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Meet Dr. Joel Lovell

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Joel Lovell, DMD

I am committed to serving others, and the field of dentistry allows me to provide a needed service while fostering lifelong relationships with people. Practicing dentistry is an exceptionally rewarding experience; at the end of the day, I truly enjoy every part of my job!” – Dr. Lovell

Education and continuing education

Dr. Lovell pursued his undergraduate studies at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science, graduating at the top of his class as summa cum laude. Dr. Lovell received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree with cum laude distinction from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine.

He was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a national dental honor society that recognizes students of the highest scholarship and character. Dr. Lovell has been recognized for excellence and creativity in restorative dentistry as well as his work in aesthetic dentistry by the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.

Dr. Lovell takes pride in providing a positive experience for his patients by understanding their individual circumstances and catering to their needs with gentle care. He attends courses at highly respected universities to learn the best techniques in how to provide the best and most up-to-date care for his patients. Technology has changed dentistry at a rapid pace, and through continuing education, Dr. Lovell absorbs the most recent research to provide the best patient care with pain-free treatment.


Professional affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • Illinois State Dental Society
  • Peoria District Dental Society
  • American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Academy of Sports Dentistry
  • International Team for Implantology

In the community

Dr. Lovell is actively involved in his church as a member of Harvest Bible Chapel in East Peoria, IL.  He has been on various dental mission trips to provide much-needed dental care to remote parts of the world. He volunteers his time and expertise to local high school sports teams, including IHSA State Tournaments, and is a soccer coach at Peoria Christian High School.  He has spoken to various schools at different age levels on the topic of oral health and its effect on the body.

Outside the office

Originally from Tremont, IL, Dr. Lovell and his wife, Kortnie, are excited to call Central IL home. They have been blessed with three wonderful girls:  Adalynn, Paisley, and Magnolia.  Spending time with his family is of great importance.  A man of many hobbies, Dr. Lovell enjoys being out in nature and staying active.


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