Dr. Rutger Stache was born and raised in Winfield, a west suburb of Chicago. He attended the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He continued his education at UIC where he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2016. He then went on to complete a three-year orthodontics residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago in May 2019 and earned a Master’s degree in Oral Sciences.
As a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and both the Midwest and Illinois Societies of Orthodontists, Dr. Stache is always keeping up to date with the latest advancements in the field. During residency, Dr. Stache’s research focused on treating patients with obstructive sleep apnea using an oral appliance, and he has presented his research at various professional conferences throughout the country.
Dr. Stache believes he is in the best profession and feels extremely fortunate to be a part of it. What he loves most is being able to positively influence people’s lives by improving their facial aesthetics and giving them confidence in their smile.
Dr. Stache currently resides in Chicago. He is an avid marathoner and triathlete. He can usually be spotted on the lakefront path any given morning. He is a self-proclaimed foodie, part-time dog sitter, and enjoys cheering for all the Chicago sports teams.