Specialties We pride ourselves on outstanding customer service w/ personalized attention to each patient. Dr. Alfe offers adult general, orthodontic & cosmetic dentistry. She teaches other dentists advanced techniques like 6 Month Smiles, porcelain veneers, smile makeovers & tooth-color fillings. She offers 6 Month Smiles & Invisalign for adult patients who want an attractive & quick alternative to metal braces. She’s been doing orthodontics since 1997 She’s been treating migraine & TMJ pain patients since 1999 w/mouthguards, Botox & TENS. She’s one of the only trained Chicago dentists to offer a non-invasive, comfortable treatment for people who suffer from snoring, or a more serious condition, sleep apnea. She’s the only Chicago dentist certified to deliver both Lumineers & DURAthin veneers, conservative porcelain veneer options. We offer conservative & time-saving treatments: 1 visit porcelain crowns, lasers, digital xrays, no-sensitivity bleaching, VELscope oral cancer exams & ozone. History Established in 2005 Dr. Alfe has been practicing dentistry since 1993. She built Chicago Smile Spa as a small, boutique practice where she could take amazing care of 1 patient, 1 at a time. High tech, high touch is one of her mantras. While she practices general dentistry, her passion for continuing education has helped direct her to certain niches w/in dentistry. She focuses on cosmetics w/veneers; adult clear braces, migraine//TMJ treatment, sleep apnea treatment & super-conservative dental treatment (Ozone & laser treatment for small cavities, gum disease, canker & cold sores; 1-visit porcelain onlays/crowns; no prep porcelain veneers; Botox & fillers; tooth bleaching w/o sensitivity). In addition to private practice, she teaches other dentists advanced dental treatments like 6 month smiles (adult clear braces), porcelain veneers, smile makeovers & bite adjustment Meet the Business Owner:
Gerilyn A. Graduated cum laude Tufts 1989 & magna cum laude Tufts Dental in 1993. Teaches other dentists in hands-on courses & lectures & writes w/in the dental industry since 2000. But you can read all about the dental stuff in her business history or her website! In her spare time, Dr. Alfe enjoys Bikram Yoga, running & Pilates. While the Red Sox & Patriots will always be first in her heart (she grew up in Boston), she can be seen rooting for the Cubs at Wrigley and the Bears at Soldier Field in her adoptive city. Philanthropy is important to her: she has participated in Avon’s Two-Day Walk for Breast Cancer. She’s a regular supporter of PAWS & The Anti-Cruelty Society. She was a certified Spinning and YogaFit instructor for years & a certified dance teacher w/ the Boston Dance Teachers’ Assoc. In fact, she attended Tufts on a partial dance scholarship her freshman year. In her quiet time, she loves to read pretty much everything except sappy romance novels.