YOLANDA WRIGHT-LOWRY, DMD
General dentist and owner,
The Smile Center of Peoria
Occupation: Yolanda Wright-Lowry is the lead general dentist and owner of The Smile Center of Peoria, which provides general, cosmetic, holistic and pediatric dental services. She formerly provided dental care at the Peoria County Jail.
Community Involvement: She is active with the Peoria Dental Society and the Peoria chapter of Jack and Jill of America. She is also a member of the Peoria alumni chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
Education: Bachelor of science, biochemistry, Indiana State University; doctorate, dental medicine, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry; dental residency, OSF St. Francis Medical Center
Three things she’s passionate about: Her family (husband Ryan Lowry and children), community improvement, and the journey to clean living
Three favorite hobbies: Hanging with friends, exercise and travel
Career influence and inspiration: Dr. Wright-Lowry has been influenced by holistic dentistry, often called biological or natural dentistry, which relies on non-toxic materials and other alternatives to traditional dental procedures. “We look at people as a whole instead of a hole in the mouth. Now that I’ve gone down this road, I can’t see myself going back.”
Inspirational quote: “We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the
distance they have traveled from the point where they started.” Henry Ward Beecher
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