Meet Our Pediatric Dentists

Pediatric dentistry is the dental specialty (like pediatrics in medicine) devoted exclusively to children. It requires additional years of training beyond general dentistry in such areas as growth and development, child psychology, medical complications and orthodontic treatment.

Our goal is a healthy child who will enter adulthood free of dental disease as well as dental fears – with good oral health habits that will last a lifetime.

Dr. Eli C. Schneider | Dr. James T. Fukuda | Dr. Jeffrey Karen | Dr. D. Gary Griffith

Dr_Eli-SchneiderDr. Eli C. Schneider, a graduate of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, completed his residency in pediatric dentistry at Boston Children’s Hospital. He is a member of the medical staff of Boston Children’s Hospital and was the first pediatric dentist to be admitted to the medical staff of South Shore Hospital. In addition, Dr. Schneider holds a teaching appointment in pediatric dentistry at Harvard. He founded the practice in 1975 and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Boston University.

 

Dr_James-fukudaDr. James T. Fukuda also graduated from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and completed his residency in pediatric dentistry at Boston Children’s Hospital. He serves on the medical staffs of Boston Children’s Hospital and South Shore Hospital. Dr. Fukuda holds a teaching appointment at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is a graduate of Brown University.

 

Dr_Jeffrey-KarenDr. Jeffrey Karen, a graduate of New York University College of Dentistry, completed a general practice residency at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City followed by a two-year residency in pediatric dentistry at St. Barnabas Hospital in New York where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Karen is a member of the medical staff at South Shore Hospital and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

 

Dr_D.-Gary-GriffithDr. D. Gary Griffith is a graduate of Northwestern University Dental School in Chicago. He completed his residency in pediatric dentistry at Boston Children’s Hospital and serves on the medical staffs of both Boston Children’s Hospital and South Shore Hospital. Dr. Griffith also holds a teaching appointment at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.