Dental Professionals

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Lincoln Park

Dr. Michael M. Bukumira – Est. 1987

What Our Patients Say

I was lucky to have had a dental emergency, because I was fortunate enough to find an outstanding dentist like Dr. Michael Bukumira. Shortly after I moved to Chicago in January, I began my relationship with Dr. Michael. No one judges a dentist more than another dentist. I’m a retired orthodontist. I’ve been in many dental offices, but this is the first time I’ve ever written a testimonial for a dentist. This is the first time I’ve ever seen an office meet every criterion with excellence! From the moment you walk into his uniquely self designed office, you are met with a soothing atmosphere. Everything is aesthetically pleasing from his decor to his friendly and very helpful staff. I was never so pleased with my cosmetic result performed by the cutting edge technique of Dr. Bukumira. He has what the dental profession calls soft hands complemented by his authentic chair side manner. Dr. Michael cares to be the best, and that’s why there’s no reason to go anywhere else for your dental needs.

Dr. Robert Kreashko - May 2019

"Excellent Dental Pratice" (Patient since 1994)
Been going to this practice for years many many years and never have been disappointed. Friendly caring staff that really cares about your dental health. Highly recommend!!!!

Desbra H. - Dec 6, 2017

"What a great first visit!" (Patient since 2017)
Was very pleased with my first visit to Dental Professionals of Lincoln Park. Staff was very welcoming and informative and the cleaning was one of the best I have had. Very thorough and days later my teeth still have that fresh-clean feeling. I had been looking for a new dentist for awhile and very glad I got referred by a friend to this practice.

Sean R. - Dec 5, 2017

"Dr Bukumira and team rule !" (Patient since 2008)

Craig S. - Nov 28, 2017

"This is the BEST dental office I have ever been..." (Patient since 2017)
This is the BEST dental office I have ever been to! The staff are friendly but professional. Everyone’s focus is the patient. The office is clean and modern with top quality equipment. Every procedure was explained to me and most importantly was pain free. I felt at home almost immediately and I would recommend them to anyone looking for excellent workmanship!

JoAnn H. - Nov 17, 2017

Best Dental care in the city of Chicago. I have been a client/patient of Dr. Bukumira for 20 years and would never consider going anywhere else. His attention to detail, concern for your overall oral health and knowledge of current best practices prove his worth as one of the best. In addition, the entire staff takes an interest in making the experience for you as comfortable and stress free as possible. I would highly recommend this professional practice as a place to take care of your dental needs! — Charles R. (Patient since 2004)

Charles R. - June 1, 2017

My dental hygienist, Natalia, was fantastic. She was so thorough in her explanations and even showed some helpful videos in order to provide a visual reference point. Also, she was friendly and non-judgmental, which I very much appreciated. The dentist was also very nice, very professional. The entire place felt clean, comfortable, and modern. I am actually not dreading going back (which was the case in the past, with previous dentists). — Monica B. (Patient since 2016)

Monica B. - Apr 13, 2016

My hygienist was very thorough, friendly and informative. I don't remember her name. The gal from the small town an hour from St. Louis. I always love Shannon at the front desk. So welcoming and friendly! — Aurea C. (Patient since 2006)

Aurea C. - Mar 31, 2016

I love coming to you guys. Everything is explained to me, I never feel like treatment is ever pushy or forced upon me. The staff is extremely friendly. They always know my name when I walk in and follow-up with phone calls and information to better fit my scheduling/financial needs. I know when I'm in the office, I am in good hands. I've never felt more comfortable coming into a dentist, which says a lot. — Sarah U. (Patient since 2015)

Sarah U. - Mar 25, 2016

I trust Dr. Bukumira 100%. He is a perfectionist and only advises treatments that are best for his patients. The front desk ladies greet you by name and are the friendliest I have encountered anywhere. They're not getting rid of me anytime soon :). — Admira I. (Patient since 2015)

Admira I. - Mar 18, 2016

I would recommend Dr. Bukamira and his staff to anyone for any dental care — Mary N. (Patient since 2002)

Mary N. - Mar 17, 2016

Bridget was extremely helpful, as always — John L. (Patient since 2003)

