August 4, 2017

Dr. Erin Gross is the College's Director of Pediatric Dentistry

 Erin L. Gross, DDS, PhD, MS

On August 1, Erin Gross, DDS, PhD, MS, an Assistant Professor-Clinical in the Division of Pediatric Dentistry, assumed a new role as the College of Dentistry's Director of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Gross graduated from Ohio State's combined DDS-PhD degree program in 2009, after which she earned a Master of Science in Dentistry degree and a pediatric dentistry certificate. Following graduation, she served as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at New York University. She returned to Ohio and joined the college faculty in 2013.

Throughout the past four years, Dr. Gross has contributed to the college's education and service missions as a clinician who provides care for pediatric patients; as an advisor for pediatric dentistry residents; and as the faculty leader for the college's bi-annual Give Kids a Smile events. A board certified pediatric dentist, she is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

As the college's Director of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Gross's duties include managing the pre-doctoral didactic and clinical curricula; creating a patient recruitment plan that enhances students' clinical experiences; and preparing materials for the college's 2020 accreditation site visit.