Dr. Ryan Bogard was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He completed his undergraduate education at Indiana University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Psychology with a Minor in Biology. He then pursued his dental education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree.

After completing dental school, Dr. Bogard furthered his education and training by serving as the Chief Resident at the University of Illinois-Chicago Periodontics Program. During his residency, he gained expertise in various aspects of periodontics, including periodontal therapy, soft and hard tissue augmentation, dental implants, and intravenous (I.V.) conscious sedation. Additionally, he obtained a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Oral Sciences, focusing his research on target therapy for the treatment of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Oropharyngeal Cancer.

Dr. Bogard holds the prestigious title of diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, which is the highest honor and certification in the field of Periodontics. Achieving board certification involves a rigorous year-long examination process that assesses a deep understanding of periodontal disease, soft tissue grafting, and surgical reconstruction involving dental implants.

His passion for periodontics is driven by the connection between oral and systemic health, as well as the positive impact that periodontal therapy can have on his patients’ overall well-being. Dr. Bogard is dedicated to providing the best possible care for his patients and is excited to be a part of the Lake County Community.

Outside of his professional life, Dr. Bogard enjoys spending quality time with his wife, Blair, traveling to different destinations, supporting his favorite sports teams, the St. Louis Cardinals and Blues, and exploring the vibrant culinary scene of Chicago by trying out the newest and best restaurants in the area.


  • Certificate in Periodontics, University of Illinois Chicago, 2022
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.), University of Missouri Kansas city, 2019
  • Bachelors of Science Degree (B.S.), Indiana University Bloomington, 2015


Professional Affiliations

  • Academy of Osseointegration member 2021-Present
  • American Academy of Periodontology member 2019-Present
  • American Dental Association member 2015-Present
  • Chicago Dental Society member 2019-Present
  • Illinois State Dental Society member 2019-Present
  • Continuum Dental Study Group member 2022-Present