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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Adelakun grew up in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago and graduated from Roald Amundsen High School with high honors. Continuing his education, he graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago, with a bachelors of science in mechanical engineering and a minor in mathematics. After working several years as a mechanical engineer in the nuclear power plants industry, Dr. Adelakun returned to his alma mater to embark on a new career in dentistry. In 2009, he was awarded his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree by the UIC College of Dentistry.While in dental school, Dr. Adelakun distinguished himself by conducting research on dental materials. In a paper titled, “Tensile, 3 and 4 point bend, bond strength determination,” Dr. Adelakun explored the bond strengths on various composite materials; these restorative materials are widely used in dentistry to replace decayed and missing tooth structures. In addition to excelling in his studies, Dr. Adelakun was among the few top students who were chosen, based on clinical skills, to spend half of his senior year working at low income clinics in the Chicago area instead of working in school. During this time, he did residency in three pediatric and AIDS clinics in Chicago and in Lake County.Dr. Adelakun is very passionate about his profession. He loves the science of dentistry and has traveled all over the nation to continue his education and learn from the best in the field. He is actively pursuing continuing education in the areas of cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, and oral & implant surgery.
Verified Patient Reviews
I think this dentist and staff are very professional and knowledgeable. I will return next month.
Best Dr ever plus the manager Melanie really professional will be comin back soon.
Great staff and dentist.... love the office environment... Dr. Adelakun is very comforting and friendly... he explained everything to me and got me out of pain immediately.. I would definitely recommend this office.
Dr Al is extremely knowledgeable and makes it easy to understand the rationale behind his treatment and recommendations
It was perfect! Friendly doctor and staff!
Dr. Adelakun is great and his office waiting room is super super cute. They have water and coffee, which is a nice bonus.
Great office, staff, and visit! Dr. Adelakun helped walk through and explain my X-rays which really helped me to understand my plan of care. Definitely recommend!
The office was nice and the doctor was friendly and professional. I am definitely not looking forward to getting my cavities filled, but since I have to do it, I'm glad I'm going here.
I was the first patient for the day (7am on a Saturday) but Dr. Adelakun and his staff we're incredibly friendly. Even when booking my follow up they were great! The office is super cozy too, tv's in each room,magazines in the waiting room, etc. all in all that staff we're super friendly, the office was tidy and welcoming, there was barely any wait time and I would recommend to all!
The cleaning was very thorough. My teeth feel great.
Great Dentist, great experience all around!
Short wait times and they accommodated me with my insurance difficulties. Would recommend!
I'll get straight to the point-- this was, by far, the worst experience I've ever had with a dentist. For context, this was a filling for two teeth. Dr. Adelakun continually knocked his instruments against my other teeth, could not get the numbing agent to work correctly (and subsequently I was in a great deal of pain-- to the point of tears during one of the fillings), and had an unapologetic, very robotic bedside manner. Granted- my jaw doesn't open quite as wide as most people's, however the least he could have done was talked me through the procedures and apologized when I was at the point of tears due to the pain.
My husband and I go think Dr. Adelakun and his staff are great. Would highly recommend!
I had a great experience; I was early, they started my appointment early. I was in and out in less than 45 minutes! The doctor was fast and efficient, yet listened to my concerns and advised. The office staff was very pleasant. I would definitely recommend Dr. Adelakun
I love Lakeview Dental!
He was fantastic. I am extremely afraid of dentist visits from really bad past experiences but he rolled with it. He was very professional, very friendly, and his staff were also extremely nice and professional. I have a ton of work to do (cavities and then eventually wisdom teeth) with him, but so far I like everything about the location and the staff. Everything is clean and modern. Its kind of rare for dentist offices and I have no idea why. Good choices from dr. adelakun all around.
Dr. Alaba Adelakun is very professional, but he keeps you relaxed and entertained so the procedures seem to go quickly. He is very caring and will make sure everything is as painless as possible.
