Dr. Snyder was born and raised in Godfrey, Illinois.  He is a 1998 graduate of Alton High School, and attended Lewis & Clark Community College in Godfrey where he was a member of the Trailblazer Men’s Soccer team and earned the honor of NJCAA Academic All-American.  After finishing his undergraduate studies at Saint Louis University (B.S. in Biology), Dr. Snyder decided to pursue a career in dentistry.  He attended Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine and graduated in 2007, earning his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree.

After graduation from dental school, Dr. Snyder held several positions in the dental field.  He practiced as a general dentist at Carrow and Chapel Dentistry Partnership, served on the faculty at Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine, and served as a clinical dentist/adjunct faculty at Lewis & Clark Community College’s Dental Hygiene program. 

It was after taking a position at Family Care Health Center in St. Louis, Missouri that Dr. Snyder discovered his true passion for working with children.  After service as a general dentist and Chief Dental Officer at Family Care Health Center for two and a half years, Dr. Snyder decided to continue his education to earn advanced and specialized training in the specialty of pediatric dentistry. 

Dr. Snyder earned his specialty training in pediatric dentistry at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry and Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky where he served as Chief Resident of Pediatric Dentistry during his second year of residency.  During his training, Dr. Snyder earned additional training in the field of pediatric dentistry including: behavior management, hospital dentistry &  the treatment of pediatric dental patients under general anesthesia, oral sedation, dental trauma, comprehensive dental care for the pediatric patient, growth and development & interceptive orthodontics, and treatment of patients with special health care needs.

Dr. Snyder holds staff privelages at Alton Memorial Hospital and Cardinal Glennon Childrens Medical Center for the purpose of providing dental treatment under general anesthesia.

In addition to private practice, Dr. Snyder holds academic appointments at Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine and University of Louisville School of Dentistry in the Pediatric Dentistry Departments.  

Dr. Snyder is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Illinois State Dental Society, and the Madison District Dental Society.

Dr. Snyder is excited to return to his hometown are to offer pediatric dental services to families of the surrounding communities! 

Dr. Snyder lives in the Riverbend area with his wife, Sara, and their three children, Nolan, Korby, and Colton.  In their free time, the Snyders enjoy spending time with family and friends, playing sports and enjoying the outdoors, listening to music and playing games.  They look forward to returning home and being involved in the community.

Dental Services in:

Alton, Illinois
Bethalto, Illinois
East Alton, Illinois
Godfrey, Illinois
Jerseyville, Illinois
Wood River, Illinois