Dental Smiles of West Loop
Ankita Shah, DMD:
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Dental Smiles of West Loop
Ankita Shah, DMD
Chicago, IL













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Scott S. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Shah fitted me with a crown for a molar and did a first rate job. Over several visits I came to appreciate her technical mastery and her dedication to dentistry as both a science and a craft. She has a great touch and is really considerate of her patient’s comfort. She welcomes questions and will make time to explain procedures and options. The lab she uses made a beautiful crown. After taking great care to fit it into position in the upper rear (tooth #3) of my mouth she did something extraordinary: This was a good fit, as good as some of my other crowns from other dentists, but she believed it could be better so, with my approval, she sent it back to the lab to be modified, then fit the crown all over again at no additional charge. This crown now fits like a real tooth. The contacts with neighboring teeth and the margins are perfect. I’ve been to at least eight dentists in my life. Dr. Shah ranks among the best

Ashley Palen (Source: Google)


Great experience as a new patient! As someone who has managed dental offices for a decade, I found myself in a position to search for a dentist on my own after a job change to the technology side of the dental industry. I was nervous to visit a new office, partly because I’m so familiar with how offices run and didn’t want to have a bad experience. Dr. Shah was so kind, she did my cleaning and made me feel comfortable despite some sensitivity I have and was thorough in explaining what she saw in my mouth. I’m so glad to have found a great dentist so close to my house and on the first attempt nonetheless! I definitely recommend visiting the office and can say with confidence, you’ll be well taken care of!

Karen Salter (Source: Facebook)


Best dental experience I have had in my life. LOVE the massage chair. Love even more how much better my teeth look and feel today. I feel like I have wasted $$ on whitening products for years when all I had to do was go see Dr Shah and her super duper toother scrubber. If you could see the before & after photos, you would probably think it was a zoom treatment. I would have to give this place A+

Sofia C. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


Best place to go , very welcoming. Dr.Ankita is really nice , she makes me feel comfortable, she is going to make sure that I am good during the process of everything she is doing with my teeth , i had really bad experiences with other dentists and going with her totally made me change my mind . Totally recommended . Don’t be afraid to go to the dentist any more . El mejor lugar para ir al dentista , ellos tambien hablan español ..

Nicole S. from Woodridge, IL (Source: Yelp)


Overall great experience! The team is friendly and takes COVID precautions seriously, which made me feel safe. They were quick and easy to communicate with, as well. Dr. Shah is friendly and very informative. I appreciate that she took the time to explain things during the appointment. No question, I have found my dental office in West Loop!

Jon G. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Shah is terrific. She really takes a holistic approach to being a dentist — she knows one negative thing happening in your mouth could lead to other issues that have effect beyond just your teeth. She is terrifically nice and compassionate, and does a great review on checkups to make sure everything is in the clear. She keeps you well informed during your time with her, and will always let you know if there are “worry” areas or things to be on the lookout for before you see her in six months. She really is a terrific dentist. Although I moved out of the West Loop neighborhood, I kept her as my dentist as I know she is someone I can trust to take the best care of me.

Rachel Rahn (Source: Google)


Dr. Shah, Christine, and all of the techs are all very kind. The facility is great with aromatherapy and massage chairs, and they are very good about getting you in quickly for emergency dental work. I highly recommend Dr. Shah if you’re looking for a new dentist! She does great work and makes sure you understand what’s going on with your teeth.

Pareesha Agarwal (Source: Google)


We have been visiting Dr. Shah for almost 2 years now and she has been really fabulous at what she does! She has taken the best care for our daughter, and us too, and is always very mindful and patient during the entire procedure. She is really quick to understand if the patient is under stress and is very thoughtful to keep assuring the patient the entire time. She is really good at what she does. A great mix of empathy and skill! thank you for everything Dr. Shah!

Rob P. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


Look no further than Dr. Shah for your West Loop dentist. Beyond perks including comfy seats, aromatherapy and cable TV, you get a dentist who is professional, thorough, and highly skilled. She is very communicative with any procedure in progress, which enhances a calm, assured atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Ashley C. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


We’ve been going here for two years and I couldn’t recommend a place more.  The office is SO clean, they have Netflix while your getting your teeth cleaned AND an essential oil diffuser.   It’s not just the office but also Dr. Shah she is kind, sweet and a dentist that goes above and beyond.

