Meet The Dentists
Christopher May, DMD
Dr. May knows that helping patients achieve optimal health is about more than oral hygiene—it’s also about getting to know his patients and connecting with them. For him, dentistry is a blend of art, science, and human connection.
“I love connecting with patients and developing a long-lasting personal relationship with them. Also, I love helping patients regain their confidence, relieve their discomfort, and develop optimal dental health as well as overall wellness.” — Dr. Christopher May, DMD
The personal connection Dr. May strives for with each patient makes his career rewarding and the visit more enjoyable for his patient. He really enjoys talking with people, learning their motivations and apprehensions, and working with them as a team to conquer those obstacles in order to achieve their oral health goals. He listens to each patient and recommends treatment based on what he would do for his own family.
- Bachelor of Science – Marquette University
- Doctorate of Dental Medicine – Southern Illinois School of Dental Medicine
- Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD residency) – University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Dr. May’s AEGD residency was his first form of continuing education following dental school. It gave him a deeper understanding of the most advanced techniques in cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, extractions, and implant dentistry.
But Dr. May didn’t stop there. He later completed a ten-month mini-residency and implant fellowship through Regents University in Atlanta. Upon completing that residency, he earned his associate fellowship from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
Oral healthcare is ever-evolving. It’s essential for Dr. May to stay current on innovative materials, techniques, and new technologies in order to provide the highest quality of care and results for his patients. Through continuing education courses—including seminars, lectures, and annual meetings—he stays up-to-date on new technology and treatment options and information. He retains various memberships in professional associations to be in-the-know so he can provide the best care and experience for his patients. A few of those memberships include the following:
- Professional Memberships
- American Dental Association
- American Academy of Implant Dentistry
- Illinois State Dental Society
- Greater Saint Louis Dental Society
Dr. May Outside of The Office
Dr. May grew up in Mount Prospect, a northwest Chicago suburb. He attended dental school much closer to Granite City in Alton, and he is happy to call the Metro East area home. His wife Emily grew up in Bethalto and they’re happy to be living close to family. They are proud parents to their daughters, Hadley and Charlotte, and their Silver Labrador Retriever, Maisey.
Dr. May and his family enjoy the Missouri Botanical Gardens, the area museums and zoo, and the farmers’ markets. They enjoy being outside and giving Maisey a chance to play. Dr. May enjoys watching sports, playing golf, running, and reading.
Alexa “Lexi” Bergren, DDS
Dr. Lexi loves being a dentist because it provides her with a career that meshes great with her personality and interests; dentistry is an ever-evolving science requiring an artistic flair and, most importantly, connection and education with others.
“I am honored to be a part of my patient’s dental journey, providing them with treatment options that they choose for themselves. Whether it is a conservative approach or elective, I love helping them weigh the pros and cons and educating patients about their oral health decisions. I am humbled and blessed to be in such a career as this!” — Dr. Lexi Bergren
Dr. Lexi strives to educate her patients and help them become confident in the dental chair. She enjoys working with children and adults and is not intimidated by anxious patients; she sees it as an opportunity to help them overcome their uncertainty and take charge of their oral health.
- Bachelor of General Studies – Wichita State University
- Doctor of Dental Surgery – Creighton University School of Dentistry
- Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) – United States Air Force
Dr. Lexi moved to Nebraska to attend dental school, where she applied for and was selected into the Air Force’s Health Professions Scholarship Program. Upon graduation, she committed the first four years of her dental career to being a captain in the Air Force. During her first year in the military, she successfully completed an AEGD training program where she received additional training in many of the dental specialty fields, expanding her treatment skills. During the rigorous AEGD training program, Dr. Lexi completed over one hundred hours of continuing education, advancing her knowledge and understanding of dentistry.
She is grateful for the solid dental foundation from her education, which she applies to the ever-changing medical field, staying up-to-date with the latest technologies and information in the dental field. She remains connected to a network of fellow dentists and specialists so that she can be challenged and educated to provide the best possible care to her patients. She has especially found the knowledge and collaboration with Dr. May to be beneficial in the private practice setting.
Dr. Lexi Outside of The Office
Dr. Lexi grew up in Wichita, Kansas, and her husband in Kalamazoo, Michigan; they took a leap of faith and moved to the local area to be in the middle of extended families. They love the Metro East area!
Dr. Lexi and her husband spend most of their time trying to keep up with their busy young son, James, and daughter, Mina. As a family, the Bergrens like being involved in church, playing outside and enjoying popcorn movie nights. When the kids are asleep, Dr. Lexi enjoys jogging with Buster, making fun memories with friends and family, and spending time with her husband, Micah.
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