At Orange County Children’s Dentistry, we understand that children are a parent’s most prized possession. We feel honored to have parents trust us to provide optimal care to their children in a fun and safe environment. Our goal is to care for your little treasures as if they were our own.
Dr. Geraldine Ruiz was born in El Salvador and moved to beautiful Southern California when she was one-year-old. Raised in Orange County, she has always had an interest in working with children. She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with an emphasis in Physiology from California State University, Long Beach while working as a private academic tutor for children and volunteering at a non-profit children’s dental clinic. She continued her studies and received her Doctorate in Dental Surgery degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. After obtaining her Doctorate in Dental Surgery, Dr. Ruiz wanted to be better qualified to care for children’s teeth, so she completed an additional two-year residency program to become a pediatric dentist. She obtained her specialization in Advanced Pediatric Dentistry from the University of Southern California. Then, Dr. Ruiz became a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Ruiz is currently the Residency Director for the University of Southern California Advanced Pediatric Dental Program at Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County, which aids her in being up to date with changes in the pediatric dental field. Dr. Ruiz has also held a position on the Board of Directors for the non-profit children’s dental clinic called Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County. She is also a faculty member and has been on the Board of Directors for the University of Southern California Advanced Pediatric Dental Program.
Children’s Dentist with CHOC Privileges in Orange County
Another advantage of our dental office is that Dr. Ruiz is a child dentist with CHOC privileges in Orange County. This allows her to use the Children’s Hospital of Orange County for major Ga cases. She is currently a practicing CHOC pediatric dentist 3-4 times a month to treat these patients.
Dr. Ruiz is very involved with her professional community as a member of the California Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, California Dental Association, American Dental Association, and the Orange County Dental Society.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She has been happily married for 6 years and has one son, named Caleb. He is the apple of her eye. She enjoys traveling, eating, listening to music, staying active, Pilates and going to church.