- Business: Lakota Dental
- Address: 653 Brook Forest Ave. in Shorewood
- Phone Number: 815-730-9600
- Submitted by: Mike Lakota, DDS
When and how did your business get started?
My business started in May 2012. Having an office in Naperville for 13 years I wanted to start a practice from scratch with an office designed around my patients' comfort and a different experience than a typical dental office. Finding a perfect spot in front of Home Depot with the space I needed to accomplish this just came together.
What is your business best known for?
My office is unique. Technologically, We are fully digital with up to 80 percent less radiation on X-rays with a CT digital X-ray for 3D imaging. We are the only office in the area that is capable of doing crowns in one single visit which patients who don't like impressions love.
What our patients really feel comfortable is our intra-oral camera. Our patients see exactly what is wrong and can make the best treatment decisions for themselves. Very low stress and low pressure is what our patients tell us.
Why did you choose the town you did to open your business?
I chose Shorewood for multiple reasons. Unlike most dentists who don't live in their community, I am an active resident of Shorewood, member of the school board of Holy Family school where my children attend, and mostly hearing from people who were looking for a different dental experience that wasn't offered in this town.
What's something interesting about your business your customers might not know?
The most interesting part of our office is our one-visit crowns. No impressions and no temporaries makes needing a crown a less stressful and easier procedure. Also, all new patients are seen initially by the dentist..not the hygienist. Our patients can spend the time with the doctor getting to know him and can have all their questions answered without a second visit.
Does your business offer a special deals card or program?
Yes, we often have initial cleaning, X-ray and exams specials. We also offer in office dental insurance for our guests who don' t have dental benefits
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