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Meet Our Doctors

Gary W. Long, D.D.S.

Dr. Gary Long graduated from Illinois Central College with a pre-dental degree before earning his doctor of dental surgery degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Since his graduation over 30 years ago, he has continued to proudly serve the Morton community.

Dr. Long is a member of the:

  • American Dental Association
  • Illinois State Dental Society
  • Peoria District Dental Society

Dr. Long and his wife, Patricia, have two children, Bruce Long and Morton Dental Center’s Dr. Erika Grimm. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, gardening, and playing racquetball.

Erika K. Grimm, D.D.S.

Dr. Erika Grimm completed her pre-dental studies at Purdue University before continuing to the University of Illinois at Chicago to earn her doctor of dental surgery degree.

Dr. Grimm is a member of the:

  • American Dental Association
  • Illinois State Dental Society
  • Chicago Dental Society
  • Peoria District Dental Society
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics

Dr. Grimm regularly supplements her knowledge through continuing education courses, including:

  • The Hornbrook Group Center for Advanced Continuing Education
    – Comprehensive Aesthetics Program
    – Full Mouth Rehabilitation Program
  • E4D Technologies ― Mastering Digital Dentistry: Smile Design
  • AAFE Advanced BOTOX® and Dermal Filler

Dr. Grimm is married to Ron and has a step-daughter, Nicole, a son-in-law Matt, and two grandchildren: Lotus and Zen. When she’s away from the office, she enjoys traveling, sailing, hiking, listening to live music, reading, and doing yoga.

Peter D. Smidt, D.D.S.

Dr. Peter Smidt graduated from Olivet Nazarene University with a degree in biology and chemistry before earning his doctorate of dental surgery from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. He completed rotations at the Peoria County Health Department, the Lawndale Christian Center in Chicago, as well as a dental mission trip to Jamaica.

Dr. Smidt is a member of the:

  • American Dental Association
  • Illinois State Dental Society
  • Chicago Dental Society
  • Peoria District Dental Society
  • Illinois Academy of General Dentistry
  • Tazewell County Dental Club

Dr. Smidt is committed to furthering his education in dental surgery, dental implants, and root canal therapy through regular continuing education courses, including:

  • E4D Technologies
  • The Pankey Institute
  • Spear Education

Dr. Smidt and his wife, Jen, have a daughter, Cambria, and a son, Lofton. In his free time, Dr. Smidt enjoys dental mission trips, playing and coaching athletics, hunting, playing the piano, and passionately following the St. Louis Cardinals.

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Did you know?

There is also a Zoom!™ take-home whitening kit available. This do-it-yourself process is usually completed in 2 weeks, and while the results are more gradual compared to the in-office procedure, you will still see noticeable, fantastic results. Talk with our doctors for help in deciding which whitening procedure is right for you.

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