Our Dental Practice
Lincoln Park Smiles was conceived to provide dental care in an ethical and compassionate environment, where our patients become friends and our team members are family
Combining decades of experience with youthful energy and enthusiasm, dental care from Lincoln Park Smiles is unsurpassed in terms of quality, patient outcomes and longevity of results. We are widely regarded as top dentists in the Chicago-area.
If you are searching for down to earth dental professionals that care far more about your oral health than their own egos, entrust your smile to the team at Lincoln Park Smiles.
Jack Manikowski, DDS
Care beyond the chair…
Dr. Jack is keenly aware of the profound impact he has on his patients, both in the short-term and long-term. Whether it’s through a smile enhancing procedure, treating oral disease or simply consulting with patients on ways to better care for themselves and their oral health, he is as inspired as he is grateful for the positive role he is able to play in the life of every patient.
This gifted, caring, and dedicated specialist in cosmetic dentistry is a 1996 graduate of the University of Illinois School of Dentistry. He has a deep understanding of the subjectivity and even the emotion required to create warmth and visual harmony to a patient’s face. This is complemented by his extensive experience, hand skills and techniques.
What is Dr. Jack’s passion?
“When recreating the human forms of teeth, I constantly strive to mimic nature by marrying art with science.”
As is true in all medical professions, staying up to date with changes and innovations in the industry is essential. This is why Dr. Jack dedicates over 100 hours every year to continuing education courses and conferences. He is also an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, and the Chicago Dental Society.
Dr. Jack believes that a caring heart doesn’t stop with his patients, and as a result of this belief he regularly volunteers his skills and time to important programs like 1000 Smiles in Jamaica and AACD’s Give Back a Smile battered woman program.
Dr. Jack supports the AACD’s Give Back a Smile (GBAS) by restoring the smiles of adult women and men who have suffered extensive damage to their smile as a result of abuse by a former partner or spouse. To find out more about the Give Back a Smile Program please click here.
Lauren Mell, DDS
Dr. Mell was born in Chicago where a majority of her family still resides. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology from The Ohio State University and then continued her education by attending OSU’s College of Dentistry where she earned multiple scholarships and participated in research.
After graduating from dental school cum laude with a DDS degree, Dr. Mell moved back to Chicago and furthered her education through the prestigious dental residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The residency afforded her the opportunity to expand her skills in all facets of dentistry including dentistry in medically compromised patients. During her one year residency, she traveled to Guatemala on a medical mission trip as the team dentist and hopes to continue mission work in the future.
Currently, Dr. Mell is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Illinois State Dental Society, and the Chicago Dental Society. She places emphasis on continuing education and regularly attends courses and study clubs.
Dr. Mell enjoys spending time outdoors. When she isn’t working she enjoys running or biking on Lakeshore Drive, camping with her husband, and spending time with family.
What makes you smile?
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