Dr. Arbaugh has lived in Texas for the last 42 years. After attending high school in Waco, Texas, Dr. Arbaugh graduated summa cum laude from Southwest Texas State in San Marcos, Texas. While in college, Dr. Arbaugh was a member of the Polymer Research Group, which developed new plastic coatings for companies such as NASA, Central Glass, and Estee Lauder. Dr. Arbaugh also continued his passion for research by accepting a summer internship at MD Anderson Cancer Research Center where he helped try to isolate the Retinoblastoma gene in the Xiphophorus maculatus. Dr Arbaugh has been fortunate enough to have his work published and has given several presentations on his research.
While working on his masters in Chemistry, Dr. Arbaugh was accepted to Baylor College of Dentistry. At Baylor, Dr. Arbaugh was on the Dean’s list every semester and was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon (honor dental fraternity made up of the top 10% of graduating seniors). Dr. Arbaugh was the only student in his class at Baylor College of Dentistry to receive a scholarship to the Pierre Fauchard Academy (an international honor dental organization). After obtaining his dental degree, Dr. Arbaugh completed twenty months of additional training in the Graduate Endodontic Program at Baylor.
Dr. Arbaugh is married to his wife, Natalie, and has a daughter, Payton. In his spare time, Dr. Arbaugh enjoys charity work, college football, traveling the world and coaching his daughter’s volleyball team.