Dr. Maurer's Legacy
Christopher L. Maurer, D.M.D., grew up less than a mile away from our office location on the west side of Springfield. He attended Pleasant Plains for grade school and then Sacred Heart – Griffin for high school. He graduated in 1999 with a bachelor of business administration from the University of Illinois at Springfield. He then became a financial advisor with Morgan Stanley.
The success of his two sisters, Sue and Joanne, in their dental careers and a strong desire to serve the greater public influenced him to eventually leave his career as a financial advisor and pursue dentistry. He returned to the University of Illinois at Springfield to take prerequisite courses for dental school.
In 2011, Dr. Christopher Maurer graduated from the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. He and his wife, Trisha, purchased the house and property where the office is located that year and began the work of transforming it into a dental office.
In March 2012, he saw his first patients and hired a dental assistant, Donna. Opening this office was his dream come true.
On April 22, 2012, Dr. Maurer suddenly passed away at his home.
From May 2012 until February 2013, Dr. Allison (Buss) Beehner, a very good friend of Dr. Maurer’s and his wife’s from dental school, filled in the gap as dentist, driving from Bloomington to Springfield several times a month to see patients.
In February 2013, Maurer Family Dental had the great fortune of hiring Dr. Kylea Tibbs-Hnizdo as a full-time dentist. Dr. Kylea and Dr. Maurer became friends at the University of Illinois at Springfield and graduated from the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine together. Dr. Kylea continues the same level of patient care that Dr. Maurer aimed for.
Dr. Maurer’s legacy is a practice that provides quality dental treatment and works hard to earn your trust by treating you with respect.