Dr. Ruckman is from Eugene, Oregon, graduating from Sheldon High School.
He attended Portland State University where he obtained a B.S. with a double major in Science and Psychology. He received his D.M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Following dental school, he worked for two years as a general dentist in Boston, Massachusetts and in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed his specialty training in endodontics at Oregon Health and Science University. He is a published author in the Journal of Endodontics.
In his free time, he enjoys snowboarding, hiking, playing chess and spending time with family and friends. Dr. Ruckman is married to his beautiful wife Lanie and have three children.