L.C. Chilimigras, D.D.S.
Dr. L.C. Chilimigras has continuously practiced dentistry in Battle Creek for many years in his state-of-the-art Lakeview practice. He has a dedicated and loyal staff that makes sure every patient feels comfortable and happy here. Complete dental and family care is provided to allow everyone to receive dental care in a pleasant atmosphere.
Dr. Chilimigras was born in Greece. He became a war orphan when both of his parents were killed in the aftermath of WWII. When he was approximately 11 years old, he sailed to America with his two brothers and settled in Midland, MI. At an early age, Dr. Chilimigras supported himself by helping to build houses and, later on, by running his own ice cream business in Battle Creek. He then paid his way through both undergraduate and graduate dentistry degrees at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
After graduating from the University of Michigan Dental School, Dr. Chilimigras moved to Battle Creek to start his practice. He married his college sweetheart and they have four children: three daughters and one son. Two of their children graduated from the University of Michigan and two graduated from Michigan State University. All of Dr. Chilimigras’ children are married and the doctor now has thirteen grandchildren.
Dr. Chilimigras is a member of the following:
- American Dental Association
- Michigan Dental Association
- South Western District Dental Society
- American Orthodontic Association
- International Orthodontic Association
- TMJ Institute of America
- Academy of General Dentistry
- American Academy of Facial Esthetics
Luiz Pantalena, DMD, PhD
We are delighted to announce that Dr. Pantalena has recently joined our practice. He obtained his dental degree at Harvard University, and has since practiced dentistry in Michigan.
Prior to becoming a dentist, Dr. Pantalena trained as a scientist at Columbia University, studying the processes through which living cells communicate with one another. He attended Johns Hopkins University during his undergraduate years.
Dr. Pantalena is fluent in three languages: English, Portuguese and Italian. He also has a working knowledge of Spanish, and therefore, Spanish-speaking patients are often very pleased to see that they are often able to communicate quite well with Dr. Pantalena.
He likes to travel, soak in a hot tub for hours and spend time with his family.
Cathy Lussier – Office Manager
Cathy has been the office manager at Lakeview Dental Care since 1999. Her goals are to support the high standards of Dr. Chilimigras and work with the rest of the team to provide quality care for our patients in a compassionate, caring, and professional environment.
Cathy and her husband have been married for forty wonderful years. She lives in Battle Creek along with most of her 9 children and their families. Cathy is blessed to have nearly 30 grandchildren, ensuring that her days are full of fun and celebration with rarely a dull moment. Her Christian faith carries her through each and every day. In her spare time, Cathy enjoys a relaxing game of bingo.
Kari Kuhlman – Hygienist
Kari graduated from Ferris State University in 2012. During her time at Ferris State, she made the Dean’s List every semester and graduated with the title Cum Laude. One of her favorite things about being a dental hygienist is getting to know her patients and helping them better their oral care.
She grew up in Muskegon and moved to Battle Creek to pursue her career in dental hygiene. She will be married in October 2014 to her loving fiancé, Mike. In her spare time, she has been working on remodeling their home, shopping, scrapbooking, and spending time with friends and family.
MacKenzie – Hygienist
MacKenzie is a Dental Hygienist who graduated from Kellogg Community College in 2017. She was born and raised in Battle Creek. She likes to make patients feel at home, and spends time listening and making sure the patient’s needs are explained. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors running, hiking, kayaking and exploring. She has two awesome cats named Zara and Jasper that she loves to cuddle with.
Alicia Tuttle- Lead Assistant
Alicia has been assisting Dr. Chilimigras since 2004. She is very proud to be a part of such a great team! She loves helping people and enjoys getting to know and work with all of the wonderful patients at Lakeview Dental Care.
Alicia and her husband, John, have been married for 14 years and have two beautiful daughters: Meghan and Nia. Between sports and 4-H, the whole family leads a busy, active life. They enjoy the outdoors and spending time with their family and friends.
Elaine Linn- General Assistant
Elaine has been assisting Dr. Chilimigras at Lakeview Dental Care on and off for the last 15 years. She generally works behind the scenes and loves helping our wonderful team!
Elaine is happily married to her husband, John, and they have a beautiful family consisting of two daughters and one son. They lead an active family life. What really makes Elaine’s day is being able to picnic in the park and travel with her family.