Meet Dr. Charlie Ruff

Orthodontist Charlie Ruff Portrait

With his quick wit and ready laugh, Dr. Charlie has been putting smiles on the faces of Maine residents since he opened his first practice in Waterville. And while the location may have changed, the mission of providing the very highest level of customized orthodontic treatment in a warm, respectful and supportive atmosphere has not.

An admitted “science geek”, Dr. Charlie loves the ever-evolving field of orthodontics and technology that represents the state-of-the-art care that his practice is known for.

When he’s not chair-side with patients, you’ll find Dr. Charlie devoted to his orthodontic specialty. Whether he’s at his computer reviewing an Invisalign treatment plan, checking patient digital models from his scanner, teaching a lecture hall of orthodontic residents at Tufts School of Dental Medicine, or sharing skills with his peers at The New England Orthodontic Study Club, Dr. Charlie is passionate about orthodontics.

In fact, one local dentist recently stated that he “loved referring to Dr. Charlie because he is so enthusiastic about orthodontics”. That’s why every year, his hundreds of hours of continuing education far exceed the state required twenty. And, that’s why Dr. Charlie did the extensive work required to be board-certified and awarded the designation, Diplomate of The American Board of Orthodontics.

Married to the former Rebecca Gass of Augusta, Maine, father of two Maine-born daughters, and a Maine resident for over 30 years, makes Dr. Charlie a “Mainer” by heart if not by birth. After completing his dental degree and orthodontic residency at The Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Dr. Charlie headed north to open his first practice in Waterville. The residents of the greater Waterville, Skowhegan, Dover-Foxcroft and Lewiston-Auburn areas have been happy to have Dr. Charlie and his Smiles for Maine orthodontic care ever since.

Hear from Dr. Ruff in a video below: