Lake View Dental Associates
Scott Emalfarb, DDS:
Practice Profile Page


Lake View Dental Associates
Scott Emalfarb, DDS
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: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed


Dr. Scott Emalfarb, DDS





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

Matt R. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


This place has the best staff. From the front desk to the specialists here your teeth are in good hands. Nicest staff I’ve met and they make you feel extremely comfortable. Dr Scott Emalfarb was great! He and his assistant Christina kept me at ease and made it the best experience at a dentist I’ve ever had. They suggested their dental hygienist Jennifer Grimm and I was pleasantly surprised that her service was the same if not better. She made me completely comfortable with the entire procedure. Love this place and will not go anywhere else. They make me actually look forward to coming back. I continue to recommend them to everyone I know.

A Fausti (Source: Google)


Dr emalfarb is an Fantastic dentist ! He does fabulous work. He really knows his profession & achieves excellence ! On top of all of that, he is a super cool guy ! Dr Coleman Spector also practice’s at Lakeview Dental. He is an Excellent Oral surgeon, & also a very cool guy. I highly recommend both of these professionals

Natalie Perkins (Source: Facebook)


I love this dentist office! Everyone is so friendly and inviting, they make you feel like family. They are also very thorough and good at their jobs. I also really appreciate that they look up the cost of any procedure with your insurance so that you don’t get any surprise bills in the mail.

Neal M. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


I have been a patient of Dr. Emalfarb for many years.  Dr. Emalfarb is skilled, kind, attentive and above all — very, very honest.  He has never pushed any services. Nor has he performed any services without an explanation and authorization.  Truth be told, I am quite thorough when it comes to medical care, and Dr. Emalfarb passes the test every time. I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Emalfarb to anyone who needs dental care.

Edtv Johnson (Source: Google)


Friendly, comforting, very good at virtually eliminating all pain. Receptive to my questions …. They all work great as a team as well …. Stellar service! I’m afraid of pain and they really were patient with me and helped me thru it …. True professionals! Dr. Emalfarb is kind and knowledgeable …. Their technology is great for showing you large images of your teeth, so you know what you have going on.

Lori M. from Northbrook, IL (Source: Yelp)


Went to Dr Emalfarb after having broke a tooth and 3 dentists later – was finally happy – Felt heard and I trust what Dr. Emalfarb said. Switched my kids here from previous dentist and my daughter’s teeth had been mishandled by old dentist. A year later her smile is beautiful and her teeth are cavity free. I trust Dr Emalfarb implicitly. By the wat, we travel from Northbrook to have Dr. Emalfarb as our dentist. We couldn’t find a trustworthy good dentist in the suburbs.

Ron O. from Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


I hadn’t been into the dentist in years. I’ve always had a deep disdain for needles, dental work, and the way some dentists make you feel about how you’ve (not) taken care of your teeth. After having a significant amount of work done here, by the fantastic Dr. Emalfarb and the wonderful hygienist Jennifer, I now feel a bit foolish for waiting so long. They were gentle and helped guide me through my procedures, making me as comfortable as possible. They explained things very well and in a manner that I could understand. There was absolutely no dental “guilt trip” and the suggestions for maintaining my teeth were given in a non-judgemental way. I’m a complete layman with regards to medical technology, but it felt like they were using the best cutting-edge technology available. Prices were very reasonable as well. At the end of the day, I’m sorry that I’m moving out of state, and can only hope I can find a dental office as fantastic as Lakeview Dental!

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


Love the staff here! Everyone is so friendly and helpful. Short wait time, thorough appointment time. They write down all kinds of notes so it makes it feel very personable when you visit. My teeth were in bad shape when I went for my first appointment there, and both the dentist and his staff were very kind and reassuring so I didn’t feel embarrassed at all. Also, the home tips were great from the dental hygienist. She is extremely knowledgeable! Overall great experience.

