Dr. Sonia Moussa opened Clark Dental Care in 1999. Years later, when it came time to expand her practice, she decided to add another location and another Moussa—namely, Dr. Therese Moussa. Today, the duo fosters oral health during general and cosmetic dentistry services including Invisalign regimens, teeth-whitening sessions, and restorative implants. In order to successfully treat as many patients as possible, the doctors speak English, Spanish, and Arabic, which, when spoken all together, sound a lot like Portuguese.
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.
At Preferred Dental Spa, tooth whisperers apply a specialty Zoom! gel onto chompers, which then bathe in focused, intense light in three 15-minute cycles. The 45-minute service causes minimal discomfort, if any, and brightens teeth up to eight shades more efficiently than holding a flashlight between teeth. Zoom! reports that with careful upkeep, results can last for years.
At Clean Healthy Smiles, Dr. Daniel Konishi understands that, for many people, a trip to the dentist probably doesn't make the top 25 of their "rad ways to spend the day" list. That's why he and his team dedicate themselves to making each appointment pass as smoothly as possible. Whether they're busting tartar during a routine cleaning or restoring smiles with crowns and root canals, team members address patients' concerns and equip them with the knowledge necessary to understand each and every procedure.
Led by Ideal Protein weight loss coaches, Clean Healthy Smiles's Clean Healthy Weight Loss program helps clients burn fat while supporting muscle. The Ideal Protein Protocol also aims to teach dieters how to eat smarter and lifestyle habits that will help them maintain weight loss.
Lincoln Square Dental's expert practitioners assuage stained, dull, or discolored smiles with in-home Pola Night or Pola Day whitening kits and custom mouthpieces. A crisp spearmint flavor and desensitizing agent distract fussy tongues from noticing professional-grade peroxide in Pola gel, whose conditioning ingredients and pH neutrality protect pearly whites as they negotiate tarnish's unconditional surrender. Teeth slide into gel-filled, custom-fitted trays for daily microscrubbing sessions ranging from 30 minutes to overnight depending upon which Pola formula patients use. Each kit includes four plastic syringes, which provide a total of 10 day's worth of whitening treatments.
The only thing brighter than Halsted Street Beach Tanning's yellow awning is the grin of owner Matt Turner, whose is often on hand to crack jokes and welcome guests before helping them to attain glowing skin. Turner bought the business in 2004, reinvigorating a community staple that had been bronzing limbs since 1981, the same year Ibiza relinquished its copyright on tanning. Together with his partner Chris, Matt redesigned the entire facility and broadened the menu to include massage, facials, and waxing services so skin can be smoothed and purified and the muscles underneath can be relaxed. The ongoing renovation is now focused on sustainability, employing spray-tanning solutions with organic ingredients and UV beds that use 30% less energy than the previous models.
To cultivate a warm, neighborhood-y atmosphere, Matt works side by side with staff members who share both his attentive, sunny disposition and his expertise with skin. The staff members will chat with new clients about their complexion to help them to develop a tanning regimen or explain how red-light therapy can help to correct fine lines and wrinkles or counteract naturally green skin. The team also plays an active role in the community at-large and has participated in charitable events for breast-cancer research, and Turner himself has been an active participant in the Chicago AIDS Marathon.