About Us


Elevating Lives, One Smile at a Time

Founded by Dr. Rutledge, a native of Memphis, Tennessee, who brings a wealth of expertise and a commitment to excellence to the practice. He and his team are highly regarded for their proficiency in dental implantology, with Dr. Rutledge having achieved Diplomate status in the International Dental Implant Association—the highest level obtainable.

Meet Dr. Rutledge

Your Partner in Dental Health

A native of Memphis Tennessee, Dr. Rutledge received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Tennessee in 2002. Dr. Rutledge achieved Diplomate status in the International Dental Implant Association, the highest level obtainable. Dr. Rutledge continues to stay on the cutting edge of the dental field by attending various continuing education classes around the world as well as volunteering to place dental implants in the Dominican Republic.

Dr. Rutledge’s practice philosophy is to develop long lasting, health oriented relationships based on trust, integrity and honest communication with patients. He wants to help patients understand the causes of their current dental condition and develop a long term plan to increase their self esteem and well being by enhancing their appearance, comfort and ability to sustain excellent dental health.


Meet The Rutledge Dental Team

Dr. Rutledge and his experienced staff share a passion for excellence and a deep commitment to our patients, who benefit from his extensive experience, empathetic approach, and unwavering dedication to achieving the best possible outcomes for their dental health and well-being.

Amanda Santillo - Office Manager

Amanda Santillo

Office Manager

Originally from Socal, Amanda Santillo moved here in 2013 and has been in the dental field for 13yrs serving several different roles. She takes pride in giving each patient a great dental experience along with taking care of all your insurance and financial needs. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, be it being outdoors enjoying different activities or a quiet movie night at home.

Angie Templeton - Hygienist

Angie Templeton

Dental Hygienist

Angie’s beach themed room is a reflection of her love for the Atlantic ocean. Growing up in a Florida beach town, she returns for visits as often as she can. Now, living in the desert, she and her husband are in the process of building a home on 10 acres with the hopes of creating a hobby farm. When she is not working to make each patient feel completely comfortable and helping them achieve optimal oral health, you may find Angie reading, taking long walks with the family Border Collie or in her kitchen cooking. With over 15 years in the dental industry, she continues to be passionate about patient care and education.

Laura Peters- Dental Assistant

Laura Peters

Dental Assistant

Originally from Ohio, Laura moved to Tucson in 2012 and has been in the dental field for more than 30yrs. She truly enjoys working in the dental field and has seen so many great changes in dentistry over the years. It gives her satisfaction being able to give her patients the best treatment and dental experience during their dental appointments. Laura is happily married to her wonderful husband Tim and they have 4 children (2 boys & 2 girls) that are now grown and have given her 2 beautiful grandchildren. She also has 2 grown stepchildren who have also given them 2 grandchildren as well. They built their dream home, a Quanset Hut in Marana, mostly by themselves which was quite an experience for them. They both love to create and have enjoyed their journey. In Laura’s spare time she enjoys riding horses and going country couples dancing as well as spending time with her 2 dogs and gardening.

Shannon Rogowski - Hygienist

Shannon Rogowski

Dental Hygienist

A Tucson native, Shannon earned her hygiene degree in 2005. She finds her profession to be highly rewarding in helping people achieve optimum oral health. She prides herself on providing the highest quality of care, pain free. Shannon is married with 2 children. In her free time you can find her in the gym and at the football/baseball field or volleyball court cheering on her kids.

Victoria Gregorie - Office Assistant

Victoria Gregorie

Office Assistant

Victoria Gregorie was born in Russia and moved to the United States in 2005. Victoria has been working in the dental field for about three years as a dental assistant and is hoping to pursue dental hygiene in the future. She enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with friends on her days off.

Ali Rutledge- RN

Ali Rutledge

Registered Nurse

Kristy Renda - Dental Assistant

Kristy Renda

Dental Assistant

Kristy Renda has been a part of the dental field since 1997 and has lived all over the country, working for several dentists over the years, learning new techniques along the way. Her husband is currently serving in the Air National Guard, which has moved her and their children all over the country, but they are hoping to make Tucson their forever home. In Kristy’s free time she enjoys spending time with her family and going to her sons’ and husband’s hockey games.  

Make an Appointment

Ready to take the next step towards a healthier, more beautiful smile? Book your appointment with Rutledge Dental today and discover the difference personalized care can make.

Interested in All-On-4 Dental Implants? Find Out If You Qualify:

To find out if you’re a candidate for All-On-4 dental implants, just fill out the form below to request a consultation appointment. A member of our team will promptly reach out to confirm your appointment and discuss any further information we may need.