Dr. Bruce Wardell enjoys providing the highest quality of care to his patients in Glen Ellyn and Hoffman Estates and the surrounding suburbs. His goal is to help every patient, young or old, understand the value of investing in his or her own smile. He takes extra time to talk to each new patient who is looking to choose an orthodontist, not only to get to know them better, but also to answer all of their questions and educate them about the importance of their individual treatment plan.
Dr. Wardell is originally from the western suburbs of Chicago and attended Proviso West High School. Following high school, he attended Brigham Yong University earning his Bachelor’s degree in Biology.
Dr. Wardell comes from a long family history in the dental profession. His grandfather was a general dentist for 38 years, his father has been a general dentist for 30 years, and his brother has been an endodontist in practice for 11 years. Joining in that tradition, Dr. Wardell earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry graduating with highest honors, Summa Cum Laude.
After graduation, Dr. Wardell served on active duty in the United States Navy for four years. While serving as a Navy dental officer, Dr. Wardell finished an additional year of clinical training by completing an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) at 32nd Street Naval Station and Balboa Hospital in San Diego, CA. In 2005, he spent seven months on deployment in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with the Marine Corps 2nd Battalion out of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
After his honorable service in the Navy, Dr. Wardell returned to the University of Louisville to complete his specialty training and received his Certificate in Orthodontics. He has been practicing orthodontics in private practice since 2009, following his six years of previous experience in general dentistry.