Favorite Dentistry Links from our Chicago Dentist

Serving Chicago, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, and surrounding areas in Illinois

Chicago area dentist, Dr. Gerilyn Alfe offers the following dentistry links for your education:

Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics
Dentistry’s #1 online community committed to bringing fun back into learning. Dr. Alfe was a board member (and was the first female dentist board member!) for ACE from 2001-2008.

Dr. Alfe has been a clinical mentor and lecturer with Clinical Mastery since 2008.

Without the use of special equipment or an external light source, AcquaBrite™ tooth bleaching system lightens up to 6 shades during the first chairside visit, and there is little to NO post-whitening sensitivity! Dr. Alfe is the only office in the area who is trained (and teaches others) to perform “deep bleaching,” which has been successful in lightening very darkly stained teeth. Even people with tetracycline staining have achieved significant lightening in as little as one month of treatment!

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
The AACD is dedicated to advancing the art and science of cosmetic dentistry, and encouraging the highest standards of ethical conduct and responsible patient care among cosmetic dentists. Dr. Alfe has been a member since 1997, and she lectured at the AACDs 2008 annual meeting.

American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
The Academy promotes research and the clinical use of oral appliances for the treatment of sleep-related breathing disorders (SBD), and provides training and resources for those who work directly with patients. Dr. Alfe has been a member of AADSM since 2009.

BioresearchChicago Dental Patient and Dentist, Dr Alfe Bioresearch produces the Joint Vibration Analysis (JVA) machine and the BioTens unit. Dr. Alfe has been using both of these while treating pain patients, as well as evaluating and fine-tuning smile makeover and full mouth rehabilitation patients since 2000. Dr. Alfe has also trained other dentists in the proper use of TekScan® and JVA.

Dr. Alfe received advanced training in the use of BOTOX® for migraine treatment. BOTOX® is approved by the FDA in the prophylaxis of headaches in adult patients with chronic migraines.

Dr. Alfe offers 0% financing for qualified patients. This allows you to spread out low monthly payments for up to 18 months. We pay the interest for you! Call us for more details.

Clinical Mastery
Clinical Mastery hosts hands-on courses for practicing dentists where they can improve their technical skills on live patients. Dr. Alfe has been a clinical mentor and lecturer with Clinical Mastery since 2008. Prior to that, Dr. Alfe was a clinical mentor with PAC~live from 2000-2004, and then The HornbrookGroup from 2004-2008.

Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS)
This organization provides training for dentists performing conscious sedation for anxious patients. Dr. Alfe completed training with DOCS in 2002, and has been comfortably treating nervous patients since.

DURAthin® veneers
If you want the smile of your dreams with no shots and minimal-to-no preparation of your teeth, DURAthin veneers may be an option for you. Dr. Alfe was certified to provide DURAthin veneers in 2008.

Fellowship in the Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics, otherwise known as “FACE” by its students, is a non-profit teaching foundation dedicated to the advancement of the highest standards of dental treatment. Dr. Alfe was co-chairperson and instrumental in designing the first examination and qualifications for FACE.

GC America
GC America are the manufacturers of GC Dry Mouth Gel and MI paste, two at-home pastes Dr. Alfe prescribes for her patients. GC Dry Mouth gel works to protect patients suffering from dry mouth, as well as provide relief to the discomfort associated with it. MI paste is a remineralization paste Dr. Alfe prescribes for her patients with a higher risk for dental cavities, excessive gum recession, and root sensitivity.

Invisalign®Invisalign® clear liners Chicago, IL
Invisalign® can give you the straight teeth you’ve always wanted by wearing a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners. Dr. Alfe has been certified to treat with Invisalign® since 2002, and has treated many patients with both conventional orthodontics, as well as Invisalign®.

Isolite is the comfortable soft rubbery mouthpiece/suction that allows Dr. Alfe to work in a clean, sterile field, and allows you to rest your jaws on the built-in bite-block, thereby preventing jaw strain during your visit. It gently holds your lip, cheek, and tongue out of the way, while also providing a barrier in the back of your mouth to prevent you from choking or aspirating anything during your dental visit.

