Dr. Bender was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at University of Illinois in Chicago. He received his degree in dentistry from University of Illinois College of Dentistry. Dr. Bender completed his Residency program at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s. Dr. Bender opened his general dental practice in Elgin, where he has been serving his community for over 40 years. He has received a Fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry. He has also taken advanced continuing education in Air Abrasive Dentistry (painless, drill-free treatment of cavities). Dr. Bender has four children, Todd, Tracy, Micaela and Logan. When not providing excellent care to his large family of patients, he enjoys running, hiking and watching Chicago sports.