About Your Dentist – Smile Design Dental Center

About Your Dentist

Brian Waldman, DMD

"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 and enjoy providing the most up-to-date care for my patients."

My Mission

"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."

Education

  • Southern Illnois University School of Dental Medicine Alton, IL
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville, IL

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

Dr. Waldman is currently 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 with state-of-the-art technology, procedures and materials in dentistry.

Life & Hobbies

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Waldman enjoys spending time with his family, golfing and building computers.

Julianne Ruppel, DDS,MS

Orthodontist

"It is my greatest privilege to treat patients in the art and science of orthodontics."

My Mission

"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 lastest technologies to make the 'orthodontic experience' as efficient and painless as possible.

Witnessing a patient's personality and attitude transform, along with their smile, makes me incredibly happy. The younger kids are my favorite patients, but teens and adults are a close second!"

Education

Illinois Wesleyan University, Bachelor of Arts – Bloomington, IL

University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, Doctorate of Dental Science – Chicago, IL

Saint Louis University Center for Advanced Dental Education, Orthodontic Certificate and Master of Science in Dentistry – 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 currently an active member of the Orthodontic Education and Research Foundation, American Association of Orthodontists, and 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.