Jerger Pediatric Dentistry
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  • Best experience I've had at the dentist with my daughter. Very impressed with the quality of care, the friendly staff and the compassion and patience they had with a typically non-compliant patient. So grateful for this experience. I will highly recommend this dentistry. Thank you so much for all you do.

    Kevin's Mom

  • My appointment today was great. My braces came off, now I can smile and be myself again. The people at Dr. Jerger's are nice, happy, and friendly. Dr. Jerger is the best. Thank you.

  • Our experience is always great! We appreciate how kind and caring everyone is. We have been coming here with our children for 20 years and we always feel genuinely loved. Thank you!

Jerger Pediatric Dentistry | Dr. Bret Jerger

Meet Our Team

I am a lifelong resident of Decatur, IL, and am committed to the health of children in my community. After completing my residency at Riley Children's Hospital, I began working with my father, who established Jerger Pediatric Dentistry in 1966. I have been practicing pediatric dentistry in Decatur since 1995. Together, we have provided care to Central Illinois for over 50 years.

I enjoy helping to create beautiful smiles for our young patients while getting to know them and watching them grow up. My biggest goal is to create a safe, comfortable atmosphere where children have a positive first impression of dentistry.

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In the unfortunate circumstance you have a dental emergency, our after-hours emergency line is available 24/7. Call(217) 875-3080 and listen for the prompts.

Your Decatur and Central Illinois Pediatric Dentist!

Choosing a dentist for your child is a big decision, and all of us at Jerger Pediatric Dentistry know this is not something to be taken lightly. The care for your child and his or her individual needs is our top priority. Our staff is a group of skilled professionals offering exceptional dental care for our patients.

Our staff is dedicated to providing the highest quality of dental care, and we offer state of the art 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 other central Illinois communities. 

We know that your child’s first experience at the dentist often determines the way that he or she will continue to feel about the dentist throughout life, so extra care is taken to ensure 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 the dentist. Unlike general dental practices, our office caters specifically to infants, children, and teens. 

Happy Mouths and Healthy Smiles

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 our goal after every appointment. We know that teaching your child how to properly care for his or her mouth 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 per child and then send it to the troops serving overseas.

Over 50 Years of Quality Care

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 creating beautiful smiles for his young patients. His top priority is to create a safe, comfortable atmosphere where children have a positive and lasting first impression of dentistry.

Contact Us

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 look forward to meeting you.