Meet the Doctor


Kandy S. Sayrs, D.D.S.

Dr. Kandy S. Sayrs is a Galesburg native and attended Galesburg schools. She completed her undergraduate education at Knox College, and received a Bachelor of Science degree and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry. She has provided the highest quality dental care since 1986. She practiced in Edwardsville, IL after graduation and returned to Galesburg in 1989, where she started up a new practice. She has remained at the same location for 28 years.

Dr. Sayrs has completed post-graduate course work in orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, laser dentistry, pediatric dentistry and implant dentistry. She holds certificates from the World Clinical Laser Institute, the International Association of Orthodontics, the Mid-America Orthodontic Society and the Straight Wire Ortho Studies Group.

She is a member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, the Prairie Valley Dental Society, the International Association of Orthodontics, the Mid-America Orthodontic Society and Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity. She also attends numerous continuing education courses, and is a member of the Quad City Implant Study Club.

Dr. Sayrs visits local schools and has a presentation she provides for various age groups. Her “lock up the villains in the tooth-hill jail” program and her sidekick, Fritz the dog puppet, have visited area children for over two decades.

Dr. Sayrs participates in fundraising and donations for Prairieland Animal Welfare Center and Guardian Angels. She is a member of the Humane Society. For 12 years, Dr. Sayrs served as president of the local chapter of the American Cancer Society, and currently raises funds for Relay for Life. She is a past member of Lion’s Club International and has also served as a board member for many local groups, including the Pilot Club, Junior Woman’s Club, the Optimist Club and the Knox/Galesburg Symphony.

Professionally, she participates in the Donated Dental Program, which is sponsored by the Illinois State Dental Foundation/Illinois Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped.

Dr. Sayrs is an avid musician and has played in area bands. She loves music of all types but her favorite is “trop rock.” She is a huge fan of Jimmy Buffett and is a member of the Central Illinois Parrot Head Club.

Animals are Dr. Sayrs’ favorite subject, and she is an active animal advocate. She has her own group of four-legged friends: two dogs.

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