Plainfield Doctor Reaches Out to Patients through Facebook and Twitter

Advanced Integrated Medicine in Plainfield updates patients on office events and medical advances with social media.

Dr. Kalpesh Patel, doctor in Plainfield, understands that the majority of Americans now receive information through the Internet, and increasing numbers of people are using social media to communicate. With these facts in mind, Advanced Integrated Medicine created Facebook and Twitter presences to more effectively transmit invaluable information to patients.

“Just like computer and Internet technology, internal medicine is a quickly evolving field,” said Dr. Patel. “Information develops at lightning speed, and Facebook and Twitter are the fastest, easiest ways to send invaluable updates to our patients.”

Online posts include a range of topics that cover dentistry and internal medicine in Plainfield:

  • Invitations for patient comments and feedback
  • Breaking news about the latest medical advances
  • Links to additional information

The social media pages are easily accessed at https://www.facebook.com/AIMofPlainfield and http://twitter.com/AIMHealthCenter. To follow posts, patients can search for “Advanced Integrative Medicine” and click “Like” on Facebook or “Follow” on Twitter. Dr. Patel, doctor in Plainfield, is eager to help expand their patients’ knowledge of topics that directly affect their health.

To learn more about Advanced Integrated Medicine and the facility’s belief in actively involving patients in their own care, visit www.aimhealthcenter.com.

About Dr. Kalpesh Patel, M.D.

Dr. Kalpesh Patel is a board-certified physician in Internal Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and went on to receive his M.D. degree from Ross University. After completing his Internal Medicine residency at West Suburban Hospital in Oak Park, Illinois, he decided to settle down in the West Suburbs.

Joliet Dentist Offers Free Educational Downloadable Reports on Website

Dr. Rocio Martinez, dentist in Joliet, offers free downloadable reports on her website to educate her patients.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, especially when it comes to oral hygiene and gum disease. Dr. Rocio Martinez, dentist in Joliet, is offering a new feature on her website to help educate patients on gum disease. The free downloadable report can be found on the “Welcome Page” to Rocio Martinez Dental.

All that is required to receive a free educational report is a patient’s name, e-mail address, and phone number. Dr. Martinez believes that the more her patients know about gingivitis and gum disease, the better their oral health will be in the long run. Patients can save time and money by preventing gum disease than having to treat it.

Too often, patients have gingivitis and don’t even know it. Gingivitis can be treated if it is caught early, but if it is not diagnosed and treated, it can eventually lead to periodontitis, a more serious form of gum disease that cannot be reversed. The educational report is designed to educate patients on the causes of gum disease, prevention, the stages of gum disease, and treatment.

Gum disease not only affects oral health but it can also affect overall health. The report also includes diagrams of the signs and symptoms, detailed descriptions for each stage of gum disease, and much more.

To receive a free downloadable report, visit: http://www.rmartinezdental.com. On Dr. Martinez’s website, patients can also schedule an appointment, learn more about family and cosmetic dentistry in Joliet, read testimonials, and download patient forms to bring with them to their appointment.

About Dr. Rocio Martinez:

Dr. Martinez graduated from Northwestern University and currently has over 20 years of dental experience. She is dedicated to providing patients with high-quality cosmetic dental procedures to help patients achieve the smiles of their dreams. Dr. Martinez and her staff are constantly staying up-to-date with the most modern technology and innovative treatments to help Rocio Martinez Dental better serve their patients.

Joliet Oral Surgeon Utilizes Facebook and Twitter for Easier Patient Access

Dr. James Babiuk, Joliet oral surgeon, is now using Facebook and Twitter to educate patients and answer their questions.

Dr. James Babiuk, oral surgeon in Joliet, from The Centre for Oral Surgery is always looking for better ways to communicate with his patients. Using Facebook and Twitter is making it easier for patients and Dr. Babiuk to keep in touch. On these social media accounts, there is information that would not otherwise be available to patients. It is a simple way of helping patients keep up with Dr. Babiuk and his dental office in Joliet.

On Facebook and Twitter patients can find updates on the dental practice in Joliet, cartoons, and helpful articles for common patient questions about oral health and procedures. Articles on dental implants are especially helpful to patients because it is one of the most common procedures that patients are looking for when they come see Dr. Babiuk.

