UW School of Dentistry


Jeffrey E. Rubenstein , DMD, MS

Professor, Restorative Dentistry, Division of Prosthodontics
Adjunct Professor, Oral Health Sciences



Box 357456


Dr. Jeffrey E. Rubenstein was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Sciences (1972) from Rutgers College, a D.M.D. from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (1975), a General Practice Residency at the Lancaster Cleft Palate Institute and H.K. Cooper Center for Craniofacial Anomalies (1976) and a Certificate in Prosthodontics with emphasis on Maxillofacial Prosthodontics from M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute and a post doctoral M.S. from the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston, Texas (1980)

Current Courses

  • Prosthodontics 660 Clinical Teaching Graduate Prosthodontics

Research Interests

Dr. Rubenstein is Professor and Director of the Maxillofacial Prosthetic Service. His research focus is that of developing cutting edge technological approaches toward the oro-facial rehabilitation of the patient with anatomical compromise in the region of the head and neck. Dr. Rubenstein along with the surgical/reconstructive team at the University of Washington Medical Center have collaborated to facilitate improved function and restoration of such patients with significant and severe compromise and insult to their oro-facial anatomy stemming from management of oro-facial cancer treatment, trauma or congenital disorders. He also has attempted to develop research projects for graduate students and undergraduate dental students stemming from his seminal research on interface fit of implant components and prostheses. Further, clinical trials on cutting edge techniques such as Procera® All Ceramic Restorations and computer generated implant abutments and frameworks has also been a focus of research activity. He has authored a number of publications in the periodic and text literature. As well he has actively contributed to University of Washington Continuing Education Programs, and lectured locally, nationally and internationally.

Awards and Professional Service

Dr. Rubenstein is a Fellow in the Washington State Society of Prosthodontists and served as it’s President in 2002.  He is also a member of the Academy of Osseointegration.  He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a Fellow in the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics as well as this organization’s President in 2007 and a Fellow in the American College of Prosthodontists. He is a Fellow in the Academy of Prosthodontics. He currently serves on editorial review boards of the The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants and the International Journal of Prosthodontics. Dr. Rubenstein is listed in the inaugural edition of “Best Dentists in the United States, and in Seattle Metropolitan Magazine’s Listing of Seattle’s Top Dentists from 2010 to date.

Personal Interests

Dr. Rubenstein has a wide array of interests which include hiking, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, travel especially to places he has never been, chess, reading, theater, classical music, and gardening to name a few.

Dr. Rubenstein’s Publications.