For more than three decades, Dr. Robert Weber has cared for both his patients’ smiles and the Wheaton community. Having raised two daughters himself, the Chicago-area native knows how important a smile can be for an adolescent's self-confidence, inspiring him to straighten teeth in a variety of personalized methods. Invisalign treatments tackle even the most complex cases with sets of clear, customized aligners, with a teen version suitable for their unique needs, and traditional braces range from the self-ligating SPEED System to Incognito braces worn discreetly behind the teeth. Dr. Weber and his staff—which includes his wife, Debbie—stay informed about the latest orthodontic technology by regularly attending continuing-education courses and seminars, and each year, the practice cosponsors an annual Fun Run to support District 200 schools, participates in an annual fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and awards its own scholarship to two high-school seniors.
Dr. Gregory Calleia—an active member in the Academy of General Dentistry—is a dentist and an inventor. In addition to practicing general and cosmetic dentistry, he also holds a patent for a dental-equipment invention, proving that he is always searching for new-and-improved methods in his field. At The Tooth Repair Shoppe, Ltd, he cares for smiles with a variety of dental treatments that range from cleanings and extractions to root canals, snoring-disorder treatments, and oral-cancer screenings. He also specializes in cosmetic treatments such as teeth whitening and Invisalign clear braces.
Doctor of Chiropractic Rick Hyde's patients are a talented bunch. Over the years, his work has been acclaimed by athletes and experts including Andy Studebaker of the Kansas City Chiefs, a physical therapist for the Chicago Bulls, and a couple of Olympic competitors. Famous or not, he treats all his patients with techniques such as adjustments, corrective exercises, and spinal and postural screenings. Rather than focusing on symptoms, Dr. Hyde sleuths out the real culprits: imbalances in the spinal column and, sometimes, Professor Moriarty.
Most Popular Service: Crowns, veneers, and all-white fillings
Brands Used: Pola Whitening, Sensodyne
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
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.
When he was a boy in the small town of Mount Olive, Illinois, Dr. David J. Rubis dreamed of being a dentist. Doggedly pursuing his goal, he graduated from Northwestern University Dental School in 1978 and opened his own practice. Years later, his son, Dr. Joseph Rubis, followed in his footsteps by joining a growing network of dental-care centers headed by Rubis pére. Now, as the network boasts 30 dentists working at 10 locations throughout Chicagoland, Advanced Family Dental & Orthodontics, PC, continues its founder’s mission to provide the best care for patrons' teeth, gums, and crippling need to collect every color of complimentary toothbrush.