L.C. Chilimigras, DDS

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 team 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, Michigan. 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:

Luiz Pantalena, DMD, PhD

We are delighted to have Dr. Pantalena with 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.

Meet Our Team

Our friendly team is excited to meet you! We are dedicated to helping you enjoy a healthy smile for life, and you can rely on us to treat you as we would members of our own family — with honesty, compassion and a gentle touch. Call Lakeview Dental Care today at 269-964-7660 to schedule your appointment with our dentists in Battle Creek, Michigan, and learn more!

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 more than 40 wonderful years. She lives in Battle Creek along with most of her nine 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

Dental 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 was married in October 2014 to her loving husband, Mike. In her spare time, she has been working on remodeling their home, shopping, scrapbooking, and spending time with friends and family.

MacKenzie

Dental 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 she 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, whom she loves to cuddle with.

Alicia Tuttle

Lead Dental 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 more than 15 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 over 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.