About Your Dentist

Jessica Lavalle, DMD

"I believe that dental health and oral health are major components of overall health and well-being. I strive to have happy and healthy patients who are well-informed about the importance of oral health."

My Mission

"To provide gentle, caring and modern dental care to patients of all ages. To educate my patients about the value of preventative dental care and the many benefits of maintaining excellent oral health. To continuously learn new techniques to improve my patients' dental experience."

Education

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

Bachelor of Science in Community Health
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Champaign, IL

Professional Memberships

Dr. Lavalle is a member in good standing of the American Dental Association and the Saint Louis Dental Society.

Life & Hobbies

Outside of the office, Dr. Lavalle enjoys traveling, nature watching, and spending quality time with her nephew and nieces.

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!