Smiles By Design
Lina Jonynas, DDS:
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Smiles By Design
Lina Jonynas, 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 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed


Dr. Lina Jonynas, DDS





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

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


If you are someone who wants to have a happy and healthy smile, but have been too much of a coward to get in that dental chair, Smiles by Design is the place for you!  I was a complete scaredy-cat about dental work.  Many dental offices advertise that they “cater to cowards,” but really don’t have a clue.  The entire staff at Smiles by Design was committed to helping me through my fear, and gradually overcoming it completely.  They will absolutely work with you in identifying your areas of apprehension, and using creative ways to get the job done.  I am the poster girl for their creative dentistry!  Please do not let your fear of dental work hinder your health and desire for a beautiful smile any longer.  Take that first step and call Smiles by Design.

Karen Childs (Source: Google)


Everyone at Smiles by Design is professional as well as personable. They are efficient in their work and never keep you waiting. I don’t enjoy going to the dentist but I love Irma, she is most competent and keeps my teeth looking great. Dr. J works quickly and tells you what she is doing every step of the way. Their office has the latest technology and can take care of most problems within one visit. I wouldn’t go anyplace else.

Susan O (Source: Facebook)


So let’s be clear – going to the Dentist is right up there with moving for me. Not my favorite things. But, I must say that Smiles by Design makes the experience pleasant. I’ve been using this practice for many years. The Dentists are excellent and, if you can believe it, fun.

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


I am absolutely terrified of dentists because of all the dental work I have had to have. Dr. Perlan and Dr. Jonynas make this nail-biting experience virtually painless. They are attentive to your needs, completely professional, and very understanding. Dr Jonynas did all of my veneers and has changed my life. They are so good, other dentists don’t realize they are veneers. She is a true craftsman. I highly recommend them to anyone. Also they value your time as much as theirs. They will never keep you waiting.

Benjamin Fongers (Source: Google)


I have been to dozens of dental offices across the country and “Smiles by Design” is simply the best! With a friendly knowledgeable staff and state of the art instruments all in a comfortable atmosphere, I won’t be going anywhere else! But the best part is that Dr. Lina provides a PAIN-FREE experience regardless of what you are having done! (I got 5 fillings yesterday and have been able to function totally normally and without any tenderness post op!)

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


I go to Dr. J and she is the best dentist I’ve ever had (I’ve moved around a lot, so… I’ve had a lot of dentists). She gives you a no-nonsense evaluation of how well you take care of your teeth and lets you know what you can do to improve. They are super fast, always right on time or early (NO waiting EVER) and do great work.

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


I had always gone to a dentist in the suburbs so I was worried about finding one in the city. I am so glad I found Smiles by Design. I’ve been going for a few years for just standard cleanings but recently I went to have some more dental work done. Dr. Jonynas couldn’t have been more helpful with the entire process. The real reason I needed to write a review – I woke up on a Friday morning frantic with an issue with one of my teeth. I had my bridal shower the next day so I was even more nervous than I would normally be knowing that Smiles by Design is closed on Fridays. I got a hold of Dr. Jonynas and not only did she come into the office on her day off – but she drove the hour+ in from where she lives to come and help me. I was SO grateful and so lucky to have such an incredible experience.

Flowerbomb (Source: Google)


I’ve been going to Smiles by design for many many years and I love , their work they’re gentle, the establishment is clean , the staff & doctors are the best I’ve ever experienced, yrs. Ago I came into the office at the time I was afraid to see a dentist becse of the bad experiences I had in the past but Dr. J was the very best & now it’s been about literally 17yrs. I wouldn’t have it no other way. . If you visit this establishment you won’t regret it.. C.Hopson

Jason Eoff (Source: Google)


After bad experiences with other dentists I started seeing Dr. Jonynas about 15 years ago. Irma is my dental hygienist and she has never once hurt me at all. A previous dentist had told me that I had 13 cavities, which I thought was probably a lie so I went to see dr. Jonynas and she told me that I did not have a single cavity. Since seeing dr. Jonynas my teeth have never been in Better Health and I am pleased to report I have not had a single cavity since seeing her. I am also very anxious about seeing the dentist and doctor jonynas and her staff have always been very very patient and calm with me during the exams and cleanings. I could not recommend this dental office highly enough!

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


I will admit that I am like a 5 year old at the dentist (No really, I have seen 5 year olds that are braver than me) but I always feel at ease at Smiles By Design. The staff is so friendly and always makes me feel at home! Definitely recommend for anyone that has sensitive teeth and/or a fear of the dentist!

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


I have been going to Dr. Jonynas and Dr. Perlin for over twenty years and we have been through so much together.  After my first large surgery, Dr. Jonynas called me at home to make sure I was okay.  Both of them are very caring individuals.  And the staff, what a bunch of lovely people.  I have had Lori and Irma as my dental hygienists, and they are personable and professional.  Even the reception staff is great – Tami and the other ladies.  It is a pleasant place to get your teeth examined.  Free toothbrushes.  Ha ha, I know that’s not unique, but each individual there has been  wonderful to me in all these years.

