Leading Dentist in Livonia, MI

Mikula Dental values individual patient relationships by listening to you, the patient. Our job is to help you obtain your perfect oral health with confidence! Our doctors believe in making it a priority to deliver the gentle, compassionate dental care that you deserve. We work hard to combine exceptional patient care with a relaxed and dependable environment right here in Livonia, Michigan. By joining together the latest dental technology with our experienced staff, our patients are given the best dental care around! The result is a beautiful, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime. 

Communication between the doctors, staff, and patient is essential at our office. We believe in preventative dental care by educating our patients before the problem arises. By having a preventative approach, our patients are able to make educated decisions about their personal oral health.

Not only are we a leading dentist in Livonia, we are a full-service practice providing exceptional dental care for all ages. With the combined knowledge of our doctors, Mikula Dental has over 30 years of dental experience! By having our office centrally located in Livonia, we are located between I-696 and 275 interstates making it convenient for all.

Mikula Dental is happy to announce we are accepting new patients!


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Meet Our Dentist

  • Dr.
    James E. Mikula

     Dr. Jim believes it is important to build relationships within the community he serves. Mikula Dental is proud to sponsor and support local charities, schools, and other organizations!

    An interesting fact about Dr. Jim is that he graduated from Albion College receiving a bachelors degree of Liberal Arts with majors in both Psychology and Anthropology. Years later, following in his footsteps, all three of his children attended and graduated from Albion College. If you ever visit the college, look for their family brick!

    When he is not seeing patients, Dr. Jim enjoys spending time with his wife Diane and their three children Jacob, Olivia and Madeleine. When the weather is nice, you can catch him playing golf with his son, working alongside his wife in their garden or relaxing Up North with his family.

    When it comes to your oral health, Dr. Jim believes that our office and our staff works for you, the patient. Whatever you need, we will do everything in our power to make it happen. By combining our extensive dental knowledge and experience with your oral health goals, we will take care of you. 

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  • Dr.
    Ivana Thornton

    Dr. Ivana Thornton is a class of 2000 graduate of Federal University of Bahia, a Brazilian School of Dentistry. She completed the Internationally Trained Dentist Program at the University of Michigan in 2017 to recertify her Brazilian DDS degree.

    She believes that professional excellence is achieved through a long-standing learning and practice. The years of practice allowed her to get people out of pain, improve their oral health and create beautiful smiles. She strives to deliver gentle and painless dental care while developing relationships with her patients. Her extensive dental education includes a Masters, fellowship in periodontics, teaching overseas and in the US. Dr. Thornton is currently an adjunct faculty at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. The teaching of clinical dentistry to doctorate dental students is one of her passions.

    Michigan became her home after marrying a Michigander Ford engineer working in Brazil. Family is her cornerstone and her favorite thing is spending time with her husband and young daughter. In her spare time, she also enjoys volunteering at church, traveling, biking, camping, stand up paddle boarding, skiing and scuba diving.

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  • Dr.
    Alina Fatima

    Dr. Fatima  grew up in Canton, Michigan which instilled a sense of community in her. Her interest in science and arts led her to pick dentistry as a career. She began her journey into dentistry at University of Michigan where she majored in Biomedical science and then went on to earn her Doctorate at University of Detroit Mercy. At UDM she was able to serve wide range of patient demographic and able to help them achieve their oral health goals. 

    Dr. Fatima loves the meticulous nature of dentistry and how through her work she can help her patients feel more confident with their smile. She considers this a true honor to be able serve her patients and give them
    a beautiful smile. 

    When not in office, Dr. Fatima enjoys spending time with her husband and family. You can catch her trying new restaurants in metro Detroit area. She loves to explore new places with her husband and try making new dishes in the kitchen. When not holding dental instruments, she is working a paint brush to create art. 

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What Our Clients Say About Us

    You may take for granted "How Good You Are!' You are true Professionals achieved by careful friendly attention to detail with a casual attitude. Enjoy your hard work and smile at yourselves in the mirror. You've earned it!! Remind Jim they are playing the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straights now. I'm enjoying it for both of us!!

    Claude F.

    Dr. Mikula has been my dentist for over 15 years and I highly recommend this dental practice. They are kind, gentle, and care about their patients. I would never go anywhere else!

    Hoo C.

    If you are looking for dental care and don't know where to turn, you should really consider Mikula Dental. The first thing I noticed when I walked in for my first appointment was how friendly the staff was. I really needed dental care after waiting way too long and found out how easy it was sit down with "Doctor Jim" to talk about my dental problems. He took the time to explain all my options so that I could decide the best way to move ahead. You couldn't want a nicer or kinder Doctor. He's the


    Will never go anywhere else. I’ve been a patient of Dr. Mikula for almost 15 years. Gina has been cleaning my pearly whites for many years, also.You can expect: THEE BEST CARE HERE! , prompt appointments, friendly staff, great and gentle dental procedures that last for years AND HONESTY with recommendations of what future dental work you may need. All procedures are explained clearly. Dr. Mikula excels in compassion!!!!!

    Kathleen S.

    I can’t thank dr. mikula and his staff for creating an environment that made me both comfortable and relaxed during my appointment to remove a tooth 🦷 that had become a problem for me I have never been treated better in a dentist office before I would recommend dr. Mikula to anyone who suffers from anxiety with dentist visit s Simple put” the best there is “ Thank you 🙏 again

    Timothy S.

    Went in for a pair of crowns today. Dr. Jim and Anita are like family. Very professional and everything is explained in a manner which is easy to understand. Great experience. Very gentle and no pain whatsoever, even without Novocain. Beth was great on my way out and took the time to make sure the credit card payment was done properly.

    Greg Muller - Troy, MI

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