Being an orthodontist is Dr. Julie’s passion! She genuinely cares about her patients and wants to be accessible to them during their orthodontic journey. She takes pride in providing excellent care in a warm and friendly environment. She uses the latest technologies to make your orthodontic experience as efficient, effective, and painless as possible.
Witnessing the transformative effect of orthodontic care makes Dr. Julie incredibly happy. She loves treating patients of all ages, but has to admit that young kids are her favorites!
In her free time, Dr. Ruppel enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and son, as well as traveling, skiing, and scuba diving. She is a member of the Missouri Botanical Garden and St. Louis Art Museum.
“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.
- Doctorate of Dental Science, The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry – Chicago, IL
- Orthodontic Certificate and Master of Science in Dentistry, Saint Louis University Center for Advanced Dental Education – St. Louis, MO
- Bachelor of Arts, Illinois Wesleyan University – Bloomington, IL