Northwestern-trained dentist Dr. Jonathan Yahav specializes in a patient-focused style of general and cosmetic dentistry that minimizes discomfort during procedures, enlisting the help of a professional anesthesiologist when necessary. At the three Chicago Smile Center locations, including one in the John Hancock Center downtown, patients receive all manner of dental enhancement and maintenance with the benefit of Dr. Yahav's 20 years of dentistry experience. Additionally, the dentist maintains his chops with esteemed membership in professional associations including the Chicago Dental Society, the American Dental Association, and the National Academy of Tooth Fairies.
The dentists at Dental Magic aren't just highly trained professionals. They also exhibit a genuine compassion for their patients and the community at large. Through their community-outreach program, they donate services to disabled, medically compromised, or elderly people who are unable to afford extensive dental care. They have also sponsored a medical mission to Sierra Leone and regularly tour local schools to teach useful oral-hygiene skills, such as how to brush properly or weave a spare gym uniform out of floss.
In his profile, Dr. Aaron Appell says that his "favorite part of being a dentist is taking a fearful patient and alleviating all of their fears of dentistry." To that end, he and the two other doctors work to build long-term relationships with their clients, carefully customizing treatments according to their specialties. Michael Wurbel, DDS, has extensive training in the surgical placement and restoration of dental implants, and Ashwini Joshi, MDS, DDS, specializes in orthodontics. Her research on the topic of mandibular growth made her the 2012 recipient of the American Association of Orthodontists' prestigious Milo Hellman Research Award.
Metal amalgams have saved many teeth over the years, but they have also caused a good number of eyesores. Their metal surfaces gleam whenever someone takes a big yawn or bursts forth with a deafening Tarzan cry. That's why the doctors at Graceland Prairie Dental repair cavities and decay using tooth-colored composite material. This material discreetly blends with the surrounding tooth to restore it to full form and function.
The dental experts strive to keep their handiwork invisible in other treatments, too. They craft natural-looking porcelain crowns and bridges to replace damaged and missing teeth seamlessly. Invisalign braces straighten smiles while remaining as difficult to spot as a disco ball's diamond earrings.
For nearly 30 years, father-and-son dentists Mark and Elliott Levy have worked to improve the health and appearance of patients' teeth at Brite Bite Dental. They perform preventative and restorative treatments, using advanced technologies such as digital x-rays that patients can view on a 17-inch monitor in less than five seconds. Patients can also opt for cosmetic procedures such as teeth whitening, veneers, or ClearCorrect orthodontics.
For nearly a quarter of a century, Glenlake Dental Care has been keeping teeth healthy and smiles bright. Founder Mary Afzali, DDS and her team of seasoned dental professionals strive to equip their office with the most advanced technology they can find, such as the subtle straightening of Invisalign and in-office Zoom! whitening, which can brighten teeth up to 10 shades in one visit. But aesthetics are just one part of the office's specialty—dental implants, porcelain veneers, crowns, bridges, and even regular cleanings also keep teeth in working order throughout each patient's life. To ensure patients know how to keep their smiles healthy and what to expect during a procedure, the office features a large collection of dental videos that describe the benefits of brushing and flossing, the solutions to dental problems, and what to do if the Tooth Fairy won't give you fair market value.