Dr. Ruben Figueroa received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras in 1980. He then began his residency in training at the University District Hospital in Rio Piedras, and earned a certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1983.
From 1983 until 1992 he maintained a private practice in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Dr. Figueroa then entered into academic dentistry. First he completed his Master of Science Degree in Health Profession Education at the Baylor University College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas. Then he held academic appointments at both Baylor and Boston Universities.
While at the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine from 1999 until 2005, he served as Director of the Undergraduate Oral Surgery Program and Clinic. He was an integral member of the attending staff for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Training Program at Boston University of practiced actively in the dental schools intramural clinic.
Dr. Figueroa has experience in all facets of oral and maxillofacial surgery and has provided continuing education to dentists and surgeons from all over the world, He has been recognized by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons as a recognized expert and lecturer in the area of alveolar decortication, a surgical technique used to accelerate tooth movement in selected orthodontic cases.
Dr. Figueroa has been board certified by American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and a Fellow of the National Dental Board of Dental Anesthesiology. He is a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national dental honor society. He is licensed to practice dentistry in both Florida and Puerto Rico, and is a member of the American Dental and Florida Dental Associations.