Pediatric dentistry is the specialty of dentistry that focuses on the oral health and unique needs of young people. Not all children’s dentists are specialists. Pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry. After completing a four-year dental school curriculum, two to three additional years of rigorous training is required to become a pediatric dental specialist. Our specialized education consists of child psychology, growth and development, management of oral-facial trauma, sedation and general anesthesia. This specialized program of study and hands-on experience prepares pediatric dentists to meet the unique needs of your infants, children and adolescents, including persons with special health care needs.
Dr. Justin attended the University of Washington in Seattle for his undergraduate education and the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia for dental school. He then completed a pediatric dental residency at Children's Hospital Boston and a clinical fellowship at Harvard University School of Dental Medicine and is board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Justin took a year off to travel in 2014, visiting 64 countries and all seven continents. Some of his favorite places (so far) are Iceland, Albania, Bhutan, Myanmar and Antarctica. In addition to traveling, Dr. Justin enjoys running, Disney theme parks... and running at Disney theme parks!
Dr. Ryan attended dental school in Dallas, Texas at Baylor College of Dentistry. He then completed his Pediatric Specialty training at The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. He is a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist and has been in private practice since 2005.
Dr. Ryan and his wife Carolee were raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. Carolee was born in Northern California and they are excited to return to her roots and raise their family in this beautiful area. They have two sons, Blake and Tyler who are full of energy and always on the run.
Dr. Ryan’s favorite hobbies include reading and enjoying the outdoors with his family, especially road-biking and snow-skiing.
Dr. Rawlins grew up in a small town in New Mexico. Graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelors degree in Biology. Attended dental school in Texas at Baylor College of Dentistry. Following dental school, he worked as an attending professor at Baylor College of Dentistry in the Department of Public Health and worked as a general dentist in the Dallas metroplex.
While working as a professor and in private practice, Dr. Rawlins found his passion working with children from all backgrounds. He returned to school and completed an additional 2 years of specialty residency training in pediatric dentistry at Ohio State University and Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. While at the Children’s Hospital he focused on all aspects of children’s dentistry that included prevention, diagnosis, special needs patients, and all aspects of sedation dentistry in children.
Dr. Rawlins fell in love with California while visiting his brother who is also a local dentist. He feels like the luckiest person in the world ending up in such a beautiful place to live, enjoy life, and raise his children.
Dr. Rawlins hobbies include watching and coaching his children, traveling with friends and kids, basketball, golf, skiing, and fly fishing
Dr. Jenny McCarthy grew up in Hawaii, and moved to California to attend undergraduate school at UC Davis. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Pacific School of Dentistry. She received her training in pediatric dentistry at Nationwide Children's Hospital and Ohio State University.
After residency, Dr. Jenny moved back to California with her husband, Kevin, who is a Sacramento native. They are happy to call California home, and so are their two children, twins Maya and Kian. In her spare time, Dr. Jenny enjoys traveling, hiking, cooking and playing the ukulele.
Dr. Scott Pyo, born and raised in Redlands, CA attended Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. He met his wife, Darcy during his time in dental school, who practices in El Dorado Hills. After graduation, Scott completed a Graduate Practice Residency at Danbury Hospital, Connecticut where he trained with specialists in oral surgery, endodontics, periodontology, restorative dentistry and the operating room. He then practiced public health dentistry for two years in Willimantic, CT. It was there he decided Pediatric Dentistry was his calling.
Scott trained as a Pediatric Dental Resident at Children’s Medical Center of Connecticut and The University of Connecticut satellite dental clinics. Scott’s clinical expertise comprises of interceptive orthodontics, sedation dentistry, operating room, emergency call/trauma, cranio-facial disorders, and infant oral health. Dr. “Scott” is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Scott loves to cook and is an avid foodie. He also enjoys time outdoors, watching and discussing sports. Dr. Scott is happy to be back in his home state!
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