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. 

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!"

Irene Scirica, RDH

Dental Hygienist

As a Tucson native, Irene is fortunate to have enjoyed beautiful mountain sunrises, cloudless warm days, and spectacular desert sunsets her entire life!  Irene graduated from The University of Arizona with a B.S. degree in Physiology but shortly thereafter she discovered her passion for dentistry and, after enrolling at Pima Community College, she earned her Dental Hygiene degree.  Irene has been with Rutledge Dental since August, 2016. Her favorite aspect of dentistry is constantly learning what’s new in dental hygiene including but not limited to the prevention of dental disease and the maintenance of oral health. She is extremely devoted to educating her patients with individualized oral hygiene instructions while providing them with high quality dental care.

Irene is happily married and has one dog. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, hiking, running, and swimming.

Laura Peters

Clinic Coordinator

I am originally from Ohio and, after moving to the Tucson area in 2012, I've loved every minute of Arizona's beautiful weather!  No more cold, dreary days!  I have been a dental assistant for more than 30 years.  I was able to take a break earlier in my assisting career when my children were young but I restarted my career when my youngest began school.  I truly enjoy working in the dental field, and I have seen great changes in dentistry over the years.  It is very satisfying giving our patients the best treatment and dental experience possible during their dental appointment.  I am happily married to my wonderful husband, Tim.  My 4 children (two boys and two girls) are grown now, and they have given me two beautiful grandchildren.  I also have two grown stepchildren and an adorable grandson.  In my spare time I enjoy riding horses with a good friend plus I enjoy country couples dancing.  I also love spending time with my two dogs and gardening.  Tim and I decided to build our own dream home in Marana, mostly by ourselves, which has been quite an experience.  We both love to create and we've enjoyed our journey along the way.