Smile Solutions Dental Center
Kana Yajima, DDS:
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Smile Solutions Dental Center
Kana Yajima, DDS
Mount Prospect, 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: 9:00 am to 6:30 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 6:30 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 6:30 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Sunday: Closed





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

Artur P. from Rolling Meadows, IL (Source: Yelp)


Finding a good dentist is no easy task, especially when you’re searching for a new one. Dr. Kana Yajima and her team is one of the best dentists I’ve been to and I’m very glad that I picked this office it feels like I’m visiting with friends.The facility is extremely clean, office looks like it’s brand new, the atmosphere is very pleasant and inviting. Her team is both professional and friendly, makes everything so easy and hassle free. They all take their time to answer any/all questions you may have without making you feel rushed. Great all around experience with everyone at this office! If you’re looking for a new dental office, I highly recommend Smile Solutions Dental Center. Thank you for all the quality work you guys do.

Chiqui Saporteza (Source: Google)


There was a hiccup on my first visit,but Dr.Kana J. and Melissa offered to clean my teeth again today,and with both of them…it was perfect Team Combo!.My entire mouth and teeth felt so clean,that I don’t want eat afterwards.They made me feel like I’m a VIP,because they just open their office (when it’s supposed to be closed)just to do my dental service.Thank you so much for trying to work around on my work schedule.The extra care of service I received today was beyond my expectation.My family is very lucky to find this awesome Dental Office.It’s clean and this Dental Office have newer equipments.Kudos to Melissa for being professional,friendly and having positive outlook of her job! A Smile Solutions Indeed!

John R. from Palatine, IL (Source: Yelp)


Going to the dentist  is rarely a pleasure, but it was much better getting my 4 crowns and root canals here because they were very friendly, patient and professional.  I had been going for many months to get all my deferred dental work done but never feared going to this office.  Pain was minimal considering all the work that I had done.  I read some of the negative reviews and could not believe they were talking about this office!

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


Dr. Yajima’s office is such a great dental home. Front desk helped me schedule my appointment and get in right away. All of the doctor’s assistants are really kind and make you feel at ease. She took time during my exam to tell me what was needed and why. Some dentists are in and out, but she takes the time to really explain and makes you feel comfortable. All the staff are so helpful and don’t let you leave without all your questions answered. You can tell she really cares which is why I don’t mind going to the dentist now. Highly recommend this office!

Md Shamim (Source: Google)


Honestly this is the best dental office I have ever been to. I had a really bad infection that caused me a lot of pain. When I went to my previous dental office they weren’t able to figure out what was causing my pain until I changed desists and came to see Dr. Yajima. she was like an angel that was sent to free me of my pain.

Jonathon W. from Lake Zurich, IL (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Yajima is the best. You won’t be disappointed at this office. They were able to take care of my rather complicated dental situation. Broke everything down. They have a great team that explained financials and Dr. Yajima took care of the rest. The work is top notch there- very high tech. I would highly recommend her.

Cheryl H. from San Tan Valley, AZ (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Yajima and her staff are awesome. They communicate about everything. Very friendly.  Dr. is so down to earth. When she converses with me it’s like I’ve known her for years. I am very pleased with how attentive Dr. is. The staff knows all about insurance like what’s covered and what isn’t. All my questions are answered. I feel like I matter and am not just a number.

Ravi Teja (Source: Google)


I strongly recommend Smile solutions for dental procedures. They are highly professional and provided me not only good treatment for my broken tooth but also provided me feedback/treatment on other dental issues I had. Now I dont have to worry much about my teeth anymore 🙂 Thank you so much team Smile Solutions!

Angelica (Source: Google)


I have been having a couple of appointments with Dr. Yajima, the one that was most afraid of was two days ago. It was short, I didn’t suffer (We all are afraid of dentists). We are working on an implant. I am so happy that I am working with them. Her office has a courteous and professional staff and she is amazing. I heard she has 25 years of experience, I noticed that. Thank you and looking forward for my next appointment.

Jovana M. from Mount Prospect, IL (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been to a lot of dentists all around the country and Smile Solutions Dental Center is by far the BEST! Everyone who works there is incredibly friendly, including Dr. Yajima, my dentist. The technology they use is impressive and the service is impeccable. By far, I was most impressed with the way they sit you down and discuss your treatment options, outlining different costs and making sure you understand, and are comfortable with the your treatment plan. They are very considerate when it comes to payments and billing. I cannot recommend this place more!

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


Root canal and crown – no pain after the root canal, prescribed pain meds and didn’t have to use them, the crown was fitted today 1 week ahead of schedule, they pushed to making and fitting of the crown ahead of usual wait time as I work away on short notice, good atmosphere in the office, felt comfortable, appreciate doctor’s good nature and above all her workmanship was very good, no pain and I can now drink cold water again!

