Helmed by experienced dentist Dr. Robert M. Thies, Amazing Smiles brightens up chompers in a welcoming dental office. Flanked by skilled assistants, Amazing Smiles? dentists treat the entire family, examining the pearly whites of adults, children, and teething venus flytraps. The office offers a range of services, from root canals and cleanings to cosmetic-dentistry procedures such as Invisalign, veneers, crowns, and bridges. Amazing Smiles maintains a commitment to both the health of patients and the environment, boasting an energy-efficient building, a range of recycling practices, and digital x-rays.
Drs. Sinha, Frer, and Malik are surgeons who not only renovate smiles but also treat facial trauma, TMJ, and sleep apnea in eight different offices across Chicagoland. Whether they're surgically installing a single crown atop an implant or laying down whole groups of top and bottom chompers, the surgeons commit themselves to safety and attentive care. Though specializing in health-related oral surgery, such as orthognathic surgery to fix misaligned jaws and bone grafting, they also can perform cosmetic facial surgery to sculpt the face or add an extra nose.
At Artistic Dentistry, Dr. Joel Akroush anchors general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry procedures to advanced technology, operating in an all-digital, paperless environment. Dr. Akroush?winner of the Nobel Biocare Platinum Award for dedication to implant dentistry in 2001?graduated from Loyola University's School of Dentistry in 1992, the same year auto mechanics quit performing root canals.
The knowledgeable dentist assesses and fosters oral health with digital x-rays, intraoral cameras, electric dental tools, and a computer system that produces simulated images of patients' smiles prior to the procedure. A leading provider of Zoom! teeth-whitening in the Chicagoland area, Dr. Akroush wields the WhiteSpeed device to brighten teeth by up to 14 shades, while simultaneously keeping patients distracted and entertained by providing 3D glasses that allows them to watch Netflix during the procedure. An Identafi 3000 device screens for oral cancer with light wavelengths, and their Picasso Diode laser can help zap away oral lesions and sensitive roots.
Designed in a country-club style by PGA professional Gordon Cunningham, Woodbine Golf Course welcomes linkspeople with 6,020 yards of challenging tracts populated with bentgrass tees, fairways, and greens. The layout’s five ponds, natural-grass preservation areas, and clusters of grabby-branched trees have beckoned both low- and high-handicap golfers for nearly a quarter of a century. A contorted fairway and aquatic hazard make the 14th hole the course’s hardest, and the 4th hole ranks second hardest with a tricky dogleg left whose elbow hosts a sand bunker that lures distractible golfers with a siren song of sandcastles.
After games, golfers can retreat to Woodbine's clubhouse. At the Timber Restaurant and Bar, flat-screen TVs flicker above a long wooden bar, diners feast on pasta and pot roast, and a stone fireplace provides the ideal backdrop for tales about 9-irons that transformed into 10-irons with hard work and a little gumption.
Course at a Glance:
18-hole, par 70 course
Length of 6,020 yards
Two tee options
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Phoenix Health and Fitness trainer Dave Krohe’s expansive list of clientele includes the cast of the hit TV show The Biggest Loser, attendees at police academy, and college athletes. A former military personnel and police officer, Dave’s broad range of experiences helps him curate effective fitness regimens for students of all levels and fitness goals. Informed by his experiences and his degrees in physical education and kinesiology, he blends cardio-fitness, cross-training, and muscular-endurance exercises into personal-training sessions and boot-camp classes that encourage students to slim down, beef up, and forge healthier lifestyles. Dave provides his motivational personal-training sessions both in gym and home settings.