John L. - Mar 17, 2016

I'd like to start this review off by saying check out that million dollar movie star smile in my profile picture because that's the basis for this yelp review. I originally came to Dr. Bukumira's office roughly three years ago for a routine teeth cleaning that turned into an epic invisalign journey ending in pearly white perfection!!
I had been to several dentists prior to Dr. Bukumira looking for help tweaking my unbelievably ratchet teeth that had shifted and moved in a million different directions since I stopped wearing my retainer decades ago. Literally every other dentist kept telling me that they couldn't help and I would required train-track metal braces from an orthodontist. This option was out since a large portion of my job requires presentations, sales closing abilities, etc.
Dental Professionals of Lincoln Park to the rescue!!! It felt like the entire staff was working tirelessly to provide me with the smile I wanted. My case required Dr. Bukumira to
1a) establish enough space for a FULL TOOTH dead set in the front on my mouth using rubber bands and keeping my fully stocked in fake teeth for my invisalign trays (special shout out to Lisa for making about a thousand pontiffs on short notice whenever I I dropped mine down the sink drain)
2b) improve my bite as my front two teeth rested exactly on top of my bottom two teeth- well one top tooth rested on the bottom while the other one rested BEHIND the bottom teeth (I am not being hyperbolic my mouth was a mess)
3c) consult with periodontists to see if the space HE CREATED (let me emphasize again that I was born missing teeth and Dr. Bukumira created a space that was not even there) would yield enough room for an implant. And if not explore bridge options that committed as little teeth as possible
And that was just for inviaslign!!! Whew. Dr. Bukumira also did my veneers which look unbelievably beautiful and I get compliments on them daily. On a final note I need to say that his front of the house staff is pretty incredible as well. I travel extensively for my job which required creative scheduling on behalf of the staff and I cannot stress enough how helpful they were with getting me on the books for appointments. Best dental office ever!

Allison A.

I have had some unpleasant experiences with dentist. Therefore, I have been apprehensive about going to see one. Nevertheless, one of my teeth was in excruciating pain so I inquired with one of my friends about her dentist and she told me about Dr. Bukumira. On my first visit, it was discovered that I needed to have a root canal. The procedure was painless. I have been going to Dr. Bukumira for over a year. My experience with him has been very good. Dr. Bukumira is really thorough.


Dear Dr. Bukumira,
Thank you so much for making me a very happy woman by giving me my new tooth. I still can not believe it how good it looks and how artistically done! I also appreciate help from your capable and pretty ladies. It is always a pleasure to see them all. See you soon!
Best regards,

B. Savich

I love how great my teeth look. Thank you for 20 years of great service.

E. White

I have been a patient of Dr. Bukumira's for about 6-months and I have never had a better experience with a dentist and staff. They are so helpful in dealing with insurance and scheduling and making me feel comfortable and informed. I would highly recommend this dental practice.

Emily S

The staff is amazing and Dr. Bukumira is incredibly talented. I got veneers about 5 years ago and they still look amazing! As long as I live in Chicago, Dr. Bukumira will be my dentist.

Carey K.

My whole family has gone to this office for years and we are well cared for with a sensitivity and appreciation for our needs. It's like family.

Bruce H

I had a 5 p.m. appointment, but my afternoon was clear so I called to see if there were any openings/cancellations. Shannon was able to accommodate & fit me in at 3 p.m. As always, Amy had me in & out wino problems. Thanks again.


You guys did a great job as always. Tracy is the best!

Paul Z.

I have visited a lot of dentists throughout my 26 years of life ... 1 can honestly say that this is the most professional, thorough, and friendly dentist office I have visited. My roommate who also now goes here agrees!

Robert M.

I'm not sure anyone really enjoys going to the dentist. Dr. Bukumira and his staff run a wonderful operation. Each time I have been there it has been timely, pleasant, and as enjoyable as a trip to the dentist office can be.


Both administrative and dental staff are professional, yet friendly. This is the best dental office I have been treated in in years.

Abigail M.

Tracy did a wonderful job on my cleaning. She is personable, kind, gentle, and always made sure I felt relaxed and comfortable. My time with Dr. Bukumira was also great! He walked me through the x-rays and explained them in a way that was easy for me to understand. He was also very helpful in suggesting options to help remedy an adult ortho concern I had. Shannon, at the front desk, was knowledgeable and helpful regarding my questions on scheduling and insurance coverage. Overall, my experience at Dental Professionals of LP was excellent!

Lauren G.

