The History of Lake Forest Dental Associates
Lake Forest Dental Associates began in 1969 when Dr. Fred Schaffer established the practice at 1400 N. Western Ave. To this day, many of the patients in our practice began as patients of Dr. Schaffer who worked until age 67 at which time he passed the torch to Dr. Richard Cottrell.
Dr. Cottrell purchased the practice from Dr. Schaffer in 1981. That same year, he met the love of his life, Dr. Sharon A. Foertsch. The couple married in 1988, Dr. Foertsch joined the dental practice, and they moved the practice to its current location at 133 E. Laurel Avenue in 1992. Dr. Cottrell’s love for designing and building led him to develop the office’s stand-alone location. Dr. Cottrell’s attention to detail can be seen in every corner and every brick of the building.
The opportunity to pass along the practice to the next generation of husband-and-wife dental teams came when Dr. Cottrell and Dr. Foertsch decided, in 2015, to take a step back from practice ownership and toward retirement.
When Dr. Laniel Razdolsky and Dr. Monika Tincher explored dental practice ownership they searched far and wide before Dr. Razdolsky’s love for his hometown of Lake Forest drew him back. He knew he wanted to come home to familiar faces and raise his son in the area that gave him such a strong upbringing. The two purchased the practice in October 2015.
This talented couple was destined for careers in dentistry. Dr. Razdolsky is one of 10 dentists in his family and Dr. Tincher followed in the footsteps of her mother, a general dentist in Westlake Village, CA. Dr. Razdolsky and Dr. Tincher met during their undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Dr. Razdolsky completed his education at the University of Illinois College of Dentistry, and Dr. Tincher completed her education at UCLA School of Dentistry.
After graduation, they garnered experience working as dental associates in Wisconsin, immersing themselves in continuing education, cosmetic dentistry, and innovative materials. Dr. Tincher focused heavily on endodontics, as well as treating children, and Dr. Razdolsky pursued his interests in implant dentistry. Both have completed a variety of CE courses as they work toward their Academy of General Dentistry fellowships.
Dr. Cottrell and Dr. Foertsch found in Dr. Razdolsky and Dr. Tincher a couple whose values mirrored their own in providing patients with the highest level of care and compassion. It is with this purpose, Dr. Razdolsky and Dr. Tincher are delighted to serve the Lake Forest community by providing excellent oral care and creating bright, healthy smiles.
How is Lake Forest Dental Associates unique?
- We use the best quality materials and the most experienced and credible laboratory technicians in the state.
- Our warm and welcoming staff work hard to make each patient feel special.
- We treat each patient with care, because when they are in our practice, they are part of our family.
- We strive to provide the gentlest dentistry possible, and offer nitrous oxide for patients with dental anxiety.
- We present all treatment options and inform patients of the pros and cons of each treatment, allowing our patients decide what is best for them; from minor restorations to full-mouth rehabilitation and anywhere in between.
- We have flexible office hours and can accommodate difficult schedules upon request.
What Sets Us Apart
In an era where technology, patient care, diagnosis, and delivery of treatment evolve rapidly, the doctors and staff at Lake Forest Dental Associates are committed to staying abreast on the latest technological advancements and cutting-edge techniques. We provide comprehensive dental care, so we not only identify problems, but provide long-term solutions to fit your lifestyle and needs.
Our patient’s love us! We are very proud of our 5-Star rating on google. We work hard to put our patients at ease and make their visit comfortable. We love to see our patients smile and are always grateful for their kind words.
Our office is proud to have the newest and best technology. At Lake Forest Dental Associates, we offer digital radiographs, CBCT (3-D radiographs), microscope dentistry, intra-oral cameras and much more.
What sets Us Apart
Our office uses the best quality materials and most credible laboratory technicians in the state. Our team members work hard to ensure every patient has an exceptional visit by treating them like part of the family. Most importantly, we strive to provide the highest level of care by the gentlest means possible, we even offer nitrous oxide and oral sedation.