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How to Choose a Cosmetic Dentist

Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, and Lincolnshire

Finding the right medical practitioner to care for you and your family is a big decision. When you need a specialist like a cosmetic dentist, take special care selecting the right one. The cosmetic dentists at Lake Forest Smiles stand ready to help you reach your aesthetic goals. Still, we also want to help prepare you for what to expect, so we compiled this list of factors to consider when choosing a cosmetic dentist.
how to choose cosmetic dentist

Training and Education

Not all dentists are qualified to provide elite cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry requires artistic ability and extensive knowledge to craft natural-looking restorations that look beautiful and feel great, too. Drs. Douglas Campbell and David Schmidt have trained at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Studies, and the Dawson Academy. These post-graduate learning institutions focus on neuromuscular dentistry, which considers jaw and teeth alignment for a comfortable, balanced bite. This means that when you receive cosmetic dentistry from Lake Forest Smiles, your perfect looking teeth will also feel comfortable.


Nothing speaks volumes about a dentist more than patient testimonials or success stories. When looking for a Lake Forest cosmetic dentist, browse online reviews and see what patients have to say about their experience. Browse before and after photos of patients as well. This gives you an idea of what to expect if you are considering a similar procedure. Plus, it showcases the dentist’s skills and abilities to provide exceptional cosmetic dentistry.

Range of Services

We understand that you have a busy schedule. Why spend your valuable time and money driving to different dental practices? Lake Forest Smiles prides itself on being a one-stop-shop for as many of your needs as possible. We offer a comprehensive program of general and cosmetic dentistry, and orthodontics, as well as treatment for gum disease. Our airway-focused dentistry means that we can screen for sleep apnea, and help you manage sleep-breathing disorders. Drs. Campbell and Schmidt also are expert dentists in diagnosing and treating TMJ disorder.

Comfortable Care  

Do you avoid going to the dentist because of anxiety or fear? This condition, known as dental anxiety, affects millions of Americans. Many people avoid seeing the dentist, even if they badly need care—much less something elective such as cosmetic work. If you suffer from dental anxiety, then Lake Forest Smiles offers sedation dentistry with nitrous oxide or IV sedation. Find out if you are a candidate for sedation dentistry by scheduling a consultation.


A cosmetic dentist at the forefront of their field uses the latest technology and tools in combination with beautiful materials such as dental porcelain, which Lake Forest Dentistry uses to make restorations. We also possess advanced technologies such as the LANAP dental laser, digital X-rays, and technology to diagnose and treat TMJ disorder. This investment in technology represents our commitment to providing the highest level of comfortable, convenient, high-quality care.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, and Lincolnshire

Would you like to learn more about cosmetic dentistry, or get started today? Contact Lake Forest Smiles by calling (847) 234-4800. Drs. Campbell and Schmidt have been providing elite dental care to the communities of Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, and Lincolnshire for more than 30 years. We welcome you to our practice.

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