Welcome to our Practice

Choosing a dentist for your child is a big decision, and all of us at Jerger Pediatric Dentistry are excited that you are considering us to care for your child and their individual needs. Our staff is a group of skilled professionals who only offer excellent dental care for our patients.

Each one of us is dedicated to providing the highest quality of dental care, and we offer a compassionate staff, top-of-the-line technology, and specialized pediatric dental knowledge in a family-friendly environment. The only pediatric dental office in Macon County, we are located in the heart of Decatur, IL with close proximity to Mount Zion, Forsyth, Chatham, Lincoln, Arthur, Taylorville, and more surrounding communities. 

We know that your child’s first experience at the dentist often determines the way that they will continue to feel about the dentist for the rest of their life, and we take extra care to make sure your child feels safe and comfortable. From a waiting room filled with fun to a staff with a great sense of humor, we know how to get your child excited for their next dental visit. Unlike general dental practices, our office caters specifically to infants, children, and teens. 

Dentistry Should Be Fun!

Our mission is to have a smile on the face of every infant, child, and teenager who leaves our office. Happy mouths and healthy smiles are the goal after every appointment. We know that teaching your child how to properly care for their mouth and keeping them excited about doing it can translate to healthy mouths all the way into adulthood.

We love what we do, and it shows! We know that when kids are happy and laughing, they aren’t worrying, so we keep it light and fun. You never know when a Nerf war is going to break out in our office! For added motivation and excitement, your child can earn the chance to have their name in the paper with each cavity-free check-up. Plus, we do a candy buy-back program after every Halloween. We buy back up to 5 pounds of candy and then send it all off to the troops serving overseas. It’s a big event, and we encourage you and your child to stop by and see us!

Caring for Decatur’s Children Since 1966

Jerger Pediatric Dentistry was established by Dr. Bret’s father in 1966. Following his residency at Riley Children’s Hospital, Dr. Bret joined Jerger Pediatric Dentistry with his father and has been practicing pediatric dentistry in Decatur since 1995. He is a lifelong resident of Decatur, IL and is committed to the health of the children in his community. Dr. Bret enjoys helping to create beautiful smiles for his young patients while getting to know them and watching them grow up. His biggest goal is to create a safe, comfortable atmosphere where children have a positive and lasting first impression of dentistry.

Contact Us Now to Make an Appointment

Please give our Decatur office a call today at (217) 875-3080 to make an appointment for your child. Whether it's their first time seeing a dentist or just a regular check-up, we can't wait to see you.  

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