Back to School and Routines

Back to school and dental health routinesOur patients are getting back to school and adjusting to a new routines. Daily schedules and learning environments may be changing, but routines are an important part of our daily lives. We’re encouraging patients to maintain or jump start their dental health routines by logging their brushing and flossing on a calendar. Brushing teeth twice a day for two minutes along with flossing in the evening is the best way to remove sugars and food particles from teeth. Although the doctors advise to limit snacking, we know that remote learning may lead to more in between meal snacking. If your child does snack in between meals, encourage him or her to drink water and rinse after snacking. By drinking water, your child is able to rinse away food and residue that cavity-causing bacteria are looking for.

Be sure to limit sugary snacks, make wise food and beverage choices and drink plenty of water. So, make this a great year and remember to bring your brush and floss calendar at your next dental visit! Keep up with your dental health routines.

Affiliated Spirit

Ben, Rachel and Anna didn’t miss a beat at their appointments! They know that every time they wear their Affiliated t-shirts to their appointments with Dr. Klein, they enter the drawing to win a $50 movie theater gift card. The Affiliated spirit is strong in these siblings!

Office Screening Procedure

We have screening procedures in place for your protection when you visit our offices. Patients and one parent/guardian will each wear a mask when entering the office. An Affiliated team member will apply hand sanitizer to your hands and take your temperatures with a touchless thermometer. As long as temperatures of the patient and parent/guardian are below 100.4F, the patient screening form will be completed. If anyone’s temperature is above 100.4F, they will be asked to leave and the appointment will be rescheduled. Thank you for your cooperation and stay well!

See you after Memorial Day!


To our Friends and Families of Affiliated Dental Specialists:
We continue to hope that you and your family are safe and healthy. During this shelter at home period, your dental team is making adjustments to our protocols and schedules to keep you safe.
Our office will be able to see you after Memorial Day. This may change but Pediatric and Orthodontic appointments have been expanded to include non-elective procedures in addition to dental emergencies.
If you do have questions regarding orthodontic care, you can email them to
Dr. Gary Klein at gtklein@affds.com.
We are going to recognize some unique “silver linings” in this time of social distancing.
Please send you “Silver Lining” to Pat at pbritten@affds.com. We will announce winners as soon as our offices reopen.
Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for announcements regarding the continuation of your care.
Thank you for your understanding and patience. We look forward to seeing you all very soon.
Our Affiliated family wishes you well.
Please brush and floss your teeth and be careful what you eat if you are wearing braces!
Sincerely,
Gary T. Klein, DDS, MS

David S. Maddox, DDS, MS

James W. Orbon, DDS

Paula Lobo, DMD

Activity and Coloring Sheets

We miss seeing you! Normally, when patients visit us to maintain their healthy smiles, they check out our contests, holiday decorations and activity sheets. Since patients have only been able to visit our offices for emergencies, they might miss being able to color a picture or do a crossword puzzle.
If you’re looking for puzzles or coloring sheets feel free to print them out and bring the finished activity sheets to your next appointment. We can’t wait to see you and find out what you’ve been doing while you’ve been staying at home! Take care and stay well!

We Are Here For You!

Please do not hesitate to call 847.367.6055 if you have an emergency. Be sure to check out Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and our website for updates about the continuation of your care. Thank you for your understanding and patience. We look forward to seeing you all very soon. Our Affiliated family wishes you well. Please brush and floss your teeth and be careful what you eat if you are wearing braces!
We are here for you,

The Doctors and Staff of Affiliated Dental Specialists

COVID-19 Update

To our Friends and Families of Affiliated Dental Specialists:
We continue to hope that you and your family are safe and healthy. During this shelter at home period, your dental team is making adjustments to our protocols and schedules to keep you safe. The doctors will continue to be available for emergencies until we are given the green light to schedule your regular pediatric and orthodontic appointments.
If you do have questions regarding orthodontic care, you can email them to Dr. Gary Klein at gtklein@affds.com.
We are going to recognize some unique “silver linings” in this time of social distancing.
Please send you “Silver Lining” to Pat at pbritten@affds.com. We will announce winners as soon as our offices reopen.
Please stay in touch with us via social media and our website, AffiliatedDentalSpecialists.com.
Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for announcements regarding the continuation of your care. Thank you for your understanding and patience. We look forward to seeing you all very soon.
Our Affiliated family wishes you well. Please brush and floss your teeth and be careful what you eat if you are wearing braces!
Sincerely,
Gary T. Klein, DDS, MS   David S. Maddox, DDS, MS
James W. Orbon, DDS     Paula Lobo, DMD

Closed Thru April 30

To our Friends and Families of Affiliated Dental Specialists:
In these troubling and uncertain times our hope is that you and your family are safe and healthy. In light of the coronavirus pandemic, your dental team is making adjustments to keep you safe. Our office unfortunately will be unable to see you for any regular appointments through the month of April. This may change but Pediatric and Orthodontic appointments are all canceled unless it is an emergency.
We continue to be available for emergencies during this shelter at home period and are making plans to continue your treatment as soon as possible. Our hope is to open our schedule as soon as we can and look forward to seeing you!
Please stay in touch via social media and our website. AffiliatedDentalSpecialists.com
Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for announcements regarding your care.
Thank you for your understanding, patience, and flexibility during this unprecedented time. Our Affiliated family wishes you well. Stay healthy and please brush and floss your teeth!!!
Sincerely,

Gary T. Klein, DDS, MS

David S. Maddox, DDS, MS

James W. Orbon, DDS

Paula Lobo, DMD

Closed Thru April 7

The offices of Affiliated Dental Specialists will be closed thru Tuesday, April 7.

Due to IL State and National agencies and their recommendations for dental practices, our offices will be available for emergency and essential patient care only at this time.

Please call our office at 847-367-6055 and leave a message if you have an emergency situation.  Thank you for your patience during these trying times.  We will re-open and get back to normal scheduling as soon as possible.

Be safe and stay well!

Call us for an emergency

Our Vernon Hills and Gurnee offices of Affiliate Dental Specialists, are closed following the State and National recommendations. We will be available for any urgent or emergency care. We will reopen as soon as possible to serve our patients’ needs, however any elective services will be put on hold until we are recommended to reopen. For any urgent or emergency issues, please call us at 847.367.6055 and we will get back to you. Stay safe and enjoy your families!