Healthful Alternatives

Marianne W. Schaefer, DDS & Related Associates      Licensed General Dentist

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(773) 777-8300

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Welcome to Healthful Alternatives!

Our Chicago dental office is home to our passionate and conservative dentist, Dr. Marianne Schaefer, otherwise known as “the tooth fairy.” Since 1985, she has provided oral health care with a strong focus on holistic dentistry to the Cook County communities at competitive prices. Our team is committed to delivering dental care that is mercury-free and safe for the entire body. We genuinely care about the well-being of others and believe that you and every member of your family deserve to experience professional dentistry that is completely designed to protect your overall health.

As soon as you step foot into our office, you’ll discover an atmosphere that’s warm, compassionate, and fun! Call Healthful Alternatives in Chicago to experience all the benefits that comprehensive, holistic dentistry has to offer!


Holistic Dental Care for a Healthier, Happier Smile

Dr. Schaefer believes in a proactive yet conservative approach to bio-safe dentistry. We focus on preventing disease and protecting your overall oral health using minimally invasive techniques and body-safe materials.

We offer a wide range of services to resolve oral health issues so you can enjoy your best, most confident smile.

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Our available treatments include but are not limited to:

  • Dental Cleanings & Examinations
  • Low Radiation Digital X-rays
  • Patient Education & Communication
  • Holistic Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Body-Safe Dental Restorations
  • Non-Surgical Gum Disease Treatment
  • And much more!

Partnering with Patients for Better, Longer-Lasting Oral Health

Achieving and protecting your oral health is a process that takes time and attention. We need a firm understanding of all potential factors that could be influencing your smile, such as genetics, lifestyle habits, and diet. Dr. Schaefer also believes that the journey towards achieving lasting oral health isn’t something you can rush through and, to get there, patients must partner with full participation.

Our Cook County dentist makes sure appointments allow time to discuss your care openly and honestly. From the very beginning, Dr. Schaefer encourages you to ask questions, share your concerns, voice your expectations, and be fully involved in planning your treatment.

As your dedicated holistic dentist, Dr. Scheafer’s goal is to provide lifelong personalized care for you and your family. When educating patients, both young and old, we practice strong and respectful communication using age-appropriate, easy-to-understand language.

Contact us Today!

At Healthful Alternatives, we are proud to provide positive dental experiences to our Chicago and Cook County neighbors. We love helping others and are happy to offer convenient care to individuals and families through extended office hours, insurance forms assistance, free parking, financing options through CareCredit, and more! To schedule your appointment, call today!


Our Services

We feel very strongly that "your health care is self care". Without the patients' full participation, the finest results cannot be achieved.
We believe our patients should be well informed about the various materials that are available for restoration: gold, composite, and amalgam.
For the safety of our clients and ourselves we have supplied the office with the latest techniques in digital imaging which reduces everyone's exposure, on average by 85%.
We explain all treatment plans possible, inform you about the pros and cons, and give you the freedom to choose the plan of action that makes you feel most comfortable.
We have incorporated the use of a laser called Diagnodent which is able to detect decay on any surface it can touch, without the use of an x-ray.
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