Meet Dr. Aaron Altman

Oral Surgeon in Rockford, IL

I was born in Iowa and moved to Rockford, Illinois at a young age. I attended St. Bridget followed by Boylan High School. I then completed my Bachelor of Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. It was during this time that I found my passion for dentistry and in particular, oral surgery.

I obtained my Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Southern Illinois University. I then completed my 4-year residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. While in Pittsburgh, I married my girlfriend of 12 years, Erin Gunderson, who currently works as a general dentist here in Rockford.

My interests in oral surgery are broad scope, including wisdom teeth extractions, dental implants, IV sedation, benign pathology, corrective jaw surgery, and facial trauma. I am currently BLS, ACLS, and PALS certified, and am eligible for board certification.

In my spare time, I enjoy golfing, exploring new restaurants with my wife, and spending time with my two dogs.

My goal is to make your experience at Rockford Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as comfortable and convenient as possible. I am excited and honored to be a part of your journey.

Choose Rockford Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery for Excellent Care

Drs. Bruksch and Altman can place dental implants, extract wisdom teeth, and perform several other oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures. Contact us to learn more!

Call us: 815-226-4700

Professional Organizations

  • Winnebago County Dental Society
  • Illinois State Dental Society
  • American Dental Association
  • Illinois Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons


  • Basic Life Support
  • Advance Cardiac Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Board Eligible