Larry Otte, DMD
An Experienced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Supporting Peoria and Galesburg Patients
Dr. Larry Otte is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon with over 20 years of experience in practice. Peoria and Galesburg patients rely on his skills for a variety of procedures, including tooth extraction and wisdom tooth removal, bone grafting, corrective jaw surgery, dental implant placement, and reconstruction following facial trauma.
An Illinois native who attended Washington High School, Dr. Otte is proud to support our local community with high-quality surgical care. In addition to his work as a partner with AOS, he assists patients as an on-call trauma physician with OSF St. Francis Medical Center.
Dr. Otte’s Approach as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Dr. Larry Otte conducts the full spectrum of oral surgery procedures, from routine to complex. Peoria and Galesburg patients rely on his care because of his attention-to-detail and the comprehensive treatment he provides.
To help patients achieve exemplary outcomes, Dr. Otte stays current in the latest surgical technologies and techniques. He utilizes X-ray and 3D scans to plan procedures, and he frequently uses intraoperative imaging to direct his surgeries and to limit the risk of complications.
Just as important as the resources that Dr. Otte employs is the experience he offers to his patients. He collaborates with those in his care to ensure that they understand their options and the treatment plan that he recommends for them. Also, as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, he is certified to administer a variety of anesthetic options. His ability to provide twilight sedation and general anesthesia promotes patient comfort during lengthier and more in-depth surgeries.
Education and Training
Dr. Otte received his undergraduate degree from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois and went on to earn his dental degree from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. To complete his training as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, he attended the specialized residency program at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan.
In addition to his formal education, Dr. Otte has published research on topics including bone morphogenic protein analysis and the osteogenic qualities of peptides. His work contributes to the field at large as well as to more effective outcomes for his Peoria and Galesburg patients.
Leadership and Professional Membership
Dr. Otte is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA) and a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. The latter is the certifying board for the ADA’s specialty in oral and maxillofacial surgery. The Diplomate status requires that doctors maintain ongoing certification, which shows they are committed to providing patients the best care possible. Dr. Otte is also a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, an organization that represents thousands of professionals and supports quality practices in the field.
Locally, Dr. Otte is an active member of the Illinois Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the Peoria District Dental Society. He continues to hone his skills by participating in the Central Illinois International Team for Implantology Study Club. As part of this group, Dr. Otte exchanges knowledge with colleagues about emerging techniques in tooth restoration. These experiences enhance the care he is able to provide to his patients.
Dr. Otte serves as a faculty member in oral surgery for the general practice dental residency program at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. In this role, he has the opportunity to mentor specialists and general dentists who are new to the field and support their ability to serve patients in the future.
About Dr. Otte
When not in practice at AOS, Dr. Larry Otte’s hobbies include running, bike riding, and other outdoor activities. He loves spending time with his family, coaching his daughter’s Dunlap travel softball team, and being part of the Central Illinois community.