Dr. Alaba Adelakun
Dr. Adelakun grew up in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago and graduated from Roald Amundsen High School. Continuing his education, he graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago, with a bachelors of science in mechanical engineering and a minor in mathematics. After working several years as a mechanical engineer in the nuclear power plants industry, Dr. Adelakun returned to his alma mater to embark on a new career in dentistry. In 2009, he was awarded his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree by the UIC College of Dentistry.
While in dental school, Dr. Adelakun distinguished himself by conducting research on dental materials. In a paper titled, “Tensile, 3 and 4 point bend, bond strength determination,” Dr. Adelakun explored the bond strengths on various composite materials; these restorative materials are widely used in dentistry to replace decayed and missing tooth structures. In addition to excelling in his studies, Dr. Adelakun was among the few top students who were chosen, based on clinical skills, to spend half of his senior year working at low income clinics in the Chicago area instead of working in school. During this time, he did residency in three pediatric and AIDS clinics in Chicago and in Lake County.
Dr. Adelakun is very passionate about his profession. He loves the science of dentistry and has traveled all over the nation to continue his education and learn from the best in the field. He is actively pursuing continuing education in the areas of cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, and oral & implant surgery. Dr. Adelakun is certified in 6-month smile orthodontics as well as Invisalign clear removable aligners. He is also an active member of the American Dental Association, National Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, Illinois State Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, American Association of Endodontists, and American Society of Mechanical Engineers.