Torin W. Rutner, DMD, MD

Meet Dr. Rutner 

dr torin rutnerDr. Rutner received his undergraduate degree from Yeshiva University in 1992. After that, he spent two years at Columbia University performing molecular biology research. In 1994 he began UMDNJ Dental School graduating in 1998 with the highest honors, OKU. He began his oral and maxillofacial surgery training at UMDNJ in 1998, which also entailed the completion of medical school and the receipt of an MD in 2001. Since then his kids affectionately have been known to call him “doctor, doctor.”

He then went on to complete his training at UMDNJ as chief resident in oral and maxillofacial surgery in 2004. Lastly in 2006 he received his board certification by the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons and was recertified in 2016.

Dr. Rutner joined the existing practice of Dr. Joseph DeMaio in 2004 and was instrumental in expanding the scope of the 30+ year practice to include orthognathic surgery, TMJ surgery, CBCT guided implant placement, complex jaw bone grafting and reconstruction, as well as facial cosmetic surgery.  Upon Dr. DeMaio’s retirement in 2014, Dr. Rutner re-branded the name of the practice as Center For Oral & Facial Surgery.  The office then moved down the block in 2017 to a brand new state of the art facility.

Dr. Rutner has a particular interest in facial cosmetic/plastic surgery. Utilizing his medical degree and training with well known plastic surgeons, Dr. Rutner can also perform in-office facial cosmetic surgery including BOTOX® Cosmetic and restylane/juvaderm injections, chemical peels, facial/chin liposuction, scar revisions, facial and chin implants, facial mole removal, and blepharoplasty (eyelid cosmetic surgery). These procedures offer patients the ability to combine aesthetic dentistry with cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Rutner is on the medical staff at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ and Rahway – RWJ University Hospital where he is an active attending in the dental resident’s oral surgery training, performs surgery in their operating rooms and takes emergency call for oral and maxillofacial trauma. He is also a founding and active member of the prestigious Craniofacial Center at Morristown Memorial Hospital. He participates with a full team of oral maxillofacial surgeons, plastic surgeons, ENTs, pediatricians, geneticists and social workers to deliver comprehensive care to patients with craniofacial deformities. Lastly, he is currently the only doctor on staff at Rahway RWJ Hospital with combined dental and medical training; a first for the community.

Dr. Rutner has also been selected as a Top Dentist in New Jersey Monthly Magazine every year for the past 13 years! (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022)!

Dr. Rutner enjoys spending time with his wife, Juliet, and their five children. In his free time he also enjoys skiing, tennis, and traveling.

Professional Affiliations


  • Diplomat-American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Board Certified
  • Member, American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Member, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • Member, American Dental Association
  • Member, American Medical Association
  • Member, New Jersey Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Member, New Jersey Dental Association
  • Member,  Union County Dental Society
  • Member, Apex Seminars/Seattle Study Club
  • Member, Greater Westfield Study Club