Dr. Drooger grew up in Holland, Michigan and earned his Bachelors of Arts Degree from Hope College. After his undergraduate work he was accepted to the University of Michigan School of Dentistry where he graduated in 1997. Dr. Drooger then went on to complete a one-year General Practice Residency at Denver Health Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. After he completed his GPR, Dr. Drooger moved across the country to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he was accepted to the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program at St. Francis Medical Center. Dr. Drooger completed his residency in 2002. He has practiced full-time in both Indiana and Michigan. He joined Midwest Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the Fall of 2009.
Dr. Drooger is Board Certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology. He is also a Fellow in the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Drooger is a member of American Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association, Greater St. Louis Dental Society, St. Louis Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American College of Oral Implantology, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Dr. Drooger devotes his time to his wife and four daughters. During his free time he enjoys hiking, cycling, hunting, and travel.
"Our experience getting wisdom teeth removed was a pleasant one. The staff and Dr. Drooger were wonderful and welcoming. All our questrions were answered and we felt at ease. The staff assisted us out to the car too. The after care instructions were easy to understand and follow. Minimal pain and discomfort was experienced. We would recommend this office." - Amy C.
"Dr. Drooger is amazing! My 11 year old daughter saw him three times for a total of 14 teeth removed (some baby and some permanent). Now she's ready for braces. She had a very small amount of pain with each procedure. We gave her pain medication for 24 hours and then just Ibuprofen. She was never uncomfortable. I'd highly recommend Dr. Drooger for children and adults!" - Tracy F.