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About Dr. Steven Traub

Dr. Steven J. Traub Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Steven J. Traub is an Albuquerque native. He is a graduate of the University of New Mexico and the Creighton University School of Dental Science. He completed his residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Traub returned to Albuquerque in 1981 whereupon he started his private practice.

Dr. Steven J. Traub is a life fellow of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), the American College of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (ACOMS) and the International Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (IAOMS). Dr. Traub is a member of numerous other professional societies and organizations including the American Dental Association (ADA) and is on the board of directors of the American Institute of Oral Biology (AIOB). Aside from his office practice, Dr. Traub is on staff at all Lovelace medical facilities, being on the Credentials and Peer Review committees at Lovelace Medical Center

Dr. Traub specializes in oral & maxillofacial surgery, including: removal of wisdom teeth, extractions on patients of all ages, dental implant placement, jaw pathology, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) surgery, and facial trauma and reconstruction. Dr. Traub is also involved with various community organizations and is happy to be able to give back. He is most actively involved in Presbyterian Healthcare’s 'Laughter is The Best Medicine' charity. In his free time, Dr. Traub likes to travel and spend time with his large family.

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CURRICULUM VITAE - DR. STEVEN TRAUB


Family Background
Born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico; father of eight children (4 boys and 4 girls)

Educational Background

UNDERGRADUATE

University of New Mexico, Biology & Chemistry

Albuquerque, New Mexico

B.S./B.A., 1974

PROFESSIONAL

Creighton University, School of Dentistry

Omaha, Nebraska

D.D.S., 1978

RESIDENCY

Cook County Hospital, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Chicago, Illinois

1981
Academic Honors
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU)

National Honorary Dental Fraternity 1978

  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges & Universities 1978
Licenses/Dental Boards
  • New Mexico Board of Dental Examiners, 1978
  • Central Regional Board of Dental Examiners, 1978 (Nebraska)
  • Northeast Regional Board of Dental Examiners, 1979 (Illinois)
Journal Publications
A Simplified Method for Identification of Maxillo-Mandibular Fixation Wires, Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, February, 1991.
Facial Trauma Research

Five-Year Retrospective Study of Maxillofacial Gunshot Wound Injuries at Cook County Hospital-Chicago, Illinois (Unpublished)

Professional Organizations
  • American Dental Association; Member, since 1981
  • New Mexico Dental Association; Member, since 1981
  • Albuquerque District Dental Society; Member, since 1981
  • New Mexico Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons; Member, since 1982 President, (1985-1987)
  • American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS); Life Fellow
  • American College of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (ACOMS); Life Fellow
  • International Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (IAOMS); Life fellow
  • ​International Society of Plastic, Aesthetic, & Reconstructive Surgery; Fellow
  • American Academy of Injury Medicine; Member
  • American Institute of Oral Biology (AIOB); Fellow, since 1998. Board of Directors since 2012
Hospital Affiliation
  • Lovelace Medical Center - Active Staff
  • ​Lovelace Women’s Hospital - Associate Staff
  • ​Lovelace West Mesa Hospital - Associate Staff
  • Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital - Associate Staff

Present Professional Status

Engaged in private practice of oral and maxillofacial surgery in Albuquerque, New Mexico. My practice is limited to dento-alveolar, pre-prosthetic, implant, temporomandibular joint, pathology and facial trauma and reconstructive surgery. My primary practice interests are facial traumatic injuries, maxillofacial reconstruction including jaw implants, and temporomandibular joint surgery. Same are followed by reconstructive surgery for edentulous or post-surgical cancer patients including: soft tissue grafting, hard tissue grafting, and osseointegrated implants. As well, my practice includes a strong emphasis on care of patients with mental and physical handicaps and deformities.