The Doctors


Dr. Sonya Palit and Dr. Josh Wansten both grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan where they first met in high school Latin class. They both attended the University of Michigan for their undergraduate educations and continued on at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry to earn their Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degrees.

Following dental school, Drs. Palit and Wansten sought further training by completing a General Practice Residency at Loyola Hospital in Maywood, Illinois. There they worked extensively with general dentists and dental specialists to expand and refine their skills. They have been practicing in the Chicagoland area for a number of years and are members in good standing of the Chicago Dental Society, the Illinois State Dental Society, and the American Dental Association. They regularly attend seminars and monthly study club meetings with the Spear Education Campus for clinical excellence.

Drs. Palit and Wansten consider it a privilege to treat patients and help them achieve and maintain their optimal oral health. They encourage open communication in order to develop and reach shared treatment goals individualized for each patient. They also strive to make each appointment as comfortable and pleasant as a dental appointment can be!

They have two young children who keep them running at home and a four-legged baby, their rescue dog Hunter. In their spare time they can be found experimenting in the kitchen, cheering on Michigan football, or tossing a tennis ball at the dog beach. They are excited to be a part of the Lake Forest community and look forward to meeting your family’s dental care needs.