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Welcome to the office of Dr. Jim Rutledge, where we help motivated adults achieve their dental goals so they can live life with confidence!

“We aim for a great dental future for our patients, so they spend less time, trouble, and cost in the future on dental care. And we get there by combining thorough diagnostics with quality, conservative treatment at the appropriate time in a patient’s dental treatment plan.

-Dr. Jim Rutledge

We’d love for you to take a few minutes to learn about our practice and our unique approach to dental care, and we’ve provided a step-by-step path for you below. And you can always get back to this page by clicking “Start Here” in our top navigation menu.

1. Our practice philosophy:  Our treatment approach continues to be one that centers on providing conservative dentistry that’s designed to last for decades.   

2. Meet Dr. Jim Rutledge:  When asked about his practice, Dr. Rutledge explains, “We’re a special practice – we aim to reverse the dental aging process for our patients by planning and managing their dental futures.”  He believes that many conditions we see in dentistry do not need immediate treatment, and that treatment should be provided only when necessary. Learn more about Dr. Rutledge.

3. Smile Gallery:  Dr. Rutledge is the dentist that other dentists trust when they need care! But don’t take our word for it, see our smile gallery of real patients of the practice to see Dr. Rutledge’s skill, care and judgement in action.

4. Testimonials: a picture is worth a thousand words, but sometimes you still want to hear those words. Take a moment to read some of the testimonials from our patients, many of whom have been patients of our practice for decades.

5. Contact us. We hope we’ve provided you with a warm welcome and introduction to our office, and we’d love to hear from you. You can call us at: (757) 464-0271 or use our contact form to get in touch.

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Our dental office in Virginia Beach provides a variety of services, including cosmetic restorative, and preventive dentistry. We are experts is developing custom solutions for the most complex dental problems and concerns.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

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Jennifer Roberts

Dr. Rutledge and his staff are both professional and kind. They are extremely welcoming and personable. I feel very confident in their abilities of providing excellent dental care, and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a dentist in the area

- Jennifer Roberts

Deborah C.

Very understanding and patient. Spent a lot of time getting to know me before ever looking in my mouth. I’m going back to take care of the problems I’ve let linger for far too long.

- Deborah C.

Phyllis W.

First visit I was warmly greeted by staff and Dr. My hygienist took time to know me and my concerns. She was very experienced and good at what she does. Thank you Karen! See you next time!

- Phyllis W.

*Smiles pictured thanks to our actual patients.

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James Rutledge Dentistry | 2025 Pleasure House Rd. | Virginia Beach, VA 23455
New Patients: (757) 317-5141
Existing Patients: (757) 464-0271