Dr. Ruel previously owned a private practice specializing in advanced reconstructive dentistry (prosthetics) in New Bedford, Massachusetts from 1976 to 2010. He now practices in Portsmouth, RI in his new office space at Aquidneck Dental. In addition to treating his patients, Dr. Ruel has a busy schedule lecturing other dentists across the country in Restorative Implant Dentistry.

Dr. Ruel received his B.S. in biology from Boston College in 1970 and his D.M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1974. He was also awarded his Certificate in Prosthetics and Master of Dental Science from Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry in 1976. Dr. Ruel is a member of the American Dental Association, the American College of Prosthodontists, the Academy of Osseointegration, the Massachusetts Dental Society, and the Southeastern Dental Society. Dr. Ruel serves on the advisory board, acts as a mentor and lectures across the country for Biomet 3i.

Dr. Ruel and his wife, Joan, have 2 sons, Jon Jr. and Jason. They are the doting grandparents of four grandchildren – Jackson, Willow, Fiona, and Harry. His hobbies include golf, boating, and cooking.