Thomas C. Ocheltree Jr., DMD

Oral Surgeon in Bloomington, IL

Dr. Thomas C. Ocheltree Jr. of Capodice, Efaw, Ocheltree & Elger, PLLC

Dr. Ocheltree was born in Tacoma, WA and raised in Bloomington, IL. He has always been familiar with the medical and dental community as his father is a retired otolaryngologist who practiced many years in Bloomington. He attended Augustana College for his undergraduate education and continued on to dental school at Southern Illinois University where he earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) in 1999. He joined the Navy during his Junior year of dental school and spent three years as a Dental Officer.

He fell in love with Oral Surgery during his advanced education in General Dentistry and went on to complete his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at Christiana Care Hospital in Wilmington, DE in 2006.

Wanting to move back to his home town, Dr. Ocheltree, returned and joined the practice along side Dr. Doran, Dr. Capodice and Dr. Efaw in July 2006.

Whether your case is simple or complex, Dr. Ocheltree’s straightforward manner will make sure you feel confident about your surgical options.

When Dr. Ocheltree isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. He loves to travel and will often pilot his own plane to vacation destinations or continuing education seminars. You might even catch him out on the golf course.


  • Augustana College
  • Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine

Surgical Training 

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Training: United States Navy: Advanced Education in General Dentistry
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency: Christiana Care Health Systems

Professional Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • Illinois State Dental Society
  • McLean County Dental Society
  • Diplomat of American Association Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • Illinois Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Positions Held

  • McLean County Dental Society
    • Program Chairman
    •  Secretary/Treasurer
    •  Vice President
    •  President
  • Illinois Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
    • Board member
    • Anesthesia Committee member
  • Adjunct faculty member at SIU School of Dental Medicine

Are You Ready to Smile With Confidence Again?

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

Call us: 309-663-2526