Welcome to our practice! We understand choosing a dentist is a big deal. That's why we've got a few aces up our sleeve that make us stand out from the crowd. Our team members are more than just colleagues; we're a bunch of smile enthusiasts who genuinely love what we do.
Our Patients Say
"After the retirement of my former dentist, I switched to Smile Design Studio, where I have received excellent service. I appreciate their use of up-to-date equipment and procedures, their accommodation to my financial situation, their style of explanation and consultation regarding treatments and options, and most importantly their friendly and professional communication throughout the office."
"WOW! This is the most amazing dental practice in all of Chicago, if not the country. The folks working are beyond friendly, knowledgeable, and kind. I live in California for most of the year, and always make sure to visit this dental practice when I visit my parents in Chicago due to how well taken care of I feel there. One time, I had a massive time crunch, and needed to take care of a few cavities. They did me a massive favor and squeezed me in, and made my dental health a massive priority. It's also in a great location- so it's very easy to head to the dentist, grab lunch, and then go to the lake. Can't say enough good things."
"Smile Design is an excellent dental service. They are very well organized in their records and payment procedures, and it is very clear what the expenses will be and how to pay them. They do a great job of notifying in advance of an appointment and setting appointments in advance. I also really like that I have the same hygienist every time, so we get to know each other. The dentists are very careful and tell you clearly what needs to be done. Considering that dental appointments have often been painful and stressful with other dental practices, my overall feeling about Smile Design and Dr. Kaufman is that I trust them--and that is a huge thing to say!"
"Finding a dentist you love is difficult, but I was lucky to find Smile Design Studio after relocating to Hyde Park several years ago. The staff is friendly and helpful, my cleanings are always done quickly and efficiently (and as painlessly as possible), and Dr. Minkowski is knowledgeable and easy to talk to. They've made safety (patient and staff) a priority during the various stages of the pandemic, which I appreciate. Their intake form asks if you're interested in elective procedures (like tooth whitening), and if you're not, there's no further sales pitch, which I think is a great approach. I've been very happy as a patient here!"
"My most recent experience at Smile Design Studio with Dr. Kaufman was great, as usual. I have been a patient of Dr. Kaufman's for many years, with both he and his father. The work on my teeth has been complimented by other dentists or specialists. The staff is courteous, and respectful and does everything to make me comfortable. I recommend this practice highly."
"If you are extremely afraid of dentists as I am, this is the one that you want to go to. All professionals here and helpful and friendly. They all surely put my mind at ease before, during and after my procedures. Dr. Kaufman is THEE very best that there is out there. I now have a great smile thanks to Dr. Kaufman and his awesome team!!! Special thanks to Angel for she is truly one when you're in that chair. Get your best smile back, this is the place to go!"
Meet The Doctors
Nationally recognized as an educator, author, and practicing clinician, Dr. Kaufman brings a special “big-picture” approach to dentistry and his life. Graduating from UIC College of Dentistry in 1995, Dr. Kaufman has been treating patients with fully personalized care for over 25 years.
Meet The Doctors
Dr. Lisa Minkowski is a native of Wisconsin, received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Loyola University Chicago. She then continued her education in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Marquette University.
Why Choose Us
Choosing a dentist shouldn't be a chore—it should be a choice you're excited about. So, why Chicago Dentistry? Because here, it's not just about your teeth; it's about your whole experience. Come see for yourself and let's make your smile journey one for the books!
While visiting your dentist regularly is essential in order to maintain oral health, it is equally important to maintain a healthy routine in-between dental appointments. The Rotadent® ProCare Professional Rotary Toothbrush is an effective one-step solution for optimal oral hygiene at home.
General dental procedures are specific to correcting the functioning of your teeth while helping improve cosmetic problems. General dentistry is ideal for both adult and pediatric patients.
Dental Veneers are a great way to correct misshapen, stained, or cracked teeth, and give patients a long lasting beautiful smile. Veneers are durable, stain resistant, and blend in with your natural teeth, making veneers a popular choice for patients.
A full mouth reconstruction, which is more commonly called a smile makeover, is a treatment that involves completely revamping a patient's smile. Unfortunately, smiles can become dull or unsightly over time, whether this is caused by bad habits or chipping or losing a tooth.
Clear Aligners are a treatment that gently move teeth into place. The trays are worn in a series over time to create a beautiful smile. Clear Aligners are a popular alternative to traditional braces, and do not have any brackets or wires.
Dental implants are a safe, durable replacement for missing teeth. Dental implants function and appear like natural teeth. Smile Design Studio of Hyde Park is committed to ensuring your optimal comfort and quality care.