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Dr. Childers was born and raised in Marion, Illinois. He graduated from Southern Illinois University with a degree in Biological Sciences. He then received his Dental Degree from the University of Kentucky and his Master’s Degree in Orthodontics from the University of Tennessee. Dr. Childers established his practice in Benton, in 1990.
Dr. Childers is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO). The ABO is the only organization for the specialty of orthodontics that is recognized by the American Dental Association and sponsored by the American Association of Orthodontists. Currently only 25% of the nation’s orthodontists are Board Certified.
Dr. Childers is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and of the American Dental Association as well as the state and local chapters. Dr. Childers has held various offices, including president of the executive committee for the Southern Illinois Dental Society. He is also an active member of a dental study club in St. Louis. Dr. Childers attends numerous continuous education seminars and is committed to remaining current in all aspects of his orthodontic practice.
Dr. Childers and his wife, Deidre have four Children, Mason, Katie, Alec and Tessa.