New dental office opened on Berwyn’s Roosevelt Road
Research reveals that over ninety percent of systemic diseases have oral indicators, including issues such as gum problems, mouth ulcers, and dry mouth. Because many people take care to have regular dental examinations, dentists may be the first health care providers to identify health issues in their early stages. A new neighborhood source for family dentistry, Smile Fixation just opened at 7039 W Roosevelt Road. Dr. Berenice Lopez, DDS celebrated the grand opening of her new practice in partnership with the City of Berwyn and the Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC) on December 11.
Dr. Lopez provides high quality family dentistry for children of all ages through adults. The office offers general dentistry including prevention, periodontal therapy, restorative, prosthodontics, endodontics, and limited oral surgery. The practice promotes oral health and overall wellness through bilingual patient education and state-of-the-art treatment and technology.
Dr. Lopez was inspired to pursue dentistry after engaging in a chance undergraduate internship in the College of Dentistry at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Upon completing her undergraduate degrees in Biology and Spanish from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dr. Lopez returned to UIC and completed her Doctorate in Dental Surgery. Dr. Lopez has dedicated her career to community service, working as a Clinical Professor at UIC and currently as a general dentist at a community health center. Dr. Lopez has also longed to establish her own small, neighborhood practice. By practicing in a small office, she can provide more individual attention and educate her patients on clinical findings and treatment options.
Through the support of the City of Berwyn and the BDC, Smile Fixation received Tax Increment Financing (TIF) for the redevelopment of the 2,700 square foot, vacant storefront along Roosevelt Road. The TIF scope of work included demolition; interior renovations including framing, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, carpentry and fire systems; and signage. Mayor Robert J. Lovero commented, “Roosevelt Road has come alive over the last few years with a fantastic business base and increasing visits to the road. Smile Fixation adds to our growth, and we wish you the best of luck.” Dr. Berenice Lopez continued, “Becoming a neighborhood dentist has been my goal for a long time, and I’m excited to be in a great community like Berwyn. I will serve my patients with great dental care and customer service. Smile Fixation offers all the technology of a corporate dental office but with a more personalized touch.”