Dr. Thomas Rubino, DDS

Dr. Thomas Rubino, DDS

Periodontics  ·  
Male  ·  
61 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Thomas Rubino, DDS is a periodontics practitioner in Lakewood Ranch, FL and has been practicing for 30 years. He practices periodontics, prosthodontics, and more.Read his story

Dr. Thomas G. Rubino, DDS, MS, PA

8614 E State Road 70 Ste 103

Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
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Dr. Rubino's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Rubino " Dr. Thomas Rubino has been practicing periodontics since 1988. He has always been driven by the philosophy of providing the highest-quality results using the latest advancements in technology in a friendly and caring environment. He has stayed on top of all the latest developments in treatment through extensive continuing education, implementing breakthrough procedures as they have been tested and proven. Dr. Rubino is highly accomplished and experienced in all aspects of periodontics, including gum disease and gum recession treatment, bone regeneration, cosmetic gum treatments and full dental implant services. He is also one of the few practitioners in the U.S. who is certified to deliver the Chao Pinhole®Surgical Technique for treating gum recession. In addition to private practice, Dr. Rubino serves as an instructor for other practitioners and has been a continuing education provider in Florida for many years. He has received numerous awards for his skill and expertise and has achieved both local and national recognition for his work. Dr. Rubino is an Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, where he is an attending periodontist with the periodontal residents during their time in clinic treating patients. Dr. Rubino loves being a periodontist for the change he can make in people’s lives and the relationships he builds with them as a result. “Seeing my patients’ quality of life improve so dramatically after treatment is what puts the joy in my job,” he says. “I also get to know my patients personally and build a bond based on trust and help. My patients are an incredible group of people and I am grateful to be their doctor.” Dr. Rubino is known for his friendly, caring manner and his attention to detail in every aspect of his work. Patients have commented that he inspires confidence when he explains what will happen in their treatment, and described how he puts them at ease when he answers all their questions. Dr. Rubino is a third generation dentist and the first periodontist in his family. His grandfather and uncle were both dentists, and he was exposed to their work at a young age. After seeing the relationships they formed with their patients and what they did to change people’s lives, he decided to become a dentist himself. Once in practice as a general dentist, he pursued periodontics as an additional specialty so he could provide an even more comprehensive impact on his patients’ health and well-being. Dr. Rubino received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 1979. He proceeded from there to the Medical College of Virginia, where he graduated with a Doctor of Dental Sciences degree in 1983. After three years in private practice as a general dentist, Dr. Rubino went on to complete two years of periodontal specialist training and residency at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, earning his Master of Science degree and Specialty Certification in Periodontics in 1988. Dr. Rubino has completed numerous continuing education courses in advanced procedures since obtaining his periodontal certification, and has incorporated these advancements into his practice to be able to provide the highest quality service possible. He maintains an extensive schedule of continuing education to stay on the leading edge of developments. Training other practitioners started while Dr. Rubino was in periodontal training himself. During his time as a resident at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, he worked in the undergraduate dental clinics supervising dental students. He has continued instructing his colleagues as a continuing education provider in Florida since 1990. Dr. Rubino has been consistently recognized in the community and within his profession for the quality of his care. Based on a survey and selection by his peers, he has been featured as a “Top Dentist in the field of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry” in Sarasota Magazine every year since 2011. He has also been rated and listed every year since 2014 in the Consumer Research Council of America’s annual Guide to America’s Top Dentists. Outside the office, Dr. Rubino has regularly donated his time and energies to local community activities. In addition to participating in numerous local charity events, he has coached the nationally recognized football and baseball teams at Manatee High School. He has also worked with the South Florida Museum and the Entre Nous Club Community Organization. Dr. Rubino loves spending time with his wife and three adult children. He is also an avid outdoorsman who loves running, biking and visiting Florida’s first-rate beaches. "


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Patient Testimonials

This content was provided by Dr. Rubino "I had a tooth that had to be removed as well as bone loss in some areas. The thought of surgery in my mouth was extremely nerve-wracking and I was not looking forward to the procedure. After reviewing several doctors, I decided on Dr. Rubino. He was understanding and compassionate about my fears. After many visits to the office I eventually felt like family and every visit was better than the next. The staff always made me feel comfortable and there was never a question that wasn’t answered. They are all delightful! The day of the surgery was a day I was not looking forward to, but I can honestly say I never felt a thing nor was my recovery uncomfortable. I never took a pain pill. I cannot thank Dr. Rubino and his staff enough for making something unpleasant turn out so pleasant.”"


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"Dr. Rubino and his staff are professional, courteous, empathetic and kind. When I come I to their office, I am greeted by name. They make me feel comfortable, not like I am one of many, but a real person with feelings. Losing my top teeth was pretty high on the ‘worst things that I have gone through list.’ They were able to take a horrible situation and make it seem manageable. Dr. Rubino has performed several procedures in my mouth and I am impressed with his skill and attention to detail. Dr. Rubino used implant planning software and created a guide prior to my surgery to ensure the implants were properly placed. My primary care dentist (who was tasked with creation of the prosthetic) told me they were perfect. Dr. Rubino also did scaling and root planing on my bottom teeth several years ago, to prevent additional bone loss and save the teeth. I am on a rotating schedule with my primary dentist for cleanings every three months and I have not had any additional major problems. Dr. Rubino works closely with my primary care dentist and they keep each other in the loop as to my care and issues. The end result of Dr. Rubino’s care is that I have a pretty smile again, my mouth is definitely healthier and the bad breath is gone. With his conscientious care, I will be able to maintain my dental health for the rest of my life."


