When she set about choosing a career, Dr. Purvi Thakkar knew she wanted one where she could make a difference each day. At Lotus Dental Care, the dentist achieves just that by giving both children and adults dental care that covers the full spectrum of oral health, including general preventative care as well as intricate procedures such as implants and the crafting of bridges without the use of tollbooths. To ensure effectiveness and patient comfort, the dentist employs the latest technology, including digital x-rays that reduce patients’ exposure to radiation and rotary endodontics that expedite root canals while making the process gentler. She also understands that the aesthetic of a person’s smile makes a big difference in his or her life, so Dr. Thakkar carefully carries out cosmetic treatments such as Venus White max teeth whitenings with the same attention to detail she uses for other oral health care.
Doctors Monika Tyszkowki and Renata Kosiek man the dental chairs at Glamour Dental Care with a relaxed demeanor and gentle approach to general, cosmetic, and orthodontic dentistry. Daily they accomplish teeth whitening and smile restoration with an artist’s eye for beauty and detail, straightening askew grins with traditional or clear braces and filling cavities with tooth-colored composites. They handle root canals with the same precision and also design dental bridges to replace teeth gone AWOL.
With hundreds of locations across the country, Right Dental Group represents a collection of oral-health-care 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.
Dr. Javed Bhojani of Distinctive Dental Care considers himself a student of his craft. He's not content to rest on his laurels, riding on his 25 years of experience and education from Case Western Reserve School of Dentistry. He's working on attaining Master level from the Academy of General Dentistry, which requires advanced training in 16 categories of dentistry. Undertaking 1,100 hours of postgraduate education, Dr. Bhojani has gleaned such advanced techniques as dental implants, one-hour root canals, and laser teeth-whitening treatments.
But Dr. Bhojani knows that even the most educated doctor is only as effective as his tools. That's why he outfits his office with some of the most modern dental equipment. Digital bite-wing and panoramic x-rays reveal issues such as cavities while emitting about 80% less radiation than conventional machines. His CEREC computer crafts ceramic crowns to restore damaged teeth in about one hour, which is much less time-consuming than a traditional tooth-coronation ceremony.
Bacteria often hides under the gum line, impossible to reach with a toothbrush, floss, or tiny minecart. That’s why Periodontics & Dental Implant Center uses more advanced techniques and tools to treat gum disease and decay. Certified periodontist Amjad Aldallal, DDS, and his staff practice a variety of surgical and non-surgical treatments, including root planing, dental implants, and osseous surgery. To restore gums, the Periodontics team can also graft tissue onto areas that have been damaged.
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.