This is the dermal filler that can be used to plump out thin or sagging tissue, fill in fine lines, and enhance your smile makeover. Dr. Alfe received advanced training in the placement of JUVÉDERM, and unlike some other offices, will numb you prior to your treatment so it’s much more comfortable for you.

Lending Club
Dr. Alfe offers 0% financing for qualified patients. This allows you up to spread out low monthly payments for up to 18 months. We pay the interest for you! Call us for more details

Mouth Cancer Foundation
They provide more information for patients concerned about the risk factors responsible for oral cancer. Smoking, alcohol use, and HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) exposure are the three leading causes of oral cancer. However, 25% of patients have no risk factors, which is why it’s so important to be screened early and often.

The NTI™ is the only FDA-approved mouth guard prescribed in migraine treatment and prevention. Dr. Alfe appeared on FOX News discussing NTI treatment for migraine sufferers.

NTI suppression system, Migraine Prevention, Headache Prevention:
Over 1/2 million people worldwide have been helped by the NTI-tss™ device. Dr. Alfe has been successfully treating pain patients since 2000 utilizing the non-medicinal, non-invasive NTI system.

Oral Cancer Foundation
The Oral Cancer Foundation provides information and support for those who are suffering with oral cancer.

They provide tests to Dr. Alfe so she can easily check her patients for their risk of developing periodontal disease, as well as to see if they have been exposed to the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), which is the fastest growing risk factor in developing oral cancer.

OralID is the non-invasive, early detection test for oral cancer. Using a fluorescent light, OralID illuminates the entire oral cavity and upper throat, showing Dr. Alfe the difference between healthy and damaged tissue. Early detection of oral cancer saves lives! Dr. Alfe appeared on FOX News in October 2010 to talk about oral cancer, its risks, and how early diagnosis can save lives.

Using personalized, comfortable and flexible trays in combination with a specialized hydrogen peroxide gel and topical antibiotics, the Perio Protect Method™ destroys dangerous bacteria and the biofilm that cause periodontal disease. In only minutes a day, in the privacy of your own home, you can maintain your oral and general health. Dr. Alfe has been using the Perio Protect Method to help her patients treat mild to severe gum disease, freshen their breath, and keep their teeth without painful and expensive scaling and root planing or surgery.

Physical Therapy Renaissance (PT Renaissance)
Dr. Jennifer Hobson has specialized training in the treatment of TMJ, headache, and neck pain. Dr. Alfe is not only a referring dentist, she’s also a patient!

CloSYS II®, America’s first scientifically engineered system of breath treatment and total oral care that’s designed to keep your mouth fresh, odorless, and healthy.

Six Month Smiles®
Six Month Smiles is a great option for patients who know that they will not be compliant with Invisalgin. You may still be hesitant to wear braces, even if only for six months. Six Month Smiles braces are nothing like traditional braces. The clear brackets and tooth-colored wires make them virtually undetectable.

Dr. Alfe appeared on CBS News discussing sleep apnea treatment with the SomnoDent® and other specialized mouth guards.

SOMNOmed will give you information about the treatment of OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea) with their specialized nightguard. Dr. Alfe was certified in providing treatment with the SomnoDent MAS appliance in 2009. Dr. Alfe appeared on CBS News discussing sleep apnea treatment with the SomnoDent and other specialized mouth guards.

TekScan® provides a computer analysis of your bite. It gives Dr. Alfe much more information than just that “marking paper” you bite on after a filling or crown is done. Dr. Alfe has been using the TekScan since 2000 to help her meticulously adjust her patient’s bites after smile makeovers, full mouth rehabilitations, or in her treatment of migraine and TMJ pain patients. Dr. Alfe has also trained other dentists in the proper use of TekScan and JVA.

To learn more about Dentistry in Chicago, schedule an appointment with Dr. Gerilyn Alfe, please contact Chicago Smile Spa or call (773) 348-2704 today. Dr. Alfe is proud to serve patients throughout the greater Chicagoland area including Lakeview, Lincoln Park, and surrounding Chicago communities.

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