Smalltown Dental is a family-friendly group of dentists serving Tremont, IL, and surrounding areas, including Mackinaw, Groveland, and Danvers, IL. Our office embodies the values of Dr. Tyler Flynn DMD, who has served this community for many years.  

Here, you can receive general, cosmetic, and pediatric dentistry services. We offer:

  • Teeth Cleanings
  • Emergency Exams and Treatment
  • Extractions
  • Fillings
  • Mouth Guards
  • Crowns
  • Fluoride Treatments

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General & Cosmetic Dentistry

At all our locations, we endeavor to combine cutting-edge dentistry with personalized dental care. Dr. Flynn’s career up to this point gives him plenty of experience with this: along with earning his DMD from Midwestern University, he also worked on a dental mission trip in the Dominican Republic.

When you visit our office, you can be confident that you are receiving the finest dental services available in the area.

Pediatric Dentistry

Our Tremont office is happy to offer pediatric services. We want patients of all ages to feel welcome when they walk through our doors, which is why our goal has always been to create and maintain a family-friendly atmosphere. Our pediatric services include teeth cleaning, extractions, mouth guards, fillings, and much more.  

Your child shouldn’t feel nervous about going to the dentist. On our site, you’ll find more information on how they can get quality pediatric dental care in Tremont.

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Meet the Team

Smalltown Dental Tremont

Dr. Tyler Flynn, DMD

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Dr. Tyler Flynn, DMD

Doctor

Dr. Flynn was born and raised in Mackinaw, IL. He graduated from Bradley University with a degree in biology before earning his DMD from Midwestern University. He also completed a dental mission trip to the Dominican Republic. Dr. Fynn is a member of the:-Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS)-American Dental Association (ADA)-Chicago Dental Society (CDS)Dr. Flynn and his wife, Lexi, have two daughters Adelyn and Ava. In his free time, Dr. Flynn enjoys hunting and fishing, exploring nature, attending sporting events, and completing home improvements and DIY projects.

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


Kristie

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Kristie

Hygienist

Kristie is an Illinois Central College graduate with an Associate Degree in Applied Science – Dental Hygiene and is certified in CPR. She has also been a part of the dental field for 18 years. Kristie is married to Jason and together they have 3 children – Sylvie, Cal, & Scarlett. She enjoys spending time with family, traveling, exercising, cooking and shopping. Kristie loves the constant flow of new people, conversation and patient interactions. She also loves working for doctors who value their staff and encourage them. She especially loves and respects each patient and looks forward to caring for them with kindness, respect and education.

Barb

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Barb

Hygienist

Barb is the dental hygienist. She has lived in rural Hopedale for 37 years with her husband Alan and raised their four children. She enjoys gardening and canning. Barb has worked with Dr. Dutz for 39 years. She received her degree from Illinois Central College in 1980. Barb enjoys the bonds that she has made with her patients on a dental level as well as a personal level.

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

Lexi

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Lexi

Dental Assistant

Lexi is a Dental Assistant who is driven and passionate. She loves being able to help the doctors and meet new people through this profession. She also loves being a mom! She has a daughter, Emersyn, and a son, Zeke. They keep her busy outside of work where they enjoy spending time in nature swimming, hiking or camping. Lexi also loves to cook and read!

Drew

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Drew

Dental Assistant

Drew was born and raised in central Illinois. He has been in the dental field going on 11 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 enjoyes 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!

Lynn

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Lynn

Dental Assistant

Lynn is the first person you may see when coming into the Tremont, IL office. She is also an assistant at the Atlanta office. Born and raised in San Jose, Lynn went to Robert Morris College in Carthage, IL graduating in 1984. She has one son, Austin, who graduated from the University of Illinois in 2015. She has a Doberman Pinscher named Hazel that is spoiled rotten. In her free time, Lynn enjoys riding her motorcycle and traveling. Two of her favorite travel destinations include New Orleans and visiting her best friend in Florida.

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.

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

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. 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.

Macy

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Macy

Business Team

Macy is currently attending Western Illinois University where she is studying sociology and business administration. She is engaged and enjoys spending time with her 2 sisters and 2 nieces. She is proud to be from Mackinaw and loves attending sporting events. Macy is excited to help all of our patients add a smile to their day!

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