Dr. Carolyn Belke’s career began as a Registered Dietician. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition from Bradley University in 1981 and a Master of Science Degree in Nutrition in 1984 from Illinois State University. While working at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois as a Registered Dietician, she realized her true passion was to pursue dentistry. She attended Northwestern University and became a Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1995 and then continued education by completing General Practice Residency at Columbia Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center in 1998. Her education and combined degrees in nutrition and dentistry gives her a true edge. Dr. Belke highly encourages preventative solutions to reduce long-term risks and minimize the need for more invasive treatments making her one of the best in the field of dentistry.
For over 15 years, Dr. Belke has been practicing the art of restorative dentistry and truly takes pride in her commitment to remain at the forefront of the latest technologies and advanced treatments to enhance her practice. Prior to joining University Dental Associates, Dr. Belke was in private practice. She brings fresh perspectives and enhanced knowledge to the team. She is a strong advocate for adoption. When not studying and practicing, Dr. Belke loves spending time with her three children and adoring husband, reading or gardening.