Meet Our Team
All professionals at Madura Family Dental, LLC maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.
Dr. Joseph A. Madura
Thank you for your interest and welcome to our practice!
Allow me to give you a bit of information about my family: My wife, Christy, and I married in 1993 and we have three beautiful daughters as they bring great joy to our lives! I graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 1989 with a degree in Biology and finished my dental training at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1993. My interests include spending time with my family and riding my motorcycle. My wife is currently a Registered Nurse at Carle Hospital.
My approach to your dental care starts with listening to your needs and concerns. Following a complete and thorough examination, I will review my findings and discuss the diagnosis and treatment options with you.
I strongly believe in patient comfort as well as keeping current with the latest advancements in dentistry. This enables me to provide you with the highest quality dental care possible. I practice all aspects of dentistry including cosmetics, implants, crowns, bridges and dentures.
One thing that separates our office from other practices is our emphasis on educating our patients about their oral health issues and treatment options.
I am proud to provide my patients with comfort, new technology and quality dental care. Feel free to e-mail us - it is my pleasure to address all your questions and concerns.
Dr. Austin Martinez
Hello! I graduated from Augustana College in Rock Island with a BA in Biology and then earned my dental license at the University of Illinois College of Dentistry in Chicago in 2014. I moved to the Champaign area 3 years ago after being raised in Wheaton, IL and truly enjoy this community. I have a chinchilla named Kiko and a rather extensive sneaker collection. Horology and timepieces facinate me and I also enjoy playing piano, guitar, and a variety of video games.
I completely understand the fear and anxiety that many people experience when visiting their dental office (myself included). I genuinely hope that I can make your experience more fun and educational. I love talking about what I do and thoroughly enjoy answering questions and discussing the more recent science and technology of dentistry. I couldn't do the outstanding work that we provide without our amazing team members by my side. Since taking this opportunity, our staff has truly became my second family.
If you are anxious or nervous about coming to visit our office - Don't hesitate to call beforehand so we can chat! I can't wait to meet you!
Meet our Staff
Front Office Staff
Born and raised in central Illinois, I've spent my adult life working with the public- from the auction business to the dental industry. I've learned a lot over the years. Two things I know that people want and need - information and personal attention. At Madura Family Dental, I feel that we provide these to our patients along with outstanding care. We strive to answer all questions to the best of our ability. We want to empower our patients when it comes to their dental care through education and information, giving everyone the respect they deserve. If you're a current patient in our office, we look forward to seeing you at your next appointment. If you are considering our office as your dental home, we hope to hear from you soon!
I have been with Madura Family Dental for over 4 years but in the dental field for over 8 years all together. Typically, I will be the first one you will see when you come into our office or the first person you will talk to when you call. I enjoy getting to know our patients and greeting each one with a warm welcoming smile. Making sure our patients feel at ease and comfortable as soon as they walk in the door is my first priority. I want each of our patients to know and feel that they will be well cared for in our practice. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my 8 year old son and taking him fishing.
Certified Dental Assitant
I have been with Madura Family Dental for nearly 20 years. I enjoy building relationships and getting to know our patients. When I am not assisting the doctors, I also help at the front desk and do treatment plan coordinating. I am passoniate about our patients care and truly enjoy the dental field. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband and twin daughters.
I began my dental career after graduating from the Parkland College Dental Assisting Program in 1987. After being employed with Dr. Trautman and Madura for 7 years, I left the practice to stay home and raise a family. I was happy to rejoin the practice a few years ago and enjoy assisting the doctors, making sure our patients are comfortable. In my spare time, I love to bake and spend time with my two sons.
I have been with Madura Family Dental for over 10 years. After graduating from the U of I in 1985, I began my career as an elementary teacher. One summer, a dentist friend of mine encouraged me to join his practice as his assistant. I fell in love with dentistry and have now been in the dental field on and off for over 30 years! Making sure our patients feel welcomed and at ease the minute they walk in the door is my top priority. You can usually find me helping assist the doctors or doing lab work. I enjoy getting to know our patients and learning about their lives and families. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my son/daughter in law and traveling.
Dental Sterilization Technician
I have been with Madura Family Dental for over 13 years. Prior to joining the office, I worked as a CNA for 22 years. I mostly work behind the scenes and help the office stay on time and run smoothly from day to day. I do the sterilization of instruments and also disinfect patient operatories. In my spare time I love taking walks outdoors and enjoy nature as well as spending time with my family. I have two children, three grand furbabies, and one granddaughter.
Registered Dental Hygienist
I graduated from the Parkland Dental Hygiene Program in 1996 and have been with Madura Family Dental for over 20 years. While treating patients, I always take into consideration the patient’s health and comfort while focusing on preventive dental therapy. I enjoy educating our patients by helping them understand the importance of their oral health. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two sons. I also enjoy seeking out treasures at flea markets, garage sales, and going to the covered bridge festival each year.
Registered Dental Hygienist
I graduated from the Parkland Dental Hygiene program in 2003 and immediatly began working for our practice. After nearly 15 years in the dental field, I am still passionate about patient care/education and truly enjoy interacting and building trusting relationships with each of my patients. I look forward to treating our current patients and embrace the opportunity to introduce and welcome new patients into our practice as well. In my free time, I enjoy traveling and spending time with my husband and two beautiful children.
Registered Dental Hygienist
I have been with Madura Family Dental for 38 years (I claim to be the world's oldest hygienist, Ha!) I have been licensed for 40 years, and helped my husband, Dr. Michael Trautman through dental school before returning to Champaign to launch his practice. I graduated from Parkland Hygiene program in 1977 and take personal interest in my patients as well as being concerned with their optimum oral health. I still enjoy it after all these years -- it is satisfying and fun! In my spare time, I like making greeting cards, reading, playing with my cat, shopping garage sales, and camping with Dr. T now that he's retired. Smiles and keep flossing!