BoujeeArtist Chronicles (Source: Google)


This dentist office is literally the best dentist experience I’ve ever had. They care, they are consistent and professional from the front desk to the assistants to the dentist. The aromatherapy is so helpful for those of us that have anxiety and hate the dentist office. Dr. Ankita Shah is the sweetest, most gentle, and patient dentist I’ve ever had. I was actually referred to this dentist from reading a review of another dental office. I wish they had payment plans for procedures, but other than that I have been happy with their service and expertise. 20 stars if I could!

T H. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


If you didn’t love the dentist growing up, you will look forward to the experience at Dental Smiles of the West Loop. With the massage chair, aroma therapy treatment on your bib and large screen TV to view, you’ll feel like you took a spa day instead of a cringing dental exam. Dr. Shah is very patient and friendly and an expert in her field. I look forward to having a squeaky clean plaque-free smile 🙂 I would recommend this dental office to anyone!

Kyle G. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


Been going to Dr. Shah for couple years and have only had good experiences. The staff if friendly, the office and chair comfortable, and Dr. Shah is professional and thorough in her work while putting the patient at ease. Just recently had a chipped tooth which she fixed the next day. Found time to squeeze me in without an appointment and checked on me the next day via text message. Highly recommend her practice.

Jennifer S. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I hate dentists! Everyone one I go to is quite judgmental- “you don’t floss enough” and “do you even brush your teeth?!” Well I finally decided to face my fear and see a dentist after an unmentionable amount of years. I walked into the facility and immediately get seated in the back. I asked if I’m interested in a peppermint or lavender scent and the hygienist sprayed my towel with lavender. I watched the TV in front of me with my choice of Netflix. Then Dr. Shah came in. She is super sweet and nice and super young! We xrayed my teeth and then she came back and did a great cleaning! I now love the dentist! I can officially say 2017 has been a success!

Lauren Eve Pomerantz (Source: Facebook)


I 100% recommend Dr. Shah and the Dental Smiles office, especially if, like me, you are wary of dentists. After receiving terrible dental care as a teen, I neglected my oral health for decades. I don’t even have the excuse of not having had dental insurance. It was pure phobia. I was forced to deal with things when a filling broke and became abscessed. I was terrified of having to go to the dentist, but I was in pain. Dr. Shah, however, is so competent, so good at her job, and such a calming presence that the visits to rectify the damage I allowed to happen have been easy. I’m not going to say I look forward to them, but I know I will be treated with respect, my fears will be managed, and that every effort will be made to cause me the least amount of discomfort possible. (And except for the anesthetic shots—I also have a fear of needles *sigh*—there really hasn’t been any pain. I had some mild discomfort after a filling when the anesthesia wore off, but it was gone in a few hours.) So in summary, if you want a kind and caring dentist who does an awesome job, call Dr. Shah. And see her twice a year for prophylactic dental care.

Jennifer Z. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I can’t say enough about this place, from Gladys the assistant to Dr Ankita Shah, you feel very at ease and comfortable form the start. I had neglected my teeth for far too long due to other health issues and was embarrassed for my exam. I was made to feel very at ease and relaxed. I was asked if I was comfortable several times and I was given lavender oil drops on the bib they give you, to relax me. I’m very happy with my dental work. I am lucky to say I live in the building but I can say if I move elsewhere I will stick with Dental Smiles of West Loop! Great job girls!! Another thumbs up, they’ve either got Seinfeld or Friends on to help you be that much more comfy!!

Kai Robertson (Source: Google)


Well run from the very start. The staff is very helpful. My daughter and I were changing dentists and the transition to Dental Smiles of the West Loop, was seamless. I appreciate the communication and attention made to address what needed to be done to get my daughter and myself taken care of. I left feeling confident on top of the spa like treatment we both received from the start. Next time I’m definitely watching Netflix while the Dr. and her staff work on me. Thank you Dental Smiles…

Kevin Barrett (Source: Google)


Dental smiles of West Loop takes the stress and hassle out of seeing the dentist! I have been going here for the past 3 years and always have had a positive experience. They are caring, clean and always professional. I have recommended them to my coworkers and everyone I speak with is glad they started seeing Dr. Shah. 10/10 would recommend. What are you waiting for?! Make an appointment for your health!!

Maulik Shah (Source: Google)


Dr. Ankita is amazing and very professional. She makes it a point to walk you through her entire thought process explaining everything in detail along the way. She also spends time going over the x rays and explains what she is seeing on them. The place is super clean and their entire team is amazing.