Best dentist I've seen ever. Knows his stuff, no frills, very patient and understanding with questions and concerns. No pain, all gain.
Excellent, courteous care.
One of the best dentist visits I've conducted in a long time! The office is adorable and very clean, each of the treatment rooms has a TV and while they are small, they are efficient. I also loved Dr. Adelakun and his attention to detail and manner. We will be back!
My husband and my visit with Dr. Adelakun was stellar. His office is ADORABLE, serves coffee/water and has a lovely and functional waiting room space (can't say the same for every doc/dentist I've visited- it matters!) and the dental rooms were comfortable with TVs! The dental assistants were very sweet, as well. We are new regulars for our monthly cleanings! We were won over!
My wife & I have had wonderful experiences with Alaba Adelakun, DDS and would highly recommend him.
The process was really fast. The staff knows their stuff and will answer any question. They are also very respectful. I recommend them 100%
Dr. Adelakun was nice, but spent no more than five minutes with me. The office staff was unprofessional and the hygienist that did my cleaning seemed clueless.
Dr. Adelakun and Melanie are awesome! They used a Cavitron for my cleaning, which was super quick and totally painless. It had been awhile since my last cleaning and unfortunately, in my mid 20s, I had the first cavity of my life. The filling took no time at all, and there was no discomfort or downtime. Love Lakeview Dental. Thanks Dr. A!
Dr. A and his staff are wonderful. Not that I enjoy going to the dentist but my experience with this office has been very good.
I like that he shows you exactly how much cpsts what to expect. He is nice
Best Dentist that I have ever been to! If I had not moved to Texas he would be my Dentist for life!
I really enjoy going to this dentist office, but I'm super disappointed with the front office. I've had two issues with scheduling. Once I scheduled an appointment on Saturday morning, but it turns out the office wasn't open that day. That appointment was scheduled on the phone. I scheduled another appointment to get my wisdom teeth extracted. That also meant I arranged time off work and canceled plans for the weekend. I got a call that there was a scheduling conflict, and that the office would also be closed that day. I'm sorry. I think I'm going to have to find another dentist. This isn't acceptable. I've not had this problem with any other providers.
Very thorough. Took the time to show me my xrays and explain everything to me. I really appreciated it! I definitely plan to go back!
Got extraction today, it was pretty painless. Wow!!! And I am a wuss. Highly recommended. Gentle. Bedside in Dr. Adelakun and hygienists also superb. Very fast but not rush-rush-hour. Comprehensive treatment plan. Very patient with many many questions. Ha!
Staff is SUUUUPER friendly. It's like hanging out with reality thorough,professional family. Dr. Adelakun is superbly focused, calm and conservative. New home for my dents
Made a last minute appointment, got in early and he saw me right away. His assistant is amazing as well. She had already looked up my insurance, took x-rays and explained the process to me. Dr. Adelakun was awesome. I was given a treatment plan that worked for me. He was easily accessible after hours as well as replied to my emails quickly when I had issues with the medication. Definitely recommend and continue going there.
Excellent visit. No wait time. Dr and assistant's very professional
Dr. Fixed my crown in now time I was done. Great job.
I arrived a bit early for my appointment and they were able to see me right away, no wait time at all. The cleaning was great, Dr. Adelakun and his hygienist were very friendly and gave great feedback and answered all of my questions.
I had to see Dr. Adelakun for a painful tooth and he was very thorough and explained everything. He even should me the x-rays were the infection was. I am going back to him.
Assistant was extremely informative, friendly, and efficient. Dr. Adelakun was quick but kind.
Quick, professional, and painless! I will definitely return!
He explained the problems and laid out a course of action. The actionable items could be broken up into multiple times of completion. I liked that aspect of the treatment.
Great public relations with people . The office staff makes you feel welcome.
