Meet Our Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Travis

About Us

About Us

Meet our Doctor

Dr Travis Cripps was born and raised in Herrin, Illinois. Having attended Southeastern Illinois College, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine, and Saint Louis University, Dr. Cripps has an intimate understanding of this region. Dr. Cripps completed with specialty training in pediatric dentistry at Saint Louis University and Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. During his time in St Louis, he was one of the team dentists for the Saint Louis Billikens and the Saint Louis Battlehawks (Caw-caw!).

We value being closely tied to the communities we serve. Additionally, we feel it’s important for our region that we continue to grow and invest in each other. For this reason, we created the For SI Kids program. For every new patient, we pledge $4 to local community organizations. Organizations are chosen annually by our team based on the demonstration of our core values: Integrity, Education, and Imagination. We are committed to showing our commitment and support For SI Kids! #ForSIKids

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Immediately following dental school, Dr Cripps completed a four-year commitment with the United States Air Force. The Air Force provided a great environment to develop his skills as dentist while serving our country. Our commitment to service is a top priority at Little Egypt Pediatric Dentistry.

Travis Cripps, DMD, MS

Dr Travis Cripps is a pediatric dental specialist serving the Southern Illinois community. Known to the kids as “Dr Travis,” he is committed to delivering compassionate care in a fun, kid-friendly environment. As a native of the greater Marion/Carbondale area, Dr Cripps is determined to deliver the highest standard of care to the children in our community. Dr Cripps has proven his dedication to high quality dental care by completing three additional years of training following dental school. During his time in the United State Air Force, Dr Cripps completed 1-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at David Grant Medical Center. Following his Air Force commitment, he completed a 2-year residency in Pediatric Dentistry at Saint Louis University/Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. According to Dr Cripps, “Children in small towns deserve equivalent care to children in the cities. We are committed to instilling high standards while maintaining a fun environment to inspire the next generation of Southern Illinois children.”

Dr Cripps currently resides in Carterville with his wife, Lauren, and two children, Carter (3) and Avery (1). For fun, he enjoys fishing, golf, sports, movies, craft beer, and hanging out with his family.

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