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Exceptional treatment, comfortable 
dental care, and beautiful smiles.

Smilin Dental provides experienced and comprehensive dental care in a calming environment for families and patients of all ages.

A practice committed to making our patients feel 
comfortable and in control of their oral health

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.

Services we offer

Dr. Milin and Dr. Bacalar combine superior dental care with excellent patient education. Whether you visit us for your general dental needs, including tooth colored fillings, crowns, and cleanings, or are interested in esteem-enhancing cosmetic dentistry, such as veneers, teeth whitening, dental implants, we always utilize the latest technology combined with predictable and proven methods and materials.

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We offer a wide range of the general and family dental services you have come to expect from your neighborhood dentist. Our focus is providing preventative care and education combined with conservative treatment in order to maintain the health of your teeth, bone and gums.

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We are proud to provide our patients the best treatment, materials and procedures that modern cosmetic dentistry has to offer. By giving you multiple options when it comes to cosmetic treatment, we are able to provide natural smile enhancements that boost confidence and improve self-esteem.

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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.

Hear from our patients

Dr. Steve Bacalar is wonderful! I went to him after having a bad experience at a dental practice in the city. He was so kind, patient, and walked me through everything he did while filling my cavity. I felt very relaxed with him, and I would recommend him to anyone who gets nervous in the dental chair. He also very clearly showed me where my cavities were. I appreciated his conservatism, assuring me that we could "watch" a couple teeth rather than fill them.

Alexi V.

I began seeing Dr. Milin after poor experiences with other dental groups. He has changed my opinion of going to the dentist, and I have been incredibly happy with his work, referrals, and compassion! I recently saw Dr. Steve Bacalar, who shares the same high standards of quality work and patient care. 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.

Dr. Steve Bacalar and Karin are a wonderful team. My 5 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 they 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 and feel grateful that we’ve found our new local family dentist.

Chantal P.

Meet the Doctors

Dr Steven Bacalar DMD Smilin Dental

Steven Bacalar


Dr. Bacalar earned his dental degree from the progressive College of Dental Medicine at Midwestern University in Arizona. He is an active member of the Chicagoland professional and educational community. He is passionate about continuing education and provides his patients with personalized, comprehensive and comfortable dental care.

Dr Kenneth Milin DDS Smilin Dental

Kenneth Milin


Dr. Milin completed a general practice residency at the University of Chicago and taken hundreds of hours of continuing education focusing on Cosmetics and Implant Dentistry. He feels lucky to have the opportunity to provide dental services that improves the quality of life for each of his patients.


Get in touch

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


411 Linden Ave, Wilmette, IL 60091

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