Drs. Wong and Shope Promoted

Aug. 8, 2017

Dr. Cynthia Wong (Pedo ’13, MS ‘16) has been named the assistant program director of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Cynthia WongIn her new role, she will continue to partner with the program director in managing resident education, resident research and compliance with CODA and University standards. Dr. Wong is actively involved in advocating and treating patients with special needs, as well as conducting research related to Early Childhood Caries. She earned her dental degree from The University of Montreal and completed training at The Montreal Children’s Hospital GPR program.

Dr. Erin Shope (Pedo ’12, MS ‘15) has been named the director of Interdisciplinary Pediatric Dentistry Care. She will be responsible for Dr. Erin Shopestrengthening division interactions and developing collaborations among other clinics within the URMC network, on a statewide, national and international basis. Dr. Shope is the EIOH expert on treating infant patients with cleft lip and palate with the NAM (nasoalveolar molding device) and a member of the UR Medicine Cleft and Craniofacial Team. She graduated dental school from The University of Pittsburgh in 2010 and.

Both Drs. Wong and Shope are board certified pediatric dentists.

“Drs. Wong and Shope are invaluable faculty members and I’m confident they will continue to enhance the division’s reputation and support its growth in their new roles,” said Dr. Sean McLaren (GPR ‘03 Pedo ‘06), chair and program director, EIOH Pediatric Dentistry.