Meet Dr. Anthony LaPorte
Dr. Anthony LaPorte is a second generation American Italian, born and raised in Itasca, IL. From a young age, he always knew he wanted to be some kind of doctor, but it wasn’t until he was playing mini golf with a group of friends and somehow managed to knock out one of their friend’s front teeth, that he decided to become a dentist. Ask him about it when you come in for your appointment, he loves to tell the story!
Dr. LaPorte attended Lake Park High School in Roselle and completed his undergraduate degree in Biological Science and Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2008. He then received his Doctorates of Dental Surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2012. Since graduating, he has worked as an associate in a private practice in Palatine, IL, while continuing his education with courses in CEREC, Oral Surgery, Orthodontics/Invisalign, Endodontics (Root Canals), Botox and Dermal Fillers.
As an honest and empathetic individual, Dr. LaPorte understands that most people do not enjoy going to the dentist and does his best to make it the most positive experience possible. He treats all of his patients as if they were family, recommending the best treatments and limiting any surprises when it comes to your dental care. In his free time, he enjoys playing sports, including hockey, martial arts, and weightlifting.
Meet Dr. Lorenzo Prieto
Dr. Prieto from Midland, Michigan. He received his bachelor’s degree in cellular molecular biology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. From there, he moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and studied at the University of Pennsylvania obtaining his Doctorate of Dental Medicine. During that time, he was involved in research related to periodontal disease and implant dentistry, leading to him being published in two journals.
Later Dr. Prieto completed a 3-year specialty training program in prosthodontics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The training allowed him to treat complex cases involving both restorative and surgical needs. Upon completion, he continued to teach at UIC. Today, he furthers his education by being a member of the American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, and the Illinois State Dental Society.
Dr Prieto is passionate about providing the highest quality care for his patients. He understands all patients need are different and enjoys the challenge of developing the best treatment options. His goal is to make every patient feel comfortable during procedures, and to trust that they are receiving the best treatment available.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Prieto enjoys staying active by playing in numerous Chicago soccer leagues and aspires to become involved in coaching. In his spare time, Dr. Prieto taps into his more creative side by creating and mixing various genres of music.