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Meet The Team

Meet Our Experienced, Friendly Baxter Dental Team at Design Dentistry LLC

We want to ensure that you and your family have a positive dental experience at our Baxter dental office. From the moment you walk in to the end of your dental appointment, our friendly staff is here to keep you informed while providing you with the quality dental care you deserve. Read more about us below and contact us today to schedule a dental appointment with our experienced Baxter, MN dentists. 

 


Arnold Rutman, DDS

Dr. Rutman earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1980 from the University of Minnesota. Prior to that, he attended high school in St. Louis Park and attended the University of Minnesota for his undergraduate degree earning a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. Dr. Rutman is a current member of the Crow Wing County Dental Society, the American Dental Association and the Minnesota Dental Association.

Dr. Rutman is a caring and compassionate dentist who has volunteered on dental mission trips throughout his career. He has visited Guatemala and Africa regularly to provide much needed dental care, also participating in local community services including “Give  Kids a Smile Day” which is founded through the American Dental Association to give children in need free dental care. Dr. Rutman values quality dentistry, fixing “problems” and improving his patient’s lives. He has a meticulous nature which ensures beautiful smiles for all of his clients. His pride in his work shows in his amazing results produced.

Recreationally, Dr. Rutman enjoys traveling, golfing, biking, scuba diving, and especially spending time with friends, family and his two grown children: Brady and Kara.

 

 


Renee Taylor, DDS

Dr. Taylor earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1991. She grew up in St. Cloud, Minnesota in a family of 8. She graduated from Cathedral High School where she participated in gymnastics. After high school, she attended the University of Minnesota earning her Bachelor of Science degree followed by the Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. She is a member of The American Dental Association, The Minnesota Dental Association and the Crow Wing Dental Society.

Dr. Taylor has a great sense of humor, but is very attentive and precise when it comes to her dentistry work. She is a skilled, knowledgeable and experienced dentist, and is detail oriented. Whether fabricating beautiful, flawless crowns or veneers for a patient or treating an infected, painful tooth, she takes great care in every situation. She especially enjoys the esthetic and implant aspect of dentistry and this is evident by the brilliant, flawless results seen in her patients. The needs of her patient’s will always be foremost for Dr. Taylor. She is especially patient with patients who are not comfortable with dental treatment.

Outside of the dental office, Dr. Taylor is involved with martial arts. She earned her fourth degree black belt and “master" status in tae-kwon-do in May of 2013. She also instructs at the DeWitt Martial Arts school in Brainerd. In her free time she enjoys running with her dogs, cooking and especially spending time with her husband and three grown children.

 

 


Colin P. Taylor, DDS

Dr. Colin Taylor earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2017 from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Prior to dental school, Dr. Taylor earned a multidisciplinary Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota, where he studied Life Sciences and the History of Medicine. He is a 2008 graduate of Brainerd High School, and has lived in the Brainerd Lakes Area nearly his entire life. 

Dr. Taylor is skilled at performing extractions, and received the Henry B. Clark Jr. award at the University of MN School of Dentistry for his achievements in performing oral surgery. He also excels at restoring his patient's function and esthetics with crowns, bridges and implant restorations. He truly enjoys all facets of dentistry.

While away from the dental office, Dr. Taylor enjoys spending time on the lake in the summers and skiing in the winters. His interests also include bowhunting, martial arts, hiking and automotive restoration.

 


Hygienists

Marie: Registered Dental Hygienist

Tracy: Registered Dental Hygienist

Amy: Registered Dental Hygienist

 


Dental Assistants

Kayli: Licensed Dental Assistant

Kristina: Licensed Dental Assistant

Mazzie: Licensed Dental Assistant


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