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"I had many visits to my general dentist, complaining of discomfort. A friend of mine who was staff at Dr. Rubino’s suggested I make an appointment with him, and I’ve been his patient since 1999. Dr. Rubino saved me from a life of continued tooth loss and pain! The first phase of my treatment started with periodontal surgery. I am sure many people have fear and great apprehension; I am no different. The nurses and clinical team eased me through the process. The staff took their time to explain each procedure and were aware and caring concerning my fears. The next step was tissue graft treatment to stop bone loss. Again, surprisingly, the discomfort was minimal. Following the treatment to create a healthy mouth, I wanted to fill the spaces from tooth loss with implants. Dr. Rubino’s showed care, expert knowledge and skill in giving me implants to give me back my chewing ability. Thanks to what they have taught me, I am now very aware of how important it is to stay on a maintenance schedule. I am extremely pleased with the professional, caring treatment I have received from Dr. Rubino and his awesome staff. I highly recommend treatment with Dr. Rubino!"


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"Although my teeth were healthy, I was self-conscious about my gums. I found out about Dr. Rubino in my search for the best, most experienced periodontist in my area. I chose him because of his exceptionally high patient satisfaction ratings. I found the staff to be extremely helpful and friendly, both over the phone and in person. Dr. Rubino was very friendly and made me feel confident in his ability to give me the finest result possible. He exudes expertise. Dr. Rubino and his assistants made me feel very comfortable before, during and after my gum recontouring procedure. They made sure I was pleased with the final result before sending me home. They also provided all the educational material I needed to ensure a proper recovery. My post-procedure results are fantastic! I am significantly more confident with my new smile. Dr. Rubino’s education and experience is beautifully reflected in the outstanding quality of his work. I am no longer self-conscious about my smile being gummy. Thank you, Dr. Rubino! I would recommend Dr. Rubino to anyone looking for a highly educated professional who can offer a wide range of specialties and who truly knows what he’s doing!"


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"My mouth was in very poor condition when I came to Dr. Rubino’s office. My remaining teeth had all had root canals, crowns or veneers. They were discolored and painful. And I continued to have gum disease despite my efforts to correct it. Dr. Rubino listened to my concerns and even offered other alternatives to implants, but in the end I decided it was best to replace all of my teeth with implants. Dr. Rubino is impressive, to say the least. He’s an awesome doctor and one heck of a human being. Even though he was extremely busy, I never felt rushed or dismissed. My questions were always treated with respect and answered in terms I could understand. He never spoke down to me or dismissed the fact this procedure would be life-changing. Due to Dr. Rubino’s excellent work I was finally able to stop spending so much money on dental work that wasn’t helping. I always wanted white teeth. They are the first things I notice about a person. Now I have my implants and beautiful new teeth. I’ll never forget the first compliment I received on my new smile. No one had ever complimented me on my teeth before. I was elated. I just couldn’t be happier. I have a great smile for the first time in 47 years!"


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"Dr. Rubino is personable and has vast periodontal knowledge with many years of experience. It is very evident that Dr. Rubino has a passion for his specialty and great expertise, which gave me confidence in his recommendation for the ‘pinhole’ procedure. The pinhole procedure was much less invasive than gum grafting and the healing time was minimal. Dr. Rubino and his compassionate staff provided a warm and friendly atmosphere, making the process seem effortless. The procedure was brief, with no discomfort during or even afterward. I had been expecting some pain after the procedure, but I was pleasantly surprised that I did not feel any pain whatsoever. I have only great things to say about the pinhole procedure, along with Dr. Rubino and his staff. I am extremely happy with the results and have been recommending the procedure to friends and family ever since."


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Care Philosophy

"Our commitment to you is to provide the highest quality periodontal and dental implant care. Through teamwork we will strive to better understand your health and emotional needs, thereby successfully helping you establish a solid foundation towards leading a healthier and happier life. Through your experiences with us we are giving you the tools to change and improve your quality of life."

3  Practice Areas

  • Periodontics
  • Dentistry
  • Prosthodontics

14  Conditions Treated

  • Broken Tooth
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Dental Disorders
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Loose Teeth
  • Teething
  • Thumb Sucking
  • TMJ
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Decay
  • Toothache

12  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Wake Forest University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • University of Kentucky
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • University of Kentucky-Periodontal Residency
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Rubino has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Rubino has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Periodontology, Member
  • American Dental Association, Member
  • Florida Dental Association, Member
  • Manatee Dental Society, Member

Dr. Rubino's Reviews

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694 total reviews (1 has a comment)

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Dr. Rubino's Performance

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  • Answers questions

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  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

My experience with Dr Rubino and his wonderful staff was amazing! It had been years since having my teeth cleaned and examined. I was a nervous wreck. His staff Andre gentle kind and render patient as well and reads thorough. My teeth have never felt better! I would recommend him to anyone who is...more
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