Affordable Dentistry Today
Steven Akins, DDS:
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Affordable Dentistry Today
Steven Akins, DDS
Columbia, IL













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Friday: 7:30 am to 12:30 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed


Dr. Steven Akins, DDS





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Michelle S. from MO, MO (Source: Yelp)


I’ve had bad teeth my whole life. I went to Dr Akins needing fillings and crowns after my old dentist botched a root canal. Dr Akins and the staff at ADT made everything as enjoyable as a dentist visit can possibly be. He’s also removed my wisdom teeth and did my Invisalign and I LOVE the way my smile turned out. I can’t recommend this office enough. Even after Ive moved I continue to drive 45 minutes away just to go to this office when there are many others a lot closer to me.

Tracey Webb (Source: Google)


The staff is very friendly and caring. It was my first visit and they made me very comfortable! I have had bilateral TMJ surgery in my past, and they were understanding that I cannot open very wide. The assistant doing the x rays was very accommodating to my needs. The front desk help was incredibly kind and the exit receptionist scheduled my next visit and gave me a print out of what that visit will entail and the cost associated and even printed out for me. I am very pleased with my new dentist and all of his staff!

Hugh Norton (Source: Facebook)


I felt as if I was important to the technician as another human being. She was pleasant she was polite and she was humorous all the while being very professional about her business in my mouth. I did not get her name sadly, but I can say, she did ADT proud.

Mindy Allen James (Source: Google)


It took me awhile to find a dentist I like. I like this dentist office. The staff is so friendly, and they remember you. For a long time, I didn’t have dental insurance, and they gave me options to make my appointments more affordable. I’ve had my teeth cleaned multiple times, I’ve had cavities filled, and I’ve had wisdom teeth extractions at this dentist office. Each time, the staff made my experiences as comfortable as possible. I highly recommend this dentist.

Nancy Cassens (Source: Facebook)


I am so pleased with Affordable. They do an amazing job of scheduling appointments. I am always taken in within a few minutes. And the staff members are always pleasant and interested. I’d highly recommend this group.

Kim Martin (Source: Facebook)


Everyone here is always very friendly and nice!! They will recommend what you can do to keep your teeth and gums healthier and if you have questions definitely there to answer them. They also will schedule at your convenience. I have always been happy with taking my daughters there as well.

Kimberly Nagel (Source: Google)


I LOVE going to the dentist now. I can not say enough great things about this place! Everyone that works here is always such a delight. It doesn’t matter if you call or stop in, they are always so nice and friendly. They address all of my concerns when needed and help find a solution. The worst part of the dentist for me is getting the numbing shot for a filling. When doc administers it, I feel NOTHING! What a blessing! They also are well priced. They even offer Invisalign treatment! I love this place and everyone who works here. I will never go anywhere else!

Tanya (Source: Google)


I’ve always been nervous about going to a dentist. Affordable dentistry is amazing. Everyone there is so caring and understanding. They take their time and explain everything before they do it. They dont rush through patients. Even if they are in a hurry you would never know it. I highly recommend using them for the entire family! Their office is spotless and inviting to all age groups. If you are scared of a dentist I highly recommend going to Affordable dentistry. They take all the fear away!!

Sam Leonard (Source: Facebook)


Absolutely the kindest, sweetest, most helpful, compassionate and understanding staff at ADT! I’m sure many will understand, getting my smile healthy again has been a long, expensive, and emotional process and the ladies at ADT have been there at every turn to explain my options and comfort my anxieties. I really feel they have my back and my best interests at heart. Dr Akins does excellent work, he’s quick and compassionate. I LOVE THIS TEAM!

PK (Source: Zocdoc)


I have had many nightmare experiences with dentists, I was so happy to find this dentist. They did what they said they were going to and they did a great job. No stress visit and the charge is very reasonable. The will also help with payment options! I love my new dentist and I will recommend him to anyone !

