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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 the practice began as patients of Dr. Schaffer. Dr. Schaffer worked until age 67, when he decided to pass on the torch to Dr. Richard Cottrell.

Dr. Cottrell purchased the practice from Dr. Schaffer in 1981, the same year Dr. Cottrell met the love of his life, Dr. Sharon A. Foertsch. The couple married in 1988, and Dr. Foertsch joined the dental practice.

They moved the practice to its current location at 133 E. Laurel Ave. in 1992. Dr. Cottrell’s love for designing and building led him to build out 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 about when Dr. Cottrell and Dr. Foertsch decided, in 2015, to take a step back from practice ownership and a step toward retirement.

When Dr. Laniel Razdolsky and Dr. Monika Tincher determined they would become dental practice owners, 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 ten dentists in his family, and Dr. Tincher followed in the footsteps of her mother, who is 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 gained experience while working as associates in Wisconsin. They immersed themselves in continuing education in cosmetic dentistry and materials. Dr. Tincher also focused heavily on endodontics, as well as treating children, and Dr. Razdolsky pursued his interests in implant dentistry. Both have completed a variety of classes as they work toward their Academy of General Dentistry fellowship.

Dr. Cottrell and Dr. Foertsch found in Dr. Razdolsky and Dr. Tincher a couple whose values are in line with theirs: providing patientsd with the highest level of care and compassion.

Dr. Razdolsky and Dr. Tincher are delighted to serve the Lake Forest community, providing excellent care and create bright smiles.