Meet Our Team

Dr. Jon Silva

Meet Dr. Jon Silva

Jonathan W. Silva, DDS is no stranger to the dental world. During his youth, he spent countless hours working and volunteering at his father’s practice, Dr. Herbert Silva, who practiced as a dentist in the West County area for over 40 years.

Dr. Silva graduated from the University of Southern California Dental School in Los Angeles, CA, and was the recipient of the Academy of Osseointegration Outstanding Dental Student in Implant Dentistry. In 2014, Dr. Silva decided to purchase his own practice from his friend and associate Dr. Michael Lorenz.

He takes pride in running an independently owned practice, meaning that he does not need to answer to dental corporations, shareholders, or venture capitalists. Dr. Silva answers directly to his patients to provide a personalized dental care experience.

An avid lacrosse player growing up, Dr. Silva now coaches boys’ high school varsity lacrosse as well as a local select travel lacrosse club team. When not on the lacrosse field, he can be found spending time with his family, working on his house, or playing recreational ice hockey with other local professionals and cheering on the St. Louis Blues.

Dr. Jon received his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois and is an alumnus of Parkway West High School.

- Biggest contributor to Cats of Instagram
- Hoarder of Snickers candy and Sour Patch Kids. (We worry.)
- Has an unnatural obsession with seasonal socks (Check out our Facebook page & Instagram and see for yourself!)
- Aspiring Cook / Foodie – watch-out 2025 James Beard finalists

Dr. Savanna Fonkert

Dr. Savanna Fonkert

Dr. Savanna has been practicing in a family and cosmetic dental practice in North Carolina and recently moved with her husband to Missouri. She grew up in Minnesota and graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. As an artist, she was initially drawn to dentistry because it combined her joint passions of creative freedom and medicine, but what truly made her fall in love with the dental field was experiencing the joy of elevating a patient’s smile. As a detail oriented and compassionate practitioner, Dr. Savanna strives to provide quality dental care that puts the patient first and boosts confidence. She takes pride in her calming bedside manner and ethical practice. When Dr. Savanna is not practicing, she loves spending time with her husband and Bernese-Golden retriever mix Scotty, hiking, trying out a new pilates or workout class, (attempting) a DIY home project, or checking out some live music.

Dr. Savanna received her undergraduate degree in Zoology/Chemistry at North Dakota State University and her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

Greater St Louis Dental Society
Missouri Dental Association
American Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry
American Academy of Facial Esthetics

- Dr. Savanna is a twin and her husband is a triplet!
- She designed tattoos in college and dental school for peers.
- She loves dark chocolate and sour gummy worms.
- She is obsessed with skin care - if she weren’t a dentist she would be an esthetician.

Clinical Team

Emma

Emma

Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Ever since she was three years old Emma knew she wanted to work in the dental field. She was drawn to both the technical and precise work it takes as well as seeing patients and making a positive impact in their lives. She loves making people smile and helping them feel at ease in a setting that could otherwise be stressful. She loves learning new things and challenging herself to improve every day. After graduating from Ozarks Technical Community College in 2021, she found herself looking for an office that felt like a family, cared for their patients, and would help her grow and learn as a dental assistant, and she believes CFD is the perfect office for that!

High school: Fort Zumwalt North
Dental Assisting: Ozarks Technical Community College

- Her favorite holiday is Thanksgiving
- She is the youngest of a set of triplets.
- Three words she would use to describe CFD are caring, educational, and patient-centered
- Favorite aspect of dentistry: Seeing people smile and making a positive impact in their lives



Audra

Audra

Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Audra was born in Portland, Oregon but also lived in California before moving to Saint Louis in 2008. Upon graduation from Allied College in Fenton in 2010, she joined the dental industry. Audra chose this profession because she knew she would always have a job. What she didn't know was how much she would love it. Being part of a team that helps people achieve their best oral health is very rewarding. When she started at CFD, she felt like someone was going to pinch her and wake her up because this office is amazing. Audra lives in South County with her husband Joe, her step-daughter Livy, and her puppy Fifi Fanny Pants. She loves traveling and is constantly planning her next trip, plotting to get herself to the beach. She loves cooking. It is how she expresses herself creatively. She uses recipes for reference, but doesn't follow them. She mostly just goes off of taste and smell. Her signature dishes are lasagna and chicken meatloaf.

Dental Assistant Certification: Allied College
Expanded Functions Restorative I: Missouri Dental Association

- Roller skating is how she likes to let loose on the weekends.
- Her favorite food is ice cream and she eats it for dinner a lot.
- She take an adult ballet class every Thursday night.





