Dr. Judy Gillard is a true California native: born and raised in California. From the very beginning, Dr. Judy knew she was destined to be working with children. Dr. Judy has always enjoyed being around children and has the patience and outstanding skills to create the most comfortable and enjoyable dental experience for all her patients.
She especially loves taking the time to care for and comfort her patients so that “visiting the dentist” is a rewarding, informative, and all-around fun experience. Dr. Judy also enjoys helping younger anxious patients and enjoys transforming them into kids who are happy to see their dentist again and again.
Dr. Judy’s primary goal is to make each dental visit positive and fun, thus making dental appointments pleasant and relaxing for both patients and parents. She prides herself on educating and helping both children and parents in our community toward a lifetime of excellent dental health.
Dr. Judy’s pediatric dentistry education has been truly exceptional. She graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a B.S. in cell and developmental biology. Next, she attended the University of California, San Francisco for her dental school training and received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery.
While in dental school, she was very active within the dental community and her university. Dr. Judy volunteered frequently to give back to her community by providing dental services to underserved areas within the Bay Area. During her dental school education, Dr. Judy strengthened her commitment to pursuing a career with children and was the recipient of the first-ever Pediatric Dental Clerkship coordinator position. Dr. Judy was also a recipient of the prestigious National Board Scholarship for her academic excellence in dental school.
At the completion of her dental school training, Dr. Judy was accepted to and completed an additional two-year dental specialty program in pediatric dentistry at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Judy’s pediatric dental residency is well known for its emphasis on a clinically oriented curriculum. As a resident of this program, she gained considerable experience working with children and was exposed to all facets of pediatric dentistry.
Dr. Judy is currently an active member of multiple dental societies, including, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Orange County Dental Society, and the California Dental Association, which enables her to stay active and involved in the dental community and at the leading edge of her field.
Dr. Judy is very excited to be part of the team at Newport Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry and is looking forward to making your dental visit fun and comfortable while helping you achieve a healthy smile that is so important for your “Best Smile Ever!”