Meet Dr. Brewer
Dr. Sarah Brewer always loved puzzles as a child – seeing how pieces fit together to make a functioning and visually pleasing whole. "When I started college, I had no idea what I planned to do, but the brother of a friend of mine started talking to me about dentistry. I quickly saw it was the perfect blend of medicine and creativity for me!"
A Bloomingfield, MI, native, Dr. Brewer did her Undergraduate work at Indiana University, achieving a BS in Biology and a minor in chemistry, and graduating with honors. She followed up with Dental school, attending Boston University for her DMD and graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2006, before completing her residency at Illinois Masonic Medical Center.
"There are two "best parts" to my daily job," Dr. Brewer says. "The first is working with patients who call themselves "flight risks": they are so scared of the dentist that they literally want to jump out of the chair and run. When I am able to successfully treat them and they say to me, "Wow, I’m not scared anymore!" – well, that’s a great feeling. The second is working with patients who tell me they are embarrassed to smile because of the way their teeth look. When we do restorative work and they are able to smile again you can see what a difference you’ve made in their life. It’s transformative."
When she’s not guiding patients towards a happier, healthier approach to dentistry, Dr. Brewer can be found at her Cary, IL, home with her husband, Jeff, and the couple’s two children, Lucas and Dylan. She enjoys relaxing in warm weather, and going to the beach to build sandcastles with the kids, and confides that her dream vacation would definitely involve travel to Europe with friends, family – and a babysitter!