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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
Dr. Ruffner is amazing! It was our son’s first cavity and Dr. Ruffner was patient and explained everything to our son as he went. Great experience from an outstanding doctor.
Mason 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 can’t […]
Sara L.
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.
Fast, friendly and professional service. I always know I’ll be taken care of.
Clark B.
We always receive friendly professional and efficient service!
Gabriel T.
Very friendly, kind, and professional
Casey C.
Karen was friendly, professional, and efficient.
Jay R.
Makes me feel like I’m family…service goes beyond than just dental care.
Cuong L.
Great service and awesome staff!! I’ve changed my dentist I’ve had for 30 yrs to Maple Shades Dentistry! !
Rayeanne M.
Very friendly
Steven M.
Did a very good job on my teeth no pain at all
Donald M.
Always good service.
Kailey B.
Very friendly and professional staff. Karen is the best!!
William M.
Theo is 3. This was his first dental exam. He was not scared. Karen showed him her tools and practiced on his fingers to make sure he had an idea of what was to come. She seemed to put him at ease. […]
Theodore T.
Dr. Rufner is EXCELLENT!! Indeed, all of the staff that i encountered were so friendly and helpful.
Theodore S.
Friendly staff and great service!
Debbie M.
Jessica was great with my 11 year old; she was patient and kind! Great job!
Lincoln D.
Great customer service
Karen G.
Everyone is really great and helpful. Plus all is very nice.
Michaele T.
I like my dental hygienist! She has been my dental hygienist for 10 yrs and is an amazing person and does a great job. Thanks Karen! You deserve the best employee award :-)
Mallikrjun B.
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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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  • 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
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