Dr. Robin Rutherford
Dr. Robin Rutherford, our experienced general and cosmetic dentist, has been ranked in the top one percent of dental practices nationwide! He has been interviewed many times on local television, and is featured monthly on the noon news segment of CBS-7. Dr. Rutherford has been heard on the radio for the past 20 years talking about the latest that dentistry has to offer. He has been a frequent contributor to the Odessa American. In fact, Dr. Rutherford was voted the “Best Dentist in Odessa” by the Odessa American Readers’ Choice poll. An extensive article was written in Permian Basin Pulse Magazine, with Dr. Rutherford appearing on the cover. Dr. Rutherford was featured in Consumer Research Council’s “Guide to Americas Top Dentists” in 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and again in 2012. Most recently, Texas Monthly magazine has included him as one of the “Texas Super Dentists” from 2011 – 2014.
Dr. Rutherford has trained with some of the leading dentists and top experts in the fields of sedation dentistry, dental implants, and cosmetic dentistry. He maintains an extensive program of advanced study, attaining over 600 hours of such continuing education in the past 3 years alone. (By contrast, dentists in Texas are required to attend only 12 hours per year.)
Dr. Robin Rutherford Background
Dr. Rutherford grew up on the shores of Lake LBJ in central Texas, lettering in tennis and graduating Valedictorian of Marble Falls High School. After graduating from Texas A&M with honors, he attended the University of Texas Dental School at San Antonio, finishing in the top quarter of his class shortly before it was ranked as the number one dental school in the nation.
Dr. Rutherford is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the American Orthodontic Society. He is a Fellow of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, an honor achieved by fewer than 2% of sedation dentists, and mentors other dentists in sedation techniques. He is also a Diplomate of the American Dental Implant Association, their highest level of recognition awarded to less than 1% of its member dentists.
His wife Vicki is a pharmacist. They have one son, Bryan, who as part of “Teach for America,” a national program which places teachers in underserved areas, taught 8th grade Algebra in Oakland, California for two years after graduating from Rice University and now teaches high school in Austin. In his spare time, Dr. Rutherford enjoys fishing, reading, water sports, tennis, and is very active in his church.
Contact the Art of Dentistry
At the Art of Dentistry, we are dedicated to quality dental care. For more information on our experienced dentist, or to schedule a consultation, contact Dr. Rutherford – the gentle doc – today!