About Your Dentist
"Working as a dentist has been an amazing experience. Possessing the ability to change someones life for the better in so many different ways its quite remarkable."
"My mission is fairly simple to provide the most proficient, compassionate dental care possible in the most comfortable environment possible. I also hope to educate my patients on the benefits of lifetime care and maintaining oral hygiene; providing them with the insight needed to enjoy a lifetime smile."
- Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine, Alton, IL
- University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Continuing Education & Professional Memberships
Completed over 1000 hours of CE including courses in IV sedation, implant placement, restorations and orthodontics
Member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association and American Society for Dental Aesthetics
Personal Attention Professional Care
"My patients well being is of utmost importance to me, so they can expect my full undivided attention every time they come in. They deserve the best from me, so to ensure they receive that, I will take every opportunity available to further advance my dental knowledge and skills through continual education. That way, my patients dental needs will be met using the most up-to-date technology and techniques."
Life & Hobbies
Dr. Fetsch currently resides in O'Fallon, MO with his wife Jennifer and children, Ryan and Jake. He coaches his sons baseball teams and in his free time, Dr. Fetsch enjoys playing baseball with his boys, riding road bikes, running and other outdoor activities.
"It is my greatest privilege to treat patients in the art and science of orthodontics."
"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 lastest technologies to make the 'orthodontic experience' as efficient and painless as possible.
Witnessing a patient's personality and attitude transform, along with their smile, makes me incredibly happy. The younger kids are my favorite patients, but teens and adults are a close second!"
Illinois Wesleyan University, Bachelor of Arts – Bloomington, IL
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, Doctorate of Dental Science – Chicago, IL
Saint Louis University Center for Advanced Dental Education, Orthodontic Certificate and Master of Science in Dentistry – 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 currently an active member of the Orthodontic Education and Research Foundation, American Association of Orthodontists, and 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.
"I am honored to practice dentistry and help my patients achieve healthy, confident smiles."
To offer a welcoming dental home to my patients and their families and provide the best evidence-based comprehensive care for everyone's specific oral health needs.
University of Illinois at Chicago
Continuing Education & Professional Membership
American Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry
Life & Hobbies
I enjoy hiking, gardening, baking, and playing board games.