About Your Dentist

Sarah Giacomini, DMD

“Life is short; smile while you still have teeth!”

My Mission

“My mission is to provide patients with a treatment environment where they feel comfortable and at home. I believe it is vital to work collaboratively with my patients, so I want them to be honest with me about their dental treatment goals and know that I am here to help them achieve those goals without judgment. I am dedicated to helping my patients maintain the smile they have always dreamed of having through oral health education, proper preventative care, and routine treatment. I truly believe that changing a person’s smile can change a person’s life. Every smile has a history, and with the right treatment and maintenance, every smile can have a future!”

Education

Doctor of Dental Medicine
Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine – Alton, IL

Master of Science - Biology
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville – Edwardsville, IL

Bachelor of Science - Biology
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville – Edwardsville, IL

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

Dr. Giacomini is a member of the American Dental Association, American Dental Education Association, and the Psi Omega Dental Fraternity.

Life & Hobbies

Dr. Giacomini is from Springfield, Illinois. She moved to southern Illinois for school and has been there ever since! Dr. Giacomini loves her family and friends and enjoys spending as much time with them as possible. In her spare time, Dr. Giacomini enjoys running, hiking, traveling, and spending time with her boyfriend, who is also a dentist! Dr. Giacomini’s best friend is her dog, Dolly, a 4 ½-year-old pit bull-terrier mix rescue who loves playing frisbee outside!
 

Magdalena Mertz, DDS

"I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”-Maya Angelou

My Mission

“My goal is to provide high quality comprehensive dental care to everyone that I meet. I strive to be compassionate, empathetic, and communicate effectively with each unique patient.”

Education & Continuing Education

University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry – Kansas City, MissouriDoctor of Dental Medicine

Missouri State University – Springfield, MissouriBachelor of Science- Biology

*Graduated Cum Laude

Professional Memberships

Dr. Mertz is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Missouri Dental Association.

Life & Hobbies

A nature enthusiast, Dr. Mertz loves hiking, camping, and taking long walks with her husband and her dog, Chief. She also enjoys spending time with friends and family and meeting new people, because “everyone has a story to tell.”