About Us

The staff at Southern Illinois Smiles have the unique ability to make each patient feel welcome, relaxed, and at ease during their dental visit. This is possibly due to the many years of experience that the staff has to offer. By using the over 75 years of combined experience you will enjoy a friendly experience that will meet all of your expectations.

We think you will appreciate the warm and friendly manner in which we treat patients. Our commitment is to apply our dental knowledge and skills in a caring and gentle way, so you can feel at ease as we help you attain the smile you desire.

Through excellent preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry PLUS technologies that make dental visits more pleasant than before we work with you to achieve a smile that can maximize your personal health and appearance, and raise your self-esteem. We’re also a kid friendly office, and we want you to know that we enjoy patients of all ages!

Dr. Suntrup is originally from St. Louis, MO. He attended St. Louis University and graduated from SIUE School of Dental Medicine in 1993.  He completed a general practice residency program at Jewish Hospital/Washington University, St. Louis, MO. Dr. Suntrup maintained a general practice in St. Louis for 14 years before moving to Flora, his wife's hometown, in 2007. Dr. Suntrup is a member of the American Dental Association, Illinois Dental Society, Wabash Valley Dental Society, and Academy of General Dentistry.