Nicole

Nicole

Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Nicole was born and raised here in St. Louis. She has been assisting since 2016 and still loves coming to work and learning new things every day. Her favorite part about dentistry is helping restore smiles and making patients feel comfortable in the dental chair. When she's not at work you can usually find her at the soccer fields with her 2 boys, Carson and Cannon. They spend a lot of time playing and watching sports! They also love to travel and see new places when they get the chance.

Studied Dental Hygiene: Missouri College

- Reading is a common pastime for Nicole
- Her favorite holiday is the 4th of July





Felicia

Felicia

Dental Assistant

Felicia was born in Dover, Delaware and grew up mostly on the east coast. She's always had a passion for helping people, and while growing up, she watched her father struggle with his teeth. That experience ignited a passion to help others overcome their fear of the dentist and give quality of life back to those in need. Her dental career launched when she received an opportunity to become a smile advisor, working with clear aligners to improve patients’ smiles. Shortly after, she realized she wanted to become a dental assistant. When she was offered the opportunity with Chesterfield Family Dentistry, she was very excited! She saw how much they care about their patients and the investment they make in the education and development of each team member. The team felt like family, and she knew this was the practice for her. Her goal is to become an expanded functions dental assistant. In her spare time, she likes to hang out with her friends, her family, and her dog. She loves to read, workout, and attend sporting events.

High School: Middletown High School in Middletown, Delaware

- Even though she works in a dental office, she still loves candy and sweets!
- She has a 13-year-old dog named “Pookie.”
- She loves to Kayak!



Christina

Christina

Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Christina was born and raised in Saint Peters, Missouri. After getting a bachelor’s degree in Biology, she began her career in dental assisting. Since 2019, she worked in oral surgery, pediatrics, and general dentistry. She's also been on multiple dental mission trips to El Salvador, which is where she met her husband! She chose this profession because her passion is to help others, especially by restoring their oral health so they can live their best life and be confident in their smile. When not at work, you’ll find Christina doing crafty projects, spending her time outside with her succulents, or hiking in the mountains.

Bachelor of Science in Biology and minor in Spanish: Pensacola Christian College
Registered Dental Assistant Certification: Dental Staff School of Tennessee

- If it’s pink and sparkly she wants it!
- Taylor Swift is her absolute favorite.
- If she could be anything, she would be a mermaid because she loves the ocean and being at the beach.



Lynsey

Lynsey

Registered Dental Hygienist

The educational aspect of dentistry is what drew Lynsey to the field and is the reason our patients love to talk to her about prevention. She's full of useful tips and tricks and will likely teach you something you didn't know. To Lynsey it is important to always "contribute more than you criticize," which is why she is always looking out for our patients' best interests and seeking ways to better their lives both inside and outside of our practice doors.

Associates in Graphic Design: St. Louis Community College
Associates in Dental Hygiene: St. Louis Community College

- Her favorite holidays are Thanksgiving and Christmas
- She loves pasta
- Before working at CFD, her most interesting job was an administrator at a courier company
- Her favorite aspect of dentistry is being able to educate others
- She has prior degrees in graphic design



Avery

Avery

Registered Dental Hygienist

This is Avery! Avery comes from Sterling, Illinois and in the midst of finishing her dental hygiene license, she has joined our office as a dental assistant. Avery loves making people smile and laugh; it just so happens to be her favorite part of her job! After attending Sauk Valley Community College and completing the dental hygiene program at Rock Valley College in Rockford, Illinois, Avery took a big leap to St. Louis to accept her job opportunity at Chesterfield Family Dentistry. Avery loves exploring her new city and loves recommendations to any hot spots around the area! Rest assured, when you visit the office you will definitely hear Avery!

- 2 years of prerequisites and gen-eds: Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon, IL
- Dental hygiene program: Rock Valley College in Rockford, IL

- Avery competitively swam and was the captain of her cheer team in high school (go figure)
- Avery’s biggest motivation to move to the St. Louis area was to be closer to her big sister, Alex
- Avery labels herself as a scary movie connoisseur; you name it, she’s seen it!





Dana

Dana

Registered Dental Hygienist

Dana is a skilled and compassionate Registered Dental Hygienist that is passionate about sharing her knowledge of oral healthcare with her community. She obtained her education from Saint Louis Community College (Forest Park) in 2023 and has since been enjoying educating patients about preventative care. Outside of work, Dana is a cosmetologist, wife and mother of three.

- Associates in Dental Hygiene: St. Louis Community College

- Dana takes care of chickens at her home
- Her favorite quote is "Everything always works out for me."



Administrative Team

linda

Linda

Insurance Coordinator

A former Dental Assistant turned office guru, Linda’s extensive knowledge of the dental industry is a valuable asset to our patients. She was originally drawn to the field because she wanted to care for people. Linda explains, “I wanted to bring a beautiful smile to patients’ faces.” Over the years, Linda has built an extensive network of patient relationships while working at the Chesterfield family practice. She is now using her knowledge to focus on dental insurance.

