After receiving her aesthetics and massage-therapy licenses, Gloria Bach assembled a crack team of professionals and enlisted the help of Pevonia Botanica and DermaQuest skincare products to devise the well-rounded service arsenal at GT Massage & Skin Care. The in-house massage therapist, whose quest to bolster his prowess brought him to study in destinations as diverse as India and Texas, demonstrates his bodily know-how by easing sore muscles prone to overworking themselves during action-movie marathons. Meanwhile, aestheticians tackle rosacea, acne, and signs of aging with 18 assorted facials, many of which harness microdermabrasion or Purelight LED technology to rescue the face from impurities and dead skin cells.
For more than three decades, Dr. Robert Weber has cared for both his patients’ smiles and the Wheaton community. Having raised two daughters himself, the Chicago-area native knows how important a smile can be for an adolescent's self-confidence, inspiring him to straighten teeth in a variety of personalized methods. Invisalign treatments tackle even the most complex cases with sets of clear, customized aligners, with a teen version suitable for their unique needs, and traditional braces range from the self-ligating SPEED System to Incognito braces worn discreetly behind the teeth. Dr. Weber and his staff—which includes his wife, Debbie—stay informed about the latest orthodontic technology by regularly attending continuing-education courses and seminars, and each year, the practice cosponsors an annual Fun Run to support District 200 schools, participates in an annual fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and awards its own scholarship to two high-school seniors.
Dr. Gregory Calleia—an active member in the Academy of General Dentistry—is a dentist and an inventor. In addition to practicing general and cosmetic dentistry, he also holds a patent for a dental-equipment invention, proving that he is always searching for new-and-improved methods in his field. At The Tooth Repair Shoppe, Ltd, he cares for smiles with a variety of dental treatments that range from cleanings and extractions to root canals, snoring-disorder treatments, and oral-cancer screenings. He also specializes in cosmetic treatments such as teeth whitening and Invisalign clear braces.
When she set about choosing a career, Dr. Purvi Thakkar knew she wanted one where she could make a difference each day. At Lotus Dental Care, the dentist achieves just that by giving both children and adults dental care that covers the full spectrum of oral health, including general preventative care as well as intricate procedures such as implants and the crafting of bridges without the use of tollbooths. To ensure effectiveness and patient comfort, the dentist employs the latest technology, including digital x-rays that reduce patients’ exposure to radiation and rotary endodontics that expedite root canals while making the process gentler. She also understands that the aesthetic of a person’s smile makes a big difference in his or her life, so Dr. Thakkar carefully carries out cosmetic treatments such as Venus White max teeth whitenings with the same attention to detail she uses for other oral health care.
At Crest Dental, the ever-courteous staff joins forces to cover all the bases of general and cosmetic dentistry. Inside their state-of-the-art, fully digital and paperless office, the Crest Dental team provides basic services, such as digital x-rays and fillings. They also deliver more advanced fix-ups, including dentures, implants, and root canals. Cosmetic dentistry services include revolutionary teeth whitening that can be performed in-office or even provided in take-home trays for added convenience.
Operating under the umbrella of Chicagoland Smile Group, the staff at both Olympia Fields Dental Associates and Oak Park Dental Group work to keep smiles healthy and bright. Although both dental teams are adept at general dentistry, helping patients maintain glittering smiles without using actual glitter, they also hold specialists among their ranks. These specialists have skills in oral surgery and extractions, as well as dental implants that can sometimes be made in just one day.
Both practices also strive to stay ahead of the curve in treatment technology. At Olympia Fields, high-powered microscopes and other tools give restorations a precise and comfortable fit, while at Oak Park, 3-D x-rays give dentists a better view of the entire mouth.