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
    DDS, PC

    Dr. Jim has known dentistry all his life. After deciding to go into the dental field he graduated from The University of Detroit Mercy Dental School and began working alongside his father Dr. Edward Mikula in 1986. From there he started his own practice in 1994, at the same location we are currently. He was raised in the area and now resides here in Livonia with his family.

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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.

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  • Dr.
    Shane Thomas

    Dr. Shane Thomas is a local who graduated from Brother Rice High School in 2008. He then received his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Physics from Wayne State University in 2012. After, he obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Detroit Mercy in 2016. Since graduating, he has spent five years as an Associate Dentist in Pontiac at a Federally Qualified Health Center providing dental treatment to low-income and homeless populations.

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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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