Spread Halloween cheer and support the troops and local schools!

Run, Walk or Cheer With Us!

We are a proud sponsor of the Uno 5K Carrera del los Muertos Race of the Dead this Saturday, October 29th at 8am! Almost our entire dental team will be running or walking the 5K Race. Come run or walk with us or show your support along the race route. To register for the race, go to www.raceofthedead.com.

We will have a table at the finish line post race celebration. Stop by and say hello and grab some goodies and special whitening deals!

We Want to Buy Your Candy Again!

We will be buying back your candy through our Second Annual Halloween Candy Buy-Back Program to suppor the troops. We are buying candy for $1 per pound (up to 7 pounds per person) and shipping the candy over to Operation Gratitude to create care packages for the troops. We also are welcoming donations such as single serve cereal, travel sized shampoos, socks and hand made cards to send overseas. Click here for more suggestions: http://www.operationgratitude.com/the-wish-list/ . Bring your candy and donations on the following dates:

-Monday, October 31st from 12pm to 4pm
-Tuesday, November 1st from 12pm to 7pm
– Wednesday, November 2nd from 12pm to 7pm

We are Accepting Orthodontics (braces) Patients!

We are ready to make appointments for consultations with Dr. Matthew Israel for braces. For a limited time, we will be offering free consultation to meet with Dr. Israel. Please give our office a call to set up an appointment.

We are making great progress with the buildout and are excited to expand our services to you before the end of the year. We hope to get the equipment installed in the next couple weeks and then have some final touch ups before we open the new additon.

Happy Halloween and Thank You!

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The Candy Buy Back Drive returns

We want your candy!

Building on the success of last year, we are happy to announce the second annual Halloween Candy Buy Back Drive! Bring your candy to Complete Care Dental, and receive $1 per pound, up to 7 pounds. We will also be giving away coupons and other goodies!

Partnering with Operation Gratitude, we want to help prevent cavities and avoid poor eating habits while helping the troops overseas. All the candy collected, along with any donations will be sent to the troops overseas.

We will also welcome monetary or other donations to forward to the troops. Click here for a list of requested items from Operation Gratitude.


Bring your child’s trick or treat unopened candy on:

Monday, October 31st between 12pm and 4pm
Tuesday, November 2nd between 12pm and 7pm, or
Wednesday, November 3rd between 12pm and 7pm.
Thank you for your support!

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Spring is around the corner

Gads Hill students practicing proper brushing and flossing technique.

Ask us about our $89 whitening special!

Out in the Community!

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! In efforts to improve our community’s oral health, Dr. Varughese and Dr. Dhake have not only been treating patients in the office, but also spreading the message good oral health through community groups.

Dr. Varughese provided clients of the Midwest Brain Injury Clubhouse an oral health presentation with tips on better brushing, flossing and diet recommendations. The group had some great questions regarding dry mouth from medications and when to visit the dentist. She looks forward to spending more time with the Clubhouse members and would like to thank Renata Slayton for the opportunity.

Dr. Dhake recently visited two sites of Gads Hill Center and shared tips and tools to 70 kids ages 5 to 12 years old on good oral hygiene and importance of visiting the dentist. The kids practiced on model teeth flossing techniques and got to feel different dental instruments used at the office. Thanks to the team at Gads Hill for the opportunity. We look forward to working with them in the future.

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Happy Holidays from Complete Care Dental

"Chicago" by Jeff A. Maldonado

“Chicago” by Jeff A. Maldonado

As the year comes to a close, we are ready to embrace 2011.  We are ready for the new year with a fresh coat of paint on our exam room walls, freshly waxed floors, and a new addition to our reception area.

A Little bit of “Chicago” in the Reception Area

Please come visit us and admire our newest piece of art that is adorning our reception room.  “Chicago,” painted by talented local artist Jeff A. Maldonado, was created celebrating family, community, and what we love about our hometown.  For more information about the artist, click here: http://www.18artjam.com/.

Casa Catalina Clothing Drive

Thank you to those who helped with our December clothing drive!  We are dropping off the donated sweaters, coats, shirts, and other clothing items at Casa Catalina.  They are located on 4537 S. Ashland Ave and serve the community with basic human needs such as clothing, food and case worker assistance.

Happy Holidays!

We are thankful for your trust and confidence this past year.  We wish you the very best in health, happiness and peace during the holiday season in the New Year.

We look forward to treating you and your family in 2011!

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We are Thankful for our Patients!

stjeromecandy_smallWe had a successful candy drive for Operation Gratitude With tremendous help and support from New Beginnings Childcare and St. Jerome School, we collected 135 pounds of candy and supplies!  We are proud to support our troops and provide them smiles with these small treats. Thank you again for those who came and supported us!

Use it or Lose it!

There are less than 50 days until the end of the year!  Are you using your dental insurance to the fullest extent?  Have you gotten at least two cleanings this year?  Give us a call today to set up an appointment to take care of your smile.  Our evenings and Saturdays are filling up very fast.