Molly R. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


I chose this office when I first moved to Chicago based purely on location and how friendly the staff was when I walked in. I have been to a handful of different dentists in my lifetime, but this is definitely my favorite! The staff (front desk, hygienists, dentists) are all friendly and welcoming, which makes an un-fun experience much more pleasant. I’m sure they make notes, but I always feel special when the hygienist remembers what I do and asks questions about what I’ve been up to. All the equipment is very sophisticated, so a regular cleaning never takes more than 45 minutes. They have TVs in every room and I have never been left waiting for longer than a minute or two. On top of everyone being incredibly nice, what I LOVE about this office is that they have never once tried to sell me anything! My last dentist would try to sell me everything from teeth whitening to plastic surgery (I was appalled!!), but I love and respect the fact that they have NEVER done that at Lakeview Dental.

Jamie J. from Near North Side, Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Scott and his associates are really wonderful people. It’s very easy to get in touch for appointments and they really do their best to try to fit you in. I am usually pretty nervous about getting work done but this clinic always make sure that you feel comfortable before they do anything. Couldn’t ask for a better dental office!

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


This is by far the best dentist i have ever been to – and i have been to a lot! I came to this practice after some poorly done work completed by another dentist. Dr E fixed it and filled a few cavities. The whole process was excellent. He is funny and incredibly patient. What makes this practice the best though is its staff! I love the two ladies who work the front desk. If you want to be called in case they have a cancelation, they are great about following up. Everyone is just very polite and seem happy to be there 🙂 I highly recommend this practice!!!!

Jessica F. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Emalfarb and his team are the best! They were able to work with me to figure out a good payment plan since I was on a wedding budget and did not have a good dental plan. They also called me to remind me of visits and when I was due for a cleaning, which was super helpful. I had a couple silver fillings that were breaking through and Dr. E fixed them with tooth colored fillings. He was very thorough and did a fantastic job. I recently moved into the loop area and now work in the loop area so I decided to find a dentist in my work building. The staff at Lakeview Dental Associates were prompt in sending my x-rays to the new dentist and it was very much appreciated. I will definitely miss them!

Lizzy L. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I had a ton of dental work done here by both dentists. At first they told me that i had to have over 10 fillings done, which was surprising, to say the least. On the other hand, I had not been to the dentist in 5 years. I got a 2nd opinion, and the 2nd dentist (a trusted dentist back home) confirmed what Dr. Emilfarb told me–I needed a million fillings! They have been working on my teeth for 3 years, and I am happy to say that I am now cavity-free. I like the front desk people, they are efficient and knowledgable when it comes to insurance and billing.

Christina R. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


Jennifer is absolutely the best dental hygienist we’ve ever had, hands down. Dr. Emalfarb and his assistants at the front desk and in the treatment rooms are always  very nice and caring. It’s hard to say I like going to the dentist, but I do like going to Lake View Dental. They always treat us with respect and kindness. Meter parking is easy to find. We’ve had many procedures done here: gum surgery, root canal, crown, bridge, cavities filled and teeth whitening and have been consistently pleased.

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


Dr Emalfarb and the team are excellent! I am a long time patient and they have helped me keep my teeth in good health and have been excellent at working with my insurance. Dr Emalfarb does very quality work with no pain, helpful at home tips and 2 cleaning a year with Jenifer the Hygienist are the magic solution. Also, when you go you can sign a monthly Zoom Whitening drawing. I won this month and I am so pleased with how my teeth look. Big smiles! Thanks team! -Cheri

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


Dr. Emalfarb (Scott) has been my dentist for three years. He’s friendly, competent, and a good communicator. His Team is great too. They’re priced reasonably and work with your insurance too. I also appreciate his commitment to ‘giving back’ as exemplified by his support of dental charities overseas.

Tara A (Source: Google)


Dr. Emalfarb and staff accommodated me when I was in need of help. They were so kind and gentle. Dr Emalfarb was competent, comforting and reassuring. When I was cold they gave me a warm blanket. When I needed a referral to an endodontist they called and I was able to get an appointment the same day. Now I can eat again! ☺️. I feel so fortunate to have found Lakeview dental and Dr. Emilfarb and staff… Highest praise!!!

