Meet The Staff


Courtney Ruder

Co-owner and Dental Assistant

I grew up in the Bootheel of Missouri.  I attended Ole Miss and graduated from Parkey and Davis ADAA School.  My true passion is caring for others, especially young children.

I have worked with my best friend, my husband, Dr. Ruder since 2012.  I am his primary assistant at the office and in the operating room.  I feel blessed to be able to start and end the day with my husband.  I truly believe that our dental team is the best around.  Our staff always goes above and beyond for our patients and they genuinely enjoy taking care of others.  We founded Ruder Hospital Dentistry, P.C. because we saw a need for the underserved in North Mississippi.

When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my family.  I have 3 sisters and 2 brothers.  I love going to Disney World and watching Disney Movies.  But, my favorite movie is “The Grinch” which I have probably seen over 100 times (I make Dr. Ruder watch it with me every Christmas).


Amy Stanford
Office Manager

I was born and raised in Amory, MS. I graduated from Amory High School in 2005, and went on to receive my Associates of Arts Degree from ICC in 2009. I have worked in the dental field since 2006, and have been with Dr. Ruder since he opened his practice in June 2014. I absolutely enjoy working with everyone on staff.

I married my husband Joseph in 2009. We have 3 children: Wyatt, Peyton, and Isaac, who keep us pretty busy. We really enjoy taking vacations whenever we can, and during my free time I love reading.



i was born in Columbus MS in 2003. I was raised in Warr Acres, OK until I was 16. I then moved back down to MS in2020 to live with my father. I was working full time and doing high school online at the same time. I went on to graduate early with honors and continued to work full time. I have been with Dr Ruder and his staff since September 2022 and enjoy working with the whole staff.

I live in Amory MS with my fiancé TJ. we have been together for almost 4 years now and we have 3 cats together. I enjoy reading books and spending time outside.



I grew up in Southern California, but spent a few years living with my family in Alabama. I graduated from High school in 2020, I then attended BSCC with a major in Biology, and received my Certificate for assisting at The Tuscaloosa Accelerated Dental Assisting Academy. (Roll Tide!)

My Fiancé and I moved to Mississippi in the Fall of 2022 so that I could pursue my passion, assisting in Dental Surgeries!

I’m so proud to be a part of what Dr. Ruder and his staff have and continue to do for their patients. It has been inspiring, engaged, and educational!