Dr. Lubken, Retired Periodontist

Periodontist William Lubken, DMD in Tacoma, in Gig Harbor and Vashon Island, WashingtonA message from Dr. William Lubken

To my dear patients and friends,

Four years ago, you received a letter from me informing you that I would be joining Dr. Silvia La Rosa in her periodontal practice.  It has been a wonderful experience working with her and our team while continuing my friendship with you.  The time has now come after forty-five years in the dental field to come to a new chapter of my life.  As of April 1, 2020, I retired from periodontal practice.

As I enter this new chapter, I want you to know that while I look forward to the experience of spending more time with my wife, children, and grandchildren, I also have a sense of loss that I will not be seeing you as we have for so many years. While the profession of periodontics has been good to me with many rewards, I will truly miss my contact with you the most.  I cannot express how much my relationship and friendship with you has and does mean to me.  The memories of our interactions will always be with me.  You are the reason I will miss the profession.

I want to encourage you to continue your relationship with Dr. Silvia La Rosa and Dr. Fernando Suarez.  You will find, as I have, that they are wonderful people as well as excellent practitioners.  Your care is in excellent hands. To those of you that have been seeing Alice and Esther, they will continue to be here to help you to maintain your periodontal health.  

In closing, I want to thank you for the good memories of our time together.  I truly hope that our paths will cross as time goes by.  Until that time, I wish you health, happiness, and a life full of blessings.

Very truly yours,

Dr. Bill Lubken

Dr. Lubken’s Bio

Dr. William Lubken obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from the University of Oregon Health Science Center in 1975. While attending Dental School he was commissioned as a reserve officer in the United States Air Force. After graduating with Highest Honors he entered active duty and serve for three years as a general dentist. Having an interest in the field of periodontics since dental school he was accepted to the Graduate Program in Periodontics at the University of Washington while continuing on active duty in the Air force. He obtained his Certificate in Periodontics in 1980 and continued his active duty as the periodontist at McChord Air Force Base. In 1984 he separated from Active Duty and entered into private practice in Gig Harbor, Washington. At this time he also continued his military service, entering the Air Force Reserve and retired in 1995. Dr. Lubken is pleased to have joined the practice of Dr. Silvia La Rosa at Sound Surgical Arts in 2016.

Dr. Lubken provides services in all areas of Periodontics. In addition to his private practice, he taught in the Dental Hygiene Department at Pierce College for ten years and has also provided continuing education programs in Washington and Alaska. For the last 19 years, he has traveled to Sitka and Juneau, Alaska providing periodontal services that are not otherwise available to the local populations. Dr. Lubken has been named as one of the top Periodontists in Seattle Metropolitan Magazine in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2019.

His professional affiliations include the American Academy of Periodontology, the Washington State Society of Periodontists, the American Dental Association and the Pierce County Dental Society.

Dr. Lubken and his wife Jean have three wonderful children and 7 adorable grandchildren. He enjoys all aspects of outdoor activities including boating, fishing and hunting, traveling, and spending as much time as possible with his wife, children, and grandchildren.