Dr. David Potts, DDS

Dr. David Potts, DDS

Dentistry  |  

Accepting new patients

Dr. Potts grew up in Naperville, Illinois. He received his BA in Biology from Drake University and his DDS from the University of Illinois in Chicago. He and his wife Lorraine live in Libertyville, Illinois. They have 2 adult children and 3 grandchildren. His hobbies include reading, golf, travel and skiing.

Lake County Dental Care

908 S Milwaukee Ave

Libertyville, IL 60048
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Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Assurant Health
  • Cigna
  • Dental Network of America
  • Guardian
  • Principal Financial Group
  • United Concordia
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Our mission is to create a warm, friendly, caring environment where our patients and team have the opportunity to be educated in achieving optimum health and aesthetics where every aspect of their individual needs are respected both clinically & administratively with concern and commitment to excellence!
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Practice Areas

  • Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Emergency Dentistry
  • Endodontics
  • Family Dentistry
  • Laser Dentistry
  • Minimally Invasive Dentistry
  • Orthodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics
  • Reconstructive Dentistry
  • Sedation Dentistry
  • Sleep Medicine Dentistry
  • Sports Dentistry

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Alveolar Bone Loss
  • Ankylosis of Tooth
  • Anodontia
  • Bad Taste in Mouth
  • Black Hairy Tongue
  • Bonding Disorders
  • Bone Loss
  • Broken Tooth
  • Burning Mouth Syndrome
  • Cancer of Floor of Mouth
  • Canker Sore
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Chronic Periodontitis
  • Clefting - Ectropion - Conical Teeth
  • Clicking of Temporomandibular Joint
  • Cold Sore
  • Cosmetic Conditions
  • Cosmetic Peridontal Problems
  • Cracked Tooth
  • Craniofacial Disorders
  • Crooked Teeth
  • Dental Crowding
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dental Injury
  • Dental Trauma
  • Dentin Dysplasia, Coronal
  • Dentin Dysplasia, Radicular
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dry Tooth Socket
  • Excessive Tooth Wear
  • Fibroma
  • Fluorosis
  • Gaps Between Teeth
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Gingival Fibromatosis - Dental Abnormalities
  • Gingival Fibrosis
  • Gingivitis
  • Gingivostomatitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Gummy Smile (Oversized Gingiva)
  • Halitosis
  • Jaw Bone Tissue Deterioration
  • Jaw Misalignment Leading to TMJ
  • Jaw Sprain
  • Loose Teeth
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Misshapen Teeth
  • Mouth Conditions
  • Mouth Lesions
  • Mouth Ulcer
  • Mucositis
  • Oral Infection
  • Oral Lichenoid Lesions
  • Oral and-or Facial Athletic Injury
  • Orofacial Pain
  • Palate Cancer
  • Periodontitis
  • Plaque
  • Postoperative Pain
  • Receding Gums
  • Salivary Duct Stones
  • Sensitive Teeth
  • Soft Tissue Infection
  • Stained Teeth
  • Swollen Gums
  • TMJ
  • Tartar Buildup
  • Teething
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • Tender Gums
  • Tongue Conditions
  • Tooth Abnormalities as Seen in Diabetes
  • Tooth Abrasion
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Attrition
  • Tooth Avulsion
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Decay Caused by Acid Attack
  • Tooth Demineralization
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Tooth Discoloration (Resistant to Whitening)
  • Tooth Displacement
  • Tooth Loss
  • Toothache


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  • Air Abrasion
  • Amalgam Dental Fillings
  • Arestin® Therapy
  • Athletic Mouthguards
  • Bite Adjustment
  • Bone Regeneration Procedure
  • CAD-CAM Dentistry
  • Cancer Screening
  • Ceramic Dental Crowns
  • ClearCorrect™ Invisible Braces
  • Composite Fillings
  • Computer Imaging for Dental Crowns
  • Cosmetic Contouring (Dental)
  • Cosmetic Dental Procedure
  • Cosmetic Oral Evaluation
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Crown Lengthening
  • DIAGNOdent® Laser Cavity Detection
  • Deep Bleaching
  • Dental Bonding
  • Dental Bridge
  • Dental Cleaning
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Examination
  • Dental Filling
  • Dental Hygiene Services
  • Dental Implant
  • Dental Procedure
  • Dental Prophylaxis
  • Dental Prophylaxis, Adult
  • Dental Prophylaxis, Child
  • Dental Restoration
  • Dental Sealant
  • Dental Veneer
  • Dental X-Ray
  • Dento Alveolar Surgery
  • Denture Consultation
  • Denture Repair
  • Dentures
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Digital Impression System
  • Digital X-Ray (CDR)
  • E4D Dentist® CAD-CAM System
  • Electrosurgery
  • Fixed Orthodontic Correction
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Fluoride Varnish
  • Frenectomy
  • Full Mouth Reconstruction
  • Gum Disease Treatment
  • Implant-Supported Crown
  • Intraoral Camera
  • KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching™
  • Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy
  • Laser Cavity Detection
  • Laser Office Procedure
  • Lesion Removal
  • Local Anesthesia
  • Lumineers®
  • Moderate Sedation
  • Nightguard
  • Nitrous Oxide Administration
  • Nitrous Oxide Sedation
  • Non-Surgical Bite Correction
  • Non-Surgical Gum Treatment
  • Non-Surgical Orthodontic Procedures
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Oral Conscious Sedation
  • Oral Sedation
  • Oral Soft Tissue Assessment
  • Oral Surgical Procedures
  • Orthodontic Treatment, Adult
  • Panorex FMX
  • Pediatric Dental Exam
  • Periodontal Exam
  • Photodisinfection Process
  • Physical Examination
  • Pocket Depth Measurement
  • Porcelain Bridge
  • Porcelain Crown
  • Porcelain Dental Braces
  • Porcelain Dental Inlays
  • Porcelain Dental Onlays
  • Porcelain Fixed Bridges
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Preseason Dental Exam
  • Prophy Jet Air Polishing
  • Prosthetic
  • Removable Appliances
  • Removal of Bone Spur
  • Restoration of Dental Implants
  • Retainer Therapy
  • Root Canal
  • Root Planing
  • Rotary Endodontics
  • Same-Day Dental Crowns
  • Simple Tooth Extractions
  • Single Visit Root Canals
  • Six Month Smiles
  • Sleep Apnea Oral Appliances
  • Smile Makeovers
  • Smoothbeam® Diode Laser
  • Snap-On-Smile®
  • Snoring Prevention
  • Sterilization
  • Teeth Extraction
  • Teeth Polishing
  • Teeth Scaling
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Tooth-Borne Denture
  • Tooth-Conserving Dentistry
  • Traumatic Dental Injury Treatment
  • Ultrasonic Dental Cleaning
  • Upper Dentures
  • VELscope® Vx System
  • e.max® Dental Crowns