From Facebook or Twitter, patients can easily access Dr. Babiuk’s website to learn more information about Dr. Babiuk and his team, the procedures offered, and even fill out a new patient form online. To visit The Centre for Oral Surgery in Joliet via Facebook visit: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Centre-for-Oral-Surgery-in-Joliet/288766434552968. To visit The Centre for Oral Surgery via Twitter visit: https://twitter.com/OralSurgJoliet.

To learn more information about Dr. Babiuk, procedures offered at his dental practice, or to schedule an appointment, visit: http://www.wisdomteethjoliet.com.

About Dr. Babiuk:

Dr. Babiuk specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery meaning that he treats and diagnoses complications of the neck, head, jaw, face, mouth and teeth. It is required that oral surgeons complete an additional 4-7 years of hospital training to become fully trained and specialized in their field.

About The Centre for Oral Surgery in Joliet:

Dr. Babiuk and his team are dedicated to informing patients about all of their options when it comes to deciding on an oral surgery. They have made it their top priority to put the patient first, providing them with the best and most comfortable dental surgery in Joliet.

Dentist in Plainfield Now Invites Patients to Leave Online Practice Review

Dr. Shefali Patel, Plainfield dentist, encourages patients to leave reviews of her practice on Google, Yelp, and Yahoo.

Sep 25, 2012 – As part of her online introductory plan for new patients, Dr. Shefali Patel, dentist in Plainfield, is now inviting her patients to leave online reviews after visiting her practice, Ivory Dental. Combined with the procedural and office information listed on her website, http://ivorydentalhealth.com, Dr. Patel hopes to engage patients through her online reviews. Dr. Patel encourages patients to talk about their experiences at Ivory Dental.

“I want my patients to know that we listen to them and are welcome to hearing about their experiences. I want people to think of Ivory Dental as their dental home, so I am constantly working on improving the practice according to my patients’ wishes. It’s important to maintain open communication between dentist and patient to ensure patients have the most positive, comfortable experience possible,” said Dr. Shefali Patel, dentist in Plainfield.

Dr. Patel encourages patients to leave online reviews after visiting her dental practice in Plainfield. Patients can find Ivory Dental’s Google, Yelp, and Yahoo pages by visiting each individual site and typing the practice name into the search bar. Patients can also find links to Dr. Patel’s online reviews by visiting the Testimonials page of her website.
Besides the online review system, Dr. Patel offers a comprehensive introduction of her practice via her website, http://ivorydentalhealth.com. The website contains a doctor biography, testimonials, thorough procedural explanations, and other important information for new patients.

Plainfield and surrounding area residents who are interested in scheduling an appointment with Dr. Patel or learning more about Ivory Dental can call (815) 577-0900. Dr. Patel and the Ivory Dental staff are dedicated to providing professional, compassionate dental care in their family-friendly office.

About Dr. Shefali Patel, D.D.S.

Ivory Dental was started by Dr. Shefali Patel as part of a joint medical/dental clinic. She and her husband, Dr. Kalpesh Patel (Advanced Integrative Medicine), opened their clinic in August of 2005.

Dr. Shefali Patel received her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She continued her post-graduate education at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Dr. Patel’s philosophy is to put the patient’s needs and oral health before anything else in the office, which includes helping patients overcome dental phobias.

Bolingbrook Dentist Offers Affordable Cosmetic Dentistry

Everyone wants to have a beautiful smile but can’t always afford the bill that comes with it. That’s why Dr. Azalea, dentist in Bolingbrook, is pleased to offer patients affordable cosmetic dentistry. Dental implants, veneers, teeth whitening, and crowns are all offered at affordable prices.

Missing teeth can cause for self-esteem issues and further dental complications down the road. Dental implants are a solution to this problem. With dental implants, you can replace one tooth, several teeth, or all teeth. They are a comfortable and permanent solution to missing teeth that will not only look and feel natural but look natural as well. Dental implants in Bolingbrook are a great option for those looking for a solution for missing teeth that is going to last.

Veneers are tooth-like shells that cover the teeth to reshape and resize the look of the teeth. Veneers completely change the look and feel of the teeth. Chips and cracks can be fixed and help avoid infection and further injury to the teeth. They are a long-term solution for those looking to restore their smiles.

Whitening the teeth offers a whole new look to a smile. Teeth become stained over time for various different reasons. Aging, drinking dark liquids, and smoking can all contribute to the discoloration of the teeth. Dr. Azalea offers affordable teeth whitening in Bolingbrook to patients looking for a quick solution to fix their discolored teeth.

