Faculty Feature - Dr. Erinn Enany

Nov. 2, 2022

An assistant professor in the Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program, Dr. Erinn Enany graduated from an accelerated seven-year combined BS/DMD program with Westminster College in Pennsylvania and Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Enany then completed a three-year dual certificate advanced training program through the EIOH General Practice Residency and Pediatric Dental Residency programs. 

Q. Where are you from?
A. Connellsville, Pennsylvania

portrait of Dr. Enany
Dr. Erinn Enany, Assistant Professor, EIOH Pediatric Dentistry

Q. What age did you know you wanted to be a dentist?
Age 17. I originally applied to colleges for biomedical engineering. I shadowed my pediatric dentist over winter break in my senior year in high school and realized that pediatric dentistry was the career for me instead! 

Q. Why did you want to be a pediatric dentist?
A. ​I wanted a career in which I could directly help the people who are our future: the children.

Q. Why did you choose EIOH to continue your career?
A.  ​​I chose to teach at EIOH because EIOH provided me with 3 years of didactically and clinically superior post-doctoral training that shaped my early dental career and I couldn't wait to give back to EIOH! 

Q. Most embarrassing moment?
A. ​The first time I got scrubs from the machine to go to the OR, I put them on and realized they had a huge hole in the thigh of the pants! The scrub machine was out of all other sizes of pants, so I had to get a huge scrub shirt that looked like a dress to cover the hole. The worst!

Q. What do you love about Rochester area?
A. The food scene, festivals, and outdoor activities

Q. Favorite place in Rochester?

A. The George Eastman Museum

Q. Why do you enjoy teaching?
A. ​I enjoy being able to help residents learn and help shape their early pediatric dental careers. Teachers drive medicine and dentistry forward!

Q. Best part of teaching so far?
A. ​The best part of my job is watching the residents grow into phenomenal clinicians!

Q. Favorite thing about EIOH?

Dr. Enany sitting on couch next to cardboard cutout of George Eastman
Dr. Enany's favorite place is the George Eastman Museum.

A. ​My favorite thing about EIOH is the people; I am so lucky to work with such an amazing team of faculty, staff, and residents!

Q. Describe yourself in three words
A. Kind, patient, and dedicated

Q. You’re having a bad day – what do you do to feel better?
A.  ​I meditate and drink a warm cup of tea.

Q. Hobbies or talents?
A. ​My hobbies include completing jigsaw puzzles, playing board games, reading, playing the piano, and most recently knitting and crocheting!

Q. How do you spend spare time?
A. I enjoy spending time with my family, my fiance and trying new restaurants in Rochester.