Morton's Hometown Dentist Office

Smalltown Dental is a family-friendly group of dentists serving Morton, IL, and surrounding areas, including Groveland, East Peoria, and Peoria, IL.

At this office, you’ll find Dr. Molly Kutkat, Dr. Sean Chechang, and Dr. Susan Ola-John, all of whom are experts in their field. Our dental services include teeth cleanings, emergency exams and treatment, extractions, fillings, and fluoride treatments.  

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General & Cosmetic Dentistry

Our providers and the rest of the staff are all committed to providing personalized dental care. We utilize cutting-edge equipment and methods because we want to ensure you’re getting the services you need.

We’re particularly proud of the technology we use at this office. This equipment allows us to detect dental concerns at early stages, treat your dental issues with precision, and ensure you’re getting the absolute best service as quickly as possible.

When you visit our office, you can be confident that you are receiving the finest and most state-of-the-art dental care.  We offer:

  • General Dentistry
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry

We know it can sometimes be difficult to take kids to the dentist. That’s why we work so hard to create a welcoming, family-friendly environment.

We’ve worked with many children over the years, and over that time, we’ve come to understand how to help kids who struggle to stay still or worry about going to a dentist.  

Once kids are comfortable in the office, we provide the dental services they need. This includes cleanings, mouth guards, fillings, extractions, and more. We’re committed to helping your child maintain their wonderful smile. That’s the Smalltown Dental promise.

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Meet the Team

Smalltown Dental Morton

Dr. Seth Braker, DDS

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Dr. Seth Braker, DDS

Doctor

Dr. Seth Braker is finishing up his fourth year of dental school at the University of Illinois at Chicago and recently completed a rotation at the Peoria County Health Department. He was born and raised in Morton and went to Illinois State University where he graduated with a degree in Biology.  Seth met his wife, Brittany, on a mission trip to Jamaica and they are nearing their fifth year of marriage. Seth enjoys spending time with his dog, biking, camping, and mountain climbing.

Dr. Susan Ola-John, DDS

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Dr. Susan Ola-John, DDS

Doctor

Dr. Susan Ola-John graduated from the University of Lagos in Nigeria with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery Degree (BDS), after which she completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree (DDS) at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. She recently obtained her master’s in business administration (MBA) from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. She finds it truly rewarding seeing her patients go from being fearful to being comfortable in the dental chair. Dr. Susan is certified in Invisalign and enjoys doing smile makeovers. In her spare time, she enjoys attending sporting events with her 2 teenage sons, traveling, listening to music and watching comedyDr. Ola-John is a member of the following organizations:-The American Dental Association-Illinois State Dental Society-Peoria District Dental Society-Academy of General Dentistry

Dr. Sean Chechang, DDS

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Dr. Sean Chechang, DDS

Doctor

Dr. Chechang attended the University of Iowa for his Bachelor’s Degree in Human Physiology before earning his Doctor in Dental Medicine degree at Midwestern University. He has volunteered in events with TeamSmile and has completed a dental mission trip in the Dominican Republic.  Dr. Chechang looks forward to building relationships and getting to know patients.Dr. Chechang is a member of the:-American Dental Association-Chicago Dental SocietyHe is the youngest of three siblings with two wonderful hard-working immigrant parents. In his free time, Dr. Chechang likes staying active by being outside hiking, fishing, biking, and doing some photography.

Dr. Molly Kutkat, DMD

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Dr. Molly Kutkat, DMD

Doctor

Dr. Molly Kutkat grew up in Morton, IL and feels blessed to be treating patients in her hometown. She attended Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville where she studied biochemistry before graduating Cum Laude from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine to fulfill her dream of becoming a dentist. Dr. Kutkat loves the long-term relationships she builds with her patients. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, and Peoria Dental Society. In her free time, Molly and her husband Drake, and their daughter Mila love to travel to National Parks, spend time with their two black labs, work out, and go to concerts.

Jaclyn

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Jaclyn

Hygienist

Jacki is a registered dental hygienist with a Bachelor of Science-Dental Hygiene degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Her extended trainings include nitrous oxide sedation and administering local anesthesia. She has two sons that keep her busy with several sports and activities. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her sons, working out, running and being outdoors. “I really enjoy working in the dental field and at this office in particular. I love educating the community on oral hygiene and developing close relationships with patients.”

Lauren

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Lauren

Hygienist

Lauren is a 2015 graduate of ICC Dental Hygiene with an associates degree in Applied Science. Nitrous oxide, CPR and local anesthetic certified. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family & friends, traveling, watching sports & binging TV. Lauren has an English Bulldog puppy named Marv who keeps her busy. She loves her job, building trusting relationships & creating a good experience for patients!

Lori

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Lori

Hygienist

Lori is a registered dental hygienist that has been in dentistry for 20 years. She has 2 daughters & 1 fur baby Libby a golden doodle. Her happy place is being outdoors golfing, biking, walking, working in the yard. The most rewarding aspect of her job is building personal relationships. “It is a blessing to be on SD's team because they value each patient as an individual as well as taking pride in delivering the highest standard of care. I strive to inform/educate & empower patients to get involved in their well-being.”

Jean

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Jean

Hygienist

Jean is a registered dental hygienist with an Associate Degree in Applied Science and Associate Degree in Education from Illinois Central College. She also attended the University of Michigan for 2 years before moving to Illinois.  She supplements her education by attending continuing education courses.  Her training also includes local anesthesia and nitrous oxide sedation. Jean has 3 sons and 6 grandchildren. In her free time she enjoys Tai Chi, hiking, vegetable gardening, canning and also traveling. “I look forward to each day seeing patients and helping them continue and improve their dental health.  I enjoy working with my co-workers and especially the kind and caring dentists in our office.”

