past four years, ORA Dental Studio strives to take the stress out of dentist visits by embracing the latest advancements in medical technology and minimally invasive procedures as well as patient amenities. Each of the practices exudes a soothing, contemporary vibe complete with spa-like touches, such as massaging dental chairs in the treatment rooms, aromatherapy systems, and warm, lemon-scented facial towels. Putting visitors even more at ease is the teams' use of cutting-edge diagnostic technology?such as digital x-rays, intraoral cameras, and Magic 8-balls invented by NASA?as well as gum-contouring laser systems and drill-free alternatives to remove decay.
Whether the dentists are scanning for trouble by performing preventative screenings or beautifying smiles with the help of teeth-whitening lasers, porcelain crowns, or bonded composite fillings, they do their best to ensure that patients feel confident in the quality of their care. ORA Dental Studio's teams also believe that the health of individuals is inextricably linked to the health of the planet as a whole, so they embrace eco-friendly practices whenever possible.
Many people think that if they need to get serious work done?a therapeutic massage, microdermabrasion?they have to sacrifice a spa environment for something more clinical. Spa Space defies that notion by offering an extensive menu of results-oriented treatments in a relaxed, sophisticated atmosphere. Their approach has been lauded by many: Lucky magazine called the space "pure bliss," while Allure honored their Pacific Paradise body treatment with one of their coveted Best of Beauty awards.
As one of their signature services, the Pacific Paradise treatment follows with Spa Space's philosophy. Not only is it a 30-minute mango scrub that softens skin and relaxes the body, but it also includes a one-hour massage that reduces tension. Most of their treatments are this way?there's also a pedicure with almond oil to treat dry, itchy skin, and a Sonya Dakar fitness facial with massage to tighten facial muscles. Services are administered with products from brands such as Kiehl's and SkinCeuticals, and clients can arrange to order lunch from Pastoral between services for their hungry bike waiting outside.