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Monday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm

TUESDAY
7:00 am - 5:00 pm

WEDNESDAY
7:00 am - 5:00 pm

THURSDAY
7:00 am - 5:00 pm

FRIDAY
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Meet the Team

Dr. Katherine Henderson

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Dr. Katherine Henderson

Doctor

Dr. Katie attended Millikin University for her bachelor’s degree in Biology. She enjoyed singing in the choir at Millikin. After her bachelor’s degree, she completed her Doctorate in Dental Medicine at SIUE Dental School. In her free time, Katie enjoys running, playing the piano, and spending time with family. Dr. Katie and her husband Bret enjoy walking their dog, hiking, and fishing.

Dr. Pete Smidt, DDS

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Dr. Pete Smidt, DDS

Doctor

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

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.

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.”

Shaynah

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Shaynah

Hygienist

Shay attended Illinois Central College from 2014-2019 where she earned an Associate's degree in Applied Science of Dental Hygiene as well as an Associate's degree in Science for Secondary Education. She has specialized training in laser bacterial reduction, local anesthetic, and in-house whitening. Her favorite part about her job is making patients smile! In her free time, Shay enjoys cooking, baking, and spending time with family and friends. She is currently engaged to her fiancé Chris. Together they share a daughter Maisie, two cats, and a dog. They are also expecting twins this coming October!

Alison

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Alison

Hygienist

Ali has been working side by side with patients as a Dental Hygienist since 2013. What she loves most about her occupation is helping patients enjoy their dental experiences in a positive and fun environment. When Ali is not working at the dental office, she enjoys cheering on the Green Bay Packers, traveling to Vegas with her husband, and having snuggles sessions with her two boys (Bobby and JJ) and two cats (Monty and Moe). Ali’s goal as a Dental Hygienist is having patients leave with a smile on their face, feeling educated, and wanting to come back to their next appointment.

Ashley

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Ashley

Hygienist

Ashley attended Illinois Central College where she received her Associate Degree in Applied Science – Dental Hygiene. She then continued her education by receiving special training in anesthetic treatment, soft tissue lasers, Zoom! whitening and nitrous oxide. She has been working in the dental field for 14 years and loves getting to know her patients on a personal level. She is also passionate about teaching patients about their oral health and how to maintain a beautiful smile. Ashley is married to her husband Tim, and they have 2 children, Reed and Reese. In her free time, Ashley enjoys baking, crafting, going to her children’s sporting events, canoeing, and spending time outdoors with family and friends.

Janelle

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Janelle

Hygienist

Janelle is a graduate from Illinois Central College with an Associates Degree in Applied Science-dental hygiene.  She has been working as a hygienist for 13 years.  She has a passion for making each dental visit comfortable and educational for her patients.  She finds her job rewarding when patients walk away from an appointment, confident with their smiles, and properly educated on how to maintain healthy oral hygiene. When away from the office she enjoys life, in rural Tremont, with her husband Brent and four children, Londyn, Tyra, Cason, and Clay.  Some of her favorite family memories are centered around the outdoors, whether that be camping, boating, being at the beach, or hiking in the mountains.

Katie

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Katie

Hygienist

Katie is a graduate of Illinois Central College with an Associate Degree in Applied Science – Dental Hygiene. Katie is married to Matt and together they have 3 children. Lexie is a nurse living in Bloomington and newly married.  Her younger 2 kids still live at home, Ellie is a full-time college student and Tate goes to Morton High School. She has a cute dog named Kit and a playful cat named Bitty. She spends most of her free time with friends and family, loves to be outside, loves baking and LOVES watching her son play baseball! Katie enjoys helping patients feel relaxed and comfortable while teaching them how to properly care for their teeth and gums. Her certifications and extended training include:

  • Nitrous oxide sedation
  • Local anesthesia
  • OSHA

Jessica

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Jessica

Hygienist

Jessica earned her Associate Degree in Applied Science – Dental Hygiene from Illinois Central College. Through continuing education, she regularly augments her expertise. She is married to Alex and has a son Ryan and daughter Maisie. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, playing video games, reading and spending time with her family. She looks forward to working with her patients and helping them to improve their oral health.