Dina Polka (Source: Google)


If your looking for a new dentist, this is the place to go. I wish I could give a 10 star review!!! I went in the first time today with a cracked tooth and everyone was so nice, listened to me about financial worries about cost and was able to help me and get my tooth pulled. No one pushed services on me to do expensive treatment like other offices do. The dentist was wonderful as well as his staff.

Heather N. from Waterloo, IL (Source: Yelp)


After putting off years of dental health I became in so much pain that I had to go see a dentist.  I dreaded going because my last dentist made me feel terrible for letting my mouth get so bad, but I put my kids first and financially their  needs were more important to me.  Affordable Dental didn’t make me feel bad for that.  They also helped me figure out a plan to get all of my teeth fixed and my mouth feeling 100% again.  I can eat ice cream again!  I have now gone to this office I’d say probably 8-times in the past year and I have recommended others because I liked the office so much.

Bridget R. from Saint Louis, MO (Source: Yelp)


My husband had to have a tooth pulled and his friend recommended we call this dentist. We were very happy with the experience. Even though he ended having two teeth pulled he was happy. Everyone was very friendly and professional. They helped us work out a payment plan and since the hubby is over 60 they game him discount. We will tell others to try them, and will return for further treatment.

Samantha Davis (Source: Google)


Great place great atmosphere Heidi is absolutely wonderful I hadn’t been to a dentist in quite some time she made me feel welcome and at ease with all that had to be done she even took time to follow up and when I had a small issue she took care of it right away fantastic service I can’t wait to go back definitely recommend

Chrystal Dienst (Source: Google)


These women are amazing! Even though I’m only there twice a week, they take the time to know me and remember things about my family. They truly give the personal touch a whole new meaning. They’re very understanding with financial hardships, and don’t pressure you into treatments you can’t afford. By far the best dental office I’ve ever been to.

Angie Brennan (Source: Google)


I have a lot of anxiety about the dentist. Everyone at affordable dentistry was so kind and caring with me. They answered all my questions and made me feel so much better. I have deep cleanings coming up with Theresa. Normally I’d be terrified ,but after meeting Theresa today, I feel a lot better about it.

Karleen Phillips (Source: Facebook)


My husband has come here and we decided to bring our children here so we could all be seen in the same office for convenience. We were very nervous leaving our pediatric dentist but I couldn’t be more happy with how my child has been cared for! Very impressed!

Teri Herrell (Source: Facebook)


They are always nice and very helpful. My son and I walk in and we don’t even have to tell them our names. We feel like family. Very friendly staff and the dentist makes my son very comfortable when he hates for anyone to touch his mouth.

Danny Ball (Source: Facebook)


I had all my teeth cleaned and along with three teeth removed and 2 fillings done in the same day by Dr Steven Akins DDS and his great staff. This was the first time ever that I had no issues later on with any teeth removal. Afforbable Dentistry did an amazing job and has an excellent staff. They are now my perminent Dentist.

SM (Source: Zocdoc)


Couldn’t be more pleased he was so great and carring, my husband had just retired due to cancer and I am the only source for income now money is very tight and the professionals made sure that I could get the help and my new teeth that I started crying in the office . I thank GOD every at for this doctor and his wonderful staff.

Rosalyn Rapp (Source: Google)


Dr. Adkins and his assistants are top line in their professionalism, courtesy and friendliness. Everyone working there makes you you feel like a friend who cares about you and your well being. Their continuous purchase of state of the art dental technology equipment assures me of continued dental health.

WeRateU MonroeCounty (Source: Google)


Our extended family has enjoyed getting established with AFT.  Specifically, we appreciate their kindness and respectfulness regarding our family’s senior citizens concerns (limited insurance coverage).  And, everyone is especially understanding of our little ones fears and nervousness (toddlers and grade schoolers). Thanks so much!

Heather Norman (Source: Google)


I put off going to the dentist for years, when I finally went I was in a lot of pain. This office didn’t make me feel guilty for waiting but instead helped me come up with a plan that fit my schedule in budget to get my teeth fixed. Now, approx. 8 appts later, within the last 1-1.5 years my mouth feels great! I can’t say enough nice things about the staff and doctor either.