Naoko O. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


Hands down the best dentist I’ve ever been to. Dr. Shah is the kindest, skilled dentist, and a terrific communicator. I always get anxious when I go to a dentist, but that didn’t apply here. Dr. Shah laid out the treatment options and was very patient in explaining any questions I had. The wait time is also always minimal (I was able to get my two appointments done during my lunch hour), and the service is great. As soon as you sit down, they’ll offer you the option of aromatherapy, a massaging chair, and Netflix.

Rups S. from New York, NY (Source: Yelp)


I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Shah. To start everyone was extremely nice and helpful at this office. Dr. Shah spend great lengths explaining everything in detail to me. She also never pushed any procedures and was honest about whether a procedure was necessary or not(which has not been the case with other dentist in the past). It was a wonderful experience. Dr Shah has a lot of experience in her field and truly has a passion for her job. She really cares for her patients, and goes the extra mile. Additionally, I was really comforted during my procedure. I was able to watch Netflix, and they had a massage chair. Thank you so much Dr. Shah! I’m no longer scared of going to see a dentist :).

Mansi Ranjan (Source: Facebook)


I visited Dr Shah for my 3 year old daughter’s very first dental check up. My daughter was extremely nervous before going. But to my relief, Dr Shah’s office was a breath of fresh air and offered the kind of comfort a mom looks for while visiting a dentist. From the first step in, the staff made us feel right at home. Everything was on time, nothing felt rushed and the office was professionally run. They followed strict Covid protocols to ensure our safety. The front desk was helpful in guiding us through the full process. Dr Ankita Shah was patient and gentle with my daughter. She helped my daughter feel safe on the chair. The appointment lasted well over our designated time, but Dr Shah made sure she did a thorough job. Throughout the entire visit, I felt my daughter was in good hands. My daughter had stains on her teeth caused by chromogenic bacteria that needed to be removed. Dr Shah explained what was going on every step of the procedure and answered my questions at length, making sure my daughter was at ease at all times. We left with such a positive experience that my daughter still remembers Dr Ankita Shah as the “nice doctor” who cleaned her teeth and made them “pearly white”. I would highly recommend this clinic to anyone and will definitely be visiting again.

Rupal P. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


Wow!  Never been to such a nice, clean, courteous, thoughtful dental clinic.  I didn’t even know dental clinics could be thoughtful!  But Dr. Shah has pulled out all the stops to make sure I was comfortable – aromatherapy, TV’s to watch while I was having my procedure done, massage chairs, checking in to make sure I was okay, showing me what she was doing/her thoughts about the state of my teeth and gums.  I was blown away by how nice both her and the hygienist are – will definitely be going back, and will recommend my friends go too!

Karen Salter (Source: Google)


Amazing experience here! Love the concept of the massage chairs – that was awesome! Dr. Shah is awesome – extremely knowledgeable, thorough, professional and down to earth. I was a first time patient today and she did the cleaning herself. My teeth are 5 shades whiter now just from the cleaning! Everyone in the office is super nice and very professional. Highly recommend!!

Katherine P. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


Let me start out by saying Dr. Shah has literally saved my life – Quick background story: A year ago I was going to a dentist down the street from her office, skyline smiles, after countless emergency visits to skyline telling them I was experiencing a lot of pain they kept saying I was fine & sending me home. Over a holiday weekend I got sick with a fever all from an infection in my mouth that was going untreated. I was calling all dentist in the area to see if they were open to help me. Dental smiles was not even open & Dr. Shah called me back while she was ON HER VACATION to treat me, I wasn’t even a patient of hers at the time & she took care of me. I am forever grateful for that! Fast forward a year later, I am currently a patient of Dr. Shahs and every time I go there I am at ease. I’ve never met a dentist quite like her.. she is patient, kind, understanding, & most importantly she is a master at her craft. I feel so comfortable with her & I am always satisfied with my visit 100%. I can’t express enough how nice it is to finally find a dentist who is great at what they do & is an amazing person! To top off the greatness of Dental Smiles.. the office manager/receptionist, Theresa, is unbelievably great! She goes through all the finances with me & makes sure I understand what I’m being charged and why BEFORE the treatments. It’s incredible.. I’ve never been to a doctors office that was so personable, friendly, & not trying to screw you over money wise. HIGH RECOMMEND DENTAL SMILES OF WEST LOOP! Thank you to the entire team for being so amazing!!!!!

