Dental Staff

All professionals at Maurer Family Dental maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

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    Dr. Trisha Fluckiger grew up in nearby Lincoln, Illinois. She attended the Illinois Math and Science Academy in Aurora, Illinois for high school.

    She attended Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, Virginia for two years before earning a double-major Bachelor of Arts degree in physics and Russian from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri in 2002. She took additional undergraduate coursework at the University of Illinois Springfield and Lincoln-Land Community College. She then attended Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering. Dr. Fluckiger worked for Benton and Associates in Jacksonville, Illinois in civil engineering, focusing on water and wastewater engineering.

    She married Dr. Christopher Maurer in December 2009, and together they built Maurer Family Dental. Following his death in 2012, she returned to school to become a dentist. She was inspired by Dr. Maurer’s dedication to the career of dentistry and the satisfaction he gained from treating patients.

    Dr. Fluckiger graduated cum laude from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine in 2017. She enjoys continuing Dr. Maurer’s legacy at Maurer Family Dental and helping each patient that she encounters.

    Dr. Fluckiger is a member of the GV Black Dental Society, Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS), and the American Dental Association (ADA).

    Dr. Fluckiger resides in Springfield with her husband John, son Peter, and Chocolate Labrador Bella, and enjoys her time outside the office playing dinosaurs and going for long walks.

    (Thanks to Tara Long Photography for the fabulous family photo!)

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    Kylea Tibbs-Hnizdo

    Dr. Kylea Tibbs-Hnizdo began her practice at Maurer Family Dental in February 2013. She grew up in nearby Petersburg and attended PORTA schools. She completed her bachelor of science in biology at the University of Illinois at Springfield. She continued on to the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine and graduated cum laude in 2011. She practiced elsewhere locally before coming to Maurer Family Dental. Dr. Kylea has been trained in the latest techniques and technologies. She shares Dr. Maurer’s dedication to the dental profession and to her patients.

    In her own words, Dr. Kylea was “motivated to pursue a career in dentistry by a desire to serve people. The patient is the most important person in my dental practice. The patient deserves to be treated as an individual and with respect. I feel you, the patient, should play an integral role in your dental care. My job as a dentist is to diagnose any treatment needs, educate you about these needs, and explain all treatment options. I use my skills and knowledge as a professional to educate you about your mouth and help you to make decisions regarding this important aspect of your health.”

    Dr. Kylea is a member of the Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the GV Black Dental Society.

    Dr. Kylea enjoys spending most of her time outside of the dental office with her husband and sons. 

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