Dr. Trace Rutherford

Meet Trace Rutherford, DDS - Columbia SC Dentist


Dr. Trace H. Rutherford, the son of Dr. Harry B. Rutherford, the founder of Palmetto Dental Services, P.A., joined the practice after completing a two year hospital residency at Louisiana State University. Because of this intense program which dealt with surgery, implants and anesthesia, he was able to bring and implement his extensive training into the program at Palmetto Dental Services. 

Dr. Trace’s training and journey with dentistry began with his graduation from Howard University College of Dentistry, the fifth oldest dental school in the nation.  He has achieved Diplomate status from the American Board of Oral Implantology and has become a recognized leader in the field of implantology. He is one of three active board certified implantologist in the state of South Carolina. He is now President-Elect of the Southern District of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and lectures internationally.

Outside of dentistry, his interests are travel and cooking.  He is married to Antoinette and is the father of two children.

Dr. Trace H. Rutherford is a credentialed member of the following Dental Associations:


American Academy of Implant Dentistry

American Board of Oral Implantology