Dr. Juliana Garfinkle received her Bachelor of Science degree from Vanderbilt University, majoring in Child Development followed by the completion of the Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate Program at Harvard University Extension School. She then received her dental degree from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine.

While at dental school, Dr. Juliana was an active member of the community serving as Class Philanthropy Chair, the AAPD Club’s Events Coordinator and a member of the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity. She was awarded the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine Summer Research Fellowship where she examined the role of candies on dental decay in children. Before graduating, Dr. Juliana received the NYAD Student Research Award and ADA/Dentsply Student Clinician Research Award.

Dr. Juliana completed her post-graduate pediatric training at Cohen Children’s Hospital at Northwell Health/LIJ in New York earning a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and she served as Chief Resident. This position gave her the opportunity to work closely with the Program Director in forming resident schedules, coordinating program changes, acting as the liaison between residents and staff and overall enhancing communication within the program.

When Dr. Juliana is not in the office, she is spending time with her husband, daughter and rescue dog. She is passionate about working with and understanding children and is very excited to bring her experience in pediatric dentistry to PDA Dental Group.