Meet Dr. Bruce Mathes

Your caring family dentist in Peoria, IL.

Dr. Bruce Mathes who is a dentist in Peoria, IL

‘‘We're here to get you and your smile healthy! My team and I promise to provide you our honest recommendations - not sell you dentistry."


Why did you choose dentistry?


“I chose to become a Peoria dentist because I always wanted to help people by using my love of the sciences and abilities with my hands in a health-related field.”


What is the best part of Bruce Mathes DDS?


“The best part of my job is seeing the results of helping someone with their smile. It may be helping them achieve a better level of oral care or helping restore their smile or giving them a brighter whiter smile. I love building the relationships between myself, staff, and my patients. We truly do care about you, not just your oral health.”

Dr. Bruce Mathes' Journey To Dentistry

Providing exceptional dental care for more than 25 years.

  • Received BA from Augustana College in Rock Island , IL
  • Received DDS from University of Illinois College of Dentistry in Chicago, IL
  • Completed a 2-year general practice residency at the University of Detroit-Mercy in Detroit, Michigan
  • Received Masters of Science in Biology
  • Associateship in Peoria, IL
  • Taught Oral Pathology part-time while opening his new dental practice
  • Served as a clinic instructor in the Dental Hygiene Department at Illinois Central College
  • Alumni member of the Dawson Academy
“I am married to my beautiful wife Laurie and have two amazing daughters, Maggie and Sarah. We live in Germantown Hills, IL. Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my wife and my two daughters. I also enjoy fishing, biking, and golfing as well as a good RPM class.”

What flavor of ice cream would you be?

“At first, I was trying to think of a unique ice cream like Mackinaw Island Fudge, but then I settled on vanilla. OK, sounds kind of boring, but what is better than vanilla and strawberries or vanilla and blueberries? Or, how about vanilla on a chocolate brownie and chocolate syrup or vanilla on an apple pie. Or just plain vanilla on a hot summer day! I guess that is how you might describe me being versatile and having many interests.”

Now That You've Met Dr. Mathes ...

Get to know his amazing dental team.

Kim who is the Office Manager at Bruce Mathes DDS

I have been a patient of Dr. Mathes for several years. He does excellent work, is very friendly and sincerely cares about my well-being and the health of my teeth. I highly recommend Dr. Mathes to anyone looking me a new dentist.

Tom C., Actual Patient

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