ABOUT DR. KIM LITTLEFIELD
I am truly blessed to be an orthodontist. Not only am I able to give my patients awesome smiles which result in more self confident and outgoing people, but it has also allowed me to give back to the community and serve people on numerous levels.
Education and Continuing Education
I attended Baylor University for my undergraduate studies. Afterwards, I graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine and received my Orthodontic Certificate from St. Louis University. I have practiced orthodontics in the Metro East for the past 30 plus years.
As a part of my continuing education, I am a member of the American Dental Association, the Illinois State Dental Society, and the St. Clair District Dental Society as well as the American Association of Orthodontists and Midwest Society of Orthodontists. I also enjoy the continuing education that Invisalign® has to offer.
In the Practice
The best part of my job is the fun and excitement that our patients bring into the office. Our patients bring exuberance and joy, which is spread throughout the office and allows the staff and I to have fun and it puts a smile on our faces. After 30 plus years of practicing orthodontics, I still love coming to work each and every day!
In every orthodontic treatment, I attempt to maintain broad, full smiles and attractive profiles for my patients. Many borderline extraction cases at Littlefield Orthodontics are treated with expansion therapy rather than having permanent teeth extracted. The results obtained from these treatments are very stable and show improved esthetics.
I make every attempt to minimize the length of time a patient is in treatment. In some cases, this means doing two phases of orthodontic treatment. In every case, the patient is considered first. At Littlefield Orthodontics, we want our patients to look forward to their appointments, and to have fun while they are here.
Family and Community
I was born and raised in the Belleville area and graduated from Belleville West High School. I love serving the people of my hometown. My wife, Cindy, and I have three children named Amanda (married to Mark), Emily (married to Drew), and Andy, and three granddaughters, Jenna, Mia, and Blaire . My leisure time is spent with my church, family, friends, or on the golf course.
I am very active in the community and participate in several charitable and local organizations. I contribute to school auctions, donating orthodontic cases to help fund these schools programs, and have done this throughout my orthodontic career. I have also traveled to Paraguay many times with our church missions to promote dental care to the rural areas.