2017 Best of teh Best

Christa Y. Spates, D.D.S.


“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work another day in your life”  is a quote that Dr. Spates strongly believes. This mantra allowed her to develop Just Kidz Dentistry over 10 years ago in Peoria, Illinois. She believes in gentle, compassionate dental care. She also believes that going to the dentist can be an enjoyable experience for children.

Dr. Spates completed dental school at the Medical College of Virginia where she discovered her passion for treating kids. She later completed her pediatric dental residency at the Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, where she served as Chief Resident. She also spent an additional year as a fellow training future pediatric dentists and completing her research in the Hematology division. Dr. Spates is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Illinois Society of Pediatric Dentists and the American Dental Association.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and four children. She also enjoys traveling and various types of exercise.

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