Though most people don’t like sitting a classroom, Dr. Goel is different. After graduating from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in a mere three years, she went on to study at one of the top programs in the country at Northwestern University Dental School. And though some would be content with simply graduating, Dr. Goel expanded her knowledge by using a dictionary as a pillow and participating in an advanced dental program at Northwestern Hospital.
Today, she strives to keep her practice on the cutting edge of the industry by continuing her education at the Spear Institute and ensuring that her office has the latest in dental technology, including a diode soft-tissue laser, intra-oral cameras, the Six Month Smiles teeth-straightening system, and the Velscope oral-screening system, which assesses a person's overall health in just 1–2 minutes. Other cutting-edge services available at Avid Dental include porcelelain veneers and same-day Cerec restorations and crowns.
The dentists at Euclid Smiles Family Dental can make missing teeth reappear. That is, of course, because they have mastered the art of dental implants, which fill in for missing chompers and match the shade of remaining teeth. The rest of their services range from cosmetic whitening and veneers to more traditional treatments, such as cleanings, sealants, root canals, and extractions. They also have a cure for crooked teeth. They outfit clients with Invisalign, clear plastic aligners that shift teeth to look better in yearbook photos or to bear no resemblance to the bite marks on a valuable pig statue.
While journeying through rural parts of China, Michael Sassack witnessed first-hand the healing power of acupuncture. Today, nearly 3,000 miles away, Michael brings the same healing tradition to Chicago and its outlying suburbs. The board-certified, licensed acupuncturist uses fine, hair-thin needles to clear blockages in the body’s energy flow and restore a harmonious balance to his patients’ bodies. Treatments can help combat a host of ailments that affect adults and children including headaches, ulcers, and constipation.
"Our brain is designed to realize what we wish, without any minor errors," says Dahn Yoga founder Ilchi Lee. "If you want success, it will create success. If you want happiness or health, it will create them. Anything is possible, as long as negative thoughts and emotions don't interfere."
To make this challenging, yet hopeful, philosophy accessible to all, Lee combined the Eastern concept of chi energy with his own brain-management system, developing a distinctive program that unlocks inner peace and sweeps up brain clutter caused by the daily stress of always having to find Waldo. This focus, shared by Body & Brain Holistic Yoga and The Life Yoga, forms the basis of the studio's classes and consultations. Warm-up yoga maneuvers awaken muscles before 30–40 minutes of breathing, stretching, core practice, and meditation—including a signature brain-wave vibration technique that aims to calibrate mental and physical energies. Cooldown exercises ease the body back into quotidian functionality before a 10-minute teatime invites socialization among participants while bolstering pinkie endurance.
TourBound Golf Academy fosters score-shaving improvement for golfers of all abilities with the latest PGA Tour simulators and professional instructors. The immense screens of simulators line the walls, vividly bringing to life the verdant landscapes of 50 of the world's most famous courses. To allow for realistic play, the highly detailed simulator experience takes into account factors such as wind currents, ball spin, and excessively sweaty palms to inform the outcome of each swing. Offering a more hands-on kind of swing sprucing, the academy offers sessions with the TourBound robot, which can correct common swing imbalances, such as having too steep a backswing or failing to transfer body weight through the swing. The long arms of the robot physically guide hands through the proper motions, giving players a feel for the proper technique while making sarcastic remarks about human mortality.
For those looking for less structured practice, the academy also offers hitting bays that foster rote swing mechanics. Between time spent peering into the murky depths of their golf swing, guests can relax amid plush leather seats and spacious locker room.