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Chillicothe's Hometown Dentist Office

Looking for dental care in Chillicothe, IL? We understand that many people experience dental anxiety.  We want to make your visit to the office as comfortable as possible, which is why we put such an emphasis on our small-town touch. Along with that, we use state-of-the-art dental technology designed to give the very best service possible.

General, Pediatric, and Cosmetic Dentistry

Our office offers a full suite of dental services. This means we can help whether you need:

  • General Dentistry services, such as cleanings, are designed to protect patients’ oral health.
  • Pediatric Dentistry services, such as sealants, are designed to protect children’s oral health.
  • Cosmetic Dentistry services, such as aligners, are designed to improve your smile.

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Smalltown Smiles Membership Plan

Many customers wonder if they can afford to pay for the dental services they need. That’s why we created the Smalltown Smiles Membership Plan. It allows you to pay one flat fee to get many of the most common dental services, including:

  • Cleanings
  • Exams
  • Routine X-Rays

We know that figuring out deductibles, waiting periods, annual maximums, denials of claims, and preapprovals can be frustrating. That’s why we’re proud to offer a plan that allows you to skip all of that. Join today!

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Meet the Team

Smalltown Dental Chillicothe

Dr. Kristie Mueller

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Dr. Kristie Mueller

Doctor

Dr. Kristie Mueller first attended the University of Illinois graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Biology while also competing for the women’s swim team. She then went on to receive her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in Lexington, KY. She was excited to return to central IL and practice dentistry in a close knit family oriented community. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Association and the Peoria District Dental Association.

Dr. Mueller has been practicing family dentistry in Chillicothe for 20+ years where she has also enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and attending her two children’s sporting events. She travels whenever possible with her husband Steve and loves the ocean, hiking and visiting new places.

Dr. Krupa Bordatto

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Dr. Krupa Bordatto

Doctor

Dr. Krupa Patel Bordatto was born and raised in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, IL. She graduated Cum Laude from Loyola University Chicago with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, and went on to receive her Doctorate in Dental Surgery at the University of Illinois Chicago. Her passion for dentistry started early; she worked as a dental assistant and office manager prior to dental school. During her studies, Dr. Bordatto developed a passion for educating patients on the importance of oral health and the links to systemic health. She enjoys pediatric dentistry, root canals, crowns, bridges, dentures, cosmetics, and orthodontic aligners. Dentistry is an art form and Krupa is honored to be a part of an advancing profession that not only improves health but strengthens confidence. Her favorite part of dentistry is the patient connection; Dr. Bordatto understands how intimidating a dental chair can be for some patients, whether it be a child’s first visit or an adult who’s recovering from a previous experience, she considers it a privilege to ensure all patients feel comfortable.

During her free time, Dr. Bordatto enjoys spending time with her wonderful family; her husband, Daniel Bordatto DMD, their son Zavier, running around with their canine Molar, and spending time with family and friends. She has a love for traveling and has had the privilege of visiting over 50 countries; experiencing the diversity of cultures, healing remedies of different cuisines and the special subtleties that make us all different, but the commonalities that make us all the same. Dr. Bordatto previously worked in Peoria, IL, then took some time away to fulfill a passion to serve the indigenous people through public health dentistry. She worked on Navajo Nation to help improve the conditions of the Diné community and assist on the front lines of the Covid 19 pandemic. This allowed her to move to the Four Corners where she was able to enjoy the outdoors, explore our nations amazing National Parks and take time for self-care through yoga and meditation.

Dr. Krupa Patel Bordatto is excited to return to central IL and join Smalltown Dental. She looks forward to welcoming you into our dental family and hopes to have the honor to serve your dental needs.

