Meet the doctor

Strud L. Tutwiler, DMD, MS

Dr. Tutwiler and his family are originally from a small town in Alabama and grew up working on a diary farm.  Strud graduated from the University of Alabama with Honors and obtained his Doctorate of Dental Medicine with Honors from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  Dr. Tutwiler then completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the VA Hospital in San Antonio, TX.  Following his AEGD residency in Texas serving American Veterans, he received additional education in Endodontics from Baylor College of Dentistry.  Strud practiced dentistry for several years in Alabama, before returning to the prestigious Saint Louis University to receive his M.S. degree and Specialist Certificate in Endodontics.

He is an active member of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE), American Dental Association (ADA), and Tennessee Dental Association (TDA).  Dr. Tutwiler served as Chief Resident during his endodontic residency at Saint Louis University and was appointed as Adjunct Faculty at the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine.  Dr. Tutwiler has received numerous recognitions including being ranked #1 in the nation for best clinical case by Dentsply Sirona, being named best clinical case study by the American Association of Endodontists, and successfully completed the written exam for the American Board of Endodontics (ABE).

Dr. Tutwiler’s mission is to provide exceptional dentistry at the highest standard of care in a compassionate, caring environment.  He attained his Eagle Scout Award, the highest award given within the Boy Scouts of America.  Outside of dentistry, Strud enjoys football, hunting, cooking out, and spending time with friends and family.  In July 2011, he married his wife, Allison, who also practices dentistry.  They have two boys, Jonathan and William, who keep them running around!  Drs. Strud and Allison Tutwiler enjoy attending Manley Baptist Church and have traveled to Central America on several mission trips.