Meet the Team

Our experienced team is here to meet your family's complete dental health needs.

Our Dentists

Alan Colby

Alan Colby, D.D.S.

Dr. Colby brings 34 years of dental experience to the Burmeister Family & Cosmetic Dentistry team.

Chad Burmeister

Chad Burmeister, D.M.D., P.C.

Dr. Burmeister is honored to continue providing ethical, safe, comfortable dentistry with a variety of treatment options.

Rachel Ingram

Rachel Ingram, D.D.S.

Dr. Ingram is passionate about oral health and strives to educate her patients while working with them to realize their dental goals.

The Burmeister and Colby Team

Mary Abbott

Mary Abbott

Customer Service
Coordinator

Mary Abbott

Mary Abbott

Customer Service Coordinator

Hello my name is Mary Abbott. I grew up in Mt. Zion, IL, attended LSA & Mt. Zion High School. I attended Southeastern Academy of Travel & Tourism and Richland Community College. After getting married and living in the Springfield area for several years, we missed our friends & family and moved back to Decatur ~ this is home to me. I have been working with Dr. Burmeister since 2002 as a Customer Service Coordinator. It’s important to me that all of our patients feel comfortable & welcome in our office. We strive for excellence in patient care. Patients frequently complement our staff for having such a friendly office and that makes me feel like I’ve succeeded! We have a lot of fun in our office! My wonderful husband Brian, son Braiden & daughter Mea keep me smiling. I have been a foster parent since 2000. I enjoy spending time with my family & friends, camping, bike riding, reading & gardening.

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Teresa Sims

Teresa Sims

Customer Service
Coordinator

Teresa Sims

Teresa Sims

Customer Service Coordinator

Hi my name is Teresa Sims. I grew up in Blue Mound, IL and attended Blue Mound High School. Upon completing courses at Excel Training Systems in 1996 I became a dental assistant at this practice. After working three years as a dental assistant I moved to the front office where I am currently a customer service coordinator. I love interacting with our wonderful patients. Maintaining a cheerful environment with a staff of happy associates gives our patients a feeling of well-being and comfort during their visit. In my free time I enjoy decorating, flower gardening, motorcycle riding and spending time with my husband, children & grandchildren.

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Penny Davis

Penny Davis

Registered Dental
Hygienist

Penny Davis

Penny Davis

Registered Dental Hygienist

I am a Decatur native, having graduated from Eisenhower High School. In 1996 I received my Dental Hygiene degree from Lake Land College. My family relocated to Mankato, MN where I worked as a Dental Hygienist. In 2000 we moved back “home” to Decatur, IL. I have two boys Brock and Collin, a fabulous husband, three cats and one dog. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I am an avid sports fan, and enjoy reading and working out. I look forward to working with our great staff for many years to come. My most enjoyable experiences with my patients are getting to know all about them and their families.

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Megan oakley

Megan Oakley

Registered Dental
Hygienist

Megan oakley

Megan Oakley

Registered Dental Hygienist

Hello my name is Megan Oakley. I reside in Sullivan, IL where i was born and raised. I have been a Register Dental Hygienist since graduating from Lake Land College in 2004. I have been working with Dr. Burmeister since 2005 and enjoy the light-hearted, fun atmosphere in the office as well as getting to know my patients. I like to help my patients by educating them about their dental health and its importance related to overall health. My co-workers and I do our best to serve our patients and make them feel comfortable in the dental setting. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

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Tabatha Braden

Tabatha Braden

Certified Dental
Assistant

Tabatha Braden

Tabatha Braden

Certified Dental Assistant

Hi my name is Tabatha Braden. I grew up in Decatur, IL, having graduated from Eisenhower High School. I graduated from Midwest Technical Institute as a Certified Dental Assistant in 2007. After completing an externship with Dr. Burmeister, I was hired on as a full time dental assistant. I enjoy getting to know our patients and helping them feel comfortable during their dental procedures. My husband and I just had our first child Cannon. We are enjoying our new addition to our family. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, cooking and love anything outdoors.

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Joy Boleyn

Joy Boleyn

Customer Service
Coordinator

Tabatha Braden

Joy Boleyn

Customer Service Coordinator

Hello, my name is Joy Boleyn. I grew up in the Decatur area. I attended the LSA and graduated from Argenta-Oreana High School. My senior year of high school I attended the Medical Records Secretary class at the Decatur Area Tech Academy and earned my certificate for Medical Records Secretary. I worked in the Ophthalmology field for five years, until twenty years ago I found my fit in the dental field working for Dr. Alan Colby. Now that Dr. Burmeister and Dr. Colby have formed a partnership, I am enjoying my new work family and environment. I strive to make our patients comfortable and hope that they have an enjoyable experience in our practice! Over the years I have made a lot of friends and a lot of our patients have become like family. In my free time, my husband and I enjoy spending time with our two sons and their families as well as traveling and watching sports together.

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Linda Wuellner

Linda Wuellner

Registered Dental
Hygienist

Linda Wuellner

Linda Wuellner

Registered Dental Hygienist

Hi! My name is Linda Wuellner. I grew up in South Shores, Decatur, Illinois. I attended Holy Family, Eisenhower High School and Parkland College where I attained my dental hygiene degree. For the past twenty five years I have been employed by Dr. Alan Colby until recently joining the staff of Dr. Chad Burmeister. It has been a wonderful transition because everyone at our practice is a team player! We all strive to make our patients experience be the best that it can be! A little about me…I’m the youngest of nine and I have always enjoyed most sports and over the years have played on many Rec League Teams . In my past time I like to spend time with my family, friends and my cats! I look forward to seeing my current patients and meeting new patients as well!