My session with the entire group was very helpful and informative. I had a very good experience with my first teeth whitening!

Astrid M.

I'm so glad I found Dr. Bukumira! He is highly skilled. I can't say the same about my previous dentist, a NWMH dentist. I want to hear more about the braces offered.


I came in for a deep cleaning and Tracy has done such a good job that I was even sore the next day. Even though I paid more because they are out of my insurance network, I would pay again to have this quality of service performed on my teeth. By far, this has been the best dentist experience I have had in my life. By the way, ask for Tracy to have your teeth cleaned or deep cleaned.

Scott B.

I, like many people, am not typically a fan of going to the dentist. That said, each and every time I go to Dental Professionals of Lincoln Park, I am reminded that not all dentists are created equal. The staff here are professional and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. It makes me look forward to my cleanings, as much as I can!

Mary H.

Minimal wait time. Hygienist Amy knows her stuff & always friendly. She had me in & out quickly.

M. F.

Tracy is awesome! She's been cleaning my teeth for years and she does a great job. I would recommend her to my friends.

Cynthia L.

I haven't been to the dentist in several years for various reasons, but visiting here was worth the long overdue appointment. I decided to use one of the ads I get in the mail for the Dental Professionals and they were easy to set up an appointment with and when I was there they actually cared about my business. They of course were more than happy to honor my coupon. The service industry sucks now so, this is a HUGE compliment to this office and I don't mind taking the time to share my thoughts. Luckily, no cavities. Thanks! I plan to visit again soon!

Andrew M

I've been going to the Dental Professionals for over 15 years. Always great service with time given to explain any issues. I highly recommend!


Minimal wait time. Hygienist Amy knows her stuff & always friendly. She had me in & out quickly.

M. F.

From someone who's anxious about dentistry: I wouldn't go to any other dental practice. Dr. Bukumira was referred to me by a friend, and I've been a happy patient since! The hygienists, Amy and Tracy, are thorough and friendly, communicative and calming. Dr. Bukumira has always been practical and informative: I've always felt my individual needs were taken into consideration and that I understood exactly what was going on with my dental health. Further, he and his staff have warm personalities, and a sense of humor which make GOING TO THE DENTIST (GASP!) a lot less scary ... dare I say, fun.

Nicole P.

Tracy is a great asset to your practice; she makes the entire experience enjoyable.

P. Zimmerman

I absolutely love this office. The staff is the best and Dr. Bukumira is the best. The staff is proactive, sharp and attentive to the client's needs. Dr. Bukumira is the same. He listens to what the patient wants and then works with you to achieve those goals. The best dental office ever!

Grant N.

We have been patients of Dr. Bukumira and his staff for several years, and the service has been consistently of the highest quality. Our most recent experience with the dental hygienists, Amy and Tracy, confirmed the consistent quality and care that has been the hallmark of this office.

Hans R.

I've always had wonderful experiences with every person/professional I've encountered in your office.
Thank you!

Lauren G.

Excellent service. Super friendly, fast, and skilled. Best dentist I ever had :)


Dr. Bukumira is a great dentist. He explains things carefully and patiently, giving you what you need to make an informed decision, for example what should be done now and what can wait. I did Invisalign here and it went very well, and I've also had a root canal and some more minor things here and there. When Dr. Mike is working on my teeth I get the impression that he's as good a dentist as anyone out there. Occasionally they run a little behind but I think that's because they're trying to keep their patients happy by squeezing them in for emergencies, and because they're committed to quality care and carefully explaining things. I'll take that tradeoff any day.

Brian N

This is the best dental group I've experienced in Chicago. From the front desk staff to the hygienist to the dentist, all are friendly and provide excellent service and treatment. And, there is never a wait. I highly recommend them.

A. McWilliams

This is the best, most professional dental office I have ever been to. I always recommend it when people mention that they need a dentist!


Always a pleasure. Courteous, efficient and convivial.

Georgia H.

Not only was the service provided down very well but Amy, the hygienist, took the time to tell me which of my brushing habits were working as well as what I needed to work on. We drive from the suburbs to go here and it's worth the traffic.


I've been a patient of Dental Professionals for nearly 15 years and have had a myriad of work performed beyond the usual cleaning and x-rays. I wouldn't go as far as describing dental procedures as fun, but the staff at DP of LP make the experience as pleasurable as possible. Never had a bad experience. Thanks Dr. B., Tracy, Shannon, and everyone else for the great work and the exceptional service.

