About Your Dentist

Nitin Sapra, DMD

डॉ। सपरा हिंदी बोलते हैं!

"A smile is the prettiest thing you'll ever wear."

My Mission

The best feeling in the world is to relieve a patient of their pain and bring a smile back to their face. That's what I strive to do every day of my life. I want to be more than just a dentist to my patients; I want to foster lifelong relationships built on trust so nobody ever feels anxious or scared to receive the dental care they need. I want each patient to leave my dental chair smiling with pride and confidence.


Doctorate of Dental Medicine
Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine – Alton, IL

Master of Dental Surgery
J.N. Kapoor, D.A.V. Centenary Dental College – Haryana, India

Bachelor of Dental Surgery
Saraswati Dental College – Lucknow, India

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

Dr. Sapra is an active member of the American Dental Association and an Alumni member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. In order to remain up-to-date with the latest technologies and advances in dentistry, Dr. Sapra regularly attends continuing education courses. He has also successfully published a variety of his research findings and studies in the field of dentistry in a number of journals.

Life & Hobbies

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Sapra enjoys playing a variety of sports, including basketball, soccer, cricket, and golf. He also loves hanging out with his friends, watching games, and exploring new cuisines.

Ardyn Darjaa, DMD

"I am honored to practice dentistry and help my patients enjoy healthy, confident smiles."

My Mission

To offer a welcoming dental home to my patients and their families and provide the best evidence-based comprehensive care for each patient’s specific oral health needs.


Doctorate of Medicine in Dentistry
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry – Chicago, IL

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

American Dental Association

Academy of General Dentistry

Life & Hobbies

Away from the office, Dr. Darjaa enjoys hiking, gardening, baking, and playing board games.

Julianne Ruppel, DDS,MS


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 latest technologies to make your orthodontic experience as efficient, effective, and painless as possible.

Witnessing the transformative effect of orthodontic care makes me incredibly happy. I love treating patients of all ages, but I have to admit that young kids are my favorites!


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

Bachelor of Arts
Illinois Wesleyan University – Bloomington, IL

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