Dr. Anderson was born in Joliet, Illinois. After graduating from Western Illinois University, Dr. Anderson was accepted at the University of Illinois College of Dentistry in 1989.
After his first year of dental school he married his college sweetheart Teresa and swept her off to Chicago and dental school. He graduated from U of I in 1993. While there he enjoyed extracurricular studies in sports dentistry where he worked with both the UIC basketball and hockey teams.
School was great, but life after was much better. Receiving 1 of 11 scholarships from the United States Army, Dr. Anderson was off to North Carolina where he served for 3 years as a dental officer at Fort Bragg. While there, he was with the 82nd Airborne Division and enjoyed earning his “jump wings”. During his time at Fort Bragg he gained much experience from his daily schedule and other colleagues and specialists. Dr. Anderson was also blessed in another way while there. Their first child Madlin was born in 1994 and she was a wonderful gift from God.
Even though North Carolina was beautiful, they did miss family and friends back in Illinois. So in 1996, Dr. Anderson returned to Illinois where he practiced dentistry in Bloomington/Normal. Three years went by quickly and their family was blessed a second time in 1997 with their son Chad.
It’s hard to believe our children have grown up so fast. They are both in college now. Madlin is attending Southern Illinois University at Edwarsville(SIUE) and Chad is attending the University of Missouri (MIZZOU).
Dr. Anderson’s last move has been the best. It was to Peoria in 1999 after Dr. Miller went into retirement and he gladly took over Dr. Miller’s half of the practice. Dr. Anderson and Dr. Paul have become great friends and share the same love of dentistry.
The staff and the patients have become his second family. Dr. Anderson enjoys the variety of general dentistry, fillings, cosmetic dentistry, crown and bridge, implants, root canals, Invisalign, and oral surgery. He also has enjoyed being the team dentist for the Peoria Pirates football team and the Peoria Rivermen Hockey team. He was a member of Peoria Downtown Rotary for many years, is a member of the American Dental Society, the Illinois Dental Society, the Peoria District Dental Society, and the Academy for Sports Dentistry. Dr. Anderson was honored to serve as the President of the Peoria District Dental Society from 2014-2015. He also serves on the Illinois Central College Dental Hygiene Advisory Board, and also serves on the Peoria City/County Public Health Board.
Another of his big interests is being part of Living Waters Church. A mission church that is near and dear to his heart. A church where all are invited. You may even see him singing in the praise band. In 2015, he and his daughter Madlin, went on a dental mission trip to Jamaica. It was very hard work, but also very rewarding.
Dr. Anderson’s love of dentistry and the devotion to his patients are second to none. He loves sharing humorous stories, jokes, riddles, and trivia with patients. Patients love telling him stories too. He reminds patients that he is here for them and to serve them, not that they are here for him. And that he is not happy unless they are happy. If you are looking for a caring dentist who respects you and treats you like a friend, then Dr. Anderson would be an excellent choice. Dr. Anderson always welcomes new patients.