BETHALTO — Riverbend Pediatric Dentistry, 705 Kansas St., is a home away from home for Dr. Adam .
latest of the practice’s three locations opened its doors in June.
“The original location is in Jerseyville, and a second one is in Litchfield,” Snyder said. “Since there wasn’t a pediatric dentist in Bethalto, a decision was made to open one here.”
Snyder only sees patients out of the Bethalto office.
Sharing the office with a few others, including Varble Orthodontics, Riverbend Pediatric Dentistry is the only office specializing exclusively in children’s dental health care.
Snyder specializes in dental care for infants, toddlers and children through adolescence and provides services such as preventive, restorative and interceptive orthodontics.
A graduate of Alton High School, Snyder has pursued years of higher education to achieve his goals. Snyder spent two years at Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey and finished his undergraduate degree at Saint Louis University.
Afterward, he attended Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine in Alton, earning his doctor of dental medicine degree.
After practicing general dentistry for four years and working part time in general practice at Carrow Chapel in Alton, it wasn’t until his time at Family Health Care in St. Louis when he realized his true passion for working with young children.
“It was all experience that led me to want to work with children, and being around them,” Snyder said. “I wanted to help kids, and so I decided I’d go back and specialize in pediatric dentistry.”
Snyder said he received specialty training in pediatric dentistry while he attended the University of Louisville School of dentistry, and Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Ky.
Snyder graduated with his training last July and has made it his goal to educate children about dental health.
Snyder, who is accepting new patients, said he typically recommends children start receiving dental care at the age of 1.
Riverbend Pediatric Dentistry is open from 7:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; Tuesday by appointment; 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Thursdays and 7:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Fridays.
More information is available at www.riverbendpediatricdentistry.com or by calling (618) 596-3725.