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


Bonnie A. Nelson

Program director

Jung-Wei Chen

Primary faculty

Samah Omar

Laurita Siu

Melva Wyatt

Emeritus faculty

John E. Peterson, Jr.