Meet Dr. Chris Pugeda

Our motto at Parkview Dental is “building smiles and relationships”. It’s always rewarding to change someone’s life through their smile or relieving their pain or their fear. I would like to think that my patients see me as someone that genuinely cares for them as a person. I know the relationships that I have built at Parkview Dental are what motivate me to be my best every day.

I was born in Springfield, IL, but I spent the majority of my childhood in Marion where my parents still reside. After graduating from Marion High School, I attended the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. Anyone who gets to know me knows that I bleed orange and blue! I continued on to Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine in Alton for my Doctorate of Dental Medicine and worked in Belleville for four years before opening Parkview Dental. 

I believe it is important to stay current on the newest advancements in materials, instrumentation, and technology. Very recently, I upgraded my office with CEREC® technology that can fabricate crowns and restorations in minutes! The innovations I have learned about since completing my formal education have vastly improved the quality of care I am able to provide to my patients, and it’s what they deserve.

My wife, Amy, and I currently live in Swansea with our two children, Lauren and Evan, and our new puppy, Macy. When I am not working I am usually spending time with my kids and their activities but when I get a chance I love to play golf and cheer for the University of Illinois sports teams. I am also involved in sports programs in Swansea and Columbia, on both the coaching and sponsorship level. It’s important for me to make a difference in people’s lives, both in and out of the office.

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