Meet our team

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Jack Manikowski, DDS Read Bio

"Dr. Jack" Care Beyond the Chair. Dr. Jack is keenly aware of the profound impact he has on his patients-- short-term and long-term. Whether it’s through a smile-enhancing procedure, treating oral disease or just consulting with patients on ways to better care for themselves and their oral health, he is as inspired as he is grateful for the positive role he is able to play in the life of every patient. This gifted, caring, and dedicated specialist in cosmetic dentistry is a 1996 graduate of th...Read More

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Jackie Costas, RDH Read Bio

Wisdom Teeth. After working as a dental assistant for four years, Jackie decided she wanted to have more of an impact on her patients. That’s when she enrolled to become a registered dental hygienist at Kennedy King College, an affiliate of the University of Illinois Chicago College Of Dentistry. But when this very bright and talented student graduated, she walked down the aisle with more than just her degree. She also carried with her a handful of prestigious awards and honors including the ex...Read More

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Lauren Mell, DDS Read Bio

Dr. Mell was born in Chicago where a majority of her family still resides. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology from The Ohio State University and then continued her education by attending OSU’s College of Dentistry where she earned multiple scholarships and participated in research. After graduating from dental school cum laude with a DDS degree, Dr. Mell moved back to Chicago and furthered her education through the prestigious dental residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The r...Read More

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At Lincoln Park Smiles we strive to provide our patients with the best and most complete dental care. Our doctors and staff frequently attend continuing education seminars to learn the latest dental techniques. Here are some of the services we provide