Amy F. from Highland Park, IL (Source: Yelp)


A great dentist and even better person. Very thorough, spends time with you and goes over everything. Did a great job on my veneers. I would recommend Dr. Emalfarb to everyone. I even drive in from the suburbs just because of the service I receive and how I am treated. Great staff including the hygienist. Easy to park on the street; have to pay the meters. He is one of the good ones!!

Scott F. from Highland Park, IL (Source: Yelp)


Been going to Dr. Emalfarb for many years because of his dentistry skills. He is an expert in his field with a great way with patients. I live in the suburbs and still drive an hour into the city just for Dr. Emalfarb. It’s worth it because of the fine care I receive. He is honest in his approach. His whole staff is outstanding. Parking is easy on the street feeding the meters (ouch for Chicago parking rates but that’s life). Highly recommended!

Charles Kozy (Source: Facebook)


My first visit and I was very pleased with Dr. Emalfarb and staff. Paperwork was easy and done on a tablet with a large keyboard making it easy and quick to fill out dental/medical history. The office is very clean and professional with covid prevention in place. They use a state of the art dental inspection camera making it easier for your dentist to examine and show you what you have going on in your mouth. I’m very happy with my move to this office.

James Gibson (Source: Google)


As you can tell by their lack of Google reviews, Lake View Dental Associates does not solicit reviews like other businesses. Nonetheless, they deserve a million positive reviews. As someone who has had a lot of dentists over the years, I can say Dr. Emalfarb is hands down the best. He has done special training with The Pankey Institute that few dentists have, and he provided the best dental device for bruxism I have ever received. His staff is wonderful, and as a team, they employ the latest technology in their practice, which makes a HUGE difference for patients. I would give them six stars if I could.

John L. (Source: Zocdoc)


Dr Emalfarb is always professional and shows concern for the person’s well being, and very concerned about making your visit as painless as possible. More important, his work product is very good. He and his entire staff strive to make your visit a good experience and make you feel they are there for you. Always happy to see you.

LakeView D. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


Lake View Dental Associates would like to welcome you to our office.  We take great satisfaction in helping you maintain optimal oral health.  We have been working with patients to provide the best dental care for patients in the Chicago area. Dr. Emalfarb’s experience in comprehensive and preventive care is coupled with genuine concern for his patients. All of our staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well. Our goal is to make you feel satisfied with your smile.

Barry B. from Lincolnwood, IL (Source: Yelp)


My whole family are long time patients of Dr.Scott Emalfarb. It is difficult to describe how fortunate and happy I am to be a patient of Scott. The dental care and concern for the patient is unsurpassed. Scott is extremely kind and considerate and makes sure the patients needs are met. He is a rare breed of dedicated practitioners where his patients best interests are his primary concern. Very affordable and reasonable services, make return visits a pleasure. The staff is attentive personable, and compassionate. A full service office with an experienced oral surgeon on staff. I strongly recommend. Barry Bass

Jewelz M. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


I love my dentist! Dr. Emalfarb is the best…he has been my dentist for almost 10 years now and I owe my pretty/healthy smile to him.  He always tells me what i need and why…he doesn’t push anything but helps you understand why the dental work is needed.  He has a great staff that is helpful, kind, and full of energy. His hygienist, Jen, is awesome!  The positive energy at this office makes it a really comfortable experience and i feel like they’re really good at what they do.   I always tell my family and friends to come here when they need a dentist, cuz they’re the best!

Eddie J. from Arlington Heights, IL (Source: Yelp)


Friendly, comforting, very good at virtually eliminating all pain. Receptive to my questions …. They all work great as a team as well …. Stellar service! I’m afraid of pain and they really were patient with me and helped me thru it …. True professionals! Dr. Emalfarb is kind and knowledgeable …. Their technology is great for showing you large images of your teeth, so you know what you have going on.

