Meet Our Team!
All our professionals at Streator Family Dental pursue ongoing education and training to stay current on the latest trends in dentistry. Take a moment and read the brief descriptions below to familiarize you with our team members' training,work experience, and personalities!
- Dr. Brendan D. Graham
Dr. Graham completed his undergraduate studies at Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville in 2006 graduating 'Summa Cum Laude' with a B.S. in Biological Sciences. While a student at SIUE, Brendan was awarded the "Rising Sophomore Award" and was presented the "Chancellors Award for Academic Excellence" at graduation.
Dr. Graham graduated 'Cum Laude' from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine in Alton, Illinois in 2010. While a student at SIU-SDM, Brendan was the class representative to the American Student Dental Association (ASDA). As a member of ASDA, he lobbied in Washington, DC to increase access to care for underserved populations. Dr. Graham was also very involved in community outreach, speaking to dozens of schools and eldercare facilities on oral hygiene and the importance of routine dental check-ups. In 2010 he was the recipient of the American College of Dentists "Outstanding Student Leader Award" for scholastic performance, leadership, ethical and compassionate patient care, and potential to impact the profession of dentistry in the future. Dr. Graham is an active member of organized dentistry serving as "New Dentist Liason", "Dent-IL-Pac" representative, and the current President of the Illinois Valley Dental Society.
Brendan maintains his rural roots by continuing to assist his parents with their beekeeping business. An avid guitar player, Dr. Graham enjoys attending a variety concerts and shows. In his free time he also enjoys watching baseball, football, golf, and his favorite sport, hockey. Dr. Graham resides in the country south of Ottawa and enjoys his time away from work with his wife Amy, and their children, Emily and Benjamin.
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- Jackie Buchanan - Registered Dental Hygienist
Jackie is a 2003 graduate of Illinois Central Colleges Dental Hygiene program. She was a dental assistant for two years prior to returning to school to become a hygienist. She has spent the last 15 years with our team. Prior to entering the dental field, Jackie served our country in the US Army for almost 7 years. Jackie loves joking around with patients to make them feel at ease. She also enjoys providing great cleanings and helping patients understand their oral health!
Jackie currently resides in Marseilles with her husband Rich. She has two adult sons, Ricky and Joshua. Jackie enjoys spending her spare time making home improvements and has successfully resold two homes that she and her husband renovated. She also enjoys gardening and traveling with her husband in their RV!
- Janet Larson - Registered Dental Hygienist
Janet is a 1980 graduate of IVCC with her dental assisting certificate and a 1984 graduate of Parkland College's Dental Hygiene program. She has over 30 years of experience in the dental field here in Streator as a hygienist, and has been with our practice for 12 great years. Janet takes pride in providing outstanding cleanings, patient education, oral hygiene instruction, and making sure your concerns are heard by our dentists. She is a member of the ADHA, past president and treasurer of the Illinois Valley Dental Hygienists Society, and a member of the Cornell United Methodist Church.
She and her husband, Daryl, have two sons Brandon and Brett, and a grand-daughter, Parker. She enjoys spending free time walking, reading, baking, and spending time with her family.
- Jane Kochis - Dental Assistant
Jane is a 1976 graduate of IVCC with her Dental Assistant certificate. She has spent the past 42 years as a dental assistant, and has been with our practice since 1995. She has also taken additional classes to be certified to polish fillings, teeth, and place dental sealants.
She and her husband Randy have two sons who are gainfully employed and working in Chicago. She spends her free time gardening, crafting, playing with her dog Gunner. She enjoys spending time with family and friends at the many wonderful establishments in the area.
Linda Peterson - Office Manager/Receptionist
Linda was born and raised in the Los Angeles, CA area. She served on active duty in the US Army from 1990-1996 as Military Police and Patient Administration Specialist. She graduated as Class Commandant in 1993 from Patient Administration Specialist School in Ft. Sam Houston, TX. She also has her Associates Degree in Science from Colorado Mountain College in Aspen, CO (2002). Linda has been with our team since 2014. She loves greeting patients with a smiling face every day! She has 3 adult children and 2 grandchildren. She enjoys baseball, painting, spending time with her grandchildren and friends, and going to church.
Chelsey Faw - Dental Assistant/Receptionist
Chelsey is a 2014 graduate of the IVCC dental assisting program and currently holds her Certified Dental Assistant Certificate which includes expanded functions for coronal polishing and dental sealant placement. She interned in our office in the summer of 2014 and has been with our practice ever since! She is a cross-trained assistant working with Linda at our front desk on Mondays. She loves having the ability to jump in and help the team wherever she is needed.
She and her husband Jason along with son Hunter reside in Toluca, IL. She also holds her EMT-B license and enjoys volunteering for the community on the ambulance crew. She also enjoys spending free time reading, shopping, and being with friends and family.
Jennifer Muntz - Registered Dental Hygienist
Jenny was born and raised in Streator. She graduated from Southern Illinois University (Carbondale) with her bachelor's degree in dental hygiene in 2015. She is certified in local anesthetic administration, CPR, and enjoys taking continuing education courses. Jenny joined our team in 2014 as a dental assistant and after graduating SIUC she returned to our practice as one of our dental hygienists. Jenny resides in Streator with her husband, Nathan. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, and hunting.