Dr. De La Cruz

Dr. De La Cruz obtained her DDS degree at Howard University College of Dentistry, where she received great exposure to the field of pediatric dentistry. She is currently a Board Eligible Pediatric Dentist.  Throughout her four years of dental school, she was awarded several scholarships such as the Colgate Dental Scholarship. She also maintained a Dean's list academic status all four years.  After earning her degree of doctor of dental surgery, she then furthered her career of pediatric dentistry by specializing in the field at the Department of Pediatric Dentistry of Rutgers State Univeristy of New Jersey. During her post graduate two year program she received extensive training in behavior management, oral sedation, the usage of N20/O2 (laughing gas), general anesthesia, and treating special needs patients. Dr. De La Cruz is  a proud and active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and Virginia Society of Pediatric Dentistry

 

Q: Why pediatric dentistry?

A: It is imperative that children establish a dental home at a very young age. I am aware that this may be a difficult task for a parent or caregiver. My job is to provide guidance in achieving and maintaining this goal.

 
Q: What do you like to do in your free time?

A: I enjoy spending time with my family. I love to travel, experience new restaurants, reading, and listening to Jazz. Most of all I enjoy giving back to the community by visiting local schools and teaching children about oral health, and participating in community events such as health fairs to educate families about the importance oral health, especially for their children.

 

Eudcation:

Rutgers State University of New Jersey: Bachelor of Art  majoring Biology and French

Studied Abroad for a year, from 1999 to 2000 at the Universite de Tours France 

Howard University College of Dentistry:  Doctor of Dental Surgery 

Department of Pediatric Dentistry at Rutgers State University of New Jersey: Certificate of Pediatric Dentistry