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.
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.
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.
After receiving her aesthetics and massage-therapy licenses, Gloria Bach assembled a crack team of professionals and enlisted the help of Pevonia Botanica and DermaQuest skincare products to devise the well-rounded service arsenal at GT Massage & Skin Care. The in-house massage therapist, whose quest to bolster his prowess brought him to study in destinations as diverse as India and Texas, demonstrates his bodily know-how by easing sore muscles prone to overworking themselves during action-movie marathons. Meanwhile, aestheticians tackle rosacea, acne, and signs of aging with 18 assorted facials, many of which harness microdermabrasion or Purelight LED technology to rescue the face from impurities and dead skin cells.
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.