Dr. Ostdick completed his undergraduate studies at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and received his Master of Science degree and Certificate in Orthodontics from Northwestern University in Chicago. He has also lectured in the Department of Orthodontics at Northwestern University Dental School, has served on the Advisory Committee for the Waukesha County Technical College Department of Dental Hygiene, and as a mentor for the Waukesha County Youth Apprenticeship program. He is a member of the Sussex Area Chamber of Commerce, and has served on the board of trustees for the Hamilton Education Foundation. As well as maintaining a private practice, Dr. Ostdick volunteers at the Waukesha County Community Dental Clinic and with the Wisconsin Dental Association's Mission of Mercy team.