about me

My name is Helen and I am a pediatric dentist and mom to a 1 year old girl, Olivia. Currently, I work part-time in the Bay Area and volunteer as faculty at UCSF, where I created a dental desensitization clinic for kids with neurodevelopmental disorders (including autism spectrum disorder).

Navigating motherhood was not easy for me. But, those struggles are what gifted me the inspiration to start @the.dentistmom. I want to help guide parents through the challenges of baby teeth with my added perspective as a first time mom. I’m hoping I can empower parents with the knowledge to take care of their child’s oral health, and provide parents with the resources to make their lives just a little easier.


Bachelor of Science, Biology, Cornell University

Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Cornell University

Doctor of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Certificate of Pediatric Dentistry, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Master of Science, Oral and craniofacial sciences, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)