Dentist in Bloomington, IL
All our professionals at Swanlund Dentistry maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.
Dr. Terry L. Swanlund DDS
Dr. Terry is a lifelong resident of the Bloomington-Normal community, graduating from Normal Community High School in 1976 and Illinois Wesleyan University in 1980. Dr. Terry and his wife moved to Dallas, TX after college. After being in Dallas for a few years, Dr. Terry decided to pursue his dream of being a dentist and graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1989 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Right after graduation in 1989, Dr. Terry and his family moved back to the Bloomington-Normal community for an opportunity to enter an established practice here. Since those first days, Dr. Terry has moved his office location three times and is happy to call this third and final office location home. Dr. Terry attends multiple continuing education courses every year to continually expand his knowledge base and to stay current on new trends and techniques in dentistry. He is also a member of the American Dental Association, the Illinois State Dental Society and the McLean County Dental Society. Dr. Terry really enjoys golf – playing golf, traveling to play golf and even visiting famous golf courses. He loved attending The Masters Tournament in 2014 at Augusta National. In 2012, Dr. Terry felt lucky and privileged to welcome his daughter Dr. Sarah Swanlund into practice with him.
Dr. Sarah L. Swanlund DMD
Dr. Sarah always knew she wanted to be a dentist – ever since her childhood when she would spend her days off school at her father’s office. Dr. Sarah grew up in the Bloomington-Normal community, graduating from Central Catholic High School in 2004. After graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2008, Dr. Sarah moved to Alton, IL where she attended Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. In June of 2012, Dr. Sarah joined her father’s practice in Bloomington. She is honored to practice alongside her father and to serve his patients with him. Dr. Sarah is a member of the American Dental Association, the Illinois State Dental Society, and the McLean County Dental Society. Dr. Sarah truly enjoys doing cosmetic dentistry and helping her patients get the smile they have always dreamed of!
Kari – Business Assistant
Kari is our top-notch Business Assistant. Kari has been with us for over 5 years and has been involved in the dental field for over 15 years. Her previous experience as a dental assistant gives her great knowledge when working with the insurance companies. She is always a smiling face when you walk in the door and a warm voice on the phone. She is the first person most patients interact within our office. When Kari isn’t working the phones and battling the insurance giants, she enjoys working out, cooking, and traveling with her husband.
Kerry – Dental Hygienist
Kerry is one of our fantastic Dental Hygienists. Kerry has been with our team since the beginning of 2015. She has 9 years’ experience as a Dental Hygienist, and it shows in her light touch and professional demeanor. Kerry graduated from Illinois Central College in 2008 with her degree in Dental Hygiene. She enjoys helping patients reach optimal oral health. You’ll often find Kerry talking about her adorable little boy and their fun adventures together! She really enjoys going boating and to St. Louis Cardinals baseball games. Kerry says she loves being able to balance working as a part-time dental professional and also a stay at home mom!
Joanna – Dental Hygienist
Joanna is another one of our fabulous Dental Hygienists. Joanna joined our team in early 2016. She has over 20 years’ experience in the dental field and it shows! She is a sealant boss, loves teaching patients the importance of great oral hygiene, and teaching it to them young! When she's not in the office making our patients' smiles brighter, she is busy in her yard as she is a Master Gardener. And keeping up with her 6 boys is a task in itself.
Leila – Dental Hygienist
Leila is fantastic Dental Hygienist. Once we met her and saw her amazing patient skills, we just couldn't let her go! Leila graduated in 2017 from Parkland Community College with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She plans to continue her education with a bachelors in community health in 2018. Leila enjoys overall health and fitness and spending time with her family and her animals. When Leila isn't making smiles bright, you can find her volunteering or as a part-time nanny to one lucky family.
Ashley – Dental Assistant
Ashley is the newest member of our team, joining us in June 2016, and is a rock star Dental Assistant. We’re thrilled to have her! She likes getting to know the patients on a personal level and also how there is never a dull moment in dentistry! Ashley is seen mostly working chair side with Dr. Sarah, but she helps to keep our office flowing smoothly behind the scenes, and she also can pull double-duty helping out in the front office when needed. Ashley is bubbly, always smiling, and puts you at ease during your dental appointment –when lots of people are scared the most! When she’s not helping us to create beautiful smiles, you can find Ashley glamping with her husband, cheering on the Chicago Cubs, or indulging in a good Netflix marathon. And as of lately, you’ll find her snuggled up against her precious baby girl!