Passionate, Intelligent, Driven, and is a self proclaimed food and wine critic!
"I am not only passionate about orthodontics, but also about connecting with each and every patient on a personal level as we journey together. I feel like our patients become part of our family."
James Nudera, DDS, MS
Education and Qualifications
Dr. Jim Nudera grew up in Aurora and attended high school at Marmion Academy. His formal education began at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He continued on to dental school, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Dentistry from the University of Illinois Chicago, as well as his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. While still at the University of Illinois Chicago, Dr. Nudera completed his orthodontic training and Master’s degree in Oral Science. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics.
In order to stay up-to-date on current techniques and be aware of future advances in both product development and future orthodontic techniques, Dr. Nudera continues his education through courses in Invisalign® and the Damon® System, as well as through participation in local study clubs. This gives him the opportunity to collaborate on current cases and future treatments in all facets of the dental and orthodontic fields.
Outside the Office
Dr. Nudera currently resides in St. Charles, about five minutes from our South Elgin office location, with his wife, Kim, and two daughters, Kaitlyn and Kelsey. His leisure time is spent with his family, though he does enjoy a round or two of golf!
- American Dental Association
- Illinois State Dental Society
- Chicago Dental Society
- Fox River Valley Dental Society
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society
- American Board of Orthodontists
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Midwestern Society of Orthodontists
- Illinois Society of Orthodontists