Dr. Studer grew up in Rapid City and Sioux Falls, SD, graduating from Rapid City Stevens in 1989. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1993 from the University of South Dakota, where he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. Dr. Studer earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Detroit-Mercy and began his private practice in Rapid City, South Dakota in June of 2001. In 2008, he received the Young Dentist of the Year Award from the South Dakota Dental Association.
In addition to providing the highest quality of dental care for his patients, Dr. Studer has lectured for the Partners of Prevention Program for the Coalition of Oral Health for South Dakota. The program’s goal is to instruct doctors in residency about early childhood caries and the importance of getting children into a dental home by age 1. He is the South Dakota state coordinator for the Special Smiles Program with South Dakota Special Olympics. He has participated in February Children’s dental health month by visiting 3rd graders to discuss dental health care. He is a member of dental organizations, such as Academy of Sports Dentistry, American Dental Association, South Dakota Dental Association and Black Hills Dental Society. He served as President for the Black Hills Dental Society in 2004-2005.
Dr. Studer is active in his community. In 2014-2015 he was the President of Arrowhead Country Club. He was a coach for Little League baseball for 10 years. He supports youth sports by sponsoring or donating to basketball teams, soccer teams, Little League baseball, Post 22 baseball, Post 320 baseball, Stevens High School Booster Club, Canyon Lake All-Stars and Just Jymnastics. As the only South Dakota registered Academy of Sports Dentistry, Dr. Studer is the Official Dentist for the Rapid City Rush Hockey team.
During his leisure time, he and his family enjoy snow skiing, spending time boating and camping at the lake and playing outdoor activities like golf, baseball, tennis, and basketball. He is a movie fan and especially loves superhero and science fiction movies.