Haifa Y (Source: Facebook)


I strongly recommend Smile by Design for routine dental care and also for most challenging cases. Dr. Lina Jonynas has been my dentist for twelve years. She is exceedingly skilled and kind . The office is extra clean and the staff is helpful and nice .

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


I have gone to Dr. J for a few years now, but after reading these reviews I felt compelled to just give this one bit of information – I went in for an initial exam and was checked on the 1-6 cleaning list as well. I came out with nothing over a 3 and did NOT require a deep cleaning. And, I submit my cleanings to dental insurance. Not sure why they wouldn’t have tried to fraud me into a deep cleaning. I probably would have gone along with it. I think Dr. Jonynas is just really particular, and wouldn’t you want that from your dentist? I also got a filling replaced a couple of years ago and it was completely pain free and done within my lunch hour. I completely recommend her!

Elizabeth W (Source: Facebook)


Smiles by Design has the kind of professionals that you dream of in a dental practice – people who geek out on the latest techniques and are also caring individuals, from the dentists to the hygienists to the receptionists.. They can literally create new teeth for you in the office with their 3-D machinery, and they are also honest and friendly. A great practice. I have already recommended many people to them.

Sandra M (Source: Facebook)


The service was excellent, as always! Dr. Jonynas makes unpleasant procedures as pleasant as possible, she’s highly knowledgeable about all aspects of oral health, and her practice is always on the cutting edge of technology and safety. Plus, she brings an element of true artistry to all that she does. The entire Smiles by Design staff is great, particularly my hygienist, Irma. She’s also highly knowledgeable about oral health, very gentle yet thorough when cleaning and one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. No matter where I live someday, I will always come back to Smiles by Design!

Donna B (Source: Facebook)


Dr. J , Dr. Perlin ,& Irma are great! My family have been going to Smiles for over 20 years. Irma my dental hygienist gave me the best painless cleaning & she is very thorough, explaining the best hygiene methods. Everyone is so kind, helpful, knowledgeable & do incredible work! Dr. Perlin is very tech savvy and has included many Covid-19 safety air purifying methods. They are so Wonderful!!!!!

Rebecca M (Source: Facebook)


Everyone is so friendly. I have been going there for so many years that they feel like friends. All the staff are very knowledgeable and professional. Insurance is taken care of and explained. Every procedure is also explained and discussed. Everything is new and clean from the waiting room to the bathroom to the procedure rooms. Adjustments around covid made me feel safe. Thank you everyone for looking after me and my teeth!

Sandeep M (Source: Facebook)


Excellent as always. I have been a patient at Smiles by Design for almost 20 years, and I have always been treated superbly by Dr. Jonynas and the staff. They have always done excellent dental work, and they are consistently courteous, professional and timely.

Bruce Ebel (Source: Google)


SbD is a great experience! Dr J is an outstanding dentist; the hygienists are extremely competent; the reception and support staff are highly professional and the offices are safe, COVID-19 clean with upgraded air filtration! There could not be a better dentistry organization. I would highly recommend them.

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


I’m a big fan of Smiles by Design.  Everyone is very friendly –  my dentist, my hygienist and everyone on staff.  Believe it or not I actually enjoy my dentist appointments – can’t say I’ve ever felt that way until being a patient of theirs. I like to catch up with my hygienist who I consider my friend.  I have been coming back to Smiles for years now, and I plan on staying with them even though I no longer work in the Loop.  They pay close attention to my health including a borderline cavity and my grinding issue (which has been brought to my attention many times over the years including my old dentist in Colorado).  They have never recommended I get any work done that would cost me money other than routine visits.  I appreciate this b/c I have seen the potential future cavity (X-ray) if I don’t pay more attention to it and my grinding issue too, and if they recommended I pay for non-routine work, I would do it.  It’s nice when someone is honest with you…and when staff goes out of their way to be friendly.

Robert l. from Glen Allen, VA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Dr. Jonynas for 20 years. Prior to my first visit with her, I had always had teeth and gum problem (with some nasty experiences). But after one visit I knew I had found my dentist. Before, I’d rather suffer through the drilling without anesthesia than have a needle stuck in me mouth; she is so skilled at it, I don’t mind any more. The hygienist are also trained in basic periodontal work, I haven’t had to see a specialist since. Over the 20 years in additions the numerous standard filings, I have had 2 crowns and cosmetic veneers. The work has been top notch and always in a friendly environment (and nearly pain free). Even now after I’ve taken a job on the East Coast, when I return to visit, I make sure to schedule an appointment with my dentist.

Carol E (Source: Facebook)


I am so happy with the outcome of my recent visit with Smile by Design. A cracked molar replaced with a crown – perfect fit first time around. Excellent job! 30 years and counting as a patient of SBD – couldn’t be more confident when walking in the door. Thank you for your expert care – Bruce and I both appreciate you and your expertise. Carol Ebel

Susan Oppenheimer (Source: Google)


I have been a patient at this practice for almost 40 years and on my fourth group of dentists. All have been professional and expert. Smiles By Design has modernized with the latest equipment, including a digital printer. I watched in amazement as the printer created a tooth I would have waited two weeks for in the past. This is a welcoming and client oriented group.

