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School of Dental Medicine

Marielena Gamboa-Ruiz

Assistant Professor

Marielena Gamboa-Ruiz

Marielena Gamboa-Ruiz

Assistant Professor

Phone (617) 636-3925
1 Kneeland Street, Boston, MA 02111

Dr. Marielena Gamboa-Ruiz is the Director of Predoctoral Endodontics at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She obtained her endodontics certificate in 2014 upon completion of a two year residency at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Prior to joining Tufts, Dr. Gamboa-Ruiz received her dental degree from Universidad Santa Maria in Caracas–Venezuela in 2002. During her time in Venezuela, she performed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry program, practiced as a general dentist for eight years and worked as Clinical Professor for five years at her alma mater. Dr. Gamboa-Ruiz currently works as an endodontist at Tufts Dental Faculty Practice and as Assistant Professor in the Department of Endodontics. She is member of the Tufts Dental Curriculum Committee, the American Association of Endodontics, American Dental Association, and Massachusetts Dental Association.

Certificate in Endodontics, TuftsUniversity School of Dental Medicine, 2012-2014
Diploma Course in Endodontics, Universidad Santa María, Facultad de Odontología, Ccs -Venezuela, 2006-2007
Advanced Education in General Dentistry, Universidad Santa María, Facultad de Odontología, Ccs -Venezuela, 2003-2004
Doctor of Dental Science Degree, Dental Science, Universidad Santa María, Facultad de Odontología, Ccs -Venezuela, 1997-2002
Professional Experience: 

Endodontist at Dental Faculty Practice


Pre-doctoral Director, Endodontics


Director of Preclinical Endodontics


Assistant Professor, Department of Endodontics, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine


Assistant Pre-Doctoral Director, Endodontics


Endodontist, (Clinical Practice) at Tufts Dental Associates


Co-Director, Endodontic Preclinical Course


Endodontics Society Advisor, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine


Private Practice, Dr. Thamara Obregon’s Office. General Dentistry. Caracas - Venezuela


Private Practice, Interdisciplinary Center “Sega Dental Plus”, General Dentistry-Solo Practitioner. Caracas, Venezuela


Clinical Professor and Stomatology Course Professor. Universidad Santa María. Facultad de Odontología. Caracas, Venezuela.


Private Practice. Dr. Gustavo Aquique’s Office. General Dentistry. Caracas, Venezuela. 

Professional Memberships: 
2012–Present: The American Association of Endodontists, Member
2012–Present: The American Dental Association, Member
2012–Present: The Massachusetts Dental Association, Member
2010–Present: Massachusetts Hispanic Dental Association, Member