Being a pediatric dentist allows me to meet many wonderful children and families. It is an honor to build connections through my profession, knowing the care I offer makes a lifetime of difference to each child.
A father of three, I understand a parent’s concerns, and also know each family has specific expectations and desires. I work one-to-one with families to ensure they receive the care they want and achieve their treatment goals.
My team and I are non-judgmental and seek to meet families where they are. We listen, encourage questions, and strive to build trust with each child and their parent.
A large focus of my practice is on prevention of dental issues and education of children and families. In teaching and involving parents in their child’s dental care, we establish lifetimes of healthy practices which are then reinforced at home.
It is immensely gratifying to spend my days surrounded by growing smiles, and to know what I do makes a lasting, positive difference for those in my care. ~ Dr. Anthony J. Scoma
Dr. Scoma attended Northwestern University School of Dental Medicine in Chicago, Illinois, and holds a Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS). He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He is a Senior Attending at Rady Children’s Hospital and has been in private practice in San Diego since 2001.
Continuing Education and Professional Affiliations
Ongoing research in pediatric dentistry leads to new materials, advances in technologies, and constantly improving modalities. Dr. Scoma appreciates the challenges of learning and growth, regularly participating in continuing educational opportunities locally, regionally, and nationally.
Dr. Scoma is an active member of the:
- American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- California Society of Pediatric Dentistry
- California Dental Association
- San Diego County Dental Society
- American Academy of Pediatrics
These organizations offer numerous meetings, lectures, seminars, and other forms of continuing education, as well as refereed journals and periodicals.
Beyond the Office
Born and raised in La Jolla, Dr. Scoma returned to his hometown following dental school. His free time is family-centered, spent with his three wonderful children and beautiful wife.