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About Our Team


 

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.

 

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.

The Team at Global Facial Aesthetics

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Nancy

Hi I am Nancy a Dental Assistant, Insurance Specialist and Patient Advocate at Global Facial Aesthetics. I have been in the field of Dentistry for over 40 years while working with Dr Alder for most of those years. During that time, I have assisted in all aspects of General Dentistry as well as TMD treatment, Sleep Apnea appliances and cancer patient reconstruction. I find the dentistry we provide our patients extremely rewarding.

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Kathryn Rangel

Hello, I am Kathy, the dental hygienist at Global Facial Aesthetics Dental.  I started my dental career as a dental assistant, progressed to be a clinical coordinator, and then continued my education in Dental Hygiene at Kennedy-King College.  I have been a Dental Hygienist for 22 years and enjoy providing my patients the essential care needed to help them achieve optimal health.  My goal is to create a positive dental experience with compassion and care.  I want my patients to be experts in caring for their beautiful smiles.  I believe, with the dental knowledge I have accumulated throughout the years I can help make that happen.  Outside of dentistry, I have several other interests, but my top three are:  being a Chicago Blackhawks fan, crafting, and spending time with my dog, Max.

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Nicole

Hola! I am Nicole and I have been in Dentistry for over 27 Years! 

Starting out as a Certified Dental Assistant, I Graduated to Front Office Management of Everyday Clinical Scheduling, Insurance and Treatment Coordinator, Financial Commitment Coordinator, Problem Solver and Hand Holding!  I strive to make every member of our Dental Family feel at ease from their first encounter. Treatment Plans and Financial Commitments can sometimes be an obstacle for Patients to navigate and my goal is to Educate and assist each patient to fully understand the process.

My firm belief is having a healthy smile and overall oral health, contributes to a Healthy Lifestyle! 

I enjoy Home life with my Husband and Teenage Daughter along with our 3 Dogs!

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Laura

Hi, my name is Laura, I’ve worked in the Dental Field for about 7 years. I’ve spent those years at Global Facial Aesthetics, working side by side with Dr. Alder and Dr. Skirius, which I enjoy very much. I like to get to know our patients and helping them make their visits pleasant and enjoyable.

In my free time, I like to spend it with my two dogs, doing outdoor activities.

 

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Rose

Hi my name is Rose. I have been in the dental field for 30 plus years. I have worked in all aspects of the dental field. The last 10 years have primarily been the insurance side. The first thing I notice on people is their smile. It’s amazing how far dentistry has come since I first started. Restoring a beautiful smile and chewing abilities to our patients makes me smile. I have been married 33 years. I have two beautiful adult daughters. My husband and I are really enjoying this chapter of our lives.

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Diana

I was born, raised, and married to Gary in Utah. I received training as a Dental Assistant at Hill Air Force Base in Utah. When we moved to Illinois for Gary to go to Dental School, we had a one-year-old daughter. I worked as a Dental Assistant for one of the few dentists that were doing dental implants at the time. During Gary’s Senior year I had a baby boy. At this time, I became an “at home mom” and had 2 more boys.

As the children were getting older, I decided to become a Dental Laboratory Technician. After 2 years training, I received an Associate Degree at Triton College and was blessed with a baby girl. I now had 5 children. I was able to work part time and have my own laboratory in my home. This allowed me to be home for my children and get them to school and other activities. I did this for about 10 years.

Later I decided to go to Dental Hygiene school and got accepted to Harper Collage. There I received another Associate Degree and became a Registered Dental Hygienist. Instead of working with my husband who was then at Rush Hospital in Chicago I worked for a dentist in River Forest. I worked as a Dental Hygienist for almost 20 years and retired in 2017. I also served on the Advisory board for many years to the Harper Dental Hygiene program.

In 2013, Gary started working in River Forest, so I started helping in little ways. One of our sons who use to crawl around in my dental lab decided to become a Dental Laboratory Technician and works with us. I now work at the front desk one day a week to help and run errands. I love the staff. Most of the staff has been with my husband for many years and they are like family.

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Jacob

Biography coming soon!

 
 

More bios and photos coming soon!

Location
Global Facial Aesthetics
404 Lathrop Ave
River Forest, IL 60305
Phone: 708-248-8824
Fax: 708-377-4158
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708-248-8824