Meet Dr. Jon Silva
Jonathan W. Silva, DDS is no stranger to the dental world. During his youth, he spent countless hours working and volunteering at his father’s practice, Dr. Herbert Silva, who practiced as a dentist in the West County area for over 40 years.
Dr. Silva graduated from the University of Southern California Dental School in Los Angeles, CA, and was the recipient of the Academy of Osseointegration Outstanding Dental Student in Implant Dentistry. In 2014, Dr. Silva decided to purchase his own practice from his friend and associate Dr. Michael Lorenz.
He takes pride in running an independently owned practice, meaning that he does not need to answer to dental corporations, shareholders, or venture capitalists. Dr. Silva answers directly to his patients to provide a personalized dental care experience.
An avid lacrosse player growing up, Dr. Silva now coaches boys’ high school varsity lacrosse as well as a local select travel lacrosse club team. When not on the lacrosse field, he can be found spending time with his family, working on his house, or playing recreational ice hockey with other local professionals and cheering on the St. Louis Blues.
Dr. Jon received his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois and is an alumnus of Parkway West High School.
- Greater St. Louis Dental Society (GSLDS)
- Missouri Dental Association (MDA)
- American Dental Association (ADA)
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
- Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
- Spear Study Club
- Academy of Osseointegration (AO)
- American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID)
- International Congress of Oral Implantologist (ICOI)
-Biggest contributor to Cats of Instagram
-Hoarder of Snickers candy and Sour Patch Kids. (We worry.)
-Has an unnatural obsession with seasonal socks (Check out our Facebook page & Instagram and see for yourself!)
-Aspiring Cook / Foodie – watch-out 2025 James Beard finalists
Certified Dental Assistant & Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Courtney adds an artistic flair to the practice at Chesterfield Family Dentistry. As a cosmetologist and makeup artist, her eye for cosmetic detail is exquisite. Courtney’s bubbly personality helps put anxious patients at ease. “I love being able to make patients comfortable with dentistry,” says Courtney. She enjoys the clinical aspect of dental care, and Courtney’s knowledge allows her to provide patients with a comprehensive education on dental practices.
-High School: Hazelwood West High School
-Dental School: Missouri College
-Hobbies: Hair and makeup, going to her kids’ sports games, going out with girlfriends, going to the gym and watching Netflix
-Involvements, Organizations, Charities: Daughter plays select soccer for MO Rush and basketball and son plays baseball
-Favorite Activities in St. Louis: Blues’ games, Kids’ sports and going to concerts
-Along with being a cheerleader, Courtney was on drum line in high school and college. She loves all things skin and makeup, going to the beach, taking selfies and listening to rap and old school Hip-Hop. She also loves inspiration quotes.
Surrounded by dentistry since she was born, Panashe can’t imagine working anywhere but the dental field. Her great uncle was a dentist, and she spent the majority of her childhood watching, learning and developing a love for dentistry at his practice. Her favorite thing about her job is seeing her patients’ happiness as they work toward their health goals. “I love being able to instantly make a change in someone’s health and life,” says Panashe.
What is your favorite Holiday? New Years Eve
If you had to eat ONE thing everyday what would it be? Any sort of Pasta
Before working at CFD what was your most interesting job or work experience? Starbucks. Everyday was different and you could expect some surprise
What initially drew you to dentistry? I grew up going to my great uncle's practice almost daily. I was surrounded by it since I was born and couldn't imagine not being in the field
What is your favorite aspect of dentistry? Being able to instantly make a change in someone's health and life
What 3 words would you use to describe CFD? 1) Exciting 2) Community 3) Educational
Favorite Quote: Seek Discomfort -Yes Theory
Interesting Fact: I've Lived in 4 countries
Registered Dental Hygienist
Hailey has seen firsthand the drastic change that a healthy smile can have on one’s self-confidence, and this experience is what drew Hailey to the dental field. Now she loves helping her patients feel the same confidence she felt as she works with them each day to achieve their own oral health goals. Prior to dentistry, Hailey worked in retail and learned the importance of great customer service. Our patients feel well loved and cared for under Hailey’s care.
What is your favorite Holiday? Thanksgiving
If you had to eat ONE thing everyday what would it be? Ice cream
Before working at CFD what was your most interesting job or work experience? I worked in Retail for 6 yrs at Express and my first job was at Krispy Kreme.
What initially drew you to dentistry? Getting braces as a child and seeing the drastic changes your smile can have on your confidence
What is your favorite aspect of dentistry? Helping patients feel confident about themselves
What 3 words would you use to describe CFD? 1) State of the Art 2) Patient Centered 3) Modern
Interesting Fact: I love snowboarding & would love to flip houses if I had the time and money
Registered Dental Hygienist
The educational aspect of dentistry is what drew Lysney to the field and is the reason our patients love to talk to her about prevention. She's full of useful tips and tricks and will likely teach you something you didn't know. To Lysney it is important to always "contribute more than you criticize," which is why she is always looking out for our patients' best interests and seeking ways to better their lives both inside and outside of our practice doors.
What is your favorite Holiday? Thanksgiving/Christmas
If you had to eat ONE thing everyday what would it be? Pasta
Before working at CFD what was your most interesting job or work experience? Administrative at a courier company
What initially drew you to dentistry? Interacting with people and educating them
What is your favorite aspect of dentistry? Being able to educate others- telling them things they may not know; and how to care for themselves
What 3 words would you use to describe CFD? 1) Fun 2) Current 3) Caring
Favorite Quote: "Contribute more than you criticize" - Brence Brown
Interesting Fact: Have prior degrees in graphic design
A former Dental Assistant turned office guru, Linda’s extensive knowledge of the dental industry is a valuable asset to our patients. She was originally drawn to the field because she wanted to care for people. Linda explains, “I wanted to bring a beautiful smile to patients’ faces.” Over the years, Linda has built an extensive network of patient relationships while working at the Chesterfield family practice. She is now using her knowledge to focus on dental insurance.
-High School: Pattonville High School
-Dental Assisting: Forest Park Community College
-Hobbies: Pilates and Water Aerobics
-Favorite Restaurants: Spiros’, Babbo’s and Massa’s
-Involvements, Organizations, Charities: Ronald McDonald House and Zoo Friend Membership
-Favorite Activities in St. Louis: Spending time with family, Cheering on the Cardinals and Blues and shoe shopping
-Linda was once ran over by a horse on family vacation, has won a bubble gum blowing contest and has been to over 150 Cardinals’ games!
Registered Dental Hygienist, Scheduling & Patient Care Coordinator
In addition to the goodie bags our hygienists hand out, Robyn’s patients often ask for something else: a hug. Friendly and upbeat, Robyn has never met a stranger. Her favorite thing about working in dentistry is the patients! After working in a dental office as a teenager, Robyn states she, “fell in love with it.” Dentistry is in Robyn’s blood–her two sisters also worked in the field.
"Highly recommend Dr Silva and his entire staff.
Professional, knowledgeable, friendly, and courteous. Courtney and Lindsay are the absolute best! I am so very pleased with my results. Robyn and Linda take care of scheduling and are always pleasant.I strongly recommend for all dental needs."
— Arthur H.
"I am currently in the process of getting a tooth implant. I had another one about five years ago with a different dentist. This experience has been much easier and much more comfortable with Dr. Silva. I would highly recommend Chesterfield Family Dentistry for any of your dental needs."
— Beverly C.
"Love the team at Chesterfield Family Dentistry! I was overdue for my check up and Lynsey took great care of me. I needed a small filling and they found time to complete it right then saving me an extra trip. Thank you all!"
— Erin S.