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


I had been having a lot of trouble with a loose crown that was causing a lot of pain and discomfort for a few weeks. I had gone to see a couple other dentists who either couldn’t help or didn’t want to help. Finally, I called Lakeview Dental and got in to see Dr. Emalfarb right away who quickly diagnosed and fixed the problem. The dentist was friendly, knowledgeable and understanding of the discomfort I was in. The office staff were great too! My only regret was that I didn’t find this place sooner! If you’re looking for a new dentist – look no further – you’ll love Lakeview Dental

Laura N. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been coming to Dr. Emalfarb since I moved to Chicago in 2005 and I don’t plan on switching any time soon! Everyone in the office is so kind- from the front desk staff to the hygienists to the doctors! They take care to make sure I’m comfortable, they keep my teeth & gums in great shape and they have an online system that allows you to confirm your appointments without even answering your phone! I read the other comments about pricing and I’m not 100% certain about that as I’ve always had insurance when I’ve gotten my cleanings, but I will say that they found a way for me to get 4 cleanings a year on my insurance plan, which I think is excellent!

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


I came to Dr. Emalfarb after breaking my front tooth 4 years ago. It was a traumatic experience and I needed a solution with a good cosmetic dentist…and fast. He isn’t just good, he’s amazing. My only qualm was that I had to go to the lab where my crown was made in the suburbs and being a city gal, I don’t have a car. It was a hassle but well worth it. I’ve had some cavities filled and some cleanings after not having been to the dentist for about 8 years until the front tooth incident. They do great work here. The girls at the front desk are always pleasant and good about calling when there are cancellations to see if you want to come in early. All in all, great experiences. Don’t listen to the few bad reviews!

James K. from Palm Springs, CA (Source: Yelp)


When I first went to Lakeview Dental Associates about three years ago, some of my teeth were in pretty bad shape because of gum disease. They ached all the time and I was afraid I was going to lose them. But thanks to Dr. Emalfarb, that didn’t happen. He scheduled a simple procedure to repair some of the bone loss and set me up on a regular cleaning and evaluation schedule. My teeth improved so much that I was able to straighten them with Invisalign! Now my teeth are healthier, straighter and whiter than they have been in years. Dr. Emalfarb is an excellent dentist. Jennifer, the dental hygienist is fantastic and makes getting a teeth-cleaning easy. Everyone in the office is friendly. I haven’t had a single problem since I’ve been going there. I don’t have dental insurance, so pay for everything out-of-pocket and the prices seem reasonable to me. I’m really glad I found Lakeview Dental Associates.

Elizabeth Y. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


This place is the best! Dr. E is amazing…just an all-around great guy who is great at what he does. I came across this practice by accident (I thought I was calling another place with a similar name), but it was the best mistake ever. I had to have some pretty extensive work done and he made the experience completely painless. Since then, I’ve been back for multiple cleanings by the hygienist Jennifer who makes it feel more like a trip to the spa with a friend, than a trip to the dentist. She’s incredibly thorough and knowledgable…and so fun to hang out with. And the front desk team is amazing too! They will not let you forget that it’s time for your cleaning…which I greatly appreciate! In a huge city where it’s a challenge to find medical practitioners you can trust, it’s refreshing to have finally found a practice that truly cares and values patient relationships.

Drew N. from Lakeview, Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


Dr Emalfarb was great! It was my first time to the dentist in about 2 years. I went because I felt a cavity. When I arrived, the front office staff was very welcoming and friendly. I was taken back to the rooms and work began for the initial exam. X-rays and pictures were taken for my file. The technician was great. Very nice and friendly and gentle. The doctor came in and we discussed what would need to be done throughout. He was very detailed in letting me know what work was needed and what took precedence. He went over what insurance would cover in detail and what all my options were. Very upfront and open about money and insurance questions. Turn out a root canal was needed. Got in a day later to get started. He was extremely good about making sure I was in 0 pain the whole time. He is big on no pain at all. Which is awesome! It was a painless procedure that went smoothly. I would highly recommend this doctor to anyone! After my first visit I can say that I like him more than my family dentist of 26 years. Awesome staff! Awesome doctors! No pain! What more could you ask for in a dentist? Go see them!