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Dr. Alaba Adelakun, DDS

Dentist

Professional statement

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.

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Specialties

  • Dentist

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Education and training

  • Dental School - University of Illinois, Chicago, Doctor of Dental Surgery

Professional memberships

  • Chicago Dental Society

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1396976304

Office locations

Lakeview Dental

1658 W Belmont Ave

Chicago, IL 60657

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As always, wait time less than 10 minutes, incredibly nice, polite friendly staff, doctor greats you with smile, handshake and asks how the grandkids are! Gentle hands, great dentist for me.
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Him and his staff made me feel welcome, thoroughly explained everything to me and super fast. I definitely will be returning for future treatments.
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The assistant was very knowledgeable not only about the procedure for that day but also saw some additional work needed. Dr.Aldelakun came in and explain was he was going to do and confirmed the assistant recommendation. The visit was fast nopain just the way I like it in and out. See you again DrAl , Samantha and Melanie. Great job!!
Less than 6 months ago
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My first time visiting here and I loved it. Everyone was kind and professional. The wait was perfect and the use of the Zocdoc app is amazing. They are all extremely helpful in anything you need assistance with, highly recommended. The office is pristine and clean.
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Caring and professional doctor.
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I have not been to the dentist in a few years and I know I have some work to be done. This doctor was rude, uncaring and inconsiderate. He did not inform me that he had a dental student in towand it went from bad to worst. I felt completely uncomfortable and will never go back to this office. Due to his rude comments and gestures during my exam. Creepy!
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I think this dentist and staff are very professional and knowledgeable. I will return next month.
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Dr Al is extremely knowledgeable and makes it easy to understand the rationale behind his treatment and recommendations
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Love!
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Best Dr ever plus the manager Melanie really professional will be comin back soon.
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Great visit
Less than 1 year ago
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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.
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It was perfect! Friendly doctor and staff!
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Adelakun is great and his office waiting room is super super cute. They have water and coffee, which is a nice bonus.
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Great Dentist, great experience all around!
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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!
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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 getthe 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.
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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.
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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 inthe 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!
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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.
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The cleaning was very thorough. My teeth feel great.
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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. Thatappointment 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.
Less than 1 year ago
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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 andhis attention to detail and manner. We will be back!
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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 mylife. The filling took no time at all, and there was no discomfort or downtime. Love Lakeview Dental. Thanks Dr. A!
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Short wait times and they accommodated me with my insurance difficulties. Would recommend!
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I love Lakeview Dental!
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My husband and I go think Dr. Adelakun and his staff are great. Would highly recommend!
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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
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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 workto 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.
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Best dentist I've seen ever. Knows his stuff, no frills, very patient and understanding with questions and concerns. No pain, all gain.
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Very nice.
More than 1 year ago
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Excellent, courteous care.
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Best Dentist that I have ever been to! If I had not moved to Texas he would be my Dentist for life!
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My wife & I have had wonderful experiences with Alaba Adelakun, DDS and would highly recommend him.
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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 werecomfortable with TVs! The dental assistants were very sweet, as well. We are new regulars for our monthly cleanings! We were won over!
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Quick, professional, and painless! I will definitely return!
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The process was really fast. The staff knows their stuff and will answer any question. They are also very respectful. I recommend them 100%
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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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.
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I like that he shows you exactly how much cpsts what to expect. He is nice
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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!
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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!
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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
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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 wasgiven 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.
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Excellent visit. No wait time. Dr and assistant's very professional
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Dr. Fixed my crown in now time I was done. Great job.
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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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.
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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 thisoffice 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.
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Assistant was extremely informative, friendly, and efficient. Dr. Adelakun was quick but kind.
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