Every smile is its own work of art. That's why Smile and Shine's quartet of dental professionals approaches dental care with the precision of artists surveying a canvas. Of course, it helps that they're aided by only the best tools. That includes veneers, which are bonded to tooth surfaces to mask gaps, cracks, and chips. Their toolkit also include composites and dental implants, which help reshape and replace grins affected by wear or tooth loss. To keep healthy teeth pearly, practitioners break down stains and discoloration with the latest whitening treatments, such as Zoom!. Besides repairing and enhancing smiles, they tend to general dental needs, too. Their expertise extends to cleanings and root canals, as well as fillings. The doctors also know how to keep calendars happy; for convenience, the office offer Saturday appointments and evening hours on Mondays.
Dr. Fedin, a Northwestern University Dental School grad, and his team of smile curators help keep mouths in working order. Dr. Fedin's successful execution of more than 2,000 implant procedures ensures masterful restorative work, with visits made short by a ceramicist who speedily crafts custom bondings, crowns, and Hummel figurines in the in-house lab. The staff's focus on relaxation dentistry eases nagging anxieties, and their courtesy car service delivers patients woozy from medication safely to their doorsteps.
Dr. Sergei Yuryk attacks plaque in a new, modern, eco-friendly office, treating both adults and children to the latest in enamel defense. The comprehensive exam ($82 value) throws a spotlight on gum disease and gingivitis before they can escape with their pearly tooth-loot. Willow Festival's digital x-rays ($121 value) emit less radiation than other x-rays while offering a close-up on any pesky cavities. Finish with a meticulous teeth cleaning ($86 value), buffing chompers to a radiant sheen. Throughout the process, Dr. Yuryk will attentively listen to any patient concerns and answer any questions, from "How many times a day should I floss?" to "Why can't my teeth cut through shoes like my Ginsu knives?" Patients can also learn about a variety of cosmetic dental options, including Invisalign adult braces with a complimentary consultation. Willow Festival Dental holds Saturday hours for those who only work weekends but still want to take time off to go to the dentist.
The dentists at Dental Magic aren't just highly trained professionals. They also exhibit a genuine compassion for their patients and the community at large. Through their community-outreach program, they donate services to disabled, medically compromised, or elderly people who are unable to afford extensive dental care. They have also sponsored a medical mission to Sierra Leone and regularly tour local schools to teach useful oral-hygiene skills, such as how to brush properly or weave a spare gym uniform out of floss.
In his profile, Dr. Aaron Appell says that his "favorite part of being a dentist is taking a fearful patient and alleviating all of their fears of dentistry." To that end, he and the two other doctors work to build long-term relationships with their clients, carefully customizing treatments according to their specialties. Michael Wurbel, DDS, has extensive training in the surgical placement and restoration of dental implants, and Ashwini Joshi, MDS, DDS, specializes in orthodontics. Her research on the topic of mandibular growth made her the 2012 recipient of the American Association of Orthodontists' prestigious Milo Hellman Research Award.
For nearly 15 years, Dr. Yeoh Koh has been putting patients at ease with her down-to-earth, personable approach to dentistry. She leads an equally compassionate team at Purely Smiles, where they revamp grins with general cleanings, restorative treatments, or cosmetic services such as teeth whitening and Six Month Smiles’ invisible braces. Advanced dental technology plays a vital part in all of their treatments. Depending on the procedure, they may use intraoral cameras, state-of-the-art cancer screening equipment, or digital x-rays that use lower levels of radiation, reducing the risk of patients turning into radioactive super villains.