Dr. Zerkle is a native of the Springfield area, attending Rochester High School, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and then graduating from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. The transformation of her own smile sparked Dr. Zerkle’s interest in dentistry. Improvement in her self-esteem inspired Dr. Zerkle to help create that confidence and self-assurance for others. It is the interaction with people, use of knowledge and hand skills, and facing new challenges daily that keeps dentistry interesting for Dr. Zerkle. She is known her for quick, easy & comfortable dental experiences. Dr. Zerkle is part of the American Dental Association, The Illinois State Dental Society and is a board member of the GV Black Dental Society.
When not providing dental care, Dr. Zerkle can be found on the golf course, in a CrossFit gym, boating, bike riding, relaxing at home with her husband Adam and their two Jack Russell terriers, or simply spending time with friends and family.