Meet Dr. Rutledge

Joel Rutledge, DDS

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.

Upon Graduation from dental school, Dr. Rutledge opened a private practice in Memphis. After 16 years in private practice and many vacations to the Tucson area, Dr. Rutledge and his wife Ali decided to make Oro Valley their home. Dr. Rutledge and his wife are avid competitive triathletes . They compete all over the world in Ironman competitions. When he is not working, training, or competing he loves to spend time with his welsh terrier Lily.

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. His dental practice features implant dentistry, Invisalign and complete smile makeovers, but as a general dentist he treats all dental needs both small and large.