Massage therapy is more than Luisa Berardi Caraballo's job—it's her calling. As the winner of the Distinguished Service Award from AMTA Illinois Chapter in 2012, the owner of Melrose Muscle Therapy is dedicated to helping others through the art and science of massage. She tailors treatments, such as Swedish massages, sports massages, and myofascial release sessions, to her clients' individual needs. Luisa teaches classes on couples' massage and infant massage for babies particularly stressed during tax season. She also frequently shares her massage musings on her blog, A Muscle Therapist's Thoughts.
Attending lectures, meetings, and conventions are just a few of the ways the staff at Park Place Dental make sure they stay abreast of the latest innovations in dental care. Dr. Jason Genta uses this information to perform treatments, preventative and curative, as well as cosmetic procedures such as tooth whitening. During appointments, optional nitrous oxide gas helps patients relax, which can be difficult to do when they’re focused on memorizing the dentist’s every move in case they need to play one on TV.
Sunny yellow walls and a crackling fireplace greet patients at Gentle Dentistry, abating the anxiety classically associated with going to the dentist. Instead of defaulting to a cold and sterile vibe, Dr. Sarita Woodson and her team of dental professionals cultivate a spa-like atmosphere, complete with a play area for children.
In similarly welcoming treatment areas, Dr. Sarita offers preventative and cosmetic dental services for the entire family. Regular exams, x-rays, and cleanings help ward off cavities, and treatments such as mercury-free fillings and Invisalign correct imperfect smiles. For yellowed teeth, Dr. Sarita offers three whitening solutions: prescription-strength Crest Whitestrips, custom-made trays to wear during sleep, or in-office Zoom! treatments that brighten teeth or pearl necklaces by up to eight shades.
Doctors Monika Tyszkowki and Renata Kosiek man the dental chairs at Glamour Dental Care with a relaxed demeanor and gentle approach to general, cosmetic, and orthodontic dentistry. Daily they accomplish teeth whitening and smile restoration with an artist’s eye for beauty and detail, straightening askew grins with traditional or clear braces and filling cavities with tooth-colored composites. They handle root canals with the same precision and also design dental bridges to replace teeth gone AWOL.
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).
With nearly 20 years of experience in general dentistry, Dr. Kavita Gupta creates stunning smiles with comprehensive dental exams, x-rays, and cleaning. During the thorough exam, Dr. Gupta gently inspects oral interiors, using precision instruments to poke around for signs of cavities, gum disease, or vestigial extra tongues. Digital bitewing x-rays uncover lurking decay and irregularities with reduced radiation, and a refreshing cleaning purges plaque and banishes bacteria. To help ensure sterile cleansing, Dr. Gupta's practice employs a closed water system, which minimizes the presence of germs and off-course battleships. The modernistic dental office is adjacent to Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, which offers complimentary valet parking for patients. Dr. Gupta imparts dental advice and incisor serenades in both English and Hindi.