We pride ourselves on making sure every patient is thoroughly comfortable with the care they receive at Lakeshore Dental Studio. This means that we take time with each patient to discuss your unique needs and preferences, including the details of your treatment and your financing options. Our services range from preventive care to the most extensive restorative treatments, and we offer highly personalized care no matter what dental health need brings you into our office.
As a Michigan native, Dr. Kella attended University of Michigan (Go Blue!) with the initial intent to study business. He completed his bachelor's degree in brain, behavior, and cognitive sciences and went on to receive a master's degree in biological sciences from the University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey. After discovering how much he enjoyed helping people, he decided to shift his focus to a career that would allow him to make a positive impact on people’s lives. Dr. Kella proceeded to attend the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree.
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.
Dedicated to continuing to improve his practice, Dr. Kella attends continuing education courses and stays up-to-date on cutting edge techniques and tools. He has recently completed his Masters in Implantology through the California Implant Institute.
Dr. Kella hopes that by educating and communicating with his patients, he will be able to remove the negative stigma around dentistry and show that dental appointments are really nothing to fear. With Dr. Kella, you are in good hands. If you’re looking for a friendly, down-to-earth dentist in Andersonville, call our team today!
Dr. Eric Hagen grew up in Oak Lawn, which is a suburb of Chicago. Dr. Hagen went on to Illinois State University to pursue a degree in biology. At Illinois State, Dr. Hagen was the president of the dental club. His passion for science, education and health quickly led him to the path of dentistry.
Dr. Hagen continued his education at Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine where he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. In order to provide the best treatment to his patients, Dr. Hagen continuously takes continuing education classes to stay up to date with techniques and new technologies.
Dr. Hagen is passionate about dentistry and loves making patient connections. He prides himself in providing a pleasant dental experience where patients are encouraged to to ask questions to help them better understand their oral health.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Hagen enjoys staying active by playing ice hockey, golfing and going to the gym. He values spending quality time with his friends and family.
Your comfort is our priority at Lakeshore Dental Studio, so our office is equipped with modern amenities to make your visit enjoyable. We have TVs in every operatory so our patients can catch up on their favorite Netflix shows during treatment. We provide headphones and warm towels for an added touch of luxury. Bringing your kids in for a pediatric appointment? Let them explore and exert energy in our kid’s play area before meeting with Dr. Kella. Our team is approachable and personable, so don’t hesitate to let us know if there’s anything else we can do to make your visit more comfortable!
Nancy was born and raised in Chicago. She loves this city and all that the is has to offer. She enjoys taking multiple mini vacations every year to explore different destinations with her family. She likes trying new restaurants and foods, and she absolutely loves dancing. Nancy has been a dental hygienist since 2015. She pursued dental hygiene as a career because she wanted to do something where she could help patients improve their overall oral health through education and implementation.
Adriana comes with years of experience in the dental field. She is certified in both dental assisting and coronal polishing. She is agile, efficient and shows great passion for her work. She is currently a part-time student pursuing her degree in dental hygiene. In the future Adriana would like to give back to her hometown of Chicago. Her hobbies include learning new languages, listening to music and sleeping whenever possible.
Yesenia better known as "Yessi" is our certified dental assistant and also certified in coronal polishing. Born and raised in uptown Chicago, she loves what she does and wishes to be more than just an assistant in the future. She plans to go back to school to become a hygienist. When Yessi isn't busy at work she's spending quality time with her adorable children! She also loves food and drinking her coffee!!
Wendys ultimate goal is to make sure that you have the best experience possible at Lakeshore Dental Studio. Patient advocacy has been her passion and a challenge that always brings her joy when working with people. Building personal relationships, working through treatment concerns and creating financial plans has inspired her desire to grow in all those skills and share them with our amazing team. When not busy with work, she likes to hang out with her grandchildren, explore the city, cook, fish and catch up on ESPN.
"I've seen Dr. Kella a few times to get a crown and have some cavities filled. After my first visit, he and his staff were up front about the work I would need done and how much it would cost. There were no financial surprises. He and his staff are friendly and professional. My appointments always start on time. The quality of the dental work has been excellent as well. I also feel the office is managing COVID concerns and precautions well. They have it coordinated so that I'm not running into other patients in the waiting room or hallway. They take my temperature, provide hand sanitizer, and do a pre-appt questionnaire. I would absolutely recommend this office!"
"Love our Dentist! They do such a good job. Also if your a little squeamish about going to the dentist this is the place for you! They have a TV on the ceiling and will play anything you want on Netflix. Then when they prop you back up they resume your show, quickest cleaning ever. Doctor is great, he is attentive and personable. Would highly recommend."
"Top Notch all the way. They really try to get to know you, the environment is completely Covid safe, everyone is insanely friendly. I'm not a fan of getting my teeth worked on but I'm less stressed coming here."
"Everyone is so friendly, very professional and so much fun. I feel the warm vibe of the office the minute I walk through the door. Going to the dentist isn’t always fun but knowing you have caring folks around you makes the trip so much better."
"One of the most inviting, kind, and comfortable dentist practices I’ve ever been to! The place is super clean and bright! They even have an art show on display!"
"During COVID-19, his concern for his patients safety is number one. He assures every precaution is taking to protect us along with his staff. He is the best!"
"A very pleasant experience every time I go to this dental practice. Very friendly and informative staff. Taking care of all COVID precautions as well"
"Fantastic experience.. from coVid safety measures to painless anesthetic everything was great.."
"This office meets all the standards I look for in a Dental practice. Everyone is friendly, upfront and they run this office with integrity. I am so happy this is my dental home! Thank you and keep it up 😊"
"Moved to the area about a year ago and was looking for a new dentist. Great attention, lovely environment and wonderful service. BONUS... I highly recommend this NEW dental office and Dr. Kella and his staff"
"I had a great experience with Dr. Kella and all of his staff. They are so nice, friendly, thorough, and accommodating!! I loved the space and the ability to watch any Netflix show during my visit. Would recommend to anyone!"
"Dr. Kella and his staff are amazing! They’re very welcoming and accommodating. Each step is explained to you throughout the appointment so that you feel comfortable. I would highly recommend to anyone who’s looking for a new dentist!"
"Never afraid to see this doctor. He is very kind and gentle with his dental work. I am not a fan of being numbed up and he respects that and works amazingly around it for me."
"This office is just amazing with kids. My little one can’t wait for her next appointment with Dr. Kella!"