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.
Drs. Xhelo Shuaipaj and Mazar Shuaipaj are lifelong students of dentistry. Although they are already accomplished doctors of dental surgery with a combined 38 years of experience, they bolster their abilities by keeping up with the latest advancements in the field. Dr. Xhelo also frequently plays the role of educator, distributing his expansive orthodontic know-how through articles, training sessions for other dentists, and announcements by the town crier. Together, Dr. Xhelo and Dr. Mazar also lend their tooth-tending hands to Donated Dental Services, providing essential dental care to the economically and medically disadvantaged. This expansive knowledge is shared with patients at Elite Dental Care, where the skilled staff treats the entire spectrum of dental needs. Whether they are in need of a basic cleaning, a cosmetic procedure, or an Invisalign treatment, patrons who visit one of the practice's two locations can confidently open wide, knowing they're in the hands of experienced professionals.
AV Dental spruces up Chicagoland smiles with its toothsome array of general and cosmetic dental services and in-house denture lab. An investigative exam first checks the chompers for mastication-threatening maladies such as gum disease, tooth decay, and oral cancer (a $94 value), while a cleaning removes tartar and moves plaque to the proverbial mantel, right next to spelling bee trophy (a $99 value). Diagnostic x-rays round out the visit, with expert eyes scrutinizing every area in search of decay, tumors, cysts, bone loss, and cane-carrying men sporting red- and white-striped attire (a $146 value).
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.
Before Dr. Gibson became a devout dentist and was on the advisory board for the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), she was crowned Mrs. USA for 2005–2006, named a Miss Hawaiian Tropic world finalist (1997), and awarded a slew of other impressive accolades. Dr. Arnold is on the Advisory Board for the Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics (ACE). Let Dr. Gibson or Dr. Arnold and their skilled staff of tooth-buffers, who always put patients' needs first, brighten your smile an average of eight shades with a quick, safe Zoom! whitening procedure. Your chompers will be glazed with Zoom!'s proprietary whitening gel before the low-heat Zoom! light activates the gel's stain-busting powers, breaking apart age-old coffee, cigarette, or coffee and cigarette stains. When the treatment is finished (up to four sessions for a total of 60–75 minutes), your teeth will look youthful and naturally clean.
Licensed acupuncturist Frank Grill uses ancient needling techniques to treat ailments that commonly plague the back, joints, and nerves. As a former chef subject to long hours of standing with little rest, Frank has firsthand knowledge of the many ways in which the body can ache. He also knows how effective acupuncture can be in healing these aches. Frank has performed more than 30,000 treatments in the past decade, and he perpetually builds upon his knowledge with continuing education courses and Jeopardy! marathons.