Associates in Dentistry Family Dental Centers began in Canton, Illinois in the early 1970s. Because we offered a wide range of quality services and accepted dental insurance benefits by several major area businesses (i.e. Caterpillar and International Harvester – now Navistar, Keystone), our practice quickly grew and added four new locations. This included our Elmwood and Washington offices in 1974, our Bartonville office in 1978, and our central office in Peoria in 1983. Today, Associates in Dentistry has a total of five Family Dental Centers, 19 fully-equipped dental operatories and 10 hygiene operatories. We are the largest group-owned, non-corporate dental partnership in the Peoria area and have continuously expanded our services to meet patient needs. Our Family Dental Centers employ over 40 professional and support staff including registered dental hygienists who provide teeth cleanings and other preventative treatment services, trained dental assistants who work chairside with your dentist, and numerous scheduling, billing, accounting, insurance and administrative staff. All account information, scheduling and management reports are supported by Eaglesoft.