Dr. Trish Kessler-Bookhout, DMD
Dr. Trish Kessler-Bookhout spent her childhood working and growing up on her family’s rural Clay County farm where her parents still reside. At an early age, she had a distinct interest in dentistry, often spending her summers assisting in the dental practice which is now her own, Meadowview Dental Group. After attending the University of Illinois, she entered into the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine where she excelled as one of the top clinical students in her class and graduated with honors in 1994.
The new doctor quickly established a successful practice, but actively continued to seek out advanced training in cosmetic dentistry from the world renowned Las Vegas Institute (LVI). She also established memberships in the American Dental Association (ADA), the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), American Academy of Women Dentists (AAWD), and many others. She has been the recipient of awards and accolades from the Quintessence Award in Restorative Dentistry, the American Society of Dentistry for Children, and the Edward Hatton Rural Dentistry award. She has been a guest lecturer at SIU and is a past President of the Wabash River Dental Society.
Dr. Trish truly enjoys her work and the relationships she builds with her patients. She takes pride in providing premier dentistry in southern Illinois. In her free time, she is busy with four children and her husband, Kevin, playing summer baseball, camping, boating, and visiting with her family.
Front Office Staff
(L to R): Marla Adams, Kathy Martin, and Kathy Michels
They are there for you when making appointments or answering questions concerning your care and personal or family accounts.
(L to R): Front: Sara Bergbower, Kathy Martin; Back: Lisa Foster, Karla Puckett
While working very close with Dr. Trish, their ultimate goal is to make sure our patients are comfortable and have everything you need to make your appointment a pleasant experience.
(L to R): Sara Bergbower, Rachel Kidwell, and Lisa Rauch
Your regular check ups and preventive visits are extremely important. We believe in diagnosing problems at an early stage and preventing these from becoming major issues, which saves you valuable time and expense. Our hygienists provide the most up-to-date preventive and periodontal treatment as well as more extensive services. Whiter and brighter smiles are in, so ask us about ZOOM Whitening!
Behind the scenes, our practice manager assists in numerous capacities to assure our patients continue to smile, and Meadowview Dental continues to shine bright in our community!