David S. Efaw, MD, DDS

Oral Surgeon in Bloomington, IL

Dr. David S. Efaw of Capodice, Efaw, Ocheltree & Elger, PLLC

Dr. David Efaw was born and raised in Bloomington, Illinois. He attended Bloomington public schools and graduated from Bloomington High School. 

Dr. Efaw attended The University of Iowa for both his  undergraduate and dental school where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS). He received his medical degree (MD) from The University of Connecticut in 1993.

After finishing his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and General Surgery Internship from The University of Connecticut, he spent a year in Seattle, Washington for a Surgical Fellowship in Cosmetic Surgery.

Wanting to return to his roots and live closer to parents, friends and community, he returned to Bloomington, IL in 1996 and joined Dr. Doran and Dr. Capodice in practice.

Dr. Efaw will put you at ease with his extensive knowledge of oral surgery and relaxed manner.

When Dr. Efaw isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. He loves to travel and scuba drive. He has traveled to some of the most remote places on this earth, but you can often find him at home working on his property. He is interested in art and enjoys painting, several of his pieces are on display in our office.


  • University of Iowa
  • University of Iowa School of Dentistry
  • University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Surgical Training

  • General Surgery Internship: University of Connecticut Health Center
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency: University of Connecticut
  • Surgical Fellowship: Northwest Facial and Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Externships in Freiburg, Germany and Adelaide, Australia

Memberships/ Honors/ Activities

  • McLean County Charitable Public Clinic
  • McLean County Public Heath Award (2 times)
  • McLean County Dental Society presidents Award (2 times)
  • McLean County Dental Society              
    • Program Chairman 
    • Secretary/Treasurer 
    • Vice President 
    • President     
  • Illinois Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
    • Board Councilman
  • Masters swimming – Central Illinois Masters Team
  • Professional Association of dive Instruction – Assistant Instructor
  • Diplomat of American Associate of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Diplomat of the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Are You Ready to Smile With Confidence Again?

Contact us with any questions or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Efaw to reclaim your smile today!

Call us: 309-663-2526