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Why should patients choose you as their provider instead of others in the area?

I am a Diplomat with the American Board of Oral Implantology. I'm one of 3 active, board-certified implantologists in the state of South Carolina. I joined my father's practice after a 2 year hospital residency at Louisiana State University. Because of this intense program which dealt with surgery, implants and anesthesia, I was able to implement my extensive training into the program at Palmetto Dental Services. Most of our patients do not need to be referred to an oral surgeon. I am able to perform most third molar extractions in office. I also work with sleep apnea patients.

What are the top 3 treatments that you focus on?

I specialize in implants, sedation dentistry and extractions.

What are you proud of in your practice?

I am most proud of the service that I provide to our special needs children and adults. Some of our patients are so medically fragile or developmentally delayed that we are unable to accommodate them in office. I am a resident at Palmetto Richland Hospital so once a month, I am able to treat special needs patients in that secure setting. I am one of the few dentists who offers this service, so I am referred patients from all over the state. Of course, I am very proud to be in practice with my father and my cousin. I'm proud that we have a practice where everyone feels like family, from staff to patient to sales rep!

Which cases do you enjoy treating? Why?

I enjoy helping patients who thought their smile could not be restored, whether it be because of an extensive medical history or those that have severe decay. I enjoy being able to provide them with the dental care they deserve.

Frequently asked questions

Where is Trace Hamilton Rutherford's office located?

Trace Hamilton Rutherford's office is in Columbia, SC.

What services does Trace Hamilton Rutherford offer?

Trace Hamilton Rutherford offers Bonding, Braces / Invisalign, Bridges / Dentures and more. Learn more about Trace Hamilton Rutherford's services on Opencare or book your appointment today.