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Latest Technologies

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ABOUT US

Welcome to Dental Associates of South Ridge. We are a complete family dental practice located in Gurnee, IL. We provide the best possible care for our patients, in an efficient and comfortable manner. Our office has everything you need for the dental care that will keep you healthy and looking great. From routine cleanings and examinations to smile makeovers and teeth restoration, our highly trained doctors and staff are committed to consistently delivering high quality dental care. Our ultimate goal is to restore and enhance your natural aesthetics by using conservative, state-of-the-art dental procedures that will give you the beautiful, long-lasting smile you have always wanted.

OUR SERVICES

Preventative Dentistry

Preventative or routine care offered every six months is the key to a lifetime of dental health.

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Preventative Dentistry

Preventative or routine care offered every six months is the key to a lifetime of dental health.

Preventative dental care is a series of steps to ensure that dentistry can remain as conservative as possible on adults and children alike.

Early detection is the only way to keep your dental history pristine. Every six months and occasionally more often, we need to see you! Dental radiographs, routine cleanings, periodic exams, oral cancer screenings, fluoride treatments, and sealants are some of our most common preventative procedures.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry involves processes that are intended to improve the appearance of your smile.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry involves processes that are intended to improve the appearance of your smile.

At Dental Associates of South Ridge, we carefully consider your physical features and all dimensions of your teeth, gum tissue and lips when planning for and performing cosmetic dentistry. It's important to remember that cosmetic dentistry procedures require you to maintain consistent and effective oral hygiene over time. In other words, it should be considered an investment in your appearance to which you must be committed to maintaining over the long term. Some cosmetic dentistry procedures can be implemented quickly and simply, but others involve comprehensive treatment plans.

Composite Bonding

The process of repairing broken and discolored teeth to correct their appearance.

Teeth Whitening

Involves bleaching your stained teeth, thereby improving your smile. After the procedure, constant oral hygiene is required to maintain the effect of the whitening process.

Dental Veneers

composite laminates that are used to improve the appearance of teeth by repairing chips and cracks. They can also be used to treat extreme tooth discoloration and to fill gaps in your teeth.

Dental Crown and Bridge

Crowns: caps or coverings that dentists place on teeth that are discolored, cracked, broken, heavily filled or have lost fillings.

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Dental Crown and Bridge

Dental Crowns

Crowns: caps or coverings that dentists place on teeth that are discolored, cracked, broken, heavily filled or have lost fillings.

Dental Bridges

Bridges: are the ceramic structures that are used to fill gaps that result when teeth are missing or have been extracted.

At Dental Associates of South Ridge, we provide different types of dental crown and bridge, and we will suggest the best one for you based on its location and surrounding structures. Crown and Bridges may be composed of porcelain/ceramic material, resin or even gold. We use modern technologies and our expertise to make sure that each crown matches the shape and color of the existing and surrounding teeth. We are careful to prepare and impress your tooth to create and deliver the most accurate crown for you.

Root Canal

A root canal is a treatment during which an infection in the root of a tooth is removed and then the root canal is carefully clean to avoid further complications.

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Root Canal

A root canal is a treatment during which an infection in the root of a tooth is removed and then the root canal is carefully clean to avoid further complications.

When there is a decay of or injury to the blood/nerve supply of a tooth, a root canal is required in order to stop any infection that may be present from spreading. The root canal is a routine dental procedure and one we rely on to save a tooth. The treatment plan ideally includes one or two office visits. So, if you think you may be in need of a root canal, come into our office as soon as possible for expert care and to avoid the unsightly results of an untreated infection.

Dental Extraction

A dental extraction is the removal of a non restorable, infected, and/or diseased tooth.

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Dental Extraction

A dental extraction is the removal of a non restorable, infected, and/or diseased tooth.

We will always explore every possible option to save your tooth, but there are times that keeping your tooth is not possible. In fact, leaving a damaged tooth in your mouth could harm the health of surrounding teeth, bones, and gums. We handle most dental extractions in-house.

The thought of an extraction can be daunting, but with profound anesthesia (using local anesthetics and nitrous oxide gas) and our expertise, the procedure will be over before you even notice!

Dental Emergency

Toothache, tooth loss, swelling, broken prosthetic and a lost filling are examples of dental emergencies that can occur.

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Dental Emergency

Toothache, tooth loss, swelling, broken prosthetic and a lost filling are examples of dental emergencies that can occur.

We set aside time in our daily schedule to help you deal with unexpected problems like these. Timely dental check-ups are the best way to avoid dental emergencies. But, sometimes, despite our best efforts to take precautions, dental emergencies still occur. Below are descriptions of common dental emergencies for which immediate care is needed.

Toothache

If you have a toothache, seek emergency dental care right away. You can ease the pain by rinsing the mouth with warm water. This should help relieve the pain until you reach us.

Tooth Loss

The loss of a permanent tooth is a condition that requires immediate attention from a qualified dental professional. The chances of placing the tooth back are good if it is replaced within 30 minutes. If you have lost a permanent tooth, then come to our office immediately for care.

Swelling

Swelling is a definite sign of trouble and should be considered a dental emergency. Immediate attention from a qualified dental professional is needed to determine what the problem is and to prevent complications, such as fever and trouble swallowing. Possible reasons for swelling could be an injury, an infection or a cyst.

Lost Filling

If you have lost a filling, preventing harmful bacteria from accumulating in the gap is vital. Come to see us in the office as soon as possible to have the filling replaced.

Tooth Colored Fillings/Bonding

The first line of defense for decaying teeth, or for a tooth that has been damaged, is what’s known as a dental filling.

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Tooth colored Fillings/bonding

The first line of defense for decaying teeth, or for a tooth that has been damaged, is what’s known as a dental filling.

A local anesthetic is used to numb the area, helping to mask any pain that could be felt when the dentist begins to remove decayed, or structurally unsound portions, of a natural tooth.

There are many materials that can be used to fill a tooth. Most baby boomers still have silver, and gold, fillings; and although those two materials can still be used, our office tends to steer our patients towards composite resin fillings. This material can be matched to the shade of your teeth, and provides the most natural look possible.

Once the tooth is prepared, and the chosen material is in place, in order to achieve the final restoration, the next step is to shape the material to the area, allow it to cure, harden, and finally set. Fillings, like any other treatment, ranges in price for a whole host of factors, several of them include, but are not limited to, how much decay there already is, how many areas of the tooth must be filled, and how long the actual appointment will run.

Dental bonding, for all intents and purposes, follows the same pattern as a dental filling. Specific material is chosen to fill in, build up, or otherwise repair a natural tooth. The major difference between the two is that a filling works on functionality, and helps to prolong the life of the tooth. Bonding helps with functionality, helps to prolong the life of the tooth, and delivers a cosmetic element, by improving the appearance. Bonding uses material to shape a tooth, change it’s color, or enhances other aesthetic aspects of the tooth.

Again, the material we steer most of our patient toward is composite resin. Interestingly enough, unlike a filling, with bonding, anesthesia is not always required. If you need a cosmetic enhancement to a tooth, or teeth, bonding is always the most economical choice you want to consider.

Digital Radiographs

Dental technology has improved the way dentists practice their craft. Thanks to science, modern techniques allow patients to receive dental treatment without the pain and time associated with old-fashioned dentistry.

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Digital Radiographs

Dental technology has improved the way dentists practice their craft. Thanks to science, modern techniques allow patients to receive dental treatment without the pain and time associated with old-fashioned dentistry. Dental technology is even being developed to make dental X-rays safer and more convenient.

While dental X-rays emit low amounts of radiation and every precaution is taken to protect patients from exposure, some dental patients may still put off dental X-rays for safety reasons. Dental X-rays bring up other issues for patients, including the wait time for film to be developed and environmental concerns. Dentists are addressing these issues with digital radiography, a high-tech replacement for traditional dental X-rays.

The physical process for digital radiography is actually similar to traditional dental X-rays that use film: With digital radiography, your dentist inserts a sensor into your mouth to capture images of your teeth -- but that's where the similarities between conventional and digital dental X-rays end. Although it resembles the film used for bitewings and other X-rays, the digital sensor is electronic and connected to a computer. Once the X-ray is taken, the image is projected on a screen for your dentist to view.


Benefits:

  • Less Radiation 
  • Shorter Dental Appointments
  • Higher Quality Images
  • Transferring Dental Records
  • Environmentally Friendly

Laser Dentistry

No shot, No pain, No stress, No strain. People can be easily put off by large anesthetic needles and the noise of the drill during their dental treatments, but now, new laser technology allows for anesthetic-free fillings.

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Laser Dentistry
Anesthetic-Free Fillings

People can be easily put off by large anesthetic needles and the noise of the drill during their dental treatments, but now, new laser technology allows for anesthetic-free fillings. Small, precise lasers let us drill cavities and repair teeth without the standard dental instruments and without the use of anesthetics. With no shots and no drills, the first and most significant impact of this technology comes in the form of increased patient comfort.

For nearly two decades, lasers have been used for restorative and cosmetic purposes in dentistry. Today, lasers are approved for safety by the Food and Drug Administration, and they have become much more prevalent and standard in dental offices across the country. Lasers work by delivering energy in the form of light. This energy can be used to achieve accuracy and precision when shaping the gums, biopsying oral tissues, removing tooth decay, and killing bacteria during a root canal. Lasers care even being used for elective procedures, such as to expedite in-office tooth whitening.

The Waterlase® tool is an exciting development in the field of Laser dentistry. Waterlase Dentistry uses laser energy and a gentle spray of water to perform a wide range of dental procedures, which means increased comfort. Waterlase cavity preparations can increase the bond strength of tooth-colored restorations resulting in longer lasting fillings. In Waterlase Dentistry, less anesthetic or often no anesthetic is needed and after the procedure patients may experience less swelling, little or no bleeding, and a faster recovery.

Implant Restorations

A dental implant is a surgically applied component that is placed in the bone. It serves to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, or denture. These dental prosthesis replace missing teeth.

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Implant Restorations

Dental implants are the premier solution for missing teeth,allowing patients complete freedom to eat what they’d like, speak with confidence, and never worry about denture slippage or pinching. The procedure involves the surgical placement of Titanium screws to replace the tooth’s root and a porcelain crown to replace the chewing surface of the tooth.

Full Mouth Reconstruction

As the name implies, full mouth reconstruction refers to rebuilding and/or replacing all of the teeth in a patient’s mouth. Full mouth reconstructions combine esthetics with the science of restorative dentistry to improve the health, function, and beauty of the mouth.

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Full Mouth Reconstruction

There are a number of people who have dental problems throughout their mouths that must be treated comprehensively with a vision of a final result that improves both function and esthetics. These patients may exhibit multiple missing teeth, numerous teeth with large fillings that are failing or exhibiting decay, cracked or broken teeth, or badly worn teeth due to bruxism (teeth grinding) or other habits.

The treatments can include cosmetic dentistry, crowns, bridges, root canals, dental extraction, fillings, bondings, implant restorations and/or dentures that will essentially provide not only a "smile makeover", but improved chewing efficiency for the patient. In some patients, other specialties will orthodontics may also be employed to facilitate the best possible outcome.

Dentures and Partial Dentures

A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Two types of dentures are available - complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.

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Complete Dentures

Complete dentures can be either "conventional" or "immediate." Made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal, a conventional denture is ready for placement in the mouth about eight to 12 weeks after the teeth have been removed.


Partial Dentures

A removable partial denture usually consists of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base, which is sometimes connected by metal framework that holds the denture in place in the mouth. Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. A precision partial denture is removable and has internal attachments rather than clasps that attach to the adjacent crowns. This is a more natural-looking appliance.

Clear Aligner

Clear aligners are an effective alternative to traditional braces, because they use a system of clear, removable trays used to straighten teeth.

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Clear Aligner

Clear aligners are an effective alternative to traditional braces, because they use a system of clear, removable trays used to straighten teeth. Each aligner is custom-made to fit over your teeth and is designed to gradually move teeth into their proper position. Using clear aligners for orthodontic treatment is not for everyone. The best way to find out if clear aligners are the right option for you is to schedule a consultation with us.

MEET US

Dr. Priya Boinpally, DDS

Dr. Boinpally is a long term member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society and the Chicago Dental Society. She completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at The Ohio State University. She practices dentistry in the north and northwest suburbs of Chicago and loves providing gentle, highly professional, superior dental care for patients of all ages. She always strives to keep pace with the latest improvements in dental technology and techniques by regularly attending continuing education courses around the country so that she can be sure she is offering her patients the highest-quality care at all times. Dr. Boinpally is fluent in Spanish, Telugu, and Hindi. In her spare time, Dr. Boinpally enjoys cooking, travel, and spending time with her loving husband, son, and daughter.



Dr. Janaki Shukla, DMD

Dr. Shukla completed her undergraduate education at New York University and Doctor of Dental Medicine at Boston University. After finishing dental school, she completed a General Practice Residency at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, MA. After completing residency, she practiced dentistry in Massachusetts for a few years until she moved to Illinois. With quality dental care as a top priority, she creates personalized treatment plans to give patients a healthy and long lasting smile.

"I understand that patients can be nervous with dental treatment so I treat my patients as if they were members of my family."

In her spare time, Dr. Shukla enjoys cooking, trying new restaurants, hiking, and spending time with her husband and son.


Dr. Hilary Grimm, DMD

Dr. Grimm has a Master's degree in Medical Sciences from Mississippi College and a Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She previously practices dentistry in Florida before moving to the North Shore in 2018 and joining our team. Dr. Grimm's primary focus is to provide quality, lifelong dental care to her patients while establishing a relationship of trust and confidence. She takes extra care to ensure patient comfort and enjoys helping patients conquer their dental anxiety. In her free time, Dr. Grimm loves being outdoors, exploring Chicago, and spending time with her husband and little boy.


Dr. Jennifer Shango Adhami, DDS

Dr. Jennifer Shango Adhami graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry. She continued her education at the University of Detroit Mercy’s dental school serving as the student body president. She went on to receive her master’s degree in Oral Sciences and Certificate in Periodontics from the University of Illinois-Chicago. Dr. Adhami served as Chief Resident in her periodontics program and has acted as an ambassador in the Dentsply Implants University Ambassador Program.

Today, Dr. Adhami works as full-time private practitioner performing procedures limited to periodontics and implant dentistry. She is a current member of the American Dental Society, the American Academy of Periodontology, Midwest Society of Periodontics, Chicago Dental Society, and Illinois State Dental Society. Dr. Adhami is constantly motivated to improve the lives of her patients and strives to provide an environment where patients feel protected and listened to.


Jackie Vacala, RDH

Jackie is one of our practices experienced dental hygienists. She graduated from Loyola University in Chicago in 1987. Jackie enjoys the satisfaction of helping her patients achieve and maintain optimum oral health. She always makes her patients realize that dental care can be a positive and comfortable experience. Her responsibilities include direct patient care, preventative hygiene and non-surgical periodontal treatment and maintenance. She has been married almost 29 years and is proud to have two college graduates, son Trevor and daughter Morgan. Jackie is currently enjoying building her dream home on Loon Lake in Antioch, Illinois.


Melody Hiton, General Manager

Melody has spent most of her career in the Healthcare profession. She brings over 10 years of management and patient care experience. Her “do what it takes" attitude and ability to wear multiple hats has helped the business grow and flourish all while making patients feel comfortable and at home. Melody is a cancer survivor and wears that with a badge of courage. Melody has 4 lovely daughters is an avid reader and is dedicated in her pursuit of knowledge. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and her pets.


Carrie Donev, Office Manager

As office manager for Dental Associates of South Ridge (DASR), my job is to oversee the day to day office operations. I am committed to making sure all patients and their families receive quality, professional dental care and that every patient has a positive experience in our office along with making sure that patient’s know, in our office you are not another patient, but rather a part of the family.

I joined DASR after graduating Northeastern Illinois University in May 2011. I have been the office manager for DASR for over 2 years now and have over 7 years in the dental field. I take great pride in making sure all patients feel comfortable in our office and leave the office with all options at their disposal for making the best decisions for their dental needs.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family, doing outdoors activities and spending time in my garden.

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