Pediatric Dentistry

The Department of Pediatric Dentistry is committed to teaching excellent clinical techniques in dentistry for children, and to instilling within the student the importance of providing an emotionally healthy environment for the child patient while "at the dentist." The faculty has developed didactic, laboratory, and clinical learning environments in pediatric dentistry—a broad experience designed to prepare the student for the general practice of dentistry for children.


Bonnie A. Nelson

Director, Advanced Specialty Education Program

Jung-Wei Chen

Primary faculty

Shahnaz Bonyanpoor

Afsaneh Matin

Wesley K. Okumura

Samah Omar

Melva Wyatt

Emeritus faculty

John E. Peterson, Jr.