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Meet the Doctors

Earl E. Woeltje DDS MAGD

Dr. Woeltje received his Bachelor of Arts from Augustana College with majors in chemistry, biology, and pre-dentistry. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from Northwestern University. He taught in the Crown and Bridge department at Northwestern University immediately after dental school and continued on a part time basis in his early years while practicing in Streator.

The doctor places a very high value on continuing education for himself and his staff. Continuing education involves courses on advanced dentistry that are taken after graduation and while in practice.  The MAGD stands for Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry.  The designation requires first receiving your Fellowship in the academy and all of its requirements and then going on to receive over 1,500 more hours of education in all the different fields of dentistry.  Less then 100 dentists in the nation receives this honor.

Professional Memberships:

  • American Dental Association
  • Mastership  in the Academy of General Dentistry
  • Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry
  • Illinois Valley Dental Society
  • Illinois Valley Peer Review Chairman
  • Illinois State Peer Review Board
  • American Prosthodontic Society

Civic Involvement:

  • Streator High School  Board of Education (past President and Secretary)
  • Streator High School Foundation Board (current Vice president)
  • Streator Chamber of Commerce
  • Streator YMCA Stingray Swim Team (President, meet director)
  • YMCA  Level II Official
  • Board of Streator YMCA  (Two term as president)
  • American Cancer Society smoke out chairman

Dr. Woeltje lives in Streator with his wife Rita, and daughters Alexandria and Madison. He personally enjoys woodworking, sailing, snow and water skiing.

Charles Goodman DDS MS

Dr. Goodman has been performing periodontal treatment at our office since 1986. He attended the University of Maryland for both his undergraduate and dental training. He completed his specialty work at the University of Iowa receiving a certificate of specialty in Periodontics and a Masters in Physiology.

He served as director of graduate periodontal training at Northwestern University for seven years; in addition he served as Associate Professor in both the graduate and undergraduate clinics at the University.

He also maintains a full time practice in Chicago. Dr. Goodman and his wife Connie live in Dyer, Indiana with their two sons Michael and Brian.


Our Dental and Office Assistants


Barb has been a member of our team since November of 1990 as our Dental Assistant, Lab Technician, and Supply Coordinator. She is a member of the American Dental Assistants Association. She enjoys continuing education courses in all aspects of the practice and has taken several computer courses. Barb is a life long Streator resident .  She and her husband Brian really enjoy summer and spending time together with an occasional friendly round of golf, walking, running or working out. She loves flower gardening and spoiling their dog Bear.

Bonnie has been with our office since June of 1993. She assists both in the clinical part of the office, our sterilization coordinator ,and in the front office as our administrative secretary. She plays a major role in making our day run smoothly. Bonnie is also a life long resident of Streator. She has a son Joe, daughter Amy, and two grandchildren, Charlie and Noelle. She enjoys walking, family activities, and is active in her church. 

Gayla is our Office Coordinator.   She joined our staff in July of 2006. She is responsible for the accuracy of the treatment records, updating financial and medical information and the logging of all pertinent information in the computer.  She has 22 years of experience working in a dental office.  She brings extensive knowledge and experience in handling insurance claims.  She and her husband, Jeff, live in Leland and have two sons, Tim, (Nicole), and Cory and a grandson, Ethan.   She is a Pampered Chef Consultant, is very active in her church and enjoys being with family and friends.


Our Hygiene Department

A dental hygienist is a licensed professional qualified to detect and remove calculus and other foreign matter to assist the dentist in his diagnosis of dental disease. They are authorized with further training to provide injections and help maintain oral health and educate the patients on oral hygiene.

            It requires a two to four year degree completion program. Upon graduation, hygienists are licensed by the state and are required to complete twenty-four hours of continuing education every two years.


Patti began working for Dr. Woeltje in December of 2000 and works Tuesday through Friday. She received her Registered Dental Hygienist license in 1979 at IL Central College, Peoria, IL.  She completes at least 36 hours of continuing education every three years, is certified in CPR, the monitoring of Nitrous Oxide, and local anesthesia. Patti and her husband Don live in Ottawa. They have two children Stacey and Chris. She and her husband Don enjoy gardening, walking, hiking, and the occasional game of tennis.

Jean began working with us in January of 1996 and works Tuesdays and Thursdays.  She received her Registered Dental Hygienist license in 1971 at Parkland College, Champaign, IL. She completes a minimum of 36 hours of continuing education every three years, is certified in local anesthesia and CPR.  Jean and her husband Ed live in Ransom. They have seven children, Kathleen (Nick) McGurk, Brian (Heather), Peggy (Jim) Callaghan, Kevin, Danny(Mari), Megan (Zac) Bitner, and Ryan and nine grandchildren.  Jean enjoys working out, gardening, and biking.

Caryn is a dental hygienist who graduated from Southern Illinois University in 1984, and started in our office March 2001. She completes at least 36 hours of continuing education every three years, is certified in local anesthesia and CPR. She works Wednesdays and Fridays.  Caryn lives in Ottawa with her husband Dave and their 3 children Larissa, Lance, and Lindsey. She has worked in periodontic, pedodontic, and general dentistry offices. Caryn enjoys outdoor activities such as camping, water and snow skiing, and gardening.

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