Dr. Gila graduated with honors from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in 1991. After first completing a general practice residency at the VA Hospital in West Los Angeles, she completed her pediatric specialty training at the Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her hospital-based training emphasized clinical experience in the areas of pediatric dental trauma, oral conscious sedation, and taking care of children using general anesthesia.
Dr. Gila has been in private practice in Marin since 1997 and is an active member of the dental community. She has served on the Board of the Marin County Dental Society and has also served as a Basic Life Support Instructor for its member dentists. Presently, she is a member of the College of Marin Dental Assistant Advisory Committee.
Dr. Gila currently serves as the President of the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry (CSPD), the largest state pediatric dental organization in the USA representing 900+ members and also advocating for the oral health of all children in California. Dr. Gila has held several different leadership positions in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) as well as CSPD. She presently serves as the Parlimentarian on the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and was selected as a UCSF Championship Provider Fellow in their 2-year public health program.
In October of 2010, Dr. Gila was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Dentists in recognition of her leadership efforts in the field of dentistry, an honor that is bestowed on only 3.5% of all practicing dentists in the United States. She also had the unique experience of being selected to attend the AAPD Leadership Institute program at the Kellogg School of Management and also the Wharton School's Aresty Institute of Executive Education. The leadership development curriculum and Dr. Gila's participation and collaboration with other AAPD leaders through the two programs has been a personal highlight of her professional career.
Dr. Megan Golinveaux was inspired by a close family friend and decided she wanted to be a dentist at the age of 6. After completing her undergraduate education at the University of Oregon she went on to receive her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and then an advanced education in general dentistry from UCSF. She then continued her education and completed her advanced specialty training in pediatric dentistry at UCSF. She received both a certificate in pediatric dentistry as well as a Masters degree in oral and craniofacial sciences from UCSF during her 3 year residency.
Dr. Golinveaux has been a board certified pediatric dentist since 2007 and continues to be a member of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Golinveaux is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association and the Marin County Dental Society.
Dr. Megan is known for her energy, humor, and patience. She strongly believes in building a trusting relationship with her patients and creating a fun, welcoming environment for both the patients and the parents. She is dedicated to nurturing a positive atmosphere during all dental visits and is experienced in handling all the dental needs for infants, children and adolescents.
Originally from Palos Verdes Estates in Southern California, Dr. Chang completed his undergraduate education in Cognitive Psychology and Business Management at UC Irvine. He went on to receive his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine in New York City, where he served as student body president and was highly involved with student government, curriculum development, and volunteering in the community. Dr. Chang was a recipient of the prestigious American College of Dentists Outstanding Leadership Award, reflecting his commitment as a leader in the dental profession.
Dr. Chang completed an intensive two-year residency in pediatric dentistry at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York, where he received specialized training in comprehensive dental care for both healthy and medically-compromised children. He is passionate about providing quality care and oral health education to his patients and their families with a strong focus on prevention.
Outside of private practice, Dr. Chang is a clinical instructor as UCSF School of Dentistry, where he oversees and mentors dental students in the pediatric dentistry curriculum. In his free time, Dr. Chang enjoys exploring cities on foot with his wife, staying active through fitness and biking, attempting new recipes in the kitchen, and spending quality time with friends and family.