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Dr. Richard Rutecki, DDS, FICOI


Dr. Rutecki graduated UIC Dental School in Chicago, IL in 2001. He has been in dentistry since 1989 in the US Air Force first as a dental assistant and then as a dentist after graduation. After getting out of the active duty Air Force he worked in Florence, SC for a brief period before opening his office in Goose Creek, SC in April 2007. Dr. Rutecki has a real passion for helping people regain their confidence and happiness by rebuilding smiles.  Malena coordinates much of the marketing and business supplies, serves as part-time office manager, and is our medical assistant as well. Since the pandemic, Malena has taken over the primary role of dental assitant.  Dr. Rutecki, wife Malena, Son Marshall (and family Aylin, Junior and Siggy) and 2 toy dogs (Yankee and Rebel) live in the Summerville area.  Dr. Rutecki and his family attend the Ridgeville Church of God (


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