Dentist in Odessa to Utilize Innovative 3-D Imaging Technology for Dental X-Rays

At his Odessa cosmetic dentistry practice, Dr. Robin Rutherford has recently acquired the latest dental 3-dimensional x-ray machine known as the i-Cat®. Dr. Rutherford will be utilizing the advanced imaging technology to help diagnose and treat oral and dental conditions through high-definition mapping and precise data measurements.

Dr. Robin Rutherford is a cosmetic and implant dentist in Odessa, and has announced that he will be providing 3-dimensional x-rays at his practice for assisting in the diagnosis, planning, and treatment involved in dental care. The i-Cat® machine is an advanced Computerized Topography tool for implants and restorations, oral surgery, TMJ and sinuses, and orthodontics. As an Odessa implant dentist, Dr. Rutherford plans to utilize the technology to more precisely place implants, locate the source of, and diagnose pain, and aid in removing wisdom teeth.

The i-Cat® software compiles all images of a patient’s oral composition in a single 3-D scan that takes less than ten seconds. Dr. Rutherford adds that through the machine’s enhanced mapping features, he can customize an entire course of treatment for implant placement and final cosmetic restoration. He says he is excited about the innovative technology as a way to ensure patients receive the best possible treatment for their dental needs. “This C. T. technology is where the future of dentistry is headed. In a decade, today’s panoramic X-rays will be considered arcahaic, like rotary telephones are compared to today’s smartphones.”

For patients considering dental implants or a cosmetic procedure such as porcelain veneers, Dr. Rutherford says he hopes to be able to further enhance their experience by streamlining the dental process, providing comfortable procedures, and enhancing results. He says his trained and experienced staff is excited about the opportunity to continue helping patients feel confident about their appearance and maintain a healthy dental structure. “We have always tried to provide our patients with the latest technology in dentistry: sedation dentistry, digital photography, lasers, and now the i-Cat® CT. Our feeling is that if we have the best equipment, we can provide the best treatment, and that’s what our practice is all about.”

About Robin Rutherford, DDS

Dr. Robin Rutherford graduated with honors from Texas A&M University and finished in the top quarter of his class at the University of Texas Dental School at San Antonio, shortly before it was ranked as the number one dental school in the nation. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the American Orthodontic Society, in addition to being among the less than 2% of sedation dentists to be honored as a Fellow of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation and the 1% of member dentists to achieve Diplomate recognition by the American Dental Implant Association. Dr. Rutherford has been voted the “Best Dentist in Odessa” by the Odessa American Readers’ Choice Poll and featured in Consumer Research Council’s “Guide to America’s Top Dentists” several times. Texas Monthly Magazine has also included him in their December 2011 edition of “Texas Super Dentists,” which honors the top 5% of Texas Dentists. He maintains an extensive program of continued education, having over 400 hours of advanced study in procedures such as porcelain veneers, sedation dentistry, and dental implants in the past three years alone.

Located at 4712 E. University in Odessa, TX, Dr. Rutherford’s practice, The Art of Dentistry, can be reached at (800) 55-GENTLE or (432) 367-0202. He can also be contacted online via the website or