Chelsea Wiedemann (Source: Google)


I recently moved here and woke up yesterday morning with a dental emergency. They were able to fit me in and fix my teeth and gums that same morning. They talked me through everything they were doing as they were doing it. They also walked me through the cost and how much my insurance would cover before they did anything. Everyone was so friendly and made me feel comfortable. I found my new dentist!

Salina B. from La Grange Park, IL (Source: Yelp)


I love coming here! Just got my lips done again yesterday and they look AMAZING I’m so happy with how they turned out. I can’t wait to already come back because the staff and Dr are so sweet and friendly to me. Very comforting environment and puts you at ease for whatever you’re about to get done ! I ALWAYS recommend everyone to come here – yesterday I had recommended 2 new girls! Dr Jonynas always does what will look good on me! Not over the top and very natural looking lips. She always listens to what I have to say and then offers her feedback which I trust since well she knows what she’s doing!

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


Smiles by design has been my dentist for over 12 years now. I had seen many dentists in Chicago for regular cleanings and minor dental work. After having a couple of very bad experiences where dentists lied to me and told me that I need fillings that I in fact, did not, I got a referral to see Dr Jonynas at smiles by design. I couldn’t be happier. And the hygienist who cleans my teeth, Irma, has never put me in any discomfort. I would highly recommend this dentist to anyone.

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


I have been coming to this office for years for Juverderm for lips and recently started the cheek area. I must say she never once failed me after having other doctors botch these areas up. She gives a very natural look and takes her time to achieve exactly what you are asking for. I have been to other plastic surgeons who rush and gave me a duck fake look and I must say since I have been going here nobody has ever guessed I had my lips or anything filled.

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


I feel so lucky to have found this dentist office! The first time I went to Smiles by Design was about a year ago for an emergency. I had recently moved to the city and didn’t have a dentist. They took me right away and fixed my cracked tooth that day! I was leaving the country for vacation the next day and they were able to fit me in. They made me feel so comfortable and explained everything they were doing. They also made sure to explain all charges to me in detail. They even broke it down by the initial cost, what the insurance will pay for, and finally what I actually will owe in the end. They made sure I was ok with the cost and didn’t do anything before they checked with me and made sure it was ok. They were amazing on such a stressful and painful day. I went back today for a cleaning. Once again everyone I encountered in the office was so warm and caring. The dentist greeted me with a smile on her face, went over my x-rays with me and explained everything she was seeing as she looked at it. All of the hygenists were extremely nice as well. You can tell that everyone in this office really enjoys what they do and the people they work with. I usually dread going to the dentist but after these two amazing experiences I know what to expect from the team at Smiles by Design.

Joanne S (Source: Facebook)


BEST Dental office in Chicago! Dr. J and Dr. Perlin are a terrific team. Their staff is always professional, friendly & courteous. Irma should get a Best Hygienist Award! Aside from being extremely thorough, she is also just as pleasant! You can leave there with a Smile to be proud of!!

David D (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Jonynas, Dr. Perlin and the whole staff are wonderful. Their care and services are expert and professional. Their facilities, equipment and technology are state of the art. During Covid, they take extraordinary efforts to keep patients safe. I appreciate that they listen to my concerns and the discussions about treatment plans and alternatives. They deserve my highest recommendation.

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


I highly recommend Smiles By Design. They are all so friendly, and I truly trust Dr. Jonynas and the rest of their staff with my dental work. I once needed an emergency root canal & they were able to get me in for an urgent appointment in the morning since I was in so much pain.  They are a wonderful dental office & do great work.

Diane N (Source: Facebook)


I really appreciate the professionalism, caring and expertise at Smiles by Design. It’s also nice that they never waste my time waiting around in the waiting room for my appointment. But this doesn’t mean that they rush me through my appointment. On the contrary, they’ll take time to answer any questions and explain each step in my procedure. Dr. Joynas and everyone there is simply excellent.

 Stars Kim F (Source: Facebook)


I chipped a front tooth over the weekend, and was worried I would face a significant dental procedure to get back my winning smile. As soon as I sat down, Dr. Jonynas said, “easy,” and fixed it perfectly in a few minutes. She has been my dentist for nearly 20 years and always does beautiful work that lasts. I am always confident when I visit Smiles by Design!

Ben F (Source: Facebook)


10 stars! I’ve been to probably a dozen different dentists and finally found Smiles by Design and can stop my search! The staff is super friendly and helpful. Dr. Joynas is so kind and gentle. She walks you through every step of the procedure as she goes along so you know exactly what to expect – and without any pain whatsoever! Not to mention a very comforting office with perks like massaging dental chairs and weighted blankets!!! Highly recommend!!!

Stephen F (Source: Facebook)


It is clearly a different experience visiting anywhere these day but I felt safe with the procedures that SBD has implemented. Environment and staff are still as great and welcoming as ever. So I would recommend SMB to anyone that hasn’t been able to go to a dentist due to Covid-19.