Part of the Maple Shade Dental Group family
Maple Shade Dental of Peoria
11825 N. Knoxville Ave., Dunlap, IL 61525

Our Team

Maple Shade Dental of Peoria Staff

Ortho Team - Ketra, Natalie, Christy, Karessa

Front Desk Team - Kelly, Tonya, Trista, Christine, Lexi

Dental Assistant Team - front row: Richard, Kanishia, Nichole, Jaimee; back row: Clair, Maranda, Ginger

 

Peoria Dentists

Erin Shanahan, DMD

General Dentist

Erin Shanahan, DMD graduated from the Southern University School of Dental Medicine in 1991 and immediately joined the team at Maple Shade. He has been a principal pillar in the growth and development of Maple Shade ever since.

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Kurt Whittet, DMD, MS

Orthodontist

After working 8 years as an electrical engineer, Dr Whittet attended Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine and graduated in 1999. He then went on to complete a postgraduate program in orthodontics and to receive an M.S. degree in dentistry from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry. Dr Whittet enjoys orthodontics because it gives him the opportunity to […]

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Ravichandra Juluri, DDS, MS

Periodontist

After earning his dental degree, Dr. Ravichandra Juluri went on to receive a certificate in Periodontics and Oral Implantology and M.S. in Oral Biology from Temple University. Dr. Juluri has taught at Meharry Medical College where he received the 2009 Educator of the year award from the American Academy of Periodontology. He has also volunteered as RAM camp dentist and […]

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Timothy Ruffner, DDS

General Dentist

Timothy Ruffner, DDS and his wife moved from Redwood Valley, CA to be closer to their children who live in the Midwest. Dr. Ruffner graduated from Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry in California. He began his career as a family dentist in Ventura, CA where he worked for 6 years. Moving to Redwood Valley, CA he continued his practice […]

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Peoria Hygienists

Jennifer C.

Jill B.

Karen H.

Shari S.

Telitha C.

Wendy B.

Smiles and Celebrations

The Ortho team celebrated with a baby shower during lunch today for assistant Natalie and her baby girl – arriving soon!

The staff threw a baby shower for our dental assistant Jaimee. We are excited to see our work family continue to grow.

Office Manager Trista and Lead Assistant Maranda along with Sir Floss A Lot appeared at the red carpet welcoming of Santa Claus this year at the Northwoods Mall.

Office Manager Trista and Lead Assistant Maranda along with Sir Floss A Lot appeared at the red carpet welcoming of Santa Claus this year at the Northwoods Mall.

Office Manager Trista and Lead Assistant Maranda along with Sir Floss A Lot appeared at the red carpet welcoming of Santa Claus this year at the Northwoods Mall.

The Dunlap team during our Solar Eclipse picnic so we could view the event as a team!

Dr. Shanahan, Karen, Shari, Maranda, Nichole, Clair, Sarah, Kanishia, Christine, Tonya, Lexi, Kelly and Trista

The Dunlap team during our Solar Eclipse picnic so we could view the event as a team!

Dr. Shanahan, Karen, Shari, Maranda, Nichole, Clair, Sarah, Kanishia, Christine, Tonya, Lexi, Kelly and Trista

The Dunlap team during our Solar Eclipse picnic so we could view the event as a team!

Dr. Shanahan, Karen, Shari, Maranda, Nichole, Clair, Sarah, Kanishia, Christine, Tonya, Lexi, Kelly and Trista

The American Dental Association

Maple Shade Periodontist, Dr Ravi Juluri, attending a dental committee at the American Dental Association in Chicago this past weekend.

Congratulations to Dental Hygienist Shari Schmit!

This month marks her 30 year anniversary with Maple Shade Dental Group. Dr. Erin Shanahan, Clinical Director, presented Shari with a 30 years of service plaque and the staff shared memories of Shari through the years during their lunch time celebration.

The American Orthodontics Facility

This week Dr. Kurt Whittet toured the American Orthodontics facility to evaluate options for continuing Orthodontic education.


Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
The people are very courteous and helpful.
Rachel B.
Everyone I came in contact with during my visit was very kind, and they appeared to be happy with their jobs there. They were efficient, and seemed to be experienced in what they were doing.
Diane F.
Always good service.
Kailey B.
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 […]
Kathy W.
Dr. Rufner is EXCELLENT!! Indeed, all of the staff that i encountered were so friendly and helpful.
Theodore S.
Always excellent service from the entire staff!
John M.
The Staff at Maple Shade provide excellent customer service. They make the dental experience truly feel like you’received at a picnic with friends and family.
Zhetta T.
Friendly. No wait – well organized office. Excellent care. Trustworthy.
Allie D.
Quick, effective appointments. Good prices and payment options. Great staff. Awesome service and results.
Nichole D.
I love the people. They make you feel at home. They work with you. Understanding, helpful. They go out of their way for you as a patient. Amazing service.
Amber W.
My technician/hygienist is the best ever. Very professional, pleasant, and really a neat lady. Dr. Shanahan is a good guy too.
William G.
Wendy is a very good dental hygienist
Eric S.
People are so kind.
Yoko S.
Everyone is polite and does a good job
Becky M.
Friendly and no pain
Steven M.
Care. Courtesy
Mary H.
I know the staff and they are super nice! They make you feel at ease. WE LOVE Dr Ruffner!
Makayla B.
The office is well organized, the staff are highly competent and the wait time is always minimal. The office sends email reminder of appointment as well as phone calls to confirm one is able to keep […]
Laura N.
Excellent, friendly service! Ready when I arrived, appointment easily completed on time, dentist was ready quickly too!
Benjamin S.
Good professional cleaning without any pain. Hygienist consistently checked to make sure everything was OK.
Theodore S.
Office Hours
Mon. – 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. – 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (309) 740-3901
Fax: (309) 243-9061
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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
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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