Judy N.

I just wanted to say that my experience with Dental Professionals of Lincoln Park and especially Amy has been excellent. She has given me great advice about taking care of my teeth and gums and put me at ease for my first deep clean. Amy rocks! I will recommend Dental Pro's of Lincoln Park to all of my friends and family! Thank you Amy and Dr. Bukumira.

Orlando C.

I have been coming to Dental Professionals of Lincoln Park for more years than I can recall. Dr. Bukumira is the best and is extremely knowledgeable and personable. I love my hygienist Tracy and all the staff are exceptionally friendly. I tried several dentists over the years and can't say enough great things about this practice.

Allison 8.

Dental Professionals of LP staff make dental visits a pleasant experience.

Sharon B.

The doctor is in! He's a great guy who truly cares about his patients. He is meticulous when performing any procedure whether it be general or cosmetic dentist. He has a palpable sense of pride in giving the best service. He installed a number of veneers for me. I've had a number of unsolicited comments from dentists, hygienists, and other dental professionals saying how great my veneers [Dr. Bukumira's work] is. His office staff is the best! Obviously, I highly recommend him!

A. McCauley

I agree with all of the positive comments previously made above. Dr. Bukumira and his staff truly are the best!

Mary N.

I just cannot thank you enough 'fixing' my teeth. I was so terrified and everything couldn't have been better! They look great and feel great. I am so happy! You and your staff are amazing!!


Still the best! I came back to Dr. B after a few years away traveling and happily discovered that everyone and everything was as professional, caring and knowledgeable as I recalled. It says a great deal that the staff is the same after more than 15 years...

J. D.

I was very pleased with the entire office staff, and with the knowledge and professionalism of Amy and Mike! Tracy and Shannon went the "extra mile" to help me, as well.

Frank G.

The staff here is incredible. Everyone is always so friendly. I've gone to the Dental Professionals of Lincoln Park for about 3 years now and can't ask for anything else. They do a great job, offer advice and even provide a nice goody bag after each visit.


Mike's fabulous former business partner, Bart Bruntjen, was my dentist for 22 years so naturally I was reluctant to switch dentists when I moved to the city. Bart recommended Mike and I'm so glad he did. Mike and his entire practice are extremely friendly, skilled, and trustworthy. There are plenty of 6:30-7 appointments so I never have to leave work early to make it to my appointments, and going to the dentist is always an enjoyable experience. I never feel like Mike is trying to convince me to undergo unnecessary procedures just to make money, so I completely trust his opinion when he does say something is necessary. Although they do a lot of cosmetic dentistry, I never feel pressured to undergo elective cosmetic procedures, and Mike and the entire practice is extremely skilled in non-cosmetic procedures as well. Highly recommended!

Robert S.

Can't say enough about how good Dr. B. is. Great staff, excellent dental work. The only dentist I'll go to in Chicago.


I love this office. I always feel welcome, taken care of, and comfortable. Dr. Bukumira really knows his stuff and always walks me through eveything step by step. His staff is friendly and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend this office.

Laura K.

Leena was extremely thorough and gentle. She did a great job!


As always, excellent and friendly service in great surroundings. Amy is an outstanding professional!

Cheryl M.

I have been a patient here for several years. Although I will be moving out of the neighborhood, I am planning to continue going to this practice because of the caring, professional, and excellent work that Dr. Bukumira provides.

Mary H.

Had a crown and 2 fillings done. The staff is amazing. Friendly, welcoming and always ready to assist. Even though going to the dentist isn't my favorite thing to do, this is the best I have found!

Jeremy C.

They are always incredibly friendly and accomodating. The level of service is impeccable. I could go on and on, but I've been a customer since 2002for a reason.

David W

Shannon & Bridget are always the best. My new hygenist was great.

Sara D.

The attention and care given by everyone in the office is impeccable. I've been going to DP of LP for several years now, and started there based on the recommendations of two co-workers. Glad I took their advice!

Martin M.

Exceedingly compentent, professional and courteous, what more is there to say.

Laura J.

Excellent service. Quick and efficient exam with lots of helpful information about caring for my teeth.

Nicole G.

