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  • Dr. Kathy Splaingard
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Granite City & Maryville, IL Dentist

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Kathy Splaingard, DMD

I really enjoy being a dentist. The best part of my job is seeing patients who have been in our care for years and have beautiful, healthy smiles. I love telling them how great their mouths look!

As a young child, I always enjoyed going to the dentist. My dentist was kind and gentle and always made me feel welcome. I want everyone, from small children to senior citizens, to have that same experience.

It is important for me to get to know you, so you can feel comfortable expressing any questions or concerns you may have. You will be treated with care and respect, not only by me, but by everyone who works at Metro East Dental Care.

Education and Experience

I graduated with honors from the University of Southern Illinois School of Dental Medicine in Edwardsville, IL with a Doctorate of Dental Medicine in 1980. I have an additional year of postdoctoral work in hospital dentistry and a master’s degree in psychology.

I have continued my education in all areas of general dentistry, with an emphasis on cosmetics, veneers, implants, sedation dentistry, and aesthetic dentures. I am a perfectionist and am always learning about the newest advances in materials, techniques, and patient comfort.

To achieve excellence in dentistry, I must be an artist while keeping in mind the scientific principles on which the field is based. I must also have the integrity to do whatever it takes to give great service to every patient. I know that choosing the right dentist can make all the difference.

In the community

I am a member of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation and the American Dental Association. I also feel it is important to give back to the community, which is why our practice supports many local charities. We donate time and supplies to community organizations like Give Kids a Smile and Billie's Kids. We participate in the Labor Day Parade, community health fairs and school health programs which help to improve the oral health of many different age groups.

Outside the office

I have lived in the St. Louis Metro East region all my life, where my husband and I have raised two boys. We like living where we can have the best of both worlds: a small-town atmosphere with great sports and shopping!

I love being outside, playing tennis, flower gardening, or soaking up some sun by the pool. During the winter, I enjoy vacationing in Colorado and just reading books and magazines curled up by a fire. My favorite times are spent laughing and having fun with family and friends.

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