DO NOT GO HERE I went to a year of dental hygiene school, while I am not a doctor by far I know there were things he was supposed to do and didn't. I had never been a patient of this office before and hadn't been to a dentist in general for 2 years. Without previous records, in addition, the fact that I had not been to the dentist in 2+ years, the dentist should have recorded all health information. All of the things below are supposed to be performed for a new patient and weren't Extraoral and intraoral cancer screening Motion and mobility of jaw Gingival health evaluation Periodontal pocket depths The doctor mentioned after reading the radiographs that I had bone loss in my mandibular anterior teeth but did not measure the level of bone loss with a periodontal probe. Bleeding index Presence or lack of furcation involvement Recession Distention Color/texture Mobility test This was a chief complaint I asked about while in the chair. #24 and #25 have felt loose to me. The doctor talked to me about how it was likely do to a NTI night guard I once wore and the counter pressure of my maxillary teeth. He did not bother to ask more about the device as I had lost it more than a year ago. He did not test his theory clinically by performing a mobility test. Hygiene education and questioning Frequency of flossing and brushing and products used Dietary habits Sensitivity The lack of this information is detrimental to my oral health. Without the above information to establish a baseline, I have no basis for comparison during subsequent dental visits, and therefore cannot know the progression or regression of my oral health.
The office is beautiful and a very welcoming environment. The check-in was a breeze since I processed it online. My visit as a new patient was for a tooth extraction. Dr. Adelakun and his assistant Miranda were WONDERFUL! I appreciated their patience and bedside manner. I am terrified of needles and like many others "hate" going to the dentist. Given the nature of my visit, it was by far one of my best experiences. They do not over charge their patients as some of the other neighboring dental offices, that is a plus- I appreciate their honesty. This was a great experience, I have officially traded my convenient downtown dentist office to travel a few minutes north for Dr. Adelakun.
This is my second visit to Dr Al and I can't even put into words how amazing he is. I really wish I had chosen him as my dentist sooner. I'm one of the those anxious patients and his calm demeanor and thorough explanation of every step really helps keep me calm as well. He has the most modern, stylish, and comfortable office space I've ever seen a dentist have. To top it off, he tell's you what you need, makes a plan that works for you personally, doesn't push unnecessary things on you, explains what can wait and recommends options as to timing and what needs prioritizing. On top of it, he has some evening hours and some Saturday availability. You really couldn't find a more respectable and accomplished dentist to put your trust in.
Professional, courteous, skilled and efficient. Would highly recommend his services and his office. Office was clean, modern, and relaxing for a Dentist. Dental Hygienist/Assistant was also friendly and very helpful. Also, pretty good choice in music.
I think it is hard to find a doctor like this. He showed me how much my insurance would cover and we did a financial pkan. He really wants to help you and it is not only for the profit
Empathetic, patient, and a true professional at his craft.
I always have anxiety about seeing 'The Dentist' but Dr. Adelakun is not just any dentist - he is the best there is! Great bedside manner - never feel uncomfortable or foolish for being nervous. Makes everything as fast and easy as possible. If you're looking for a dentist, definitely go see this one!
First time visit for general checkup and yearly cleaning as I am new to the area. Exceptional dentist. Gentle but thorough exam and cleaning. All staff courteous, friendly and nice!
Dr. Adelakun was able to get me in that day, detailed all of my options and the charges involved with each procedure, and seemed very qualified and professional.
Dr. Adelakun was very thorough with the explanation of what care i would need and gave a very helpful cost schedule. He was incredibly knowledgeable and personable and I could tell he cared.
Dr. was very informative. I had two teeth extracted with no pain. The atmosphere was very comforting. Highly recommend!!
Had to have a wisdom tooth removed. Alaba Adelakun did a great job. Will go back.
Very comfortable atmosphere and excellent bedside manner.
I found Dr Adelakun to be knowledgeable and explained the problem in layman terms. He had all of the latest equipment - the office was warming and not threatening. All in all the experience was a positive one.