Dr. Daniel Bordatto

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Dr. Daniel Bordatto

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Dr. Daniel Bordatto was raised locally in Peoria, IL (born in Clearwater, FL) and attended Richwoods High School. He Graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Go Badgers!) with a degree in Biology. Prior to dental school he spent 6 months on a mission trip as a volunteer dental assistant in San Ignacio, Belize. Dr. Bordatto then earned a D.M.D. doctorate degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Here he received the Dr. Marshall W. Milnarik Award for clinical and academic excellence in his third year. He then received the Leo & Wanda Sabien Class of 1955 Award for exceptional commitment in the care of others in his fourth year. Dr. Bordatto completed rotations at the Peoria County Health Department, Salud Family Health Centers in CO, the Chicago Health Outreach, and volunteered at the Chicago Bears TeamSmile events. After working in private practice for 2 years, he settled here in Peoria. He and his wife (also a dentist) enjoy traveling the world. They have visited multiple countries on 6 continents while spreading the word about oral health education. During their time abroad, they experienced different cultures and remedies around the world. This led them to exploring public health dentistry by moving out west to the Four Corners where they worked with the Indian Health Service at the largest hospital on Navajo Nation, Northern Navajo Medical Center. After learning valuable lessons and providing high quality dentistry in both public health and private practice settings, Dr. Dan and Dr. Krupa Bordatto are excited to be back in central Illinois near family and raise their own family.

Dr. Bordatto enjoys most procedures in general dentistry: Comprehensive care, complex restorative, root canal therapy, surgical extractions, fixed, removable, implant restorations, esthetics, appliances etc. He loves interacting with people, improving smiles and self-confidence, practicing for the right reasons with a positive passionate dental team, and creating art with fine-tuned techniques and detail. He strives to take as much time as needed with each patient to make sure they are comfortable and have all questions answered. His wide range of experience working in various settings and witnessing a wide range of cases from corporate to private to public health gives him an understanding for which parts of dentistry he thrives in most. He is an ADA member, Invisalign certified and stays up to date with the newest techniques and yearly continuing education.

Outside of work, Dr. Bordatto enjoys anything to do with sports and travel. He has been to over 60 countries. He played baseball, football and basketball at Richwoods, and dabbles in table tennis, family time and hiking/playing fetch with the family dog, Molar!

Dr. Pete Smidt, DDS

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Dr. Pete Smidt, DDS

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Dr. Peter Smidt graduated from Olivet Nazarene University with a degree in biology and chemistry before earning his doctorate of dental surgery from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. He completed rotations at the Peoria County Health Department, the Lawndale Christian Center in Chicago, as well as a dental mission trip to Jamaica.

Dr. Smidt is a member of the:

  • American Dental Association
  • Illinois State Dental Society
  • Chicago Dental Society
  • Peoria District Dental Society
  • Illinois Academy of General Dentistry
  • Tazewell County Dental Clinic
  • International Affiliation of Tongue-Tie Professionals

Dr. Smidt is committed to furthering his education in dental surgery, dental implants, and root canal therapy through regular continuing education courses, including:

  • E4D Technologies
  • Engle Institute
  • The Pankey Institute
  • Spear Education

Dr. Smidt has a daughter, Cambria, and a son, Lofton. In his free time, Dr. Smidt enjoys dental mission trips, playing and coaching athletics, hunting, playing the piano, and passionately following the St. Louis Cardina


Amanda

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Amanda

Hygienist

Amanda is a registered dental hygienist. She graduated in 2009 with an Associates in the Applied Sciences of Dental Hygiene. She enjoys creating long term relationships with her patients and making them feel comfortable. Amanda also loves spending time with her husband and 3 sons. In her free time she enjoys reading, bike riding, hiking, and playing games with her family.

Ashlee

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Ashlee

Hygienist

Ashlee graduated from Illinois Central College in 2008 with a Degree in Applied Science-Dental Hygiene. She loves getting to know her patients on a personal level and strives to put them at ease. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and their three active boys. Her hobbies include shopping, decorating their 1800’s Farm House and watching the boys at their sporting events.  She also loves boating and spending time outdoors.

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Raji

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Raji

Business Team

Born in India where she received her Bachelor of Engineering in Biotechnology, Raji has been working in the dental field for over three years. Her background and education have provided a unique set of skills beneficial to the dental field. When not at the office, she spends her time dancing and working out, but primarily enjoys entertaining and cooking large meals for all her family and friends.

