Robert V Antolak, DDS

General, Cosmetic, and Restorative Dentist in Shelby Township, MI

Meet Dr. Antolak

Dr. Robert Antolak DDS Shelby Township, MI

Dr. Robert Antolak, DDS graduated from the University of Michigan in 1987 with his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He is dedicated to providing the highest quality and appropriate cosmeticsedation and general dentistry in the most comfortable and gentle way possible. Because being a dentist has been a lifelong dream, Dr. Antolak has a passion for the profession. He enjoys helping people feel better about their smiles and therefore their self-image with a dental implant and cosmetic dentistry.

Since the profession is constantly changing for general dentists, it is necessary to stay on the cutting edge of technology. This requires a lifelong commitment to learning, which is evident by the thousands of hours of continuing education he has taken. He is a member of the American Dental AssociationMichigan Dental AssociationMacomb Dental SocietyAcademy of General Dentistry, the Christian Dental Society, International Congress of Oral ImplantologistsAmerican Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and the C12 Group  – Christian Business Organization

Dr. Antolak is also a founder and dental director of Trinity Community Care, a free medical and dental clinic located in Shelby Township for those who can’t afford basic dental services.

Dr. Antolak and His Family

Dr. Robert Antolak had known since he was 8 years old that he wanted to be a dentist. He loved helping people and he had a natural talent working with his hands, and was convinced this was his future dream. After graduating in 1987 from The University of Michigan School of Dentistry He has worked treating patients in private practice. He founded The Gentle Dentist in 2006 after moving from Hamtramck and then Warren where he also founded Portable Dental Services. He moved his practice to Shelby Township in 2008 and has had a thriving practice there where he continues to expand services including implants, cosmetic dentistry, full arch dentistry and digital dentistry.

“It has been my focus to treat patients with the deepest respect and help them transition their fear to one of trust.” “Because so many of our patients have had really bad experiences while receiving dental care in the past, we focus on listening to them in a safe environment providing prayers if it is requested.” The culture at the Gentle Dentist is supportive and Christ-centered. It is evident when walking into the office as Christian music is playing as well as having many smiling faces from the team. Dr. Antolak’s love for Jesus is the motivation for everything he does and bringing Christian values into the practice was critical to him from the beginning. Dr.
Antolak welcomes patients of all faiths and beliefs. It is in this environment that a patient can feel the trust that the entire team brings to help a patient have an exceptional experience at the dentist.

Dr. Antolak has been married to Polly since 2002 and they have 2 children Grace and Matthew who are now 21 and 22. Currently living in Rochester Hills, they serve in their church Faith Lutheran Church, Troy and frequently volunteer at Trinity Community Care which provides free medical and dental care to the uninsured where Dr. Antolak serves as the Director of Dental Care. As a family the Antolaks have been on multiple mission trips to Haiti and the Dominican Republic serving those in need. Robert loves to play hockey, hunt, fish and mountain bike. He loves anything outdoors in God’s creation. Dr. Antolak is a member of the Academy of General
Dentistry, American Dental Association, International Congress of Oral Implantology, Crown Council, and C12 Group. He is the 2015 Dental Citizen of the Year from the Michigan Dental Association and the C12 Hero of the year in 2023.


Service Missions

Dr. Antolak enjoys “giving back” by participating in service missions where he performs dentistry on those who don’t have access to dental care. Since 2002, he has joined up each year with members of his church, Faith Lutheran Church in Troy Michigan to treat children and adults in Les Cayes, Ounaminithe and Jacmel Haiti.

Haiti 2018

Haiti 2016

Haiti 2017

MDA’s “Dental Citizen of the Year” 2015

“If you are looking for a new dentist look no further! Dr. Antolak is the most caring and skilled dentist who truly cares about his patients. I can honestly say I have never felt more welcome or more at ease in any dental office. Oh- did I mention NO PAIN 🙂 I would give him 10 stars if I could! Book your appointment now!”

Jo R.

The Gentle Dentist
15055 22 mile Rd. Ste #2
Shelby Township, MI 48315