Dr. Rubie Rakian is a native of Texas. She graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery and Doctor of Philosophy in Physiology with distinction in dental education and research. She received a prestigious F30 National Student Research Award from the NIH/NIDCR which provided her with full scholarship support. Her research efforts have resulted in numerous awards including multiple American Association for Dental Research Fellowship awards, travel awards, as well as peer reviewed publications and abstracts which she presented both nationally and internationally. She is committed to a life-long learning through research and a successful dental clinical career. Dr. Rakian finds it a privilege to serve the local community with their dental and oral health needs. She values delivering quality care based on a genuine concern for her patients and a relationship characterized by empathy, respect, and genuineness. She enjoys spending time with her family, exploring outdoors, traveling, and playing with her cats.