Ruben Ovadia, D.D.S, M.S.

Dr. Ruben Ovadia joined our practice in 2010 after finishing three years of post-dental school specialist training and receiving his certification as a Periodontist and Master of Science Degree in Oral Biology. He became a partner with Dr. Eduardo Tanur and together they formed Dallas Periodontal Associates.

Dr. Ovadia is dedicated to providing the best possible results for his patients using the most advanced techniques. He stays on the cutting edge of periodontics while in practice through extensive continuing education.

Since he started practice, Dr. Ovadia has received numerous awards and recognitions from his peers for his excellent work. The American Board of Periodontology has given him the highest award for knowledge and competence given to a periodontist.

Periodontist Dr. Ruben Ovadia

Dr. Ovadia currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Restorative Sciences at Texas A&M University College of Dentistry. As clinical professor, Dr. Ovadia teaches graduate residences the latest techniques in surgical placement of dental implants.

He has also published his own research and taught other doctors. He regularly keeps local dentists abreast of the latest technology in periodontics and implant dentistry as president of “Dallas Dental C.E. Study Club.”

Dr. Ovadia loves being a periodontist because he can have a significant impact on the quality of people’s lives. “I can bring about a transformation from a state of disease to a state of health, and I can improve their self-confidence by improving their appearance,” he says. “I have always wanted to improve people’s lives in a meaningful way.”

Thorough and caring

Our patients comment that Dr. Ovadia always takes the time to educate them and completely explain their treatments so they understand what is going on and can participate comfortably. They know he cares about their health and concerns. They feel very at ease with him and know they can talk to him freely.

Dr. Ovadia educating a patient

Why Dr. Ovadia became a periodontist

Dr. Ovadia’s interest in becoming a periodontist started when he was a child helping out in his father’s dental practice. He was fascinated by what dental technology could do to change someone’s smile and health and wanted to become a specialist. He chose periodontics because a periodontist, of all the dental specialists, can have the largest impact on a patients’ overall well-being.

Education and advanced education

Dr. Ovadia began his university education at the Technological University of Mexico. He graduated summa cum laude at the top of his class in 2006 with a Doctor of Dental Science degree.

Dr. Ovadia with a CT scanner

He then completed a year-long General Practice Residency (GPR) at the National Institute of Perinatology in Mexico City, where he performed gum disease treatment for pregnant women. Perinatology is the branch of obstetric medicine which deals with the care of pregnant women and their babies at the period of time just before and after childbirth.

Dr. Ovadia did his postgraduate training at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. In 2010 he earned his certification as a periodontist and graduated with a Master of Science degree in oral biology.

Along with his university training, Dr. Ovadia conducted research into various aspects of periodontics and oral biology and had his research papers published in dental journals in the United States, Mexico, Europe and Asia.

Honors and awards

In 2011, Dr. Ovadia earned the status of Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, a distinction awarded to only 10% of periodontists.

D Magazine has consistently chosen Dr. Ovadia as one of Dallas’s best periodontists. Dr. Ovadia has been chosen by his peers as a “Texas Super Dentist” every year since 2012. He has also been consistently selected by his peers as one of “America’s Best Dentists” since he started practice.

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Lecturer and educator

Dr. Ovadia has lectured on his clinical work and research in Mexico, the United States, Serbia and Turkey. In the local community he is a regular speaker at the Southwest Annual Dental Conference in Dallas, where he lectures on dental implant treatment procedures and other aspects of periodontics.

Dr. Ovadia is also the Founder and President of the Dallas Dental Continuing Education Club. The club is composed of Dallas area periodontists, endodontists, prosthodontists and orthodontists who lecture on their dental specialties to local general dentists to keep them informed of the latest technology available and help maintain the highest standards of care for patients.

Dr. Ovadia at an expo

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American Academy of Osseointegration
  • American Dental Association
  • Southwestern Society of Periodontics
  • Texas Dental Association
  • Dallas County Dental Society
  • Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity
  • Hispanic Dental Association
  • North Texas Hispanic Dental Association

Community work

Dr. Ovadia and Dr. Tanur participate in “Give Kids a Smile,” the North Texas Hispanic Dental Association’s charity dental services event for kids with special needs. He and Dr. Tanur are also volunteer periodontists for “Attitudes and Attire,” a Dallas-based non-profit organization that helps women in need achieve self-sufficiency.

Outside the office

Dr. Ovadia is happily married to Dr. Nilly Borovoy, a pediatric dentist who currently serves as faculty at Texas A&M University College of Dentistry. They enjoy their time outside the office with their three young children. Dr. Ovadia is also an avid outdoorsman who likes hiking, camping, mountain bike riding and skiing.

Dr. Ruben Ovadia and his family