Dr. Shane Ruggless, DMD
Dr. Shane Ruggless earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois Champaign Urbana in 2008 with a degree in Integrative Biology. He went on to earn his DMD at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Dental School, where he received a leadership award.
He is active in the American Dental Association and the Illinois State Dental Society, and he is on the board of the GV Black Dental Society.
Dr. Ruggless knew since his high school days that he wanted to become a dentist. He was a member of the Pre-Dental Club while attending the University of Illinois and also participated in a trip to Guatemala to deliver much-needed dental supplies and oral health education to the local citizens.
Dr. Ruggless’s mission is: "To provide high quality dental work while using the latest technologies in a comfortable and relaxed setting." He enjoys the ability to transform a person's smile. Making a positive impact in a patient's confidence and overall health makes being a dentist an amazing experience.
In his free time, Dr. Ruggless enjoys running, golfing, basketball, travelling, and spending quality time with his family and friends.
He married his wife, Allie, in 2011, and they have a son, Greyson, together. They also have a two year old cat, Louie, that they adopted from the Animal Protective League.