Kevin A. Brucker, DMD
It is my privilege to provide my patients with a smile. To help a patient stop the progression of periodontal disease. To fix a cavity in their front tooth. To help someone learn and be educated. I provide more than just a cleaning or a filling; I am here to provide the knowledge for long-term care and prevention.
My profession gives me a unique opportunity to improve both a patient’s quality of life and self-esteem. Every day brings a new set of challenges, and I enjoy approaching them head on to give our patients the best smile possible. I make sure they are comfortable and happy with their treatment. It is so rewarding to catch up on the news in their lives and the fun they bring to our office.
Education and Continuing Education
- MacMurray College, Jacksonville, IL – Bachelor of Science
- Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine – Doctorate of Dental Medicine
Dentistry has come so far since I started, and it is still growing by leaps and bounds. Continuing education helps keep me knowledgeable. I dedicate my time to learn everything I can to help our patients and make sure they receive the best care possible.
My team and I take education seriously, and we are constantly attending lectures and conferences. We have garnered renown for our research in occlusion, joint stability, and myofascial pain control. I am active with the Dawson Academy, the Spear Institute, Piper Education and Research Center for TMJ, and many other areas of training and continuing education to offer the latest and most efficient treatment option at a fair price.
- American Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Illinois Dental Society
At Home and in the Community
I am a lifelong resident of Melvin, which is only ten minutes from my practice. I currently live two blocks from my childhood home. I have a wonderful wife who I’ve been married to for 25 years and have an outstanding son and daughter. My son is training to be an airline pilot and is currently an instructor at Parkland College, and my daughter is a freshman at DePaul University and is currently on track to go into dentistry as well. We have a highly energetic chocolate lab that loves to go camping with us and rides with us all over.
As most patients can see when they walk in, I am obsessed with motorcycles. I love racing and riding year round. When I am not racing, I spend a lot of time outdoors, camping, shooting, and working on cars. In addition, I am a lifelong member of St. Peter's Free Lutheran Church of Melvin and a member of the church council.
The community I live in is as much a part of me as I am of it. I am deeply attached to my neighbors and friends, and it is only right to give back to the community. I am a Past President of the Gibson City Rotary Club and the Ford-Iroquois Counties Board of Health. I am also a volunteer fireman for the Melvin Fire Department. I’ve been blessed with so much that I try to give back wherever and whenever I can.