Bill Hintch (Source: Google)


A good experience so far on my first two visits to this office. Doctor has 30 years experience, is friendly and pleasant. They recommended I get extra work done to remedy some problems I’ve had for awhile. They were not high pressure and very professional and knowledgeable. Two of the dental assistants who worked on me were professional, gentle and friendly. The office is clean with up-to-date equipment. Was able to fill out initial paper work online. I will say that my son did NOT like his visit for check-up. He said the dental assistant was too rough on his mouth, and that was a different dental assistant than mine. But he’s only 13 and a complains always, so not sure how much weight to put on that. Personally, I recommend this office based on my own experience.

EK B. from Prospect Heights, IL (Source: Yelp)


Dr Yajima is very friendly, cares about her patients and always goes the extra mile to make sure you get the best dental care possible. She also stays up to date on the latest techniques and technologies so you know you’re getting cutting edge care. I’ve been going to her for years and highly recommend.

Vikki P. from Castle Rock, CO (Source: Yelp)


I was on a road trip with my family a few weeks ago and had a filling fall out. I had to see someone immediately to get it filled. I called the office and the front desk staff was so nice and understanding of my situation and was able to get me in right away. Dr Yajima saw me and fixed me up. I must say, she has been the most genuine, gentle Doctor I have ever come to meet. This office is a true gem and recommend her for your dental needs as she had met mine beyond expectations. I’d like to thank the entire team at Smile Solutions Dental Center!, keep up the wonderful work! I also wanted to comment on the other negative reviews, I’d like to add that everyone has their own opinion and perception based off their personal experience. However, if you never step foot in the office to experience what i have for yourself, you are truly missing out! Very thankful for Dr Yajima and her team!

Hector Rodriguez (Source: Google)


Great dental office!! The new location is beautiful and very state of the art. Dr. Yajima has a great office for routine dentistry but also perio needs. I didn’t have to go to several other offices to get what I needed done. Instead I stayed at one, which I prefer. The staff is great and explain things in great detail. The front desk is very friendly and help me maximize my dental benefits. They were able to get me in quickly as well.

Cheryl (Source: Google)


I love this office. Everyone is so friendly. Dr. Yajima explains everything to me. She is very attentive . The front desk is knowledgeable about insurance and if they wont cover, before treatment is done. I’ve known this Dr. and her staff for over a year and I wouldn’t recommend going anywhere else. They truly go above and beyond. Very happy.

Karen Monckton (Source: Google)


Under the current pandemic circumstances with offices being closed except for emergency purposes only, I needed to find a dentist quick because I was in extreme pain with my molars. My former dentist no longer took my insurance. I found Smile Solutions Dental Center with Dr. Yajima who made a special trip to her office to see me because I was in such pain. That alone says a lot about her good character! Her Dental Assistant Chandni was the person to return my phone call first thing Monday morning and helped me get set up with insurance and all the paperwork, and did a perfect job taking x-rays and assisting Dr. Yajima with my exam. Dr. Yajima was thorough in finding out what was wrong with my molars. She explained everything clearly to me while showing me pictures and x-rays on her high tech equipment. She prescribed me to take what was appropriate for my pain and an antibiotic which completely took my extreme pain away by the next morning! Plus, I’m getting the procedures taken care of the same week. After the exam, Chandni took time to go over the cost with insurance and what I’m to pay and made it really easy to understand. Smile Solutions Dental Center is a very clean and modern place, great location, very professional and friendly service all around! One more thing to add, they both wore the protective virus attire…suits, masks, gloves and all for their patients’ protection.

Jerry King (Source: Google)


My experience with Dr. Kana Yajima and her staff has been nothing short of excellent. I have had major work done, and have received the greatest care. Dr. Yajima takes the time to explain what it is that needs to be done and why, and is very comforting to be with. I am happy to recommend Dr. Yajima to anyone. She’s excellent!

Kadir Mattis (Source: Google)


Had a great experience. The receptionist, Melissa, was kind, helpful, and thoroughly explained every process for me. She’s also really funny and made me feel welcomed. Dr. Yajima has a great touch and I did not feel any pain whatsoever. The procedure was a bit lengthy but I did not notice. Dr. Yajima made the whole process painless in every sense of the word. She also has a great taste in movies! Additionally, Fahmida, was very kind and helpful and she also took her time to explain the new technology they have. Everyone at the office was amazing.

