For nearly a quarter of a century, Glenlake Dental Care has been keeping teeth healthy and smiles bright. Founder Mary Afzali, DDS and her team of seasoned dental professionals strive to equip their office with the most advanced technology they can find, such as the subtle straightening of Invisalign and in-office Zoom! whitening, which can brighten teeth up to 10 shades in one visit. But aesthetics are just one part of the office's specialty—dental implants, porcelain veneers, crowns, bridges, and even regular cleanings also keep teeth in working order throughout each patient's life. To ensure patients know how to keep their smiles healthy and what to expect during a procedure, the office features a large collection of dental videos that describe the benefits of brushing and flossing, the solutions to dental problems, and what to do if the Tooth Fairy won't give you fair market value.
The Morton Grove Park District plays host to whole families with community-focused childcare, summer camps, fitness classes, and recreational programs. Preschool classes teach kids that classrooms are more than just growth chambers that middle schoolers walk into before emerging as bearded adults. Adults can stay fit with athletic programs or laps around the park's multiple pools. As visitors leave dance classes or wrap themselves in tinfoil to better reflect sunlight into the eyes of passing cyclists, they can take notice of the eco-friendly lighting of the Prairie View Community Center.
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.