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Meet The Cedar Creek Dentists

Dr. Eric von Hoven

Advanced Dentistry with a Personal Touch

At Cedar Creek Dental, Dr. Eric von Hoven has dedicated his practice to bringing advanced dental health to every patient he cares for and treating them like family. Supported by a knowledgeable, compassionate and well trained team, patients feel very comfortable in the office and confident in his care.

Dr. Eric von Hoven graduated from Southern Illinois School of Dental Medicine in 1992. He is a member of the faculty of ATSU Dental School as a clinical instructor. He has served as an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Dentistry for Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine and was awarded a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (F.A.G.D.) in 2005. Dr. von Hoven has served as a board member for several local and national philanthropic organizations. In order to provide his patients with the most current information in treatments, procedures and dental products, Dr. von Hoven has become a Silver Tier Invisalign Provider and maintains the following professional memberships:

  • American Dental Association
  • Illinois State Dental Society
  • Madison District Dental Society
  • Academy of General Dentistry - Fellowship 2005
  • International Association for Orthodontics
  • American Orthodontic Society
  • Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity
  • Silver Tier Invisalign Provider
  • Perio Protect Provider
  • Membership to Greater St Louis Dental Society
  • Clinical Instructor at ATSU Dental School

Dr. von Hoven and his wife Sarah have two sons Kellen and Dane and 4 rescue dogs. They like to spend free time sailing, hiking and cycling. They enjoy cooking in their wood fired oven when hosting pizza parties for family, friends and Dr. von Hoven's students. The von Hovens are dedicated to several veterans projects, such as hosting an annual Veterans Thank you Breakfast, Dental Lifeline Network and the Honor Flight.

Dr. Eric Kosel

Dr. Eric von Hoven at Cedar Creek Dental is excited to announce the addition of Dr. Eric Kosel to his dental practice. Dr. Kosel comes to Cedar Creek Dental with 17 years of dental experience. His father was a dentist and Dr Kosel perused his dream of following in his father's footsteps graduating from Southern Illinois Dental School in 2002. They worked side by side for nearly half of his 17 years practicing in Northern Illinois. Dr. Eric Kosel took a full-time position as a Director at the St Louis Dental Education Clinic with A.T. Still University's Dental School. Dr. von Hoven, also an instructor at the dental school, had the opportunity to see firsthand Dr. Kosel's excellent clinical skills and compassionate demeanor. Dr. Kosel is a 3rd generation dentist who is focused on comprehensive care to meet all the needs his patients may have, including orthodontics through Invisalign treatment. He has been an Invisalign Certified Provider and active in Invisalign continuing education since 2003. 

After working together on various volunteer projects at the Dental School, Dr. von Hoven learned Dr. Kosel had interest in finding an avenue to spend a day or two a week in a dental practice providing patient care. As Cedar Creek Dental continues to grow with new patients Dr. von Hoven knew bringing Dr. Kosel into his dental practice would be a great fit. Dr. Kosel has spent time observing at Cedar Creek Dental and is very impressed with what an amazing relationship the practice has with their patients and can't wait to become a part of it all. Dr. Kosel is active  in various study clubs and maintains many professional memberships and certifications. He enjoys spending free time with his wife and children and traveling. Dr. Kosel will be seeing patients at Cedar Creek Dental on Fridays.