AboutGlobal Facial Aesthetics

Family dental care is the core of our treatment and Preventive Dental care is key in our philosophy. Our office stands above others due to Experience, Education, CAD/CAM computerization, On site Dental Laboratory and Technician, Laser Surgery, Laser Whitening, Dental Implants, Bone Grafting, Nitrous Oxide gas, Expertise with Children, Orthodontic repositioning of the teeth and a dedicated staff to help make your dental experience calm and comfortable and a life time of good health.

Your smile is the focus of facial beauty.

Selection of the name Global Facial Aesthetics denotes the philosophy of our approach to diagnosis, treatment and results. We take a GLOBAL view of how the health of the mouth, jaws and face (FACIAL) affects the rest of the body and are dedicated to producing beautiful results with a preference to natural beauty (AESTHETICS) but are well versed in the cosmetic techniques to enhance natural beauty or when nature did not provide some vital aspects.

Dr. Gary F Alder, DDS

Dr. Alder is a graduate of Northwestern University Dental School. He completed a post graduate residency at Rush University Medical Center serving in General Dental Residency. He subsequently practiced at Rush in private practice and was the Director or the General Dental Residency for several years. He has trained dozens of dentists in the management of medically compromised patients, cosmetic dental procedures, dental implants, bone grafting, dental sleep medicine and a full range of special dental care. He participated in research involving management of patients receiving head and neck radiation and sleep disturbances. He has a vast back ground and experience in the management of advanced dental/medical problems and enjoys complex challenges.

Following closure of the Rush University Medical Center dental residency and Dental Group at Rush Dr. Alder relocated his office to River Forest, Illinois and continues to serve on the medical staff at Rush. Dr. Alder is also an Assistant Professor of Rush University Medical School. He offers routine dental care in his office in River Forest and dental care for those that require hospitalization at Rush University Medical Center and the Rush Surgicenter.

Dr. Alder is active in many dental organizations and has served as director of the Chicago Dental Society and as Trustee of the Illinois State Dental Society. He serves on several committees and is actively involved with continuing education. We welcome our patients that have followed us from Rush and others in our new suburban neighborhood.

Dr. Alder holds Fellowship status of the American Academy of General Dentistry and is a Diplomat of the American Academy of Pain Management.

Dr. Skirius

Dr. Irene Skirius is also accompanying Dr. Alder from Rush. Dr. Skirius is a graduate of University of Illinois in Chicago and specialty training at UIC in Pediatric Dentistry. She has devoted her career to caring for the dental needs of children and adolescents. Dr. Skirius is fluent in Lithuanian and Spanish and will be a great asset to our practice and the River Forest community.

Our Staff
High Standards

Our experience and system of management has allowed us to create standards beyond most. The Free Parking, friendly atmosphere of our reception, warm smile and greeting, the skill and caring, technics to administer local anesthetic with less stress, highly skilled on site dental laboratory technician with on-site service for optimal esthetics, and many other modern high tech features that allow us to expertly and expeditiously help you to achieve optimal health and confidence.

Your smile is the focus of facial beauty.

Education & Prevention

Our goal for you is to Coach you to become the Expert Care Giver of yourself. Everyone has specific challenges to achieve and maintain optimal health. We focus on your smile and face. We take great pride and satisfaction in helping our patients become the masters of their own health. You can expect a thorough cleaning and examination and of your mouth, head and neck and a risk assessment of your current condition. You will receive options and advice of how to achieve optimal health as well as dedicated follow up care. Once you become your own master you should only need periodic examinations, preventive and maintenance care. What could be better than to enjoy a beautiful smile, chewing comfortably and pleasant dental checkups with less stress to you and your finances?

Our highly experienced staff includes our in-house dental laboratory technician, dental hygienist, certified dental assistants and business staff to assist with those insurance issues and facilitate management.

Your smile is the focus of facial beauty.

Uncompromising Safety

It is a new world we live in along with bacteria, viruses and other deadly microorganisms that have evolved to become resistant to old methods of containment. We utilize standard precautions throughout the office. Dr. Alder is an active member of the medical staff at Rush University Medical Center and is updated and qualifies annually in infection control and other safety issues according to standards of (JCAH) Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals.

Dr. Alder has extensive experience in managing patients with medical complications as well as physical, neurologic and emotional challenges.

Dr. Alder is engaged with (DEMRT) Disaster Emergency Medicine Readiness Training and has taken courses to serve in disastrous and emergency situations.

We also utilize digital X-rays to allow for reduced radiation exposure (ALARA) and digitally store your images.

We use digitized records and encryption technology to maintain your healthcare history and it also allows us to quickly, efficiently and accurately share your information with whomever you authorize.

Training & Expertise

As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy. To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning. We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care. Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.

We have a strong commitment to continued training and education. Dr. Alder is an active member of many organizations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Illinois State Dental Association (former Trustee and current committee Chair)
  • Chicago Dental Society (former Director and current committee member)
  • American Academy of General Dentistry (Fellow of the Academy)
  • American Academy of Pain Management (Diplomat of the Academy)
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • International Academy of Orthodontics
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • American Academy of Oral Medicine (Award for Excellence Recipient)
  • Odontographic Society (former Board of Governors member)
  • Founding member of the Dr. Alder been there done that and bought the T shirt club
  • Active Medical Staff of Rush University Medical Center
  • Assistant Professor of Rush University Medical School
  • Former Director of Rush University Medical Center General Dentistry Residency

  • A Positive Experience

    Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.

    We know being in the hands of the dentist can be a harrowing and frightening ordeal. Many people avoid even preventive care out of fear. It is our mission to manage the experience to not only pilot you through it but gain your trust such that it is no longer an anxiety but becomes a calm and refreshing part of your healthcare. Achieving optimal health is a great reward for the time and energy spent becoming a master of caring for yourself.

    We thank you for the opportunity to participate in your health care and look forward to serving you.

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