Dr. Brian C. Rubens is from Spokane Washington and graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in psychology in 1976. He is a 1980 graduate of the University of Washington School of Dentistry. Dr. Rubens then completed a General Practice Residency with the United States Air Force at U.S.A.F. Hospital, Chanute Air Force Base, Illinois, in 1991. Dr. Rubens then practiced hospital dentistry for three years at U.S.A.F. Hospital, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri.
Dr. Rubens then began his four-year Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency training at the University of Washington, including a ten-month fellowship in Arnhem, The Netherlands. After finishing training in 1988, he was an attending Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at U.S.A.F. Hospital, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, where he completed his military obligation. “Major Rubens” left the United States Air Force in 1990 and practiced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Edmonds, Washington for several years before establishing his own private practice in Bothell, Washington. Dr. Rubens left his practice in Bothell, Washington, retiring in 2016 to devote undivided time to his wife and family. Dr. Rubens returned to clinical practice in 2018.
Dr. Rubens is appointed to the faculty of the University of Washington Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as an attending Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Harborview Medical Center, The University of Washington Hospital, and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. He has been actively involved in the residency training of young Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons within the University since returning from the Air Force. Dr. Rubens has presented and published several papers involving his special surgical interests in the areas of corrective jaw surgery, trauma, and reconstructive jaw surgery.
Dr. Rubens is an Eagle Scout and has received the Air Force Commendation Medal with First Oak Leaf Cluster. He has been recognized by the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Washington for “Excellence in Teaching by Example.”
Dr. Rubens is a Diplomate (Board Certified) of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, a Fellow in the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and a Fellow in the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Rubens is also a Diplomate (Board Certified) of the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology and a Fellow in the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. Dr. Rubens in an active member of the American Dental Association, the Washington State Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the Washington State Dental Association, and the King County Dental Society. Dr. Rubens has been recognized by his peers as one of “America’s Top Dentists” in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for several years. Dr. Rubens has also been voted by his peers in Seattle Metropolitan Magazine as one of “Seattle’s Top Dentists” in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Throughout his life, Dr. Rubens has been very active. His hobbies have included underwater photography, boating, and he is a master SCUBA diver. Dr. Rubens was a cowboy and horseman for over 25 years. His current passions include wildlife and night photography, travel, and his son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter.