Cashman: Algonquin dentist has 'Healthy Input'

Dr. Audrey Sim of All Smiles By Dr. Audrey in Algonquin has co-written a book with a title that's a mouthful: “Healthy Input: America's Leading Dentists Reveal the Secret Truths to a Healthy Body, Starting with What You Put in Your Mouth!”

Released by business book publisher CelebrityPress in January, “Healthy Input” features top advice and practices from the leading dental experts. In the book, authors cover a variety of topics, including routine care and maintenance of teeth and gums, orthodontics, conscious sedation, use of lasers for dental treatment, and the maintenance of our smiles.

Sim contributed a chapter titled “The Power of Your Smile.” It includes advice and guidelines on the power of cosmetic dentistry.

"It's all about how your smile really affects your overall self-image," Sim said. "It's how you feel about yourself."

Sim said many people are bothered by their smiles. "They want the smile to be what they think it should be," she said.

Her chapter includes a checklist of questions patients should ask their dentist to get the results they want.

On the day of its release, “Healthy Input” reached best-seller status in several categories, including: Dental Hygiene, Dentistry, Healthy Living, Personal Health, Medicine, Science, and Health, Mind and Body.

"They're health categories," Sim said. "It's not a Grisham novel."

Sim – or Dr. Audrey as she's known to her patients – provides general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and same-day dentistry to patients of all ages. Her practice uses the latest in dental technology including digital radiography, lasers, and CAD-CAM, same-day restorations.

She is a member of the American Dental Association, the Illinois State Dental Society, the McHenry County Dental Society and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. She is actively involved in the community, annually sponsoring local events and providing free dentistry to newly discharged, displaced and homeless veterans. She has been a featured speaker at the University of Illinois College of Dentistry.

Sim will be recognized by The National Academy of Best-Selling Authors, an organization that honors authors from many of the leading independent best-sellers lists.

Sim has been in practice for 20 years in Algonquin. She grew up in the village and was graduated from Jacobs High School.

To order a copy of the book, visit

All Smiles By Dr. Audrey is located at 785 S. Randall Road in Algonquin. For more informatijon, visit or call 847-648-2739.

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