(217) 875-4505 - Dr. Ron Cole

(217) 877-1743 - Dr. Mary Cole

Get to know the doctors of our Decatur, IL dental practice. Doctors Mary and Ron Cole are dedicated to providing you with a stress-free visit no matter what your dental needs might be. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!


Doctors Ron and Mary Cole have over 35 years of dental experience, so you know that you're in caring and capable hands.

Dr. Mary Cole

Dr. Mary Cole graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1994 from the University of Louisville in Kentucky, where she is originally from. Dr. Cole, then, received her Doctors of Dental Medicine Degree from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in 1998.

Dr. Cole practiced dentistry for 5 years in the United States Navy. In 1999, she graduated from an Advanced Education General Dentistry residency program in Great Lakes, IL. Dr. Mary Cole was voted #1 dentist all 3 years she was stationed at Parris Island, South Carolina. While Dr. Cole was in the Navy, she also worked for 2 years in private practice in her spare time. She has worked and held licenses in Kentucky, Georgia, South Carolina, and Illinois.

Dr. Mary Cole has practiced general dentistry for 18 years with a gentle touch. She has had extensive training in the Navy doing root canals where she worked doing them almost exclusively with endodontic specialists for nearly 3 years.

Dr. Cole is certified on both the Waterlase (hard tissue) and diode (soft tissue) dental lasers. She loves children and is certified to administer nitrous oxide (laughing gas). A preferred provider for Invisalign (invisible braces), Dr. Mary Cole loves to take care of emergencies and get people out of pain.

She is also very active in the community. She has been a member of the Junior Welfare Association for 6 years in Decatur and has been an active member of the Macon County Mother of Multiples (twins' club) for 7 years. Dr. Cole is currently a Macon County Master Gardener Intern. She has been an active member of the American Dental Association for the past 17 years and a member of the Illinois State Dental Society for the past 7 years.

Dr. Mary Cole practices next to her husband - who is also a dentist - in the same building.

Dr. Ron Cole

Dr. Ron Cole is a Decatur native and graduated from Stephan Decatur High School in 1991. In 1995, he graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor's Degree in Zoology. Dr. Ron Cole, then, graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1999 from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry where he received a Doctor's of Dental Medicine degree.

Dr. Cole married his wife, Dr. Mary Cole, in 1999 and followed her footsteps into the United States Navy as a dentist. In 2000, he received an Advanced Education General Dentistry residency from the United States Navy in Great Lakes, IL. Dr. Cole was then stationed in Parris Island, South Carolina with his wife where they both worked on Marines' teeth.

Dr. Ron Cole has had extensive training in extractions, working almost exclusively in this department with the oral surgeon specialists for 2 years, and won an award for this achievement. He then worked in a predominately children's dental practice in Georgia and South Carolina. Dr. Ron Cole has worked and held dental practices in Kentucky, Georgia, South Carolina, and Illinois.

Dr. Ron Cole has practiced general dentistry for 17 years. He has been a member of the American Dental Association for 16 years and the Illinois State Dental Society for 7 years. He is certified to work on the Waterlase (hard tissue laser) and the diode (soft tissue laser) lasers. He does everything from fillings, crowns, and implants to dentures and extractions.


Dawn

From: Decatur, IL
Position: Receptionist / Office Manager
Since: 1973
Interests: Reading, movies, singing in church choir, shopping
What do you like about your job? I truly enjoy working in the health profession and helping people, as well as visiting with them and hearing about their families.
Education: Lakeland Jr. College, Graduate of Dental Assistant Program and Certified Assistant for at least 20 years.

Pam

From: Decatur, IL
Position: Registered Dental Hygienist
Since: 1976
Interests: Flower gardening, decorating, playing with my granddaughters, being with family and friends.
What do you like about your job? Educating patients to better heath care and creating friendships with patients.
Education: Associates degree from Lake Land Jr. College.

Barb

From: Tower Hill, IL
Position: Registered Dental Hygienist
Since: 1979
Interests: Photography and Traveling
What do you like about your job? Meeting people, Educating them to improve their ability to keep their teeth healthy and looking nice, The people I work with.
Education: Lake Land College- Associate's in Applied Science, Richland College- Basic Certificate in Electronics

Reba

From:
Position: Office manager
Since: 1981
Interests: Spending time with family and friends.
What do you like about your job? Helping patients with all their dental care needs.
Education: Lake Land College Dental Assistant Program

Vicki

From: Decatur, IL
Position: Dental Hygienist
Since: 1985
Interests: Aerobics, weight training
What do you like about your job? The patients
Education: Associates degree in applied science

Kelly

From: Decatur, IL
Position: Dental Hygiene
Since: 1991
Interests: Spending time with family and friends, shopping, working out and being the "taxi mom".
What do you like about your job? Educating people and learning about others.
Education: Associate degree in applied science from Lakeland College.

Penny

From: Bethany, IL
Position: Certified Dental Assistant
Since: 1992
Interests: Spending time with my children & grandchildren, shopping.
What do you like about your job? Working with people.
Education: Certified Dental Assistant, LakeLand College, Mattoon, IL.

Traci

From: Latham, IL
Position: Dental Assistant
Since: 1996
Interests: Reading, spending time with family.
What do you like about your job? Patient care
Education:

Lee

From: Chicago, IL
Position: Front Desk Receptionist
Since: 1998
Interests: My pets and wine country
What do you like about your job? Talking with patients.
Education:

Kasey

From: LeRoy, IL
Position: Registered Dental Hygienist
Since: 2002
Interests: I love hanging out with my family, I love pets & cooking.
What do you like about your job? Helping people keep their teeth for life! I like meeting people.
Education: Associates in Dental Hygiene, Parkland College

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Cole Family Dentistry

(217) 875-4505 - Dr. Ron Cole
(217) 877-1743 - Dr. Mary Cole

2727 N Oakland Ave., Ste. 103 & 101 Decatur, IL 62526