I love being part of my patients’ healthcare team. I enjoy working in conjunction with my patients to help them achieve and maintain optimum oral health. I am also very passionate about teaching patients about preventive techniques to avoid a diseased oral state. I feel that helping my patients achieve a healthy oral environment improves their lives: the mouth is the gateway to the rest of the body, and I believe strongly in the oral-systemic health connection.   Dr. Daniel R. Jacobsen

As a dentist, Dr. Daniel Jacobsen is passionate about providing compassionate, effective dental care to his patients, always focusing on their unique needs and working with them to find solutions appropriate for their clinical requirements. He develops strong connections with each patient, spending time getting to know them as individuals and talking with them about their lives and dreams of a healthy smile. Dr. Jacobsen understands that every person has their own reasons for seeking oral healthcare treatments, and instead of pressuring a patient into a specific procedure, he provides them with the information they need to make educated, empowered decisions about how to proceed.

Education and Commitment to Continuing Education

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Bachelor degree, summa cum laude
  • Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine, Doctorate of Dental Medicine, cum laude

Dr. Jacobsen believes that every professional has an obligation to further their knowledge and skills, no matter where they are in their career. That is especially true for those in the oral healthcare field, where there are constantly emerging technologies and treatment processes. The more knowledge he gains, the higher the quality of his craft and the wider range of services he can offer his patients. Dr. Jacobsen is particularly interested in continuing education courses in endodontics, pediatric dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and TMJ treatments.

Professional Memberships

  • American Dental Association
  • Illinois State Dental Society
  • McLean County Dental Society

Personal Life

A native of Forsyth, Dr. Jacobsen now lives in Bloomington, IL, with his wife Bree and their young children, Cole and Laney. His highest priority is his family and he spends much of his non-working hours with them. He also enjoys golf, watching and playing sports, and tackling home improvement projects.

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