Meet Matt Roberts

Dr. James Fondriest is a well-known and accomplished cosmetic dentist in the Lake Forest area of Chicago. With an expert eye for smile design, aesthetics, and high-quality dentistry, Dr. Fondriest and the Lake Forest Dental Arts team have created healthy, functional, and beautiful smiles for patients from across Illinois.

A Complete Team for Your Smile Makeover

While Dr. Fondriest is responsible for consulting with you, designing your smile makeover to fit your every need, and completing the procedure to ensure beautiful and unparalleled results, he can’t do every step of your smile makeover completely on his own. A world-class dental ceramist must create your new teeth and/or dental prosthesis before Dr. Fondriest can place them.

Matt Roberts, CDT is a state-of-the-art dental ceramist who creates smiles for the patients of Lake Forest Dental Arts. Using only the highest quality materials, techniques, and design aspects, Roberts’s responsibility of creating your new smile is one that requires much training and expertise. Your new smile must look, function, and feel just like natural teeth and must last for a lifetime, so Roberts puts a great amount of care into each new smile he creates.

Introducing Matt Roberts, CDT

Roberts is one of the most recognized lab technicians for creating beautiful ceramic dental restorations in the United States. After graduating from Idaho State University, he opened CMR Dental Laboratory, which serves a group of elite client dentists, in Idaho Falls in 1979. Matt is an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and lectures both nationally and internationally on the art of smile design and aesthetic appeal of dental ceramics.

Additionally, he is on the editorial board of Practical Periodontal and Aesthetic Dentistry and the AACD Journal.  Helping to bridge the gap between dentists and dental ceramists, Matt facilitates several advanced-level training courses and is an advocate of perfecting ceramic dental restorations by consulting with manufacturers in optimizing their ceramic system.

While the fabrication process of your new smile is not something that you’ll see during your appointments at Lake Forest Dental Arts, Dr. Fondriest feels that you should know that your new smile is in highly-capable hands from start to finish. For more information or to reserve an appointment, call Lake Forest Dental Arts at (847) 234-0517 or visit us online at