About Your Dentist
"The field of dentistry is constantly evolving and developing new ways to meet patient needs. Because of this, I strive to be a perpetual learner so I can offer the most up-to-date and innovative oral health care to my patients."
"I seek to provide gentle, thorough care in a stress-free, comfortable environment. I also seek to develop personal relationships with patients that allow me to work with them to accomplish their dental goals."
- Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine Alton, IL
- Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville, IL
Continuing Education & Professional Memberships
Dr. Waldman is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry. He enjoys taking continuing education classes and is always looking for opportunities to advance his clinical skills and better serve his patients. Dr. Waldman is committed to continuing education in order to remain knowledgeable of state-of-the-art technology, procedures, and materials in dentistry.
Life & Hobbies
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Waldman enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, and building computers.
I genuinely care about my patients and want to be accessible to them during their orthodontic journey. Being an orthodontist is my passion, and I take pride in providing excellent care in a warm and friendly environment. I use the latest technologies to make your orthodontic experience as efficient, effective, and painless as possible.
Witnessing the transformative effect of orthodontic care makes me incredibly happy. I love treating patients of all ages, but I have to admit that young kids are my favorites!
Doctorate of Dental Science
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry – Chicago, IL
Bachelor of Arts
Illinois Wesleyan University – Bloomington, IL
Orthodontic Certificate and Master of Science in Dentistry
Saint Louis University Center for Advanced Dental Education – St. Louis, MO
Publications & Professional Memberships
"The Americleft Project: A Comparison of Short- and Longer-Term Secondary Alveolar Bone Graft Outcomes in Two Centers Using the Standardized Way to Access Grafts Scale" The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal Published September 2016.
Dr. Ruppel is an active member of the Orthodontic Education and Research Foundation, American Association of Orthodontists, and the American Dental Association.
Life & Hobbies
In her free time, Dr. Ruppel enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, as well as traveling, skiing, and scuba diving. She is a member of the Missouri Botanical Garden and St. Louis Art Museum.