Dr. Andrew R. Bruening, originally from St. Charles, Missouri, is the owner of Chesterfield Hilltown Dental, the office that his uncle started in 1989. He remembers shadowing his aunt (the practice’s former hygienist) and uncle as a teenager when he decided he wanted to be a dentist. Dr. Andrew studied Food Science & Nutrition at the University of Missouri – Columbia before attending the University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Dentistry and graduating with honors in May 2014. It was then that he joined his uncle, Dr. Alan Handler, in practice, and he acquired ownership of Chesterfield Hilltown Dental in August of 2015. Dr. Andrew is currently a member of the ADA, MDA, American Dental Implant Association and the Greater St. Louis Dental Society where he is a prior board member and currently serves on the Council of Scientific Sessions.
Dr. Andrew, who has always had a love for art and science, feels that being a dentist allows him to integrate both passions into his career. His favorite part of being a dentist is changing or making a positive impact on someone’s life. Getting a patient out of pain or giving someone a smile they can show off is extremely rewarding for him. He strives to exceed his patients’ expectations with thorough planning, communication and attention to detail.
Outside of the office, Dr. Andrew enjoys traveling, photography, reading, cooking, brewing beer, playing golf, and spending time with his wife. He likes to read dental-related articles and books and is an avid reader in general. He is an alumnus of Psi Omega Dental Fraternity and is currently working towards a Fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry.