It's no secret that a lot of people hate going to the dentist. Which makes it even more amazing to hear how clients of Westend Dental describe their doctors. "They're funny, good guys to talk to," said one longtime patient of this Lincoln Park office.
Those "guys" include four accomplished dentists, all of whom pride themselves on providing patient education and a compassionate chair-side manner. It's easy to feel comfortable here, as Westend makes use of modern, yet low-fuss, equipment, including intraoral cameras, digital x-rays, and ultrasonic cleaning tools. What's more, they even provide complimentary headphones for patients who might feel uncomfortable listening to drills or noises from other dental tools.
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Dr. Ghassan Abboud believes that if a business is a good member of the community and helps those around it, success will follow—a philosophy he explained during his interview with Naperville Community Television, Channel 17. It was this approach—doing things such as helping people with financing and offering free dental care to those in need on certain days—that allowed Abboud to expand from one 1st Family Dental office in 1996 to 11 offices in the Chicagoland area.
1st Family Dental believes in providing all patients—insured and uninsured—with affordable, high-quality dental care in an appealing setting at the hands of friendly, talented doctors and staff. The practice’s dentists have also helped draw in patients with their multiple awards, their credentials in everything from maxillofacial surgery to orthodontics to prosthodontics, and their refusal to use duct tape to attach crowns. Their cosmetic-dentistry services let clients revamp their smiles with Zoom! whitening treatments and let dental implants replace any missing teeth. The 1st Family Dental experts practice dentistry for the whole family, teaching young ones how to clean their teeth without having to smile while walking through a car wash.
A top 1% Invisalign provider in North America for the past four years, ORA Dental Studio strives to take the stress out of dentist visits by embracing the latest advancements in medical technology and minimally invasive procedures as well as patient amenities. Each of the practices exudes a soothing, contemporary vibe complete with spa-like touches, such as massaging dental chairs in the treatment rooms, aromatherapy systems, and warm, lemon-scented facial towels. Putting visitors even more at ease is the teams' use of cutting-edge diagnostic technology—such as digital x-rays, intraoral cameras, and Magic 8-balls invented by NASA—as well as gum-contouring laser systems and drill-free alternatives to remove decay.
Whether the dentists are scanning for trouble by performing preventative screenings or beautifying smiles with the help of teeth-whitening lasers, porcelain crowns, or bonded composite fillings, they do their best to ensure that patients feel confident in the quality of their care. ORA Dental Studio's teams also believe that the health of individuals is inextricably linked to the health of the planet as a whole, so they embrace eco-friendly practices whenever possible.
The dentists at Skyline Smiles know that protecting patients' oral health isn't simply about addressing issues as they arise. Instead, Dr. Deepak Neduvelil and Dr. Chris Worth emphasize the importance of regular, preventative care, which can help prevent small concerns from snowballing into serious issues that require immediate attention. Initial appointments typically include a thorough examination as well as a full evaluation of any x-rays. From there, the dentists may recommend standard cleanings, which can use ultrasonic scalers and fluoride treatments to remove plaque, smooth tooth surfaces, and eradicate any unwanted bacteria.
Although proactively addressing concerns as early as possible is the main goal at Skyline Smiles, the dentists are fully capable of treating the damage caused by existing conditions. Porcelain crowns, veneers, and bridges seamlessly replace gaps in smiles and tooth-colored materials can be used to create fillings that appear more natural than the glow-in-the-dark fillings used by many other dentists. Deep cleanings, tooth extractions, and root canal therapy are also viable options depending on the patient's particular needs.
A former assistant professor at Loyola University who once owned his own practice in Mexico, Dr. Jose Villa applies his education and nearly three decades of experience to keeping smiles healthy and beautiful. With training in prosthodontics, Dr. Villa expertly restores and replaces teeth, whether by implants, dentures, or oral rehabilitation.
Family Dental Care also offers services including routine cleanings, teeth whitening, and Invisalign, which uses clear retainers to straighten teeth. Dr. Villa and his team seek out technological innovations to best serve their clients, including digital x-rays, which emit about 80% less radiation than the original superheroes hired to perform the task.
Located on the second floor of the boutique-style Raffaello Hotel, SpaBar offers visitors cocktail-themed treatments that are as fragrant and soothing as the drinks themselves. During the Side Car couples massage, pairs share chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne while relaxing during a patchouli footbath and a full-body massage enhanced with cinnamon-clove oil. The Stomping of the Grapes mani-pedi nourishes hands and feet with vino therapy, including Bella Luccè's Chianti and Grape Seed Crush scrub and a wine- and polyphenol-rich mask. The Moisture Drench facial quenches thirsty skin with the hydrating black-currant oil found in Naturopathica's Cassis Ultra Replenishing cream.
After their spa experience, patrons can head to the rooftop to sip adult beverages and search for martini-glass-shaped constellations at Drumbar, a speakeasy-inspired indoor lounge and outdoor garden terrace.