Gila C. Dorostkar, DDS, PC: Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Gila C. Dorostkar: About: Pediatric Dentist Marin, CA Child Dental Care: Dr Gila C. Dorostkar

Dr. Gila C. Dorostkar

Diplomate of the Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Gila graduated with honors from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in 1991.  After first completing a general practice residency at the VA Hospital in West Los Angeles, she completed her pediatric specialty training at the Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Her hospital-based training emphasized clinical experience in the areas of pediatric dental trauma, oral conscious sedation, and taking care of children using general anesthesia.

Dr. Gila has been in private practice in Marin since 1997 and is an active member of the dental community.  She has served on the Board of the Marin County Dental Society and has also served as a Basic Life Support Instructor for its member dentists. Presently, she is a member of the College of Marin Dental Assistant Advisory Committee.

Dr. Gila currently serves as Vice-President on the Executive Committee of the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry (CSPD), a professional organization serving 600+ member pediatric dentists and advocating for the oral health of all children. Her 4-year term will culminate in her ascension to President of the organization in 2022. Dr. Gila has also held several different leadership positions in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) as well as CSPD.  This includes three terms as a Director on the Board of CSPD and Chair of the Council on Membership Committee for AAPD. She is presently serving as the Western District representative for the AAPD's Nominations Committee which recommends candidates for the position of Secretary-Treasurer on the Board of the Academy.

In October of 2010, Dr. Gila was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Dentists in recognition of her leadership efforts in the field of dentistry, an honor that is bestowed on only 3.5% of all practicing dentists in the United States. She also had the unique experience of being selected to attend the AAPD Leadership Institute program at the Kellogg School of Management and also the Wharton School's Aresty Institute of Executive Education. The leadership development curriculum and Dr. Gila's participation and collaboration with other AAPD leaders through the two programs has been a personal highlight of her professional career.

Dr. Gila is married and has an eleven year old son. In her free time, she enjoys walking Aspen, event planning, flower arranging, traveling and fine wine.

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