Dr. Van Vleet was born and raised in Macomb, Illinois. He is a 1998 graduate of Macomb High School. He attended Western Illinois University and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Biology in 2002. During his time at WIU, he worked as a dental assistant at a local dental office. Dr. Van Vleet attended Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine and graduated with honors in 2007. He worked at a local health clinic for four years and is excited about starting his own practice in his hometown of Macomb, Illinois.
In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Carrie, and son, Carter. Dr. Van Vleet also enjoys hunting, fishing and golfing.