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Dr. Brian Stegmann

Born and raised in St. Louis, MO. Dr. Stegmann received a Bachelor of Science degree from Maryville University and a Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, with an honors certificate in Endodontics. After graduation, he went into private practice with Brookwood Dental Group.

Dr. Stegmann is an active member of the American Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association, Greater St. Louis Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, International Association of Orthodontics, and International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He keeps up-to-date on the newest techniques and technologies by attending courses in cosmetic dentistry, implants, oral cancer screening, root canal therapy, oral surgery, and porcelain crowns. Dr. Stegmann is also certified in Invisalign.

In his spare time, Dr. Stegmann enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, playing golf and coaching.

Dr. Jessica Bootsie

Dr. Bootsie grew up in St. Louis, MO, and went to Mehlville Senior High School. She graduated from the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry. Dr. Bootsie’s philosophy is to treat each patient like family in order to realistically reach each patient’s goal and to provide them with the best oral care possible.

In her spare time, she enjoys the company of her young nieces and nephew.

Dr. Akshay Vij

"A warm smile is the universal language of kindness"

Mission Statement

Dr. Akshay Vij, BDS, ACT, FAGD, firmly believes in not just treating, but improving the oral health of his patients as with a firm focus on preventive & minimally-invasive dentistry. He is passionate about helping his patients optimize their smiles. Dr. Vij believes that listening to my patients is the most important aspect when creating a customized treatment that suits their particular needs. He is a life-long learner and invests in continuing education to continually improve himself and the quality of care he provides to patients.

Education

Dr. Vij is the specialty care unit director of esthetic and digital dentistry at A.T. Still University-Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health’s (ATSU-MOSDOH) St. Louis Dental Education and Oral Health Center. He successfully completed a three-year postgraduate degree in advanced aesthetic and restorative dentistry at UCLA School of Dentistry’s Center for Esthetic Dentistry under the mentorship of Edward McLaren, DDS. Dr. Vij’s area of expertise is in oral rehabilitation using minimally invasive dentistry with a special focus on adhesive dentistry, aesthetic dentistry, implant prosthetics, digital dentistry including CAD/CAM, and fully guided implant surgery.

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD).

Member of :

American Dental Association (ADA)

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)

American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM)

Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)

Missouri Dental Association (MDA)

Greater St. Louis Dental Society (GSLDS)

Western Regional Examination Board (WREB) Grading Examiner

Lifestyle & Hobbies

Dr. Vij enjoys traveling around the world and especially experiencing different cuisines. In his free time, he plays soccer and tennis and follows stand-up comedy.

Dr. Dubina

We are excited to announce Dr. Nicholas Dubina as an addition to our team at Affordable Dental of Illinois in Dupo, IL. Dr. Dubina is an exceptional dentist who will continue to provide you and your family with the high-quality, personalized care that you have come to know at our wonderful practices! He will be working alongside our existing team of talented dentists and wonderful dental hygienists to help ensure you receive the best care possible.

Dr. Dubina has an impressive background starting his educational career at the University of Missouri where he obtained his Bachelor of Health Sciences. He continued his studies at A.T. Still University-Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health where he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine. Dr. Dubina is committed to his craft and prioritizes individualized care for his patients. His mission is “to provide each patient the opportunity to improve their oral health and quality of life by delivering comprehensive and individualized dental care.” In addition to his outstanding educational career, Dr. Dubina is also a member of the American Dental Association and the Missouri Dental Association.

When he is not in the office providing his clients with the best care, Dr. Dubina enjoys spending time with his family and friends as well as his dog, Ryder. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, woodworking exercising, and DIY projects.

We are confident that the patients of Affordable Dental of Illinois will be in good hands with Dr. Dubina. We encourage you to get to know Dr. Dubina as he transitions into his position at our office. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.

We look forward to seeing your smile soon!