Six Months After Merger, Dental Connections, Former FHN Family Dental Care Team and Patients Benefit from New Location and Expanded Staff

FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — Six months have passed since Dental Connections and FHN Family Dental Care announced their merger to become one unified team working from a single location in Freeport IL, under
the management of Dental Connections. The team’s three dentists are Dr. Donald Doak, Dr. Maria Boy, and Dr. John Thompson.

Dr. Doak is a Freeport native and has been practicing Dentistry for nearly 30 years. With over 600 hours of continuing education in orthodontics, alone, Dr. Doak has special interests in interceptive orthodontics for children and dental sleep medicine to correct snoring and sleep apnea. Dr. Boy has been practicing dentistry for more than 27 years, and has been serving the Freeport community for the past six years. She is bilingual in English – Spanish and as an avid learner, she advances her training regularly through continuing education courses in all facets of dentistry. Dr. Thompson has been practicing dentistry for over 30 years, including more than 16 years practicing in Freeport, IL and has accumulated over 500 credit hours of post-graduate continuing education in dentistry and continues to further his education.

The remainder of the clinical staff includes eight dental hygienists and seven dental assistants. The front office administrative team is comprised of four coordinators and an office manager. The new team has taken well to the location at 2661 West Stephenson Street in Freeport. They are now able to offer more advanced technologies to their patients including laser therapy for periodontal, surgical and cosmetic procedures, cone beam imaging for the placement of dental implants, digital x-rays, and expanded orthodontic services. This provides a greater ability for patients to have full treatment completed under one roof. They also offer online appointment scheduling and expanded hours of 7:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Thursday, and 7:00 am to 4:00 pm on Fridays.

Patients have had great compliments on the benefits of the merger. “Nice facility. Pleasant staff. Dependable dentist” said Ann Marie Schrader, “Dr. Doak has done nice ortho work on our oldest son and we’ll be continuing ortho work with our younger boys in the near future.”

Another patient, Becky Erbsen said, “I love the early morning appointment times so that I don’t have to miss work! The building is beautiful, and everyone was pleasant and efficient.”

Dental Connections is now accepting new patient appointments. To book an appointment, individuals can call the office at (815) 233-1215, or visit them online at DentalConnections.Biz

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