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.
At Artistic Dentistry, Drs. Joel Akroush and Harry Oryhon anchor their 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, and Dr. Oryhon—an Invisalign-certified provider—graduated from the University of Illinois's College of Dentistry in 1972, the same year auto mechanics quit performing root canals. The knowledgeable duo assesses and fosters oral health with digital x-rays, intraoral cameras, electric dental tools, a Zoom! WhiteSpeed device, and a computer system that produces simulated images of patients' smiles postprocedure. Their Identafi 3000 device screens for oral cancer with light wavelengths, and their Picasso Diode laser can help zap away oral lesions and sensitive roots. Open treatment rooms house chair-side computers for staff and TVs and a collection of DVDs for patients.
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 Oak Ridge Family Dental, Drs. Victoria Pavletic-Vorderer and Meghan Gaffney combine their years of experience, emphases on preventive care, and up-to-date technology to bolster oral health for the entire family. Before perusing teeth, the dentists first gain thorough understandings of patients by combing through their family histories and discussing the James Bond villains they most relate to. After considering the results of examinations, the doctors help patients devise treatment plans. The staff works to assuage anxious patients with thorough communication and step-by-step explanation of potentially intimidating procedures, such as root-canal therapy, extraction, and the unwrapping of new toothbrushes.
This club of cuspid conservation provides a full spread of smile straightening services, specializing in cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening, and customized implants. Patients sit back as Dr. Jirair Gasparin checks mouths for cavities before cleaning crevices of plaque, popcorn kernels, and crayons. Food chewers tinted by coffee, tobacco, or Play-Doh reset contrast settings with an in-chair Rembrandt whitening. This one-visit procedure takes an hour and can last up to two years, giving you up to two years of dazzling smiles and blinding bites.
Dr. Michael Carter and his staff have been brightening smiles and buffing mouthscapes for 30 years. During a 15-minute consultation, receive custom tray impressions for applications of touch-up gel. Then, in the Zoom! session, ivory polishers will need a full hour and 45 minutes to imbue chompers with the whiteness necessary to blind oncoming traffic. During the treatment, a dental doyen will slather teeth with a blanching gel and expose them to a custom-made light for 15-minute increments, the combined effect of which can whiten teeth up to eight shades. Patients can watch TV or recite the numerals of pi while the gel sets in, helping them remain comfortable for two treatment cycles.
Dr. Elizabeth Reiser-Loeber leads the tooth-savvy team at Orland Smiles in a mission to clean teeth and promote oral health above and below the gum line. To kick off the roughly 30-minute visit, dental assistant Starlette helps the patient settle into a chair and select his or her entertainment from an array of magazines, DVDs, or invisibly caged mimes. Orland Smiles' hygienist Krystyna then polishes chompers to a gleam, eradicates tartar build-up, and administers two bitewing x-rays, before Dr. Reiser begins the oral exam. The dental doyen wields the DIAGNOdent laser to detect hidden cavities and stashes of walnuts.