High School: Pattonville High School
Dental Assisting: Forest Park Community College

- Her hobbies include pilates and water aerobics.
- Her favorite restaurants are Spiros’, Babbo’s and Massa’s.
- She helps at the Ronald McDonald House and has a Zoo Friend Membership.
- Her favorite activities are spending time with family, cheering on the Cardinals and Blues, and shoe shopping.
- She was once ran over by a horse on a family vacation.
- She has won a bubble gum blowing contest.
- She has been to over 150 Cardinals’ games!

robyn

Robyn

Registered Dental Hygienist, Scheduling & Patient Care Coordinator

In addition to the goodie bags our hygienists hand out, Robyn’s patients often ask for something else: a hug. Friendly and upbeat, Robyn has never met a stranger. Her favorite thing about working in dentistry is the patients! After working in a dental office as a teenager, Robyn states she, “fell in love with it.” Dentistry is in Robyn’s blood–her two sisters also worked in the field.

High School: Pattonville High School
Dental Hygiene: Forest Park Community College

- She enjoys watching movies with her daughter.
- She volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House.
- Her favorite restaurants are Charlie Gitto’s and Taco Bell.
- She enjoys going to Cardinals’ and Blues’ games and attending Pattonville football games to watch her daughter perform in the marching band.
- Robyn loves sipping on a cup of marshmallows with a splash of hot chocolate.
- Her dream would be for Yadi Molina to join the Chesterfield Family Dentistry team in the off-season and post-retirement. (We’re keeping our fingers crossed too!)
- One of Robyn’s many talents is that she is a professional hugger!

Erin

Erin

Practice Administrator

Having spent well over half of her life in the dental industry, Erin is a self-proclaimed dental nerd. At 15, she started working in a dental office in her hometown, then moved to St. Louis in 2003 where she managed day-to-day operations and front desk for a Clayton practice. After receiving a B.A. in Communications, Erin went into dental sales where she worked for multiple companies selling dental products and equipment and eventually managed a team of sales people across North America.

One day, she met Dr. Silva, and he immediately asked that she come work for him. She teased him that he could never afford her. Soon, they started off their lives together. Several years and two children later, she left the sales industry to join the practice full-time.

Erin and Dr. Silva live in Chesterfield with their two children Elizabeth and William. When she is not at the office or chasing her kids, Erin enjoys scuba diving, snow skiing, cooking, being outdoors and spending time with her extended family.

BS in Communications: Lindenwood

Fun Facts: - Erin used to own and ride a Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle.
- She has 7 brothers and sisters ranging in age from 24 to 72!
- Her guilty pleasure is watching the Bachelor and Bachelorette.

Morgan

Morgan

Treatment Coordinator

Morgan has worked in the dental field since 2018. She has had both clinical and administrative experience and truly loves providing the best care for patients. She is originally from Cape Girardeau, Missouri and has been in and around St. Louis since 2018. She attended Southeast Missouri State University for her bachelor’s degree in public relations. Morgan enjoys a challenge and loves working to be better in everything she does. She has two cats named Boo and Phoebe. She enjoys exercising and making pottery in her free time. She also loves traveling to any mountain range or National Park when she can.

Bachelor of Science in Public Relations, emphasis in Communication Studies: Southeast Missouri State University

Fun Facts: - She worked an internship at Disney World post-graduation.
- Her favorite food is grilled cheese.
- She grew up ice skating and dancing competitively.
- She loves to hike when the weather allows.
- She loves cooking.



Alexia

Alexia

Patient Coordinator

Being in the dental field was a path Alexia considered while growing up, however, her journey took a different rouote after high school. Alexia first explored nursing but soon realized her heart wasn't in it. Then, she pursued cosmetology school and this profession is still one of her passions. Alexia graduated from Paul Mitchell The School St. Louis in 2019. After a year of work, and after the COVID shutdown, she was presented an opportunity to revisit healthcare within the chiropractic world. She worked her way from Chiropractic Assistant to Office Manager and the experience reinforiced her love of healthcare. She developed a passion for helping people and knew she wanted to continue her career in healthcare administration. Over time, she decided to explore the dental world. She views it as the perfect mix between cosmetic and medical. Seeing patients beautiful smiles leaving the office and the new found confidence we bring to them every day drives her to expand and grow in this field. This has allowed her to pursue both of her passions which made it the perfect fit. Alexia is so excited she found a home with Chesterfield Family Dentistry and cant wait to see all the opportunity that dentistry has to offer!

- Paul Mitchell The School St. Louis, 2019

- Alexia danced for 13 years!
- Florida is her happy place and she loves going to the beach!
- Some of her hobbies include being outdoors, painting and doing make-up.
- She was born and raised in O'Fallon, Illinois but recently moved to Dogtown with her cat Minnow.