Orthodontist – Bloomingdale, IL

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Philip Rutkowski, DDS

Bloomingdale Illinois orthodontist Philip Rutkowski D D S

As our on-staff orthodontist, Dr. Rutkowski enables our patients to get specialty dental care at the same place they receive their standard checkups and cleanings. He deeply enjoys being a part of our team and loves giving his patients radiant smiles. He appreciates the atmosphere at Pure Dental Spa and says he has fun every day with the people he works with—both his patients and our team! To start getting to know Dr. Rutkowski, read on below.

Why Did You Decide to Become an Orthodontist?

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Like many who are drawn to dentistry, Dr. Rutkowski initially decided to become a dentist because he liked how the job would allow him to work one-on-one with patients, really get to know them, and then he could improve their health and appearance. He decided to focus on orthodontics because it enables him to create beautiful smiles while also enhancing someone’s oral function. He always loves seeing the positive impact his work has on someone’s self-esteem and daily comfort.

Where Did You Study Dentistry?

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Originally from Detroit, Dr. Rutkowski was born and raised in Michigan, so he earned both his Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and DDS degrees from the University of Michigan. He went on to obtain his specialty certificate in orthodontics from Tufts University, and he is now a board-certified orthodontist. After leaving school, he has obtained certifications in clear aligner treatment as well as laser dentistry.

Dr. Rutkowski is a member of the following professional organizations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Illinois Dental Society
  • American Academy of Orthodontists
  • Chicago Dental Society
  • Midwestern Society of Orthodontists

What Do You Like to Do Outside of the Dental Office? 

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Dr. Rutkowski met his wife, Kat, while they were both going to school in Boston. Today, they are happy to be based in Chicago and are the proud parents of a dog, Hazel. Dr. Rutkowski is an avid sports fan and regularly participates in intramural leagues and races. He and Kat also like to travel, or on the flip side, relax at home by binging Netflix/HBO shows.

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