Donna

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Donna

Hygienist

Donna has been a dental hygienist for 25 years. She earned her Associates in Applied Science degree at ICC. She has a son that keeps her busy going to football and basketball games, which she loves. She also loves reading, travel, fitness, sporting events, fantasy football, Sunday Fundays and hanging out with friends. She is passionate about St. Jude and has committed to another year of running in the Mackinaw to Peoria run. “I love my position as a dental hygienist because of the amazing people that I have come to know on a personal and professional level. The special friendships that I have made in the past 25 years have been a joy in my life. I am passionate about the patients and the care that I give them, and I’m dedicated to making their dental experience a great one!”

Joanna

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Joanna

Hygienist

Joanna is a registered dental hygienist. She graduated from Illinois Central College in 2018 with an Associates Degree in the Applied Sciences of Dental Hygiene. She grew up with two brothers and a sister. She has a love for animals, and currently has a pet cat named Flynn and a new kitten Pepper. In her free time, she loves to run, bake desserts, and spend time with her family. She has been a dental professional for a little over a year  and is enjoying it so far. “I like working in the dental field, because I enjoy educating our community on how to achieve great oral hygiene.  And I also love helping people to feel more comfortable and confident with their smiles.”

Nikki

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Nikki

Hygienist

Nikki is a graduate of Illinois Central College with an Associates in Applied Science-Dental Hygiene.She had Her extended trainings include:-Nitrous oxide sedation-OSHA-Soft Tissue Laser-Local Anesthesia

Kylie

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Kylie

Dental Assistant

Kylie Graduated from MTI as a dental assistant certified in radiology and infection control. She understands going into the dental office can be overwhelming for so many patients and gives it her all to go above and beyond for each individual to ensure they have a wonderful visit with and leave with a smile on their face. Kylie enjoys spending her time outside of the office with family and friends. She enjoys cooking, baking and traveling. Her husband serves in the Air Force and they have 2 toddlers, Theodore and Charlotte and a golden retriever, Miley Sue. She loves the outdoors and spontaneous adventures!

Amber

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Amber

Dental Assistant

Amber has been a certified dental assistant for the past 10 years. She graduated from MTI and spent most of her years assisting in oral surgery. She has many certifications including: DANB Radiation Health and Safety, DANB Infection Control, CPR, First Aid, ADAA member, Anesthesia Sedation and Monitoring, Nitrous Oxide Analgesia: Administering and Monitoring. In her free time, Amber enjoys spending time with her two daughters and two fur babies! During all seasons, she keeps busy with her oldest daughter playing travel soccer. In the summer, you can most definitely find her poolside with her kiddos!

Kia Lunsford

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Kia Lunsford

Dental Assistant

Kia has been a dental assistant since graduating MTI in 2013. She has had additional training in placing sealants and has CPR certification. She lives in East Peoria with her significant other, Lamont and her German Shepherd, Luna. Kia enjoys running 5K’s with Luna and fashion and beauty. “I enjoy helping patients become healthier and restore confidence through their smile.”

Brandi

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Brandi

Business Team

Prior to joining the Smalltown Dental Team, Brandi worked in recruiting for manufacturing, clerical, and professional positions for 5+ years and truly has a passion for matching candidates with their dream jobs. She enjoys being the first face new employees see when they start their journey with Smalltown and watching each individual grow within their role. In her free time, Brandi likes to go hiking and kayaking with her husband, Derek, cuddling with her black lab, Hudson, and spending time with family.

Troy

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Troy

Business Team

Troy absolutely loves his job! He claims he has the best job at Smalltown Dental, because when he shows up he's there to fix things, and when he leaves everyone is happy! He is full of energy and always positive. Troy has one daughter and two amazing grandchildren that he can't get enough of. When he's not maintaining our offices, he loves to weightlift, golf and go to church.

Traci

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Traci

Business Team

Traci has been in the dental field for 11 years. Originating from northern Wisconsin, she moved to central Illinois to work with Smalltown Dental. Traci now manages the Smalltown Dental Morton office and loves working on the business team. Traci enjoys hunting, hiking, traveling, and spending time with her Shorthair, Ryli.

Jenna

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Jenna

Business Team

Jenna has a degree in education from Eastern Illinois University. Seven years ago she found a passion in the dental field. She started building her dental career while working with patients and insurance companies as a billing specialist in an oral surgeons office. She joined Smalltown Dental in 2022 to further her career as the Insurance and Audit Manager. Jenna is married to her husband, Ryan, and is a stepmom to his three boys. In her spare time she enjoys being with her family and friends, doing home projects, spending time outdoors and binge watching her favorite shows.

Kristen

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Kristen

Business Team

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

Business Team

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.

Jessica

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Jessica

Business Team

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. Smalltown Dental - 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

Business Team

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.

Drew

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Drew

Business Team

Drew was born and raised in central Illinois. He has been in the dental field for over 12 years. Drew is certified in Oral Conscious Sedation. When he is not in the dental office, Drew enjoys spending time with his daughter camping, fishing and canoeing. He loves music and enjoys collecting vinyl records, cooking, and playing the harmonica in his spare time. Drew looks forward to coming into work at Smalltown Dental every day. He says he has been lucky enough to make lifelong friends with his coworkers!

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