A crown covers the entire visible surface of a tooth and is used to restore the appearance and strength of decayed or damaged teeth. Crowns help to shape teeth back to their original form and can completely save a damaged tooth. To learn more about the cosmetic dentistry in Bolingbrook, visit http://www.lcdentalimplants.com.

About Suzy Azalea, D.M.D.

Dr. Suzy Azalea graduated from the Southern Illinois School of Dentistry in 1998. After graduating from dental school, she became a founding member of the American Oral Systemic Health Association. Dr. Azalea began practicing dentistry in Nashville, TN and then moved back to Illinois to open Lily Cache Dental.

Niles Implant Dentist Explains Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Dr. Mulvaney, Niles implant dentist, shares the advantages of undergoing sedation dentistry.

For many people a trip to the dentist involves anxiety and fear related to necessary dental procedures. Some patients fail to schedule dental appointments because of this fear, which can lead to negative effects on their health. Fortunately, combining sedation dentistry with local anesthesia offers a solution for patients dealing with anxiety. IV sedation is very effective, and according to the American Dental Association, the use of sedation and anesthesia by appropriately trained dentists continues to have a remarkable record of safety. Dr. Mulvaney understands the discomfort some patients experience while visiting the dentist, and he’s committed to making that experience more relaxing with the use of sedation dentistry.

How Does Sedation Dentistry Work?

While local anesthesia will always be used to numb the affected area before surgery, IV sedation is an optional sedation agent designed to help the patient relax during treatment. IV sedation is administered into the patient’s blood system during treatment. Patients with a fear of injection will be sedated before the local anesthesia is administered. Patients are in a deep state of relaxation while under sedation, but are also still conscious and able to communicate with the dental staff. When the sedation wears off, most patients will not remember their procedure.

What are the Benefits of Sedation Dentistry?

1. Relaxation – Over 20% of patients avoid the dentist due to anxiety and dental phobia. Patients who might otherwise avoid dental procedures can rest easy knowing their experience will be anxiety-free.

2. Comfort – Sedation dentistry has the benefit of increasing patient comfort. Patients will feel less tired after long dental procedures. Patients with jaw soreness and TMJ problems will also feel more comfortable while under dental sedation. The pain threshold is higher with sedation dentistry, so less local anesthetic will be required (though local anesthetic will always be necessary during surgery).

3. Movement Control – Some conditions affect patients’ movement control, which makes many dental procedures difficult. Sedation dentistry can resolve movement control issues and make it easier for dentists to perform necessary treatment.

4. Patient Co-operation – The American Dental Association states that without the use of anesthesia and sedatives, “many patient populations such as young children, physically and mentally challenged individuals and many other dental patients could not access the comprehensive care that relieves pain and restores form and function.” Uncooperative patients can receive the care they need with sedation dentistry.

5. Control of Gag Reflex- Reducing the gag reflex is another benefit of sedation dentistry. Anxiety-induced gagging can be very uncomfortable for patients. Sedation dentistry can significantly reduce this feeling.

6. Fewer Appointments – Sedation dentistry allows patients to tolerate longer appointments without experiencing fatigue from their procedures. Dentists can then work for a longer period of time, and procedures that might have required several appointments can be completed in a single visit.

7. Better Treatment Quality – Many dentists are able to provide optimal treatment when their patients are more relaxed. Sedation dentistry allows dentists to provide more accurate treatment because they don’t have to worry about patient discomfort or uncontrolled movements. For patients, sedation dentistry can help reduce post-operative muscle stiffness and healing time.

Cost of Sedation Dentistry

Dental sedation adds an additional cost to patients’ dental procedures; however, patients can actually save money by paying for sedation, because sedation dentistry can reduce the number of appointments needed to complete a procedure. This results in a lower overall cost for the patient. Patients can save both money and time with sedation dentistry.

Regular trips to the dentist are important for overall health. Patients with dental-related anxiety can benefit from sedation dentistry, which allows for a safe and relaxing experience in the dental chair.

Clue Dental Marketing manages public relations for Dr. Mulvaney, located in Niles, IL, who specializes in implant dentistry (http://www.nwdgimplants.com). Dr. Mulvaney provides several implant options for his patients at his Niles, IL practice. He is committed to patient comfort, offering sedation dentistry to provide optimal relaxation for his patients. Dr. Mulvaney’s Implant Care Center is located at 7886 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Niles, IL.

