Irene Skirius, DDS, is a highly skilled dentist at Global Facial Aesthetics, serving patients in River Forest, Illinois. She is proud to provide comprehensive dental care to people of all ages.
Dr. Skirius is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago and completed her specialty training in pediatric dentistry there as well. She has devoted her career to caring for the dental needs of children and adolescents. Dr. Skirius previously worked with Dr. Alder at Rush University Medical Center and is excited to accompany him to Global Facial Aesthetics.
To better serve a diverse population, Dr. Skirius is fluent in Lithuanian, Spanish, and English. She has been a great asset to Global Facial Aesthetics and the River Forest community.
She is currently accepting new patients and warmly welcomes them to Global Facial Aesthetics. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Skirius, call the office or book a consultation online today.
Gary Alder, DDS, FAGD, DAAPM, is an experienced general and cosmetic dentist at Global Facial Aesthetics, serving patients in River Forest, Illinois.
Dr. Alder is a graduate of Northwestern University Dental School. He completed his post-graduate general dental residency at Rush University Medical Center (Rush). Subsequently, he practiced at Rush in private practice and was the director of the general dental residency program for several years. Dr. Alder 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 specialized dental care.
Dr. Adler also participated in research regarding the management of patients receiving head and neck radiation and sleep disturbances. Dr. Alder has a vast background and experience in the management of advanced dental and medical problems and enjoys handling complex challenges.
Following the closure of the Rush dental residency program and his private practice at Rush, Dr. Alder relocated his office to River Forest, Illinois. Despite this, he continues to serve on the medical staff and is an assistant professor at Rush. 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. Dr. Alder holds fellowship status of the American Academy of General Dentistry and is a diplomat of the American Academy of Pain Management.
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 with 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.
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, I have primarily been on the insurance side. The first thing I notice about 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 for 33 years. I have two beautiful adult daughters. My husband and I are really enjoying this chapter of our lives.
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 two more boys.
As the children were getting older, I decided to become a Dental Laboratory Technician. After two years’ training, I received an associate degree at Triton College and was blessed with a baby girl. I now have five children. I was able to work part time and have my own laboratory in my home. This allowed me to be home with my children and take 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 used to crawl around in my dental lab decided to become a Dental Laboratory Technician and now 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 have been with my husband for many years and they are like family.
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 for our patients extremely rewarding.