Elise A. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


I came in last week for a new patient consult/teeth cleaning. When I left my last dentist a year ago, after he already did some fillings and a crown, he told me we were still at step 0 with fixing my teeth and I had a long way to go – so my dental anxiety was high. Dr. Shah was very thorough and carefully examined my teeth even prior to getting x-rays. In the past most dentists I’ve been to won’t look at your teeth and will only look at x-rays. The hygienist was gentle with the teeth polishing and flossing and very friendly. They have very new and updated equipment that makes the teeth cleaning experience quick and painless. Dr. Shah then reviewed my x-rays with me and told me we were going to keep an eye on certain teeth but nothing to worry about at the moment. Dr. Shah was very honest and knowledgeable and I would highly recommend her and her practice.

Bethany B. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


This was the most comprehensive dental exam I’ve ever had. Dr. Shah was great and explained everything she was doing along the way. Gladys is also amazing and both are so nice and friendly. Aside from the great cleaning, the perks of the massage chair and being able to watch Seinfeld during were awesome.

Raheleh K. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


Excellent dentist. She really cares about you as a person and takes the time to give the best possible advice. I love that she explains everything and gives a range of options. I’ve had dentists in the past that are dramatic and try to scare you whereas Dr. Shah is very realistic and knowledgable. I love that she kept telling me it was a judgement free zone so when I was acting like a crazy person because I was really scared and anxious to get a numbing shot, she was so patient with me! Also, the entire staff is so pleasant and nice! So happy to have found this place. Couldn’t recommend her enough!

Emma Boylan (Source: Google)


I’ve attended this dental practice for a couple of years now, and I recommend it to anyone I know who is in need of a new dentist. Dr. Shah and her staff are friendly, competent, and very mindful of being gentle and reducing unnecessary anxiety. Dr. Shah is an exceptional communicator and I say that as someone who has worked in health care. I recommended her to a family member who was dealing with some dental anxiety, and he found her demeanor so reassuring he switched immediately.

Linda Edmondson (Source: Google)


I love going here. Christine at the front desk is the absolute best and kindest person! I have a real phobia of dentists from bad experiences and a predisposition to metabolize novocaine quickly, but they are super patient with me here and always take care to make sure I’m comfortable. The massage chairs and essential oil therapy is definitely an added perk to the kindness of the staff.

Shaw W. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


It was high time I had a dental exam. Growing up in a household where dental hygiene was of the upmost importance, I was embarrassed to say it had been 2 years since my last exam (and by 2 years, I mean 3.5 years). I had received a coupon in the mail and I decided it was time. I called my mom to make the appointment and grabbed my best gal (she was also in dire need of an appointment, I think her last exam was 6 years ago. yikes). So we went on in…. and we loved it. The office was clean, modern and professional. Dr. Ankita Shah was very knowledgable and made us feel at ease. She felt more like a friend but the kind of friend that you trust to poke around in your mouth. We also enjoyed the televisions even though my pal put on some distasteful programs. Im happy to report my check up went great and we will both be going back. Also, Linda on the below review is right, the massage chairs totally rule.

Linda E. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


I’m shocked to say I don’t mind going to the dentist. I used zocdoc to find this location and it had great reviews. I was still hesitant because I’ve never had a great experience at the dentist (who has, right?). However, after my first visit and some great result/recommendations I actually looked forward to my next appointment. I’ve always been self conscious about my teeth but I’m beginning to change my mind. The best part of the experience was how friendly everyone working there is. Although, the massaging chairs and TV (with full reign of Netflix) was also a bonus.

Mary Thomas Alltop (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Shah and her staff are courteous and welcoming. Dr. offers the latest in information on dental care to help me maintain my health. Dr. is always willing to take the time to talk about my individual case and what is best for me, and to answer my questions.

Rachel Ramos (Source: Google)


Warm inviting office, a breeze to get to from my job in the loop. I’m never kept waiting too long in reception and the dentist chairs are clean and comfortable. Dr.Shah is friendly and ensures you are comfortable from the start to the end of your appointment. It’ll be a sad day if I ever move and have to find a new dentist!

Linda E. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


I’m shocked to say I don’t mind going to the dentist. I used zocdoc to find this location and it had great reviews. I was still hesitant because I’ve never had a great experience at the dentist (who has, right?). However, after my first visit and some great result/recommendations I actually looked forward to my next appointment. I’ve always been self conscious about my teeth but I’m beginning to change my mind. The best part of the experience was how friendly everyone working there is. Although, the massaging chairs and TV (with full reign of Netflix) was also a bonus.