Tinley Park Dentist Now Offers Downloadable Forms for Improved Patient Convenience

Dr. Michael D. Egan, dentist in Tinley Park, invites patients to visit the Crystal Clear Dental website to download new patient forms.

Tinley Park dentist Dr. Michael D. Egan is happy to announce that patients now have the ability to download new patient forms from his practice website, http://www.thetinleyparkdentist.com. By printing and filling out the forms before their appointments, patients will be able to speed through the paperwork process. This allows Dr. Egan to provide more one-on-one time with patients, answering questions, addressing concerns, and administering treatments.

“We want our patients to experience optimal dental service. With access to online patient forms, patients can conveniently print and fill out the forms from their own homes. This provides the Crystal Clear Dental staff with more time to spend taking care of patients’ needs,” said Dr. Egan, Tinley Park dentist.

The online forms can be accessed at the Crystal Clear Dental website. Patients can visithttp://www.thetinleyparkdentist.com/payment.html to download, print, and fill out the forms. On the website, patients will also have access to procedural information, doctor and staff biographies, specials, testimonials, and financial information.

The Crystal Clear Dental staff members are dedicated to providing high quality dental services in Tinley Park and the surrounding areas. Dr. Egan provides Invisalign, dental implants, crowns, root canal therapy, preventive treatments, veneers, and more at Crystal Clear Dental. To schedule an appointment, patients can call (708) 599-1212.

About Dr. Michael D. Egan:

Dr. Michael D. Egan is the founder of Crystal Clear Dental. A Loyola College graduate in Biology and Philosophy, he continued on at the University of Illinois at Chicago Dental School. He has practiced dentistry for over 18 years and is now bringing a more visionary approach to his dental care. Along with offering his patients Invisalign, Lumineers, oral surgery, endodontics, dentures, crowns, bridge work, fillings, and cleanings, Dr. Egan also incorporates an awareness of some of today’s mind-body healing modalities that make for a more relaxed dental experience. To learn more about Dr. Egan, please visit: http://www.thetinleyparkdentist.com.

Roselle Dentist Invites Patients to Dental Implant Open House

Dr. Brainard G. Llanes, dentist in Roselle, announces that he will be hosting an informational dental implant open house in October.

For Roselle, Schaumburg, and surrounding area community members considering teeth replacement options, Dr. Brainard G. Llanes will be holding a dental implant open house at his Roselle dental practice on Wednesday, October 17th, 2012, from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM. During the open house, patients will have the opportunity to learn more about dental implants and have their questions answered about the procedure.

“I want to ensure that the residents in my community have all information they need to decide on the best possible treatment option for tooth replacement. Many people are interested in replacing their teeth with dental implants, but they want to know more about the procedure,” said Dr. Llanes, Roselle dentist. “This will be a good event to learn about the details, phases, and costs of different implant procedures.”

Dental implants are tooth root replacements that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Dr. Llanes offers single and multiple dental implant options along with full mouth restoration.

While dentures may slip around the mouth and cause gum sores, dental implants are permanent and stable. Implants also allow patients to chew and speak as they would with their natural teeth.

“At my dental implant open house, patients will be able to learn how dental implants could restore their smiles and significantly improve their lives. Most people are pleasantly surprised at how affordable and easy the implant procedure is once they learn more about it,” said Dr. Llanes.

The Modern Essence Dentistry dental implant open house will take place on Wednesday, October 17th, 2012, from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM.  Complimentary consultations, X-rays, full examinations, and refreshments will be available at the event. Patients who are interested can call the office at (630) 582-0878 to register.

To stay updated about the dental implant open house, patients can visit Modern Essence Dentistry’s Facebook and Twitter at https://www.facebook.com/ModernEssenceDentistry andhttp://www.twitter.com/ModernEDental.

About Modern Essence Dentistry:

Modern Essence Dentistry provides teeth whitening, dental implants, dental veneers, root canal therapy, bridges, dentures and child-friendly dental procedures in addition to cleanings, exams and fillings. In order to establish a comfortable dental environment, Modern Essence Dentistry offers patients waiting room amenities, such as cable television, personal handheld radios with headphones, blankets and complimentary beverages. The Modern Essence Dentistry staff is experienced with treating patients of all ages, and they welcome families to visit the office.