Dr. Paul I. Rubin, a board certified pediatric dentist, completed his pediatric dentistry residency and internship at Texas A&M University – Baylor College of Dentistry, and received his D.D.S from University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He entered the practice of pediatric dentistry with a combined interest in both health care and children, and has worked for many years with kids through camps and community activities. Dr. Rubin also has extensive experience in working with children who require special needs through his residency training at Baylor’s Dental Clinics, Children’s Medical Center and at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. In fact, the education of a pediatric dentist focuses on care for children with special needs, and the offices are designed to be physically accessible for all patients.
The field of pediatric dentistry requires specialized training of two or more years beyond dental school. Dr. Rubin has also recently completed his Board Certification in Pediatric Dentistry and is now a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Rubin served as past president of the Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Additionally, pediatric dentists such as Dr. Paul Rubin often work with pediatricians, other physicians, and other dental specialists in order to best provide the total health care necessary for the development of a child. Dr. Rubin chose Frisco as the place to open his business as he recently moved there and wants to become involved in the community on many levels. He has a special interest in working with parents as partners in their children’s dental care. “I intend to run my practice and treat my patients in a manner in which I want my own kids to be treated,” Dr. Rubin states.
He has placed a tremendous focus in his practice on Preventive/Proactive Dentistry, which encompasses working with parents and increasing their “Dental IQ.” Dr. Rubin wants to increase awareness and help educate parents in anticipatory guidance of pediatric dental care in areas such as oral development, fluoride adequacy, oral hygiene and health, oral habits, nutrition, diet, and injury prevention. “Parents are not always aware of the effect of nutritional issues, thumb-sucking, nail-biting and other oral habits may have on the development of teeth and gums,” says Dr. Rubin. “ It is our job to provide the information and monitoring for the parents to institute appropriate habits and a track record for good dental health throughout a child’s life.”
Dr. Rubin has experience in hospital dentistry and in working with special needs children including work at both Children’s Medical Center and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital. Hospital dentistry often entails extensive procedures including restorative and cosmetic work under general anesthesia, in an operating room environment. Special needs children have specific requirements, and Dr. Rubin has spent many hours of procedural work in hospitals and clinics with these children, working very closely with parents and the patients. He understands the need for a strong doctor/patient relationship and this partnership begins with the first visit and continues throughout the span of treatment.
“Proud parents of Sam, Natalie, and Sophie Rubin makes sure that daddy’s toothbrushing skills are put to the test every day at home (three times!!!).”
Dr. Rubin was selected for the past four years in Texas Monthly as a “Super Dentist” and by D Magazine the last two years as one of “The Best Dentists in Dallas”. Dr. Rubin is also involved in children’s dentistry in other capacities on a local, regional, and statewide positions by serving as a co-founder to the Greater Dallas Pediatric Dental Society, organizing and participating in the North Dallas Dental Society’s “Give Kids A Smile”, serving on the Executive Board of the Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and he is the President of the Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.