“I love the interactions I get to have with my patients during their appointments. As a dentist, I get to see my patients regularly and we both get to enjoy each other’s company as we work together to improve their oral health.”
Education and Experience
Dr. Austin Baruffi began his formal education studying business management at Loyola Marymount University, but decided that he wanted to have an impact on people’s lives rather than their jobs. He added a science degree to his business training, and looked into the health professions to find that dentists not only focus on health but quality of life as well. Dr. Baruffi attended Ostrow School of Dentistry at the University of Southern California for his dental education.
Since graduating from dental school, Dr. Baruffi has continued his education, to build on his foundation of skills and be in the forefront of dental technology, materials, and procedures. He has attended classes on complex full-mouth restorations, oral surgery, implants, laser dentistry, sedation dentistry, and special-needs dentistry.
Dr. Baruffi’s interest in community-based dentistry has led him to volunteer with service organizations, both domestically and abroad, that offer dental care to children in underserved communities. He has worked with the American Dental Education Association to set up guidelines for all groups in the country to improve their efforts to help people prevent dental disease before it negatively affects their lives.
- Board member, American Dental Education Association, CoSRF
- Associate fellow, World Clinical Laser Institute
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Washington State Dental Association
- Seattle-King County Dental Society
Outside the Office
A native of Bellevue, WA, Dr. Baruffi is proud to live and work in the community in which he grew up. Close to his family, Dr. Baruffi enjoys traveling, scuba diving, and skiing in his free time.