Chicago native Dr. Phillip Palella and his staff want their patients to have a relaxing experience at Modern Dental Chicago. Accordingly, they’ve fitted their cozy Lakeview clinic with high-speed Internet access, televisions in the treatment rooms, and headphones to cancel out any noise during general cleanings and root canals. Before patients kick back in the chair, they can check in quickly and paperlessly on an Android tablet and grab some juice or coffee from the refreshment bar. Dentists are also sure to set aside time at each appointment to explain all treatment options and relay any messages for the tooth fairy.
Since 1982, the family behind Contacts and Specs has outfitted eyes in a slew of designer frames and contact lenses. Each in-house optometrist draws from at least a decade of experience when determining prescriptions through 20- to 30-minute exams or providing Lasik consultations. The knowledgeable staff helps clients to navigate through neat rows of designer frames from brands such as Ray-Ban and Mont Blanc. A curtained-off area lined with damask wallpaper, curvy, white mirrors, and whimsical lighting provides a discreet place for clients to try out frames or reenact favorite fashion montages.
The mouth doctors at Art of Modern Dentistry’s Lincoln Park and South Loop offices hail from some of the top dental institutions in the country and attend to the multitudinous needs of teeth with preventive, restorative, and aesthetic treatments. As patients recline in comfy exam chairs while watching movies flash across flat-screen TVs, dental hygienists evict tartar and temporary tooth tattoos during routine cleanings. X-rays capture images of roots and jawbones that dentists can later glue to their break-room collage, and whitening procedures brighten smiles by removing coffee and tea stains. The team also performs surgical procedures, such as implanting custom-made artificial teeth.
At Pure Vibes Fitness, Power Plate vibration equipment stimulates 30–50 reflexive muscle contractions per second to augment a schedule of cardio, sculpting, and strengthening classes. Trainees can hone their physiques in independent workouts or don tweed tracksuits for seminar-style sweat sessions capped at five participants, including kickboxing, barre, and Pilates. The vibrations of tremor technology help build bone density while stimulating up to 97% of the body’s muscle fibers.