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


Dr. Yajima is very knowledgeable, and experienced in many dental specializations. Anyone needing dental work done in the effective manner please keep this in mind above all.Yes, I’m aware that cases of delays, stalling, and especially no reasonable amount of time to learn a patient’s medical history do happen anywhere before treatment plans are created. However, that’s not the case with Dr. Yajima, and her entire health staff as accomenations are given to match the specific healthcare needs of each individual type of patient.There’s a clear, ongoing, and speedy flow of communication established between not only towards the patient, but the patient’s own healthcare team to ensure safety. I cannot stress enough how valuable this is to find within the healthcare world as it’s not as common as assumed. To have this is one of the most respectable traits a health provider can have. I say this because this shows pride, and in general attention to detail which is another reason for longer office visits, and that’s exactly what one should want when it comes to having thorough health examinations.These professional factors show the level of respect the doctor has for her patients by the extra investment of their particular health situation. As someone with a 29 year permanent chronic medical history/condition (now 31) on a continuous academic medical studies path I’ve experienced both sides of the spectrum.Due to this I can sympathize greatly with the financial, and insurance strain medical issues do bring. But also please understand conflict is also placed on the physician as well, ESPECIALLY regarding dental issues. Although a patient is in need of treatment, often the true effective treatment method needed for a patient’s specific healthcare needs is most likely viewed by insurance as a “one size fits all” rejection. When this occurs a block interferes in being able to give certain treatment. Unfortunately, it turns into deciding whether to still continue with the true effective steps, or offer the most often “more than likely patient needs to return constantly treatment” approach. At times this will most likely be less costly, however it might also be less effective. In the long run more out of pocket costs begin due to the increased needed visits based on insurance by not allowing the work to be done the first time in the way it needed to be done. Insurance paying less in covering, saves them the need to pay the higher costs they would lose on financially gaining. This has,and does happen, and can also occur anywhere in general, even if detailed claims are sent in from a healthcare provider. Also, it’s mindful to take in the possibilities of add on treatments being suggested to the original treatment plan.This is especially to be mindful of if pre-conditions exist, and/or if a history of taking required medication that conflicts in general is present. If excessive bleeding gums suddenly is forming, and/or one has/had a past history of this whether provoked by past medical work/past providers, self, and/or combination of other factors; then of course extra attention will be needed. If one dismisses factors addressed by a provider on the spot this places a disadvantage for oneself by lack of awareness of any other problems not identified in their past medical history. In a situation of excessive bloody gums it might have not been explained from other providers that the excessive bloody gums are due to the pockets being 5mm or deeper for quite some time, and it never being acknowledged from either a patient’s own research, and/or their past medical providers. Take into consideration situations of bleeding gums that unknowingly had 5mm or deeper pockets in which an infection came out of it that ended up spreading throughout the body via the bloodstream into the organs. In a situation of systemic infections, there will be a need for a stronger additional antibiotic that can focus in the deep tissues such as Arestin to treat that type of severely. Please note that this is usually reserved if, and/or when the medical issue truly calls for it. Also If any delaying in between wait time periods from past providers, self, and/or other combinations have occurred, that too will contribute to worsening the issue especially if it’s months at a time. Leaving unfinished work from time to time increases risks of an open site becoming more damaged, and this is why Dr. Yajima places much importance in rapid treatment process. Yes, I understand financially it’s extremely overwhelming especially if services are needed for both the adult(s), and/or children/child. This i’ve seen greatly with my parents experiences with me as a growing child with a long term medical condition always considering if the pros to certain things would greatly outweigh the cons especially in the long run. Try explaining the situation in a clear civil matter with the doctor beforehand as it helps all be on the same page, and chances to work around concerns.

William B. from Schaumburg, IL (Source: Yelp)


For 20 yrs i had been going to a dentist in Naperville, where the hygientist did all of cleanings. The dentist would just do a quick 3 minute check before i left. I never had cavities, and they made me feel good about how i took care of my teeth. They never addressed my developing gum problems. When i moved and starting going to Smile Solutions Dental, she pointed this out and put a plan together to work with me on. She also showed me how one side of my molars were completely ground down from grinding at night – something the previous dentist/hygientist never even mentioned. She got me into a night guard to address this. I wonder if some of these other negatives reviews about unneeded treatments are people looking for a dentist that will tell them what they want to hear.

MIke T. from Mount Prospect, IL (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Smile Solutions Dental Center for the past 7 years and have always had a good experience. I have multiple family members who go to Smile Solutions now. The staff are wonderful! Love Dr. Yajima. They are excellent about working with insurance, and it is easy to get an appointment with their extended office hours and Saturday’s! They know what they are doing and put you at ease. Thank youl!

