Your Local Dental Practice in Shorewood, IL

Offering quality dental care in a comfortable and positive setting.

Mike Lakota, DDS

Your committed Shorewood dentist.

A profile picture of Dr.Lakota wearing a black polo shirt

Dr. Mike Lakota is passionate about providing expertise to his patients, and he offers the latest and best technology in dentistry. 

Before becoming a dentist, Dr. Mike was a competitive college baseball player. His time as an athlete taught him how successful he could be through dedication, hard work, and training.

Since graduating from the University of Illinois Dental School in 1996, he’s completed hundreds of continuing education hours and continues to grow. Through his investments in knowledge and technology, Dr. Mike has evolved his practice far beyond treating cavities and gum disease. 

Today, Dr. Mike and his amazing team are capable of treating a wide array of oral health issues including TMJ, plus performing some of the Chicago area’s best cosmetic dentistry

We welcome you to your new dental home at our Shorewood, IL practice!

A profile picture of Dr.Lakota wearing a black polo shirt
A white outline of Outside the Office
Life outside the Office

When not improving smiles, your Shorewood dentist enjoys spending time with family and all kinds of sports (on and off the field):

  • He coaches his three boys in baseball, junior football, and basketball teams.

  • Dr. Mike serves on the school board.

  • He’s a proud fantasy sports junkie.

A white outline of a tooth with an overlap of a white outline of magnifying glass

Dr. Mike’s dental career highlights include the following accomplishments (and he’s not finished yet!):

  • Named “Expert Dentist” for five years running, Naperville’s Glancer Magazine. Dr. Mike’s Q&A advice column appears monthly.

  • Selected as “champion” of evidence-based dentistry. He lectures and teaches other dentists about current research and protocol.

  • Chosen as the official Illinois dentist for the “Mrs. Globe” pageant.

Dedicated to Your Smile

Our goal is to give you the best possible service so you can enjoy the best possible outcomes.

Team member  during a dental procedure to a woman lying in a dental chair
Team member  during a dental procedure to a woman lying in a dental chair

Imagine going to the dentist and forgetting you’re even there. Believe it or not, our patients tell us about this all the time. 

How do we do it? Gentle family dentistry with a caring team. While we’re skilled at what we do, we actually love it as well, and it shines through. 

Our Shorewood, IL dental practice is happy to help you achieve your best smile – one that’s beautiful, functional, comfortable, and healthy. 

Get greeted and treated like the MVP you are:

  • Discover convenient visits for all ages

  • Feel heard, understood, and get the most of your visit

  • Access general and advanced dentistry in one office 
    (preventive, restorative, and cosmetic services)

  • Experience faster and gentler treatments with modern tech 

  • Learn how to best care for your smile to save money

Dr. Lakota and patient are smiling together

Hear from Our Patients

Read Our Reviews.

Shelly AndreinaShelly Andreina
14:20 10 May 22
Dr Mike and everyone at the office have always been amazing! Both my kids love going to get their cleanings as the whole office is very welcoming and friendly. I wouldn't go anywhere else now!
Candace SzaboCandace Szabo
01:02 05 May 22
Dr. Lakota and his entire staff are absolutely fantastic!!! I was extremely nervous going in, but Daisy and Jayme made me feel very comfortable and reassured me that Dr Lakota is the BEST! He definitely is! Everything was thoroughly explained to me before, during, and after the whole process. All staff is very personable and makes you feel like you are a part of their office family. My procedure was completely painless, I didn't even feel the numbing shots go in. I highly recommend Dr Lakota! I am now looking forward to my next visit!
Alaina WojtyszynAlaina Wojtyszyn
23:25 20 Apr 22
Amazing staff and experience. The Dr "knows knows" his stuff and will throughly explain what is going on with your teeth and what's causing the issues. He's my favorite Dr. I've been to thus far. I really appreciate how he talks to you and is realistic on the science and nature of one's teeth and not just selling his work. The girls up front are amazing and incredibly sweet as well. Always a great experience going there!
Louis Bloom jrLouis Bloom jr
20:21 20 Apr 22
I wanted to give a big shout out to Lakota dental. They are very friendly and professional. They go out of their way to explain everything thorough so you get a good understanding of what they will be working on currently and for the future if it’s need it. Lastly love the TV in the room so of course I can watch my ESPN 🤷‍♂️
Majin vegetaMajin vegeta
15:06 22 Mar 22
Amazing as always doctor Lakota got me in and out as fast as possible while taking care of my teeth and explaining my invisalign. Teeth are 100 percent perfect now thanks to him. I recommend this Lakota dental for everyone from children to adults. He makes all your appointments easy.

Welcome to Lakota Dental

You’ll always be greeted with a smile.

Dr.Lakota is joined by his team of dentists

A beautiful, healthy smile is a life-long commitment which is why you need the right dentist for your family’s needs. Our dental practice in Troy Township, Will County adapts to your smile, comfort level, and so much more.

What’s more, our in-office comforts and modern technology make each visit feel like a win. Enjoy better care with:

  • NuCalm stress reduction

  • Flexible hours 

  • Saturday availability

  • Budget-friendly options

  • Online forms

  • Digital x-rays

  • Soft tissue laser

  • CEREC same-day crowns

  • Bite analysis for TMJ/sleep apnea

  • iTero scanner and Invisalign®

Dr.Lakota is joined by his team of dentists
The logo of Lakota dental

Schedule Your Lakota Dental Visit

Where patients are the priority.