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Sheena Ashley

Sheena Ashley

Registered Dental
Hygienist

Sheena Ashley

Sheena Ashley

Registered Dental Hygienist

My name is Sheena and I am from Bethany, Illinois. I attended dental hygiene school at Lake Land College in Mattoon, Illinois. Upon graduation, I moved to Evansville, Indiana to earn my bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene and health administration at The University of Southern Indiana. I moved back to Illinois in the spring of 2015 and am very happy to part of Dr. Burmeister’s team.

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Monica Nicholls

Monica Nicholls

Certified Dental
Assistant

Monica Nicholls

Monica Nicholls

Certified Dental Assistant

Hi! My name is Monica Nicholls. I am a graduate of MacArthur High School. I started out in the dental profession forty-two years ago working nine years for Dr. William Meis and the remaining years working as a dental assistant for Dr. Alan Colby. I am so excited to have joined the team of Dr. Chad Burmeister! Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband, our two children, three grandchildren and our large extended family and many friends!

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Mandy Mizell

Mandy Mizell

Certified Dental
Assistant

Monica Nicholls

Mandy Mizell

Certified Dental Assistant

Hi! My name is Many Mizell. I was born and raised in Decatur, Illinois where I graduated from Eisenhower High School. I attended Midwest Technical Institute where I studied to become a dental assistant. I did an externship at Dr. Burmeister’s practice and was lucky enough to join his staff. Becoming a dental assistant was the best decision that I have ever made! I truly enjoy my job and all of our wonderful patients! It is so rewarding to work in the dental field and I couldn’t be happier! On the weekends I enjoy my part time job at Hickory Point Golf Course. I love to stay busy so I am always working and I wouldn’t change a thing!

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Mandy Mizell

Stephanie Nichols

Customer Service
Coordinator

Stephanie Nichols

Stephanie Nichols

Customer Service Coordinator

Hello, my name is Stephanie Nichols. For the past 18 plus years I have been active in the dental field as a dental assistant and recently be came a customer service coordinator. I have found it to be very rewarding to be a part of this great team that cares so much for our patients and their dental needs. I am a life long resident of Decatur and I enjoy this community. I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two daughters that keep us very busy.

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The Ingram Team

Kathy Allen

Kathy Allen

Customer Service
Coordinator

Kathy Allen

Kathy Allen

Customer Service Coordinator

Hello, my name is Kathy Allen. I grew up in the Decatur area and graduated from Blue Mound High School. I've worked as a Customer Service Coordinator since 1998 and continue to make customer service my number one priority. Over the years I've enjoyed interacting with our patients and always look forward to meeting new patients. Our office strives to give exceptional service with a smile. Outside of the office I give the same amount of care and attention to my husband, three children, and my grandchildren. I enjoy time spent with my family, friends, and my animals as well as horseback riding.

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Dayna Arnett

Dayna Arnett

Customer Service
Coordinator

Dayna Arnett

Dayna Arnett

Customer Service Coordinator

Hello, my name is Dayna Arnett. I grew up in Lovington, IL and attended Lovington High School. I currently reside in Hammond, IL with my husband, Mark, and our daughter, Gracelyn. After working in the financial field for 13 years, I joined the wonderful staff of Dr. Ingram as a Customer Service Coordinator. I enjoy helping our patients with their dental insurance needs and making sure they have a great and comfortable experience while in our office. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, scrap booking, crafts, and baking.

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Robin Haskins

Robin Haskins

Registered Dental
Hygienist

Robin Haskins

Robin Haskins

Registered Dental Hygienist

Hello! I'm Robin Haskins and I am a native of Decatur. I graduated from Stephen Decatur High School and then earned my Dental Hygiene degree from Lake Land College in Mattoon. I also completed my Bachelor's Degree from the University of Saint Francis in Joliet. I worked with Dr. Ray Atteberry for 29 years and I am now very excited to begin working with Dr. Rachel Ingram. We have a great team ready to serve Decatur and the surrounding area. I will continue to deliver great dental care to all my patients, both old and new, as will each member of our staff. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two children, and getting together with friends. I enjoy exercise, including bike riding, as well as watching Millikin Women's basketball- Go Big Blue!

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Stacy Fortner

Stacy Fortner

Registered Dental Hygienist

Stacy Fortner

Stacy Fortner

Registered Dental Hygienist

Hi my name is Stacy Fortner. I grew up in Decatur, IL, having graduated from Stephen Decatur High School. In 1991 I received my Dental Hygiene degree from Lake Land College. I have been working with since Dr. Burmeister since 2004 and I love working with both Dr. Burmeister and Dr. Ingram and their staff. I am proud to work with this team, as giving great patient care is our top priority. I have a wonderful husband, son, daughter & granddaughter. I am passionate about my family and dogs. I enjoy antiquing, flea markets, decorating & home improvement projects.

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April Huffaker

April Huffaker

Certified Dental
Assistant

April Huffaker

April Huffaker

Certified Dental Assistant

Hello! My name is April Huffaker. I grew up in Mt. Zion, IL. I have been a dental assistant since 1990 and my relationship with patients is stronger than ever! Our mission here at Dr. Burmeister’s dental office is to provide high quality dental care to our patients in a comfortable, friendly, family oriented atmosphere. When you smile at me I want to smile back. My hobbies include gardening and decorating. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my children, pets & friends.

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