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Maple Shade Dental of Peoria
11825 N. Knoxville Ave., Dunlap, IL 61525

Community Outreach

The Peoria Dentists Who Care for the Community

In addition to providing superior dental care from our dentists in Peoria, we’re committed to serving the community through a number of outreach efforts. Maple Shade Dental of Peoria supports many worthwhile charities like the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Crittenton Center to help families and children in need. We also aid local organizations through contributions to local fundraising benefits and donations to neighborhood food pantry drives.

Halloween at Maple Shade Dental of Peoria

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Here’s Dr. Whittet aka “The cat in the hat” and our dental assistants “one fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish” dressed up for Halloween!

Breast Cancer Awareness!

The Dunlap Team put on their Pink gear in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Wednesday. Here’s photos of our team having fun & one with as many team members as we could fit in the shot along with a photo of our Ortho Team. Our Ortho assistant Ketra recently shaved her head in support of a family member who is fighting breast cancer. Way to go team and Ketra, you are a gem!

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Fun socks day!

Dr. Willey and his team are sporting their Dental themed socks at the office this week!

These fun ideas make the office a brighter place.” – DeDe, Dr Willey, Jessica

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Ice Cream Sundae Party!

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Maple Shade of Dunlap had an Ice Cream Sundae party this afternoon for Morgan Shanahan, Dr. Erin Shanahan’s daughter. Today was her last day as the office’s summer assistant, she’s heading back to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville to continue her undergraduate studies. We wish her the best of luck in her final year before Dental School.

Dr. Brock Willey of Maple Shade Dental Group shares the fun involved with taking care of our teeth.

Dr. Willey visited Pals Praise and Leadership Schools in Peoria today.

“It’s never too early to begin oral health education and screenings. Teaching children good oral hygiene habits leads to a lifetime of healthy smiles.”

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Please Help Brighten A Child’s Valentine’s Day by Giving a Bear!

The Dunlap Maple Shade Dental office is one of many drop off sites for a Teddy Bear giveaway drive led by a young girl, Taylor Larson, for children at the Children’s Hospital in Peoria.

“My name is Taylor Larson. Eight Years ago I spent nine days in the Children’s Hospital in Peoria when my appendix ruptured. During my stay I received a bear on Valentine’s Day from 97.3 NASH FM from their Bear Drive. I held that bear when I was scared, hurting, or just wanted to go home. I am asking you to help out by donating a new teddy bear with tags still intact. Please do not donate Beanie Babies, they do not provide the same level of comfort that a stuffed teddy bear offers. All bears need to be received by February 5th, 2016. I will be going to the Children’s Hospital on February 14th to deliver them to sick children.

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Color Vibe 5K!

Color Run

We’d like to congratulate Becky, Christy and Karessa from our Dunlap office for taking part in the Color Vibe 5K in downtown Peoria! Proceeds of the run benefit Quest School, a private charter academy in Peoria.

The Dunlap staff shows their support!

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Our staff members decided to join in the fund raiser by purchasing t-shirts and wearing them at the office to show our support in the fight against breast cancer. On May 9th, patient Jayce Nelson and her high school soccer team (Limestone High School) participated in the Kickin’ Out Cancer Game at Bradley University in Peoria, IL. All proceeds of the T-shirt sales and funds raised at the game were donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Pictured: Jayce and Maple Shade Dunlap staff members.
Row 1: Maranda Walsh, Jayce Nelson, Shari Schmit
Row 2: Trista Anderson, Karen Hoskins, Michelle Wood, Amy Anderson, Kelly Sagarino, Tonya Pape, Christine Craft and Becky Allison.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Dr. Ruffner and his assistant today were very understanding and made the visit and repair work as pleasant as could be. I got in right away the same day I called.
Cathy W.
Everyone is always so nice and helpful
Richard L.
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Mary H.
My dentist and the staff were very friendly and helpful!
Jera D.
What a GREAT dental office!! The staff & doctors are wonderful & caring professionals. Every time I go there it feels like visiting family. If you are looking for a dental office that cares […]
Deborah P.
Everyone is friendly and I get great dental service
Philip G.
Every person in the office is so friendly and accommodating, and my dental health has improved drastically since I started going to Maple Shade.
Katie D.
My technician/hygienist is the best ever. Very professional, pleasant, and really a neat lady. Dr. Shanahan is a good guy too.
William G.
Jessica was great with my 11 year old; she was patient and kind! Great job!
Lincoln D.
Excellent, friendly service! Ready when I arrived, appointment easily completed on time, dentist was ready quickly too!
Benjamin S.
Doctor Ruffner is amazing! He really cares about his patients and about the work he does. He knows I have terrible anxiety but he still wipes the tears away when I’m having a hard time. I […]
Sara L.
High Quality Care of patient and work completed.
Paige Y.
Dr. Willy is awesome! My 12 year old broke the bottom half of his front teeth a couple years ago on his scooter and we had them fixed. They never looked completely natural or even. Dr. Willy took off […]
Alex Z.
The people are very courteous and helpful.
Rachel B.
People are so kind.
Yoko S.
Very friendly staff, very quick and efficient check in and out. But most of all I really felt comfortable with Dr. Ruffen and he did amazing work on me. Super impressed with the whole office start to […]
Jennifer E.
Good service, friendly staff, better results with my mouth-health than many previous dentists over the years.
Michael W.
I know the staff and they are super nice! They make you feel at ease. WE LOVE Dr Ruffner!
Makayla B.
Dr. Rufner is EXCELLENT!! Indeed, all of the staff that i encountered were so friendly and helpful.
Theodore S.
I always feel like I am treated with respect and kindness. I receive wonderful care by the hygienist and Dentist. The office staff is friendly and very helpful. I look forward to my twice a year […]
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