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.
At Universal City Dental Center, Dr. Jirair Gasparian and his team perform a variety of procedures intended to protect patients' teeth and gums. Periodic checkups both detect and treat signs of trouble before they become serious complications, but when action is required to correct a problem, the practice offers surgical as well as noninvasive options.
Porcelain crowns and veneers conceal signs of damage, dental implants help fill any gaps, and tooth-colored composite fillings seamlessly replace decay. Additionally, Invisalign straighteners even out smiles, and Rembrandt teeth-whitening products brighten the stains caused by coffee, cigarettes, or a career spent taste-testing food coloring.
All Perfect Smiles' team—three dentists and one periodontist—collaborates to brighten smiles with a suite of preventive, restorative, and cosmetic procedures. Armed with more than 25 years of dental experience, the staff tend to teeth with cleanings, root canals, whitening treatments, and orthodontia such as Invisalign. The team can also resolve niche issues, ranging from sleep apnea to pediatric dental maladies. Regardless of the treatment, the team’s focus on patient education ensures that, unlike people who eat Pop Rocks, patients always understand what happens in their mouths.
With more than 10 years of cosmetic and general dentistry experience, as well as a passion for ongoing training, Dr. Curt Ringhofer has turned his Orland Park office into a one-stop dental shop for most patients, who hardly ever require referrals for complicated procedures. In addition to preventive treatments such as regular cleanings, Dr. Ringhofer and his team of hygienists revamp smiles with veneers and implants, and provide dental readjustment for TMJ. They also help relax patients and banish pain from services with sedation dentistry.
At Orland Elite Dental, Dr. Ashraf Ahmad and his team welcome the entire family into their exam chairs for general and cosmetic procedures. Preventative care, such as cleanings and fluoride treatments, keeps mouths healthy, and aesthetic services perfect smiles with porcelain veneers and whitening. For those with missing molars or chipped teeth caused by hard-to-kick rock-chewing habits, Dr. Ahmad can place restorative crowns, bridges, or implants.