QB1 (Source: Google)


They say “trauma lives in the body”. For me it lives in my teeth. I won’t lie that because of childhood dental surgery I am terrified of the dentist. Going to Dr Yajima it made how any fear when handled with gentle care, an understanding ear and a conscientious mind can alleviate that anxiety. The Dr went the extra mile to safeguard my health, despite not having to do so. Knowing you are in care of a person who truly cares brings a confidence in the work done and is priceless. Nomi at reception was unbelievably patient going in depth with the financials while also working with me through some difficult financial terrain while also training Melissa who was nothing but smiles. And of course Katie, who was the dental assistant, who shared with me personal aspects of her life to help give me perspective on what I was going through and how my worries were completely normal, but passing. Which is what I needed to hear. A million thanks for the experience. I am grateful.

Ginny Underwood (Source: Google)


First, I was greeted by an exceptionally friendly staff. Dr Yakima was very understanding and caring. Her depth of knowledge and explanation of my treatment plan was easy to follow. She started to work on me right away and again explained everything in simple terms so I understood everything. You can tell she likes what she is doing, it’s not just a job. I highly recommend Dr. Yajima!

Carolina K. from Prospect Heights, IL (Source: Yelp)


I love going to Dr. Yajimas office, before I found her I was terrified of dentist and dental procedures. After coming here for 6 years I have no more fears. Everyone at that office treats you so nice and also doctor is highly skilled and I trust her with any dental procedure. When I first started coming to her office I had so much work ahead of me but amazingly she has fixed all my issues and has thought me how to properly take care of my teeth and Gums. My husband and two kids love this office too! My kids have been coming here since 1 years old and they have no fear of dentist they always want to be the first one in her chair. If you are looking for a dentist that ca take care of you and your family and can do virtually any treatment I personally recommend Dr Yajima at Smile Solution Dental Center

Marina W. from Island Lake, IL (Source: Yelp)


Still loving Dr. Y! She is the best! Go check out her new office. It’s so modern and welcoming. The new location is perfectly located in downtown Mount Prospect. The staff is all wonderful and helpful. She offers a variety of different services so you can stay in one place for everything!!

Dave T (Source: Google)


Very pleased with the work done so far – gave me hope that my neglected teeth could be saved and/or restored. Doctor is caring and gentle and the whole staff works as a team. They were able to secure me a financing plan for emergency work and portion not covered by my insurance. Office is a bit dated & drab but I understand they’re moving to new quarters in the fall.

Tom Friske (Source: Google)


On my first visit Doc found 2 cavities my previous one missed (even had 3 checkups per year). Also needed an implant and Doc did a couple visits worth immediately. Friendly, considerate staff. Doc said once she started as assistant at 17 and been at it since. Brand new location Fall 2019. Highly recommended!!

Emi Nakamura (Source: Google)


Dr Yajima is very friendly, cares about her patients and always goes the extra mile to make sure you get the best dental care possible. She also stays up to date on the latest techniques and technologies so you know you’re getting cutting edge care. I’ve been going to her for years and highly recommend.

Alecia Ohm (Source: Google)


I’ve been coming to Smile Solutions for the past 4-5 years and have received excellent service. I have sensitive gums and teeth and can be quite nervous going in for appointments, but Dr. Yajima and her staff are always friendly and caring. They provide options and solutions that are tailored to me which I appreciate as well (soft nightguard versus hard, sensitivity toothpaste, etc.). Thank you for all the great years of service!

Noelle Henderson (Source: Google)


With a tremendous toothache I called to make an appointment and they squeezed me in that day. I’m terrified of dentist but the pain was unbearable. The staff was friendly and efficient and the dentist was very skilled. Wisdom tooth removed in record time with minimal to no pain. I am so impressed and grateful for their professionalism and care.

Marina Woloshyn (Source: Google)


Update: The new office is GORGEOUS. I feel like I’m at a spa. I’ve always loved this office but the new office is just stunning. So beautiful and high-tech! FANTASTIC OFFICE!!! So blessed to have found this office!! Dr. Yajima is such a skilled and competent dentist. I feel completely comfortable and at ease when I need to get work done. The front desk is great at letting you know about your insurance. Very comprehensive gum therapy as well! All in all- I’ve very pleased with this office.

Nicole Thomsen (Source: Google)


I have been to over 6 dentists in the past two years. This office is by far my absolute favorite. I’m done searching for the “right” dentist because I’ve found her! The entire staff is incredibly friendly and sweet. Suzanne really stuck out because she went out of here way to really wow me with her excellent customer service. It feels odd to say but I can’t wait to come back again!

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Victoria Phou (Source: Google)


I was on a road trip with my family a few weeks ago and had a filling fall out. I had to see someone immediately to get it filled. I called the office and the front desk staff was so nice and understanding of my situation and was able to get me in right away. Dr Yajima saw me and fixed me up. I must say, she has been the most genuine, gentle Doctor I have ever come to meet. This office is a true gem and recommend her for your dental needs as she had met mine beyond expectations. I’d like to thank the entire team at Smile Solutions Dental Center!, keep up the wonderful work!