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Jennifer Cully, DMD, MEd

  • Pediatric Dentist, Division of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
  • Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
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.



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.


Use of group level assessment to enhance a pediatric dentistry residency curriculum. Cully, JL; Schwartz, SB. Journal of Dental Education. 2022.

Development of entrustable professional activities for post-doctorate pediatric dentistry education. Cully, JL; Schwartz, SB; Quinonez, R; Martini, A; Klein, M; Schumacher, DJ. Journal of Dental Education. 2022.

Observation periods before tooth movement in orthodontic patients who have experienced mild-to-moderate dental trauma: a scoping review of current evidence. Morris, HT; Campbell, RE; Kissling, AD; Cully, JL; Thikkurissy, S. Journal of the World Federation of Orthodontists. 2022; 11:59-68.

Reducing Pediatric Intraoral Radiography Radiation Dose Using Reduced-Power Dental X-Ray Units: A Randomized Trial. Cully, JL; Somasundaram, E; Campbell, R; Brady, SL; Gosnell, ES; Specht, S; Candon, LA; Strauss, KJ. Journal of Dentistry for Children. 2022; 89:95-103.

Pediatric Dentistry Program Directors' Resident Assessment Techniques. Cully, JL; Schwartz, SB. Pediatric Dentistry. 2022; 44:38-44.

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; 152:730-739.

Integration of a Pilot Oral Health Curriculum into a Medical School Pediatric Rotation. Cully, JL; Thikkurissy, S; Sahay, RD; Harper, R; Lehmann, C. Pediatric Dentistry. 2021; 43:258-261.

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.

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