Dr. Deepa Naik is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist and a specialist member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentist and has been practicing pediatric Dentistry since 2007. While in dental school Dr. Naik realized she had a wonderful ability to communicate well with children and a special talent to make her patients feel comfortable during their dental visits. She places a big emphasis on talking with her patients and building a trusting relationship with them in order to make them feel at home.…….. “My personal mission statement is to treat every patient that comes in my office as I would expect my own child to be treated” Dr. Naik is an honors graduate of University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where she received her DDS (doctor of dental surgery) degree. During this period Dr. Naik also received outstanding clinician award and was inducted into National Dental Honor Society of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, which chooses its member based solely on merit and academic excellence in the field of dentistry. Her passion to work “with children” and “for children” made her pursue her advanced training in Pediatric Dentistry at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). During the Post- Doctoral Course Dr. Naik received training at the prestigious Rady Children's hospital, San Diego, Ca. Here she received extensive training in all areas of children’s dentistry including treating medically, physically and developmentally compromised children, victims of trauma and hospital dentistry. Dr. Naik became board certified by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Following this they awarded her the Diplomat status, which is the highest honor one can receive in the specialty of pediatric dentistry. Each year, Dr. Naik continues to study advances in Pediatric Dentistry and has completed numerous hours of continuing education in emergency and sedation dentistry. She holds a certificate in Basic Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.