Maurice Rubenstein, dentist in Eastpoint area, dies at 62


Services for Maurice Rubenstein, who practiced general dentistry in the Eastpoint area for many years, will be held at 11 a.m. today at Sol Levinson & Bros. funeral establishment, 6010 Reisterstown Road.

Dr. Rubenstein, who was 62 and resided on Beech View Court in Towson, died of cancer Monday at the Mercy Medical Center.

He retired at the beginning of 1988 after practicing in Baltimore and then eastern Baltimore County.

He taught part time in the departments of community dentistry and oral diagnosis at the University of Maryland dental school, appeared as a dentist on radio and television talk shows, and was the author of several professional papers.

He also taught in the advanced dental assisting program at the Community College of Baltimore and served since 1955 on the staff of the Sinai Hospital dental department, heading a departmental educational program in 1989 and 1990.

Born in Baltimore, he was a member of the Class of 1947 at City College. He graduated while serving with the Army in occupied Japan at the end of World War II. He was a staff sergeant at a Signal Corps photo laboratory.

After graduating from a pre-dental program at the University of Richmond in Virginia, he attended the University of Maryland dental school, graduating in 1954 after being named to the Gorgas Odontological Society.

After his graduation, he studied at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the Johns Hopkins Hospital and the L. D. Pankey Institute, a postgraduate school in Miami.

He was a member of the American Dental Association, the Maryland State Dental Association, the Baltimore County Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity, the Pierre Fauchard Academy, a dental education organization, and the Suburban Study Group, an organization of Baltimore County dentists.

He is survived by his wife, the former Phyllis Taylor; a son, Lee Aaron Rubenstein of Boston; a daughter, Nancy Ann Friedman of Owings Mills; two brothers, Samuel Friedman of Coconut Creek, Fla., and Leon Friedman of Las Vegas; and four grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or the University of Maryland Foundation Dental School Fund.

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