Meet Our Team

Dr. Colton W. Sylvester, D.M.D.

Dr. Sylvester graduated from Southern Illinois University- Edwardsville in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences. He then earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree in 2010 from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Sylvester grew up in Farmer City, Illinois. He is excited to have the opportunity to return to Central Illinois and  practice in Bloomington. During his down time, Dr. Sylvester enjoys playing golf, and spending time with family.  He is an active member of the Downs United Methodist Church.

He is also a member of the American Dental Association, the Illinois State Dental Society and the McLean County Dental Society.


Dental Hygienists

Lauri Blaney, B.S.D.H.

Lauri graduated from Marquette University with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. She has been a licensed dental hygienist since 1983 and has worked continuously in the profession. Most of Lauri’s experience has been in general practices, but she has also worked in Pedodontic, Periodontic, and Hospital offices. Lauri has been active in both the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and various state associations.

Staci Shaw, RDH

Staci graduated from Parkland College with an Associate Degree in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. She began working as dental hygienist in the year 2000. She has specialized in Soft Tissue Management programs and loves working with children and “cowards”. Staci participates in dental health programs at community elementary schools in an effort to improve children’s dental education.

Ellen Reeves,  RDH

Ellen graduated from Illinois Central College in 1991 with a degree in dental hygiene. She has been practicing hygiene with our practice since January 1992. Ellen regularly attends continuing education programs with the office and on her own with the local and Chicago Dental Society.

Vicki Schnebly, RDH

Vicki graduated from Lake Land College in 1972 with a degree in dental hygiene.  She has continuously practiced in general and periodontal offices.  She has been licensed in both Missouri and Illinois, while in Missouri she was the Secretary/Treasurer of the Southeast Missouri Dental Hygiene Association.  Vicki joined our office in the fall of 2012.

Dental Assistants

Hafida Seffal

Hafida worked as a dental assistant in New Orleans for 3&1/2 years before she moved with her family to Bloomington. She joined the office in September 1998. She holds an EDDA (Expanded-Duty Dental Assistant) certification from Louisiana as well as certification in Radiography and CPR. Hafida also speaks Arabic and French fluently.

Jane Allen

Jane has been assisting for 25 years.  She worked for Dr. Dennis McDonald for 20+ years and when he retired she joined our practice in the fall of 2012.  Jane attends many continuing education courses and is CPR certified.  In her spare time she enjoys refinishing antiques and being outdoors.

Office Staff

Allison Oltman

Allison has worked in the dental field for 15 years.  She was a chairside assistant at the office of Dr. Dennis McDonald for 13 years and when Dr. McDonald retired in the fall of 2012 she made the transition to our office along with a majority of Dr. McDonald’s patients.  Allison now enjoys greeting people as they arrive,  scheduling appointments and helping patients with their dental insurance.

Jennifer LeBeck

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