A photo of Jennifer Cully, DMD.

Pediatric Dentist, Division of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Board Certified

"It is important for me to make dental care a fun and easy experience for my patients. Working with a child who is fearful and helping them feel comfortable in the dental office is my goal."

About Me


While home from college one summer break, I ran into my former soccer coach — a general dentist. After shadowing him in his office and then visiting multiple dental schools, I knew dentistry was for me.

I became a pediatric dentist because I have always enjoyed working with children. I spent many years coaching youth soccer and lacrosse teams and working as a camp counselor. As a pediatric dentist, I spend my days talking about princesses, the Avengers and singing Disney theme songs!

I enjoy interacting with children and families. One of my favorite parts of my job is developing relationships with kids and watching them grow. It is important for me to make dental care a fun and easy experience for my patients. Working with a child who is fearful and helping them feel comfortable in the dental office is my goal. Through detailed conversations with patients and families, I develop an evidence-based approach to dental care and a unique dental plan for each child.

As a pediatric dentist, my areas of interest are dental trauma and prevention, hospital dentistry and behavior management. I enjoy teaching and working with our 12 pediatric dentistry residents and am actively involved in national pediatric dentistry professional organizations.

In my research, my team and I are investigating the prevalence of trauma to primary (baby) teeth as well as minimizing dental treatment under general anesthesia. I also have worked on developing oral health education programs and dental trauma treatment protocols for medical students and physicians.

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Dentistry and Orthodontics

My Education

BS: The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA, 2003.

DMD: New Jersey Dental School - University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ, 2007.

Residency: Pediatric Dentistry, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC, 2009.

Certification: American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, 2010.

My Publications

Caregiver acceptance of an anticipated COVID-19 vaccination. Marquez, RR; Gosnell, ES; Thikkurissy, S; Schwartz, SB; Cully, JL. Journal of the American Dental Association. 2021.

Preferential Use of Stainless Steel Crowns as a Strategy to Minimize Retreatment of Primary Molars under General Anesthesia. Patel, RV; Thikkurissy, S; Schwartz, SB; Gosnell, ES; Sun, Q; Cully, JL. Pediatric Dentistry. 2021; 43:24-27.

Clinical Cases in Pediatric Dentistry. Moursi, AM. . : John Wiley & Sons; John Wiley & Sons; 2020.

The Argument for Entrustable Professional Activities in Pediatric Dentistry. Cully, JL; Schwartz, S. Pediatric Dentistry. 2019; 41:427-428.

Physician Confidence in Dental Trauma Treatment and the Introduction of a Dental Trauma Decision-Making Pathway for the Pediatric Emergency Department. Cully, M; Cully, J; Nietert, PJ; Titus, MO. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2019; 35:745-748.

Prevalence of Primary Teeth Injuries Presenting to a Pediatric Emergency Department. Cully, JL; Zeeb, K; Sahay, RD; Gosnell, E; Morris, H; Thikkurissy, S. Pediatric Dentistry. 2019; 41:136-139.

Impact of an Alternative Hours Dental Clinic for Adolescents. Cully, JL; Doyle, M; Thikkurissy, S. Pediatric Dentistry. 2018; 40:288-290.

Born Into Addiction: Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Pediatric Dentistry. Cully, JL. Pediatric Dentistry. 2017; 39:358-360.