Dr. Joy V. Poskozim is proud to serve Lincolnwood and the NW side of Chicago through integrative family dentistry. At Joyful Dental Care, we understand that dentistry is more than just fixing teeth; it is building relationships and creating an environment where everyone can feel comfortable receiving dental care. We have incorporated oral appliances for mild and moderate sleep apnea, dental laser therapy, quality dental care and patient compliance; creating a positive dental experience for the entire family. We also can come to you in the case of being house-bound! Many dental procedures can be performed at home. These include: 1) Dental cleanings. We brush our patients’ teeth with a toothbrush and toothpaste at the end! 2) Exams. These include oral cancer screenings with a portable screening device known as Velscope. http://www.velscope.com/ a) exams for seniors especially focus on dry mouth, since dry mouth causes so many problems from bad breath to an increase in cavities. 2) X-rays. This is done with a portable dental x-ray device known as a NOMAD. X-rays are taken at the home, then developed back at the office. 3) Simple extractions. Patients on blood thinners and/or high blood pressure medications would need a written permission note from their physician, but as long as a care-giver is with them at time of the appointment to take care of them when done, instruments can be brought to them! 4) Mouthguards. A lot of dementia medications cause patients to unnecessarily grind/clench their teeth. Impressions can be taken anywhere. 5) Complete and partial dentures. Impressions, try-ins, and adjustments can be done at home. 6) Denture and partial denture repairs. These can also be done at home. Sometimes the denture has to be repaired at a lab, but the denture is taken and brought back to the patient at home. 7) Implant-retained overdentures. The implants have to be done at a dental office, but their current denture can be retro-fitted to their new implant(s) at home.