Meet the Springfield Dentists

Leeann Welch, DMD 

Dentist in Springfield, Oregon

Dr. Leeann Welch is an empathetic, practical and methodical provider, and she shares the same philosophy of compassionate and competent care that you've come to expect at McKenzie River Dental. As one of the premier Springfield dentists, Dr. Welch brings a wealth of experience and dedication to her patients, ensuring that they receive the highest standard of care.

Dr. Welch received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health in Mesa, Arizona in 2012. While attending dental school, Dr. Welch completed her Masters in Public Health degree. Dr. Welch completed an AEGD (Advanced Education in General Dentistry) Residency with Lutheran Medical Center. She has been practicing as a general dentist for over 10 years (24 total years in the dental profession), three of which were with Indian Health Service, a career path similar to Dr. Schilt’s.

As a Springfield High School, Lane Community College, and University of Oregon graduate, Dr. Welch and her husband, Kyle, have chosen to return to the area to raise their two children where they continue their love of hiking, fishing and recreational sports. Dr. Welch has a passion for dentistry. She prioritizes providing quality care while creating lasting relationships. She can’t wait to meet you!


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John C Schilt, DDS

Dentist in Springfield, Oregon

Dentist in Springfield, Oregon Dr. John Schilt has spent his personal and professional life serving others using his dental expertise and willingness to help others.

After graduating from Loma Linda University in 1987, Dr. Schilt spent five years working for the Karuk tribe in Northern California treating the Native American population. This experience provided Dr. Schilt the opportunity to receive advanced training and education in oral surgery and orthodontics through Indian Health Services. He also spent a year in Ukiah California working for a community health clinic treating the underserved population of Mendocino County.

In 1993, Dr. Schilt decided to move to Washington to be closer to family, and spent six years working for Washington State Corrections providing basic dental care and services. In 2000, Dr. Schilt settled in Springfield, Oregon, practicing comprehensive general dentistry and receiving advanced training and experience with dental implant placement and restorations.

Dr. Schilt is passionate about the relationships he has built over time with his patients. He experiences great satisfaction through providing dental care and services that meet the needs and exceed the expectations of his patients. He considers himself blessed with the many friendships he has developed with patients over the years.

When not at McKenzie River Dental,Dr. Schilt enjoys spending time with his family, camping, hiking, riding bicycles and motorcycles, gardening, and working in the yard.  He feels truly blessed with a wonderful family and a remarkably friendly team to work with at our office. Dr. Schilt is a proud member of the American Dental AssociationOregon Dental Association, and Lane County Dental Society.