Dr. Rudolfo Valente

Board-Certified Orthodontist

Creating Beautiful Smiles for His Patients

“We will work together to help you achieve a beautiful and healthy smile.”

Dr. Rudy Valente grew up in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago and currently lives in Park Ridge with his wife and two sons.

Dr. Valente’s interest in orthodontics began during his teenage years. His interest was sparked and he was motivated to choose the path of dentistry, as a close family friend was an orthodontist.

For him, one of the most fulfilling parts of being a dentist is creating beautiful smiles for his patients.

His passion for this field has led him to perform research with orthodontic bonding agents, which has been published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.

In his free time, Dr. Valente enjoys spending time with his family, appreciating music, playing tennis, golf and practicing martial arts.

His Credentials 


  • Achieve his Doctor of Dental Surgery with High Honors

  • Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics

  • Master of Science in Oral Sciences

  • Attended dental school at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry


  • Numerous continuing education courses and Study Clubs to stay on the cutting edge of his field.

  • Residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry

Fun Fact

  • His father is his hero since he always put his family’s needs ahead of his own. Dr. Valente tries to do the same.

Putting Patients First

Read Our Reviews

Helping patients is our passion, no matter what their smile needs may be. Take a look at what some of our current and previous patients think of Carol Stream & Elgin Dental Associates.

“The real star of the show was Jen, my dental hygienist. She noted my anxieties and was so understanding and gentle with the whole process. She never made me feel bad about neglecting my oral care and just said she was happy I was there now. If you have any fear about going to the dentist, I HIGHLY recommend Carol Stream Dental.”

Casey T

“This practice is phenomenal with children. I have been taking my daughter here for 6 years and today she had a baby tooth pulled. Dr. Johnny and the hygienist were amazing! It was a positive and painless experience for my daughter. I definitely recommend their office for pediatric care.”

Jenyl K

“I absolutely love everyone at the office! Everyone is so welcoming and caring. They all seem to love what they do. They are very professional and explain everything in detail. I no longer live in Elgin but I will continue to come here because of how amazing they are.”

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