“I have always enjoyed working with children and spent the majority of my service and leadership activities working with youth of all ages. I truly believe that being a pediatric dentist is my life vocation. I not only enjoy it, I love it. I love following patients and seeing them grow over the years! It warms my heart every time a child comes to the office with a smile!” – Dr. Gerges
Dr. Geraldine Gerges Gaid is our specialist in pediatric dentistry. She comes to us with great experience and is passionate about helping children have positive dental experiences and maintain healthy and beautiful smiles. “Dr. Jellybean” as she is called by her patients, is known for her warm, fun, and friendly approach and patience with children. She is passionate about creatively tailoring her approach to treating each child and creating a positive dental environment.
Not only does Dr. Gerges loves treating children, she also loves working with her team. “My team is exceptional; everybody loves working with children making it such a pleasant atmosphere for not only the staff but also for the parents and children.”
Education and Continuing Education
Dr. Gerges received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Université de Montreal in Canada. She also completed a pediatric oriented multidisciplinary residency of one year at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. After a few years of practice in a hospital setting and in private practice, she decided to follow her passion and specialize in pediatric dentistry.
She received her Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and her Masters in Dental Science after completing a two-and-a-half year post-graduate residency at the University Of Michigan, School Of Dentistry, in Ann Arbor. Her training has focused in treating patients from newborns to adolescents, both healthy and medically compromised. She is certified in oral conscious sedation and has extensive training in hospital dental surgery.
In addition to being in private practice, Dr. Gerges is also an Assistant Professor and Clinical Course Director at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco where she devotes several days a week teaching students the art of pediatric dentistry.
Dr. Gerges connections to the academic environment enable her to combine clinical practice with the latest research and evidence-based dentistry. Being up to date with the latest approaches in pediatric dentistry can help provide the best care possible to her patients.
- Fellow, Royal College of Dentists of Canada
- Board-eligible, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association
- San Francisco Dental Society
Outside the Office
Dr. Gerges and her husband live in the lovely area of Foster City. They are excitedly expecting their first child, a baby girl, in June of 2016. Her hobbies include running, hiking, biking, reading, traveling, and enjoying good food with family and friends.