Chicago’s first & only green group dental and oral surgery practice, promoting eco-friendly dentistry.
“What is good for our planet is good for our patients”
South Loop Office:
1827 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616
Mention Chicago Healers when you call
Full General Dental Services and comprehensive Oral Surgery services.
Founder/Owners:Steven Koos D.D.S., M.D., Goran Kralj D.D.S., Mladen Kralj DMD.
Describe your center’s mission:
To provide the highest quality, most compassionate general and aesthetic dental services and dental surgical services in a unique, comfortable, and eco-friendly environment.
We strive toward a new model of sustainable health care, based on the understanding that human and environmental health are mutually inclusive. By delivering state-of-the-art green health care, ORA wants to lead a transformation in the dental industry and set the standard for the ‘next generation’ of dental practices.
As Founder/Owner, why did you start/buy your center?
We saw a need to redefine the typical dental experience for patients as well as to start a paradigm shift in the dental industry to both build and practice in a “green” and sustainable manner.
As a doctor, I wanted to extend the concept of the “Hippocratic Oath” to do MORE good, realizing that the health of patients and the health of the environment are inextricably linked. I saw the need to redefine the typical dental experience for patients, as well as to start a major paradigm shift in the dental industry, to both build and practice in a
‘green’ and sustainable manner.
What services does your center offer?
Comprehensive restorative, aesthetic,and dental implant services. Comprehensive oral surgery services. Sedation dentistry, wisdom tooth removal, tooth extractions, tooth whitening and straightening, oral cancer screening and the treatment of all oral/facial pathology. Temporomandibular joint (jaw joint) pain treatment.
General anesthesia, bone augmentation, bone grafting, and the removal and disposal of mercury-containing filings. We are also only one of a few dentists nationally that utilize 3-D digital CT scanning. This allows for the most detailed imaging available and affords the most precise and minimally invasive treatment.
Does your center focus on a particular type of clientele?
No. We welcome and cater to all seeking the highest quality, comprehensive dental surgical care.
Do you take insurance?
Do you have a cancellation policy?
Require 48hrs notice
Specifically describe teamwork at your center and how it enhances client care.
We have implemented systems, standards, and protocols that create a unique patient experience from the time you first enter our green healing facility through the end of your appointment. The whole team (doctor, staff, and patient) is involved in the new patient experience and in educating and empowering you with regard to your oral health and treatment.
What common practices, standards, or philosophies does your group hold / you require of your group?
At ORA Studios, we distinguish ourselves through our level of service, attention to detail, quality of results, and concern for not only our patient’s overall wellness, but that of the environment as well. Our team of highly trained and caring professionals want to help you enhance the natural, intrinsic beauty of your smile rather than create a result that appears obvious or artificial.
We practice metal-free dentistry through minimally invasive techniques and believe in the early detection, prevention, and intervention of tooth and oral disease. We integrate state-of-the-art technology and the highest quality, safe materials available with advanced clinical techniques and artistic talents to achieve the most natural looking and longest lasting results possible.
Minimally Invasive approach
At ORA Studios, we are on the leading edge of modern dentistry by practicing “minimally invasive” dentistry, a progressive philosophy and technique used by our forward thinking dental professionals. Utilizing advanced technology and materials allows us to deliver more conservative, less invasive treatment compared to traditional methods. The end result is preservation of healthy tooth structure and oral tissue, and natural-looking, longer-lasting results
Practicing Eco-friendly Dentistry™
Eco-friendly dentistry, as we have coined the term, is a newly evolving practice of sustainable dentistry, which encompasses a simultaneous devotion to a preventative, minimally invasive patient-centric AND global-centric treatment philosophy. Eco-friendly dentistry, through green design and operations, protects the immediate health of patients and team members, protects the health of the surrounding community, and protects the health of the global community and natural resources. Our team at ORA truly embodies eco-friendly dentistry and we strive to distinguish ourselves as leaders in the dental community through our steadfast commitment to our environment. This began with the construction and interior design of our facility as a sustainable, green project, and continues with our delivery of green health care.
Practicing Green Health Care
ORA Studios implements a new model of health care based on the understanding that human and environmental health are inextricably linked. In this model, health professionals should serve as environmental educators, advocates, and stewards. This model is called Green Health Care. In Green Health Care, toxic-free buildings, literacy around local environmental health issues, and the use of safe, effective, precaution-based medicine are all intrinsic parts of a new system of health care that is both good for people and the environment. Implementing green health care practices also prepares all health professionals to become leaders in the emerging discipline of Sustainable Medicine. Sustainable Medicine recognizes the link between the environment, medicine and human health and seeks to provide better health care while protecting our limited environmental and medical resources.Top
What criteria did you use in choosing your employees/tenants?
Caring, compassionate, charismatic, energetic, eager to learn, grow, and constantly seek ways to improve.
Describe the atmosphere and any extra goodies your center has to offer.
From the moment you walk into ORA Studios, it is obvious that this is not your typical dental office. The atmosphere is completely eco-friendly, modern, tranquil, and inviting – designed for the ultimate in comfort and health. Our team of highly trained professionals delivers “Five Star” customer service and one-on-one personal attention in a relaxed and aesthetically beautiful atmosphere.
At ORA Studios we believe that your visits to our practice should be stress-free, and relaxing – we provide the following items for your comfort and enjoyment:
Still and sparkling water
Coffee, tea, and juice bar
Organic smoothies, fresh fruit, energy bars
Comfortable massaging dental chairs
Choice of satellite radio or HDTV during treatment
iPod docking stations to play your personal music
Bluetooth Wireless QuietComfort® Headphones
Aromatherapy diffusers, soothing eye masks
Neck pillows and soft blankets
Warm, lemon-scented facial towels
Days of the week and hours of operation for the centers:
Oral Surgery Studio