Dr. Grace Chen, DDS
Originally from Toronto, Canada, Dr. Grace is very ecstatic to join the Dentistry for Kids team.
Growing up, Dr. Grace always had an interest in working with children. She looks back to her formative years working as a camp counselor and swim instructor as experiences that paved her path to a career in pediatrics. During her undergraduate studies at Queen’s University, Dr. Grace considered a career in dentistry when she worked at the University of Hong Kong’s dental materials lab. With her newfound passion for dentistry, she attended the University of Toronto and earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.
In 2018, she moved to New York City and completed a General Practice Residency at Jacobi Medical Center, a level one trauma center in the Bronx. While in residency, she met many adult patients with complex dental needs resulting from years of poor habits and lack of access to care. It became apparent that her patients were not guided on proper dental care. This bolstered her desire to specialize in pediatrics in order to help her patients form healthy habits from a young age and provide the tools necessary to maintain a lifetime of good oral health. Driven by her love of working with children and helping them lead a healthy life, she pursued and earned her certificate in pediatric dentistry at BronxCare Health Systems in Bronx, NY.
In hopes of escaping the harsh Northeast winters, she moved to San Diego, California in search of sunny weather all year-round. While Dr. Grace loves being close to the ocean and catching the occasional waves. She is excited to move closer to the mountains in Nevada and be with her friends and family. When she is not busy catching sugar bugs, you will find her hiking, surfing and traveling.
Dr. Grace is a proud member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Society, and the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry.