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Lake Forest Dentistry

by Susan Shalhoub

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The team at Lake Forest Dentistry excels in endodontics, restorations, cleanings, cosmetic procedures, and periodontics. But the quality of the practice’s work – plus its early investment in a 100-percent solar-powered office and high-technology equipment – have truly set it apart.

Dr. Dennis Horanic and his wife Kristina, meanwhile, are dealing with a different kind of tooth issue – namely, their year-old twin sons Carter and Connor cutting baby teeth of their own.

“They are up and walking, even running,” says Dennis of his energetic boys, who joined 11-year-old sister Kaitlyn at home.

Just like the twins, the dental industry is growing and changing fast. Crowns, for example, have come a long way. Thanks to new technology, crowns are now made to fit so perfectly that it’s difficult to tell the difference between a natural tooth and one that has been repaired.

“This translates to simpler and more comfortable experiences for patients,” says Dr. Horanic, who knows dental visits didn’t used to be so easy. He sees patients all the time who’ve previously avoided dentists out of fear. At Lake Forest Dentistry, dental anxiety is recognized and respected. The practice offers oral sedation – the modern evolution of old nitrous oxide – that is perfect for brief dental visits.

Improvements to Invisalign therapy allow patients to improve the appearance of their teeth and the alignment of their bite quickly and without the hassle of braces.

Much has changed at the office and at home for the Horanics, but one thing that has remained constant is Lake Forest Dentistry’s commitment to the community Dennis has called home for decades. He was a member of Lake Mary High’s very first graduating class.
“I see a lot of my former teachers around town — some as patients,” Dr. Horanic beams.

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