Amie

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Amie

Business Team

Amie has been a dental assistant since 2016. She has enjoyed working as part of the business team at Smalltown Dental and getting to know all the patients and being able to assist when she is needed. In her free time you can find her hanging out with her young son spending time outside and hanging out with her family.

Tori

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Tori

Business Team

Tori has been assisting for 4 1/2 years. She is CPR Certified and completed her Dental Assistant Certification at Midwest Technical Institute. She really enjoys building relationships and getting to know each patient on a professional and personal level. Tori’s expanded functions include: -Nitrous Oxide Sedation-E4D Technologies-ZOOM!TM WhiteningShe is married to her high school sweetheart Seth, and together they have a daughter, Skylar. Tori loves spending her free time with family, friends, being outside, and shopping.

Lorie

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Lorie

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Lorie began her dental career as a Dental Office Manager in Tennessee before transitioning to dental sales at DAL in Peoria IL in 1992. She became a Field Sales Consultant with Henry Schein Dental in 1999 and decided to leave in 2019 to pursue her passion of public speaking. Her book, Link to Hope was published in February 2019. Lorie is an inspirational speaker, sharing her story with the goal of helping women realize they can survive the deepest forms of loss. Today, Lorie lives in Canton, IL with her husband, Steve.

Allison

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Allison

Business Team

Allison began her career in the dental field as a dental assistant but found her niche on the business side of the office which ultimately led her to wanting to further her education in Human Resource Management at Western Illinois University. Outside of work and school, she is a mom of two. She enjoys family time, fitness, and being outdoors. Her favorite part of working in the dental field is meeting new people and making connections.

Jessica

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Jessica

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Jessica is a graduate of Illinois Central College in Applied Science-Dental Hygiene. She worked as a hygienist for the past 9 years and is currently working on a bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene Education and Management. Jessica is married and has a daughter. She enjoys time with family, camping, and being outdoors.

Vanessa

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Vanessa

Business Team

Vanessa Buchheit is the Chief Operations Officer for Smalltown Dental and has devoted nearly 20 years to the dental industry. Before becoming a COO, Vanessa spent years developing dental teams by working side-by-side with them in a national consulting role. Using her real-world professional experience coupled with her mastery of the business, Vanessa can ensure that our operations at Smalltown Dental support superior patient care and maintain employee satisfaction. In her free time, she loves traveling and spending time with her family.

Tess

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Tess

Business Team

Tess graduated as a Global Scholar from Bradley University with a degree in Advertising and Marketing. She enjoyed playing soccer at Bradley and studying abroad in England and Italy. Her experience lies in branding, content creation and graphic design. Her professional life has taken her all over the country from working in CGI Illustration for Caterpillar in Peoria to on-mountain marketing for Vail Resorts in Colorado. She also remote-built a design campaign for a series of restaurants in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii. In her free time, she loves coffee tasting and traveling with her husband, Stephen and son, Cash.

Luke

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Luke

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Luke graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Bradley University and has been in the medical field serving as a manager for 13 years. He is also the president of the 7309 Knoxville Condo Association. In his free time, Luke is the Morton Potters Boys Varsity Assistant Basketball Coach and has been in that role since 2006. Luke is a member of Morton Rotary and a chairman on the Gameball Run committee. Luke is married to his wife Erin and they have 2 children, Briggs and Kenzie. He enjoys hunting and the St. Louis Cardinals.

Vanessa

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Vanessa

Business Team

Vanessa started with Smalltown Dental as Business Team in Tremont, IL then transitioned to practice manager at Smalltown Morton. She then grew to be the practice manager at Smalltown Kids as well and is now the Regional Manager. Vanessa has enjoyed the opportunity to meet all the teams, build relationships with so many team members and grow within the company. Prior to that she has experience as an office manager in a chiropractic office and an orthodontic office. She was also the co-founder and CFO at Aerial Athletics for 6 years. Vanessa is married to her husband Mark and his 2 kids keep them busy with basketball, baseball, and softball. Vanessa and Mark volunteer frequently with community events and St. Jude. In her small amount of free time Vanessa also loves to travel and spend time with family & friends.

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