Dr. Rutz graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University Dental School in 1982, then proudly served in the US Navy as an Officer Dentist until 1986. Upon completion of his tour in Long Beach, California, Dr. Rutz, his wife, and their first child returned to their home state to find the best place to raise a family and open a dental practice. After 3 years, Dr. Michael Rutz and his wife, Claire, opened the practice in Toms River, NJ, where he still practices today. It was a great decision, as Dr. Rutz and his family have lived here since, and have been active members of the community.
Dr. Rutz is a member of The American Dental Association, The New Jersey State Dental Association and The Ocean Monmouth Dental Society. Along with gentle care, Dr. Rutz is dedicated to using current technologies. Our office was one of the first to incorporate intraoral cameras and has recently introduced digital xrays. This aids Dr. Rutz and staff to communicate the needs of all patients, visually and very clearly. Visuals provide a great teaching aid and are incorporated in patient care. Dr. Rutz continually takes courses sponsored by the various Dental Associations in an effort to maintain excellence and current practices.
Dr. John M. Grant, D.M.D is an associate at the practice. Originally from Jersey City, he graduated from Fordham University and worked as a social worker for several years. He also attended St. Peter’s College and graduated from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1986. He has been practicing dentistry ever since.