Jacquetta

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Jacquetta

Hygienist

Jacquetta is a graduate of Illinois Central College with an Associate Degree in Applied Science ― Dental Hygiene. She regularly supplements her education by attending continuing education courses. She and her husband, Brad, have three children ― Kelsey, Whitney, and Noah ― and eight grandchildren. When away from the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, boating, reading, and traveling. Jacquetta loves the personal interactions with her patients. She loves the personal touch she adds to their experience while caring about and educating them during their visit.

Rebecca

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Rebecca

Dental Assistant

Rebecca has been a Dental Assistant for almost 7 years. She has 2 children and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also loves cooking and shopping. What Rebecca loves most about the dental field is educating patients and taking care of them.

Caitlin

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Caitlin

Dental Assistant

Caitlin completed her Dental Assistant Certification at Midwest Technical Institute in 2020 and is CPR certified. What she loves most as a Dental Assistant is working alongside the doctors, as well as meeting and providing for the patients. In Caitlin’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and her two goldendoodles: Cash and June. At the office, Caitlin enjoys connecting with the patients every day and making sure each one of them leaves with a smile on their face!

Cassie

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Cassie

Dental Assistant

Cassie completed her Dental Assistant Certification at Midwest Technical Institute and is certified in CPR. As a dental assistant, she works chairside with the doctors and provides great care for our patients. Cassie is married to her husband Ryan, and she has a dog, Ellie. In her spare time, she enjoys DIY projects fixing up their home, spending time outdoors, reading, and of course shopping! Making patients feel confident, comfortable, and happy with their smile is always her goal.

AJ

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AJ

Dental Assistant

Ashley (AJ) has been a dental assistant at Morton Dental Center since the summer of 2018. She is thankful to be able to work at an office that’s patient-centered and has a friendly team. Ashley is married to her husband Brett, and they have two daughters, Jovie and Jayda. She enjoys the outdoors and spending time with family.

Aericka

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Aericka

Business Team

Aericka loves to build everlasting relationships with patients, and loves getting to know everyone by their first names! She feels that is the best way for us to build our foundation for these relationships with our patients that we consider family. She has been doing this throughout her entire career. Aericka loves making sure that everybody that comes into our office is greeted with a warm welcome and smile, and ensures that everyone leaves our office with a smile. In her spare time Aericka loves to spend time with her family, craft and put her photography skills to good use.

Tami

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Tami

Business Team

Prior to joining the Smalltown Dental Business Team in November 2021 Tami was an orthodontic assistant for 2 years and an orthodontic manager for 1 year. She is CPR certified, DANB Certified in Radiology and Infection Control. Her dental assisting certification came from Midwest Technical Institute, she as well has a bachelors degree from Eastern Illinois University. Tami looks forward to continuing her education in her dental career while being a support system to her Smalltown Team Members. When not working with Smalltown Dental she enjoys spending time with family and friends. She is a people person at heart and truly enjoys bringing joy to people helping making their smiles beautiful.

Susan

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Susan

Business Team

Susan earned her bachelor's degree from Bradley University in Peoria, IL, and puts her business skills to good use as Treatment Plan and Appointment Coordinator. She brings years of medical office experience to her position.  Susan enjoys the people she works with at Morton Dental Center, as well as our patients. Her friendly and helpful demeanor is evident in her communication with patients, in the office or on the phone. Susan and her husband have three daughters: Delanie, Natalie, and Gabby. She enjoys reading, shopping, and spending time with her family.

Stephanie

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Stephanie

Business Team

Stephanie graduated from Illinois Central College with a certificate in Dental Assisting. She has been a part of the dental field for over 30 years.  She has several years of experience as a Dental Assistant but loves her role on the Business Team. Stephanie and her husband Chad, have three kids: Mason, Alec, and Lydia. Stephanie’s time away from the office is spent with her family. Stephanie loves helping the wonderful patients at Morton Dental Center and looks forward to working with her great co-workers.

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