Dr. Hadley A. Rubino receives great joy and satisfaction from knowing the positive differences she makes in the lives of her patients. First as an orthodontic patient and now as an orthodontist, she’s seen firsthand how an exceptional smile increases a patient’s confidence and self-esteem. Dr. Rubino says, “From a very young age I knew I wanted to be an orthodontist, and each day I come to work I’m reminded of the difference I’m able to make. No two days are the same, and I truly enjoy the challenges this field presents. I have my patients to thank for making each day amazing and full of smiles.
“We have been blessed with the most wonderful patients. I have met the sweetest children and most interesting adults through our practice. I truly enjoy getting to know my patients and their families, and seeing their smiles transform as they undergo orthodontic treatment.”
Education and Continuing Education
Dr. Rubino believes a sound education and ongoing training are essential to providing the most effective and efficient care to her patients. As an undergraduate, she attended the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree. Dr. Rubino received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, located in Boston, Massachusetts, while also completing an Honors Program in Orthodontics. Dr. Rubino continued her studies at Tufts and completed her Orthodontic residency program, earning her Certificate in Orthodontics. While at Tufts, she was on the Dean’s List, received Honors on National Board examinations, and was granted a Merit Scholarship. Dr. Rubino also instructed Operative Dentistry students and performed research in the field of myofunctional therapy.
Dr. Rubino understands the importance of staying current with the latest research and technologies in the field of orthodontics. She frequently attends local and national continuing education courses, conferences and seminars, as well as regularly studying industry research publications. This commitment to her continuous professional development ultimately benefits her patients by providing them with optimal orthodontic care and treatment. Dr. Rubino is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, a distinction awarded as a result of successful written examination and case presentations where patients must be treated to the highest standards.
After completing her formal dental and orthodontic training and before partnering with Dr. Gold to form Montclair Orthodontics, Dr. Rubino worked as an associate in two other successful orthodontic practices – one in central Massachusetts and the other in Millburn, New Jersey.
Dr. Rubino is a member of and regularly participates in meetings hosted by the following professional organizations:
• American Board of Orthodontics
• American Dental Association
• The American Association of Orthodontists
• Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontists
• New Jersey Association of Orthodontists
• New Jersey Dental Association
• Western Essex Dental Association
Because of the value she places on her own education, Dr. Rubino believes it is important to share her knowledge and experience with those around her. She is a speaker for Children’s Dental Health Month and travels to local classrooms to speak about the merits of oral health care and good nutrition.
The Montclair Orthodontics team is a warm, friendly and courteous group of professionals. They all cherish and adore the community. Montclair Orthodontics has partnered with the Yard School of Art at the Montclair Art Museum to showcase pieces created by local children throughout our office. Dr. Rubino says, “It’s a wonderful way to celebrate the talent in our community and make the office bright and exciting.” The office supports local causes such as the MFEE, YMCA of Montclair, Montclair Recreation Baseball and Softball program, Glen Ridge Community Fund via the Fitzgerald’s Lager Run, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair Scholarship fund, Project Graduation Montclair, Project Graduation Glen Ridge, Montclair Celebrates…4th of July and many others. Our practice also supports valuable national causes such as World Impact, Fisher House, Wounded Warrior Project, and the Red Cross.
Outside of the Office
Dr. Rubino was born and raised in Michigan, but loves living in Montclair! She lives locally and is active in the community so you may see her and her family around town!
Dr. Rubino met her husband, John, while living in Boston, and they relocated to New Jersey just before their wedding. They have two sons, George and James; and a Great Dane named Thatcher. In her spare time, Dr. Rubino enjoys spending time with her boys, running, riding her Peloton bike, skiing, and dining at Montclair’s many outstanding restaurants. She enjoys going for long runs and has completed the Cape Cod Marathon and the Boston Marathon twice! These days, you may find Dr. Rubino participating in local 5K and 10K races.