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Drake University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1969
  • University of Illinois At Chicago / College of Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated 1973
  • Docs Education-Oral Conscious Sedation
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Dawson Acadamy
    Other Education | Completed 1981
  • Docs Education-Essentials Of Oral Sedation
    Other Education | Completed 1999
  • Docs Education-Sedation Solutions
    Other Education | Completed 2001
  • Elite Dental Institute-Dental Sleep Medicine Hands-On Mastery
    Other Education | Completed 2013
  • John Kois Seminars For Comprehensive Dentistry
    Other Education | Completed 2000
  • L.D. Pankey Institute Continuum
    Other Education | Completed 1994
  • L.D. Pankey Institute-Mastering Occlusal Concepts
    Other Education | Completed 2004
  • Midwest Implant Institute-Externship In Implantology
    Other Education | Completed 2009
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea University
    Other Education | Completed 2016

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Potts has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Potts has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • Academy of General Dentistry, Member
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Member
  • American Dental Association, Member
  • Chicago Dental Society, Member
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Member
  • L.D. Pankey Alumni Association, Member
  • Lake County Dental Society Triple Plus Club of the L.D. Pankey Institute, Member

Dr. Potts' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Potts to family and friends
based on 70 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Potts' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
in Lake Forest, IL |
The highest professional standards, ethics, and practices ever see by a doctor. Truly cares and is concerned about his patient. I have been his patient for more than 36 years. He has replaced every tooth in my mouth. Other dentists, because I have two homes, have called their staff, in to look at his work. They have raved about Dr. Pott's work. This man is a true genius as a dentist and as a cosmetic dentist. I can so no more than one could be fortunate to be this doctor's patient.
in Island Lake, IL |
All the staff are super friendly and professional. Dr. Potts rocks too! Better yet, Dr. Potts is a Bears fan too! Super clean office, knowledgeable professionals, caring staff, super awesome overall.
Mundelein, IL |
I have been a patient for many years and have always been pleased with Dr. Potts and his staff. All the hygienists I have had are very good and make me feel very comfortable and calm. Everyone that works for Dr. Potts has been very nice and helpful.
in Libertyville |
Dr. Potts spends a bit less time with regular patients but is always friendly and does terrific work. His hygienists (Michelle in particular) are careful, thorough and have good chair-side manner.
in vernon hills, il |
He is very knowledgeable and caring
Chicago, IL |
Dr. Potts and his team are wonderful. They are caring and helpful.
in Libertyville, IL |
This is a partnership - everything is explained and they even show me photos of my teeth. We planned all my treatments together. That's huge. Plus the costs are competitive. I feel you get what you pay for and, in this case, I'm getting the best.
in Gurnee, IL |
Great combination of utmost professionalism and cordial and warm caring attitude. Dr. Potts and his entire staff are simply the best. Dr. Potts has that old world perfection ethic - dentistry as an art as well as a science. I will never go anywhere else as long as Dr. Potts and his staff are there.
in Arlington Heights, IL |
Dr. Potts is very invested in patient care. When I first came to the practice, he was determined to get my mouth in good shape. I needed a couple (few?) crowns, plus a root canal. We discussed his use of conscious sedation, and it was great for me. I had all that work done in one visit, with only one follow-up, to place the finished crowns. Not cheap, but NO physical pain. He taught me how (aside from brushing) to take care of my mouth, and I feel like I'm (literally) in good hands now.
in Libertyville |
Have had a great experience with Dr. Potts for many years however, his staff created a very uncomfortable experience. No longer will my family and I be using this office's services. The entire front end staff needs revamping, completely failed in the professionalism department and proper treatment of people. Such vile individuals...it's utterly disgusting.
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Dr. Potts accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
    Dental DPPO
  • Ameritas
  • Assurant Health
    Dental PPO
  • Cigna
    Dental PPO
  • Dental Network of America
    Dental Network of America DPPO
  • Guardian
  • Principal Financial Group
    Dental PPO
  • United Concordia
    Dental PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Dental PPO

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