We Believe in Making Our Patients
Feel Comfortable 
and in Control of their Oral Health

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Located in the Village of Wilmette, we have dedicated ourselves to providing our patients with personalized, gentle dental care since 1983. Dr. Milin and Dr. Bacalar offer a comprehensive approach to dentistry with your long-term health in mind. Our primary goal is to help our patients achieve a lifetime of comfort and function with their natural teeth utilizing preventative and conservative dental philosophies. 

We are a dental team strongly committed to our patients, providing genuine, comprehensive care. We respect your time and your appointments will always begin on time. If you are looking for a new dental professional to grow with your family, are experiencing a dental problem, or want to improve the appearance of your smile, then we would love to help you. 

Providing The Personal Care You Deserve

Smilin Dental is located in the beautiful Village of Wilmette and is proud to have been practicing in the north shore community for more than 35 years. We offer general dental services to best serve your family, and cosmetic, confidence-building procedures. Our practice is dedicated to providing our patients with the personalized, gentle dental care in a state-of-the-art environment.

Our Philosophy

We believe that a healthy smile is the key to an exceptional smile. We educate our patients about the importance of preventative care to set the foundation for a lifetime of outstanding oral health. Our collaborative manner allows you to make informed decisions about your treatment options. Our primary goal is to help our patients achieve a lifetime of comfort and function with their natural teeth utilizing preventative and conservative dental philosophies.

Our Doctors

Both Dr. Milin and Dr. Bacalar are greatly skilled, educated, and seasoned professionals who provide the highest standard of scientifically-based care. With long-term health in mind, our doctors and staff take the time to understand and evaluate each individual’s concerns and needs, and in turn partner with you to improve confidence and health through exceptional dentistry.

Patient Services

We offer general dental services to serve you and growing families, including hygiene visits, fillings, and crowns. Our practice excels at cosmetic enhancements and aesthetic procedures, such as cosmetic smile design, professional teeth whitening, and dental implants.

Our warm and modern office is designed to cater to your comfort, and our dental team strives to make every visit an enjoyable, stress-free experience.

We look forward to working with you and supporting your dental needs in the future.

What to Expect as a New Patient

At your initial examination we take a comprehensive medical and dental history, conduct an evaluation of the mouth tissues and how your teeth function together, take necessary x-rays and appropriate digital photos, and discuss any cosmetic concerns. We then create a treatment plan through thoughtful analysis and collaboration.

New Patient Information

Ranked Top 40 Dentist

Dr. Milin and Dr. Bacalar are proud to receive yearly recognition of their hard work and dedication to exceptional dentistry and patient care. They have been nominated and voted by their industry peers and patients, as well as recognized by local magazines, newspapers and consumer’s checkbook.

What sets us apart

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Our commitment to excellent service and exceptional care

I began seeing Doctor Milin after many poor experiences with other dentistry groups in Chicago and the Northern Suburbs. He has changed my opinion of going to the dentist, and I have been incredibly happy with the work he has done, the referrals he has made and his compassion towards me and my teeth! Additionally, I was recently seen by Doctor Bacalar and his hygienist Karin. They share the same high standards of quality work and patient care as Doctor Milin and the rest of his team. As a patient with many pre-existing dental issues, and a great deal of anxiety towards the dentist's chair, it's great to know I can see either doctor and get the same caliber of treatment.

MIKE A.

I am so happy I found Dr. Milin. As he says, "If it's not perfect, it's not right." He is so patient, communicative, and caring. His associates are wonderful, as well. Barb cleans my teeth, and Ewa is a terrific dental assistant. They are fantastic at having a fun conversation with you, keeping you calm, and making you feel like you are in great hands. You know they actually care about you, as I always get a call the day after I have a procedure, asking how I'm feeling Can't say enough positive things about this practice.

LAUREN K.

Dr Steve and Karin are a wonderful team. My five year old needed his first (and hopefully last!) filling and both of us were rather apprehensive about the procedure. I needn’t have worried – the forethought Dr. Steve and Karin put into the appointment and their calm, caring attitudes put us both at ease and ensured a quick and pain-free appointment. I thoroughly recommend them both and feel grateful that we’ve found our new local family dentist.

CHANTAL P.

I can’t say enough about how happy I am with my teeth. For years my grinding had worn my teeth down to the point where I would never smile with my mouth open, only a closed lip smile. I had smile envy with all my friends and family! It was actually a real bummer. But the work Dr. Steve did on my teeth has changed all that. Now I can’t stop smiling, which I think has actually made me a happier person! Thanks again to Smilin Dental, you’ve given me back my teeth and my smile!

DARREN S.

State-of-the-art dental care to support
you 
and your family’s dental health

If you are looking for a new dental professional to grow with your family, are experiencing a dental problem, 

or want to improve the appearance of your smile, then we would love to help you. 

 
Office Hours

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Monday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 2:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday By Arrangement
Saturday By Arrangement
Sunday By Arrangement

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Our commitment to excellent service and exceptional care

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Monday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 2:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday By Arrangement
Saturday By Arrangement
Sunday By Arrangement

 847-446-5868 

  smilin@smilindental.com

Get In Touch

Smilin Dental

Our primary goal is to help our patients achieve a lifetime of comfort and function with their natural teeth.

411 Linden Ave. Wilmette, IL 60091

(847) 446-5868

(847) 446-5868

smilin@smilindental.com