Ruben Figueroa, DMD, CAGS
Clinical Associate Professor
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

MS, Baylor University
CAGS, University District Hospital
DMD, University of Puerto Rico

Dr. Ruben Figueroa, DMD, CAGS is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Figureroa received his DMD from the University of Puerto Rico, School of Dental Medicine and his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Certificate from the University District Hospital, Puerto Rico. Previously, Dr. Figueroa served as Director of Undergraduate Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program and Director of Undergraduate Oral Surgery Clinic at the Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Also he served as Director of the outpatient clinic of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Supervisor of the cancer patients that were presented weekly to the Tumor Planning conference at the University of Puerto Rico School of Dentistry. Dr. Figueroa is a recipient of the “Quarterly Team Work Award” from the Goldman School of Dental Medicine and first place award for the oral competition at the 1998 American Association of Dental Schools meeting.

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  1. Shemkus M, Zhao Y, Mehra P, Figueroa R. Opioid prescribing patterns of oral and maxillofacial surgery residents. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2020 Mar; 129(3):184-191.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32035857
  2. Wardius E, Mobini A, Figueroa R, Mehra P. Outpatient Anesthesia Morbidity and Mortality Experience Among Massachusetts Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2019 Aug; 77(8):1602-1610.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30826394
  3. Bhagania MK, D'Innocenzo R, Figueroa R. Challenges Facing Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Education. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2018 10; 76(10):2039.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30269762
  4. Bhagania M, Youseff W, Mehra P, Figueroa R. Treatment of odontogenic infections: An analysis of two antibiotic regimens. J Oral Biol Craniofac Res. 2018 May-Aug; 8(2):78-81.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29892525; PMCID: PMC5993468; DOI: 10.1016/j.jobcr.2018.04.006;
  5. Mehra P, Figueroa R. Vector control in alveolar distraction osteogenesis. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2008 Apr; 66(4):776-9.View Related Profiles. PMID: 18355604; DOI: 10.1016/j.joms.2007.08.011;

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Opioid Disorders
Antibiotic Regimen
Oral Care
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