Dr. Bukumira and his staff are simply the best. I left his practice for a brief time due to insurance changes but recently returned. I forgot how wonderful they all are. I'll never leave again - no matter what happens to my insurance!!


Dear Dr. Bukumira,
A very belated thank you for fixing my tooth on July 3rd. It was so wonderful for you to do for me, Dr. Hamlett and Dr. Rosenthal.
With much appreciation!

Mike M.

Dear Dental Professionals,
I recently had veneers put on by Dr. Bukumira and I wanted to say thank you for the excellent service they had. From great advice from Shannon (especially in my indecision), to the billing help from Andrea. To the excellent work by the techs and the doctor. I was extremely pleased with the process and the out come.
You're the best!

Diana D

You've assembled such a great team in your office. The folks up front take good care of you from the second you walk in, and once you're in the chair, you're in very good hands. As I've got some work to get done, it's very comforting to know I've got you all looking out for me.

Mary H

I just love this place. Everyone there is professional and friendly, but most importantly happy. It is a pleasure to go there and I'm not just saying this because I, like most people, hate going to the dentist. The experience you have from the time you walk in the door through the time when you are scheduling your next visit is unlike any other I have encountered which is why I keep coming back.

Greg B

Very professional & friendly staff. Dr. Bukumira is really easy to talk to and he explains things in an easy-to-understand way. I also like their use of technology to give you a good picture of what's going on inside your mouth. I feel very comfortable there. Highly recommended.

Ann. L, BSN

Thank you for allowing me to take a moment to comment on the excellent care I recently received from Dr. Bruce Abdullah of the Grand Dental clinic. As a registered nurse and health care professional, I realize the importance of seeking skilled and experienced practitioners when considering any kind of medical or dental procedure. Having recently returned to the Midwest, I researched providers in my area. I was extremely pleased to find that Dr. Bruce Abdullah had 23 years of experience, and 16 years of teaching experience at the University of Illinois. Dr. Abdullah recently performed 4 gum grafts for me, and I was absolutely amazed at the gentleness and precision of his technique. I experienced minimal pain following the first two grafts, and was actually able to go to work the evening following my second set of grafts. I felt that I was able to receive world class dental care close to my home in Channahon. I was most appreciative of the pain free care I received both during and following the procedures. I would highly recommend Dr. Abdullah to any patient considering a dental procedure, and I would like to thank Dr. Abdullah and his staff for their excellent technique and considerate care approach.

Submitted with much appreciation and respect,

Linda L.

Dear Dr Abdullah,

In 2000 and 2001, I had two different implants fail and cause me quite a bit of discomfort. While I knew that I needed yet another implant, I was hesitant and put it off for several years. However, my daughter, Dr L. (a general dentist) encouraged me by speaking so highly of your skills. Knowing that she is straightforward to a fault, I scheduled an implant with you on October 31st, 2012. I simply couldn't have been more pleased with the outcome. The procedure caused me no pain and healed in less than a week with no bruising or discomfort of any kind. Thank you so much for performing the implant with such skill. In addition, your mannerism put me at ease. I can and will recommend you as a gifted periodontist.

S Dyke

Thank you very much for doing such a fantastic job with my two front teeth. I know it was difficult to do as I only had 2 done, however I love the results! I have been whitening as you directed and I have received many compliments from friends and family. Thanks again!

G. Letwat

I would like to thank you and your staff, especially Lisa, Shannon, and Bridget for your devoted dental care and your professionalism.
Had I known the results would be so amazing, I wouldn't have asked you so many questions to begin with...
Again, thank you very much and enjoy the Israeli wine. With warm regards.


Cheers to all of you! Merry Christmas!
You have impacted my life so greatly this year! For the first time in years, I actually smile with my teeth showing proudly. I actually like what I look like now in the mirror and in pictures. My new teeth are beautiful & despite all of my root canals - 5 this year. My teeth are the healthiest they have ever been because of all of your hard work and patience with me. I am so thankful for all of you and all that you have done for me this year. Dr. B I want to really thank you for everything from the bottom of my heart your work and vision has changed my life, not to mention how safe I feel in your chair. Thank you!



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Dental Professionals
of Lincoln Park

2314 N Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614

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Mon 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Staff Available at Noon
Tue 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
and 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Wed 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
and 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Every Other Week
Thu 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Fri 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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Sat - Sun Closed