Meet The Team

Our exceptional, friendly staff at Rutledge Dental in Oro Valley, AZ, is our greatest asset. Our dental assistants and hygienists are licensed professionals who pride themselves on staying on the cutting edge of dentistry and patient communication. They are excited about what they are doing, have high standards of quality and integrity, and are motivated to achieve the best results for our family of patients.

Our dedicated and motivated staff has one primary goal—your utmost comfort! We feel it’s important that you understand the treatment that you’ll be receiving so that you can relax during the procedure. Our staff is eager to answer any questions regarding your dental care. Please feel free to share with us your needs and concerns.

We love what we do, and it shows on our faces—it seems we’re always smiling around here. You’ll find our staff is friendly and up-beat--and we’ll do our best to make your visit comfortable, and even fun! And all the while we’ll be providing you with the highest quality dental care. 


Office Manager

Originally from Socal she 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. 



She is one of the first people you see when you walk into the office and is sure to greet you with a friendly smile. She uses her 15 years of experience helping the front office run smoothly. She enjoys spending her days off outside gardening or at a lake with her 3 boys and her partner Jason. Born in Tucson and raised in a small town nearby, she loves hiking in the mountains and off-roading.

Angie Templeton, RDH

Dental Hygienist

Proudly hailing from the northeast corner of Florida, Angie loves all things involving beaches. What she loves even more is practicing dental hygiene. Her focus is to ensure each patient feels comfortable and valued. She will not only work hard to clean your teeth, she will take the time to share information to help you achieve optimal oral health. When Angie is not working, she enjoys reading, walking the family Border Collie and following SEC football. She and her husband have a daughter and two sons

Lorrie Sutter

Dental Hygienist

Lorrie has been a practicing dental hygienist since moving to Tucson from her home state of Illinois in 1985.  She has loved her profession for over 30 years and still conveys her passion for educating and treating her patients in order to help them achieve the best oral health possible.  Lorrie is married to a great guy, Dale, and has three wonderful sons.  Lorrie spends time away from work enjoying reading, hiking, traveling, animals, music and time with friends.  "Life is an amazing journey!"

Laura Peters

Clinic Coordinator

Originally from Ohio she 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 has also given them 2 more grandchildren. 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 along with spending time with her 2 dogs and gardening. 


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.


She 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 moving her and their children all over the country, their hoping to make Tucson their forever home. In Kristy’s free time she enjoys spending time with her family and going to her sons’s and husbands hockey games.