Meet Our Dental Care Team in Chicago, IL
Our compassionate dental care team is excited to provide you with trusted, high-quality care. At Lakeshore Dental Studio, we treat our patients like family and can’t wait to help you on your dental health journey. We look forward to meeting you and your family!
Meet Dr. Kapil Kella
Dr. Kapil Kella grew up in Saginaw Michigan and attended the University of Michigan (Go Blue!), where he earned his undergraduate degree in brain, behavior, and cognitive sciences. He then moved to New Jersey to obtain his master’s degree in biomedical sciences. After getting his master’s, he returned to his home state where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Detroit Mercy.
After dental school, Dr. Kella completed a one-year General Practice Residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago. During his residency, Dr. Kella fell in love with the city of Chicago and decided to make it his home. He’s excited to build his family and his practice in such a wonderful place. He also gained an interest in surgical procedures and dental implants while attending his one-year residency, and is currently working on his Master of Implantology (MOI) at the California Implant Institute in collaboration with the University of Nevada Las Vegas. He is a certified Invisalign®
provider and prides himself on staying up-to-date on current practices by reading journals and attending continuing education courses.
When he’s not in the office
, you can find Dr. Kella spending time with his fiancée, playing basketball, enjoying restaurants, exploring events around Chicago, and whipping up some of his famous salsa.
Tela, our treatment coordinator, is passionate about being a patient advocate. She enjoys seeing how changing a patient’s smile transforms their life. Tela is here to calm fears, answer questions, and help make treatment possible. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and watching sports with her family.
Darnell, our dental assistant, is originally from Chicago. He loves developing personal connections with patients and helping them maintain and achieve beautiful, healthy smiles. Darnell enjoys DJ-ing during his time off from work, and he is a huge foodie, always in search of a great restaurant.
Social Media Intern
Monica, our social media intern, is a junior at Marquette University studying biomedical sciences on the pre-dental track. School keeps her busy, but when she is back home in the Chicago suburb of Lincolnwood, she enjoys cooking with her family and playing board games with her friends. Monica hopes to one day provide dental care to underprivileged communities, but for now, she helps run Lakeshore Dental Studio’s social media. Be sure to check us out on Facebook