Keep Our Community Warm During the Winter Months

We will be holding a clothing drive in our office from November 22nd through December 11th.  We will be welcoming slightly used coats, hats, gloves, and other pieces of clothing. All the clothes will be donated to Casa Catalina, a local charity group that provides clothing, food and other services to our local community.

Thank you St. Jerome School and New Beginnings Childcare for your support!

Thank you St. Jerome School and New Beginnings Childcare for your support!

What Are You Thankful For?

Bring your child to our office to color a fall leaf and write in what they are thankful for.  We are posting these beautiful works of art on our office walls to show what we are all thankful for.

We Are Thankful for You!

We are thankful for your smiles and visits. We appreciate the opportunity to do what we love- help you and your family be your best. We wish you and your family the very best during this fall season.  We look forward to seeing you soon!


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Complete Care Dental’s Facelift

Complete Care Dental's faceliftIf you have visited or driven by our office, you may have noticed a big change to our building. On July 21st, early morning, there was an accident. A car drove through our front wall and destroyed our waiting room. Thankfully no one got hurt and no one was in the office at the time. The local news even picked up on it.

As a result of this, we will have to rebuild the front and side faces of Complete Care Dental. Our contractors have sealed off the front building and created a temporary front door on the side of the building for patients. We were able to re-open Thursday, July 31.

We are in the process of finalizing the design, and hope to complete construction within 2-3 months. Please visit again for updates.

We thank all of you, our patients, for your well wishes, and apologize for the hassles caused by the construction.

Before the accident (click for larger picture):

Reception - before the accident

After the accident, boarding up the walls – Inside (click for larger picture):


After the accident, boarding up the walls – Outside (click for larger picture):


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We are going green! Introducing Digital X-Rays

Digital X-RaysComplete Care Dental is proud introduce Digital X-Rays (radiographs)! Digital X-Rays offer many benefits to our patients:

  • Environmentally friendly – no more chemicals, paper film, and lead foil that can harm the environment
  • Lower radiation levels than traditional X-Rays
  • Easy viewing – images appear on our 19″ computer monitors in each room, that we can then show to our patients
  • Faster turnaround – the X-Rays appear instantly on the screen

To learn more, please give us a call or come in to visit.

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Fourth graders learn about oral health at Shields, Columbia and Edwards Elementary Schools

Edwards ElementaryComplete Care Dental has been very busy reaching out into the community.

Since early April 2008, they have visited the fourth grade classes of Shields Elementary, Columbia Explorers Elementary, and Edwards Elementary Schools in the Brighton Park and Archer Heights neighborhoods of Chicago.   Through class presentations they have reached out to over 400 4th grade students!

They learned about:

  • How to brush and floss their teeth
  • The importance of a healthy diet and including foods from the four food groups
  • Why it is important to stay away from juice and pop and to drink water and low-fat milk instead
  • The importance of visiting the dentist twice a year

Columbia ExplorersEach student received a goody bag with a toothbrush, pencil and information to take home to their families.

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Do you want straighter teeth, but do not want braces?  Complete Care Dental is proud to offer Invisalign!  The Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to move your teeth over time and give you the smile that you deserve.

Usted desea tener sus dientes más alineados pero no quiere usar frenos?  En Complete Care Dental nos enorgullesemos en ofrecer Invisalign!

Invisalign is a series of clear, removable, plastic retainers that are custom-made for your teeth.  You wear each pair of aligners for a two-week period, allowing your teeth to gradually move.  Because it is virtually clear, people around you won’t even notice that you are wearing them!  Since there are no brackets or wires, it is so comfortable that you may not even know that you are wearing them also.

El sistema de Invisalign es una serie de alineadores transparentes y removibles que son hechos especialmente para cada paciente.  Usted usa cada para de alineadores por un periodo de dos semanas, permitiéndole a sus dientes que se muevan gradualmente.  Debido a que son virtualmente transaparentes, las personas a su alredeor ni siquiera notarán que usted los está usando!  Y debido a que no tendrá frenos ni alambres, su uso es tan cómodo que usted mismo probablemente se olvidará que los trae puestos.

Since the retainers are removable, you are free to take them out when you want – eating, drinking, or even when you just need a break.

Debido a que los retenedores son removibles, usted es libre de quitárselos cuando cuando usted esté comiendo, bebiendo, o bien cuando simplemente lo quiera.

Treatment length varies, but often will require less than one year to complete.

La duración del tratamiento varía, pero en la mayoría de los casos se requiere menos de un año para terminarlo.

Please call or stop by to ask about how Invisalign will bring out your real smile today!

Por favor llámenos o pase a la oficina y pregunte a cerca de cómo Invisalign puede cambiar su sonrisa el día de hoy!


Invisalign is a registered trademark of Align Technologies, Inc.

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