Dr. Craig A. Peterson grew up in Milan, IL just outside the Quad Cities. As a child and into high school, Craig enjoyed sports, particularly baseball, and has always loved the St. Louis Cardinals. Beginning in high school, he excelled in science and then went on to major in Biology at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL. Craig graduated Salutatorian from Rockridge High School in 2005 and Suma Cum Laude from Augustana College in 2009. He then attended the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. It was during this time that he met Lauren, a campus ministry intern. They were married in 2011. After graduating dental school in 2012, the Peterson family moved to Racine, WI where Craig worked as a dentist at a community health center. He had the opportunity there to serve low-income families and provide a wide variety of dental procedures.
In October of 2014, Craig and Lauren welcomed their first child, Eliana Rae Peterson. Ellie is both energetic and pensive, a perfect mix of both her parents. She has been such a blessing and is truly the apple of her daddy’s eye. Alongside quality time with his two favorite girls, Craig enjoys running, hunting, and cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals, Denver Broncos, and Indiana Hoosiers. Craig and Lauren are active in their church community and have enjoyed their time leading college and teen ministries. Lauren has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Drury University and a master’s degree in social work from Loyola University Chicago.
Craig, Lauren, and Eliana are thrilled to live now in the Quad Cities area, and Craig is excited to be working alongside his sister, Dr. Melinda Hochgesang. He is proficient in and enjoys all aspects of dentistry. He looks forward to serving the community and meeting you!