Ruggless Dental

Dr. Shane Ruggless, DMD


Dr. Shane Ruggless, DMD 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. Shane Ruggless DMD with wife and 3 children near Springfield, ILDr. 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, traveling, and spending quality time with his family and friends.

He married his wife, Allie, in 2011, and have since grown their family. They now have a son, Greyson, and two daughters, Eden and Cammie. They also have a two year old cat, Louie, that they adopted from the Animal Protective League.  

John M.

Dr. Ruggless and his staff are very friendly and welcoming. The hygienists are kind and gentle with my children and make them feel at ease while in the dental chair. I trust Dr. Ruggless with the dental care of my family!

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