2515 Eastbluff Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 640-5050
Dr. Gillard

Meet the Pediatric Dentists

Dr. Judy Gillard, DDS

Dr. Judy Gillard is a true California native born and raised in California. From the very beginning, Dr. Judy knew she was destined to be working with children. Dr. Judy has always enjoyed being around children and has the patience and outstanding skills to create the most comfortable and enjoyable dental experience for all her patients. She especially loves taking the time to care for and comfort her patients so that “visiting the dentist” is a rewarding, informative, and all-around-fun experience. Dr. Judy also enjoys helping younger anxious patients and enjoys transforming them into kids who are happy to see their dentist again and again. Dr. Judy’s primary goal is to make each dental visit positive and fun thus making dental appointments pleasant and relaxing for both patients and parents. She prides herself in educating and helping both children and parents in our community toward a lifetime of excellent dental health.

Dr. Judy’s pediatric dentistry education has been truly exceptional. Dr. Judy graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a B.S. degree in Cell and Developmental Biology. She next attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for her dental school training where she received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree. While in dental school she was very active within the dental community and with her university. Dr. Judy volunteered frequently to give back to her community by providing dental services to underserved areas within the Bay Area. During her dental school education, Dr. Judy strengthened her commitment to pursuing a career with children and was the recipient of the first-ever Pediatric Dental Clerkship Coordinator Position. Dr. Judy was also a recipient of the prestigious National Board Scholarship for her academic excellence in dental school.

At the completion of her dental school, Dr. Judy was accepted to and completed an additional two-year dental specialty program in Pediatric Dentistry at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Judy’s pediatric dental residency is well known for its emphasis on a clinically oriented curriculum. SAs a resident of this program, she gained considerable experience working with children and was exposed to all facets of pediatric dentistry.

Dr. Judy is currently an active member of multiple dental societies, including, the ADA, CDA, OCDS, AAPD, and CPDS, which enables her to stay active and involved in the dental community and at the leading edge of her field.

Dr. Judy is very excited to be part of the team at Newport Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry and is looking forward to making your dental visit fun and comfortable while helping you achieve a healthy smile that is so important for your “Best Smile Ever!”

Dr. Maryam Meschi, DMD

Dr. Maryam Meschi

Dr. Maryam Meschi is an incredible specialist in pediatric dentistry. From a young age, she planned to enter a profession where she could help and work with children. Her goals have always included making sure her patients have a superior experience at their dental visit and giving each patient the utmost in care and comfort. In fact, Dr. Meschi routinely goes above the call, to be sure that each patient has a superior and positive dental experience.

Dr. Meschi graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development. At UCSD, she was an active member of the San Diego Pre-Dental Society and the Dental Clinic Project where she would help provide dental care to many within the community. She served as the Clinic Manager of the Pediatric Dental Clinic Project, which was established and organized under her guidance and provided accessible, quality dental care to many children. Also at UCSD, she coordinated the Thousand Smiles Foundation, a non-profit organization providing care for less fortunate children abroad, who face a lack of dental care and maxilla-facial deformities such as cleft palates and cleft lips.

Dr. Meschi has been recognized and awarded on numerous occasions for her many academic achievements and leadership positions at UCSD.

Dr. Meschi received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine Degree at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health. Her advanced training included courses at the renowned A.T. Still University School of Health Management and culminated in her Certification in Public Health with Dental Emphasis. Dr. Meschi has also actively contributed to many community events. Dr. Meschi served as President of the Pediatric Study Association and was a Team Leader within the Give-Kids-A-Smile Committee of the dental program.

Dr. Meschi pursued and completed her specialty training in pediatric dentistry at Texas A&M University’s Baylor College of Dentistry. Baylor is a dual university and hospital based training program with a strong emphasis on working with many types of children including those having special needs or those who are medically challenged. During this rigorous training, she also served as a teacher of pediatric dentistry to other Baylor dental students.

Dr. Meschi currently holds active standing in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), California Society of Pediatric Dentistry (CSPD), American Dental Association (ADA), and the California Dental Association (CDA).

In her free time, Dr. Meschi enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, and enjoys skiing, scuba diving, and experience-based traveling. She also loves quality time with Cody, her special black and white Pomeranian.

We look forward to you meeting Dr. Meschi at Newport Orthodontics and Children’s Dentistry!

Dr. KeunHee Chrissy Park, DDS

Dr. KeunHee Chrissy Park

Dr. KeunHee Chrissy Park, known to her patients as Dr. Chrissy, is a pediatric dentist specializing in the dental care of infants, children, and patients with special needs. She is known to create a positive and fun environment for children during their dental experience. Dr. Chrissy received both her bachelor's and master's degrees from Stanford University. There she also taught at Stanford Bing Nursery School for four years. Much of her philosophy as a pediatric specialist stems from her experiences at Bing. As a result of her nurturing and integrative approach, children feel comfortable and engaged in the development of their own well-being.

Dr. Chrissy received a doctor of dental surgery (DDS) degree from New York University, where she won multiple awards for her dental research, including the Michael C. Alfano Omicron Kappa Upsilon Research Award, as well as American Association for Dental Research Fellowship. After dental school, she completed a general practice residency program at Jacobi Medical Center, a level 1 trauma center and the only pediatric trauma center in the Bronx, NY. She then pursued specialty training in pediatric dentistry at Mount Sinai Medical Center, where she served as a chief resident.

Dr. Chrissy holds professional affiliations with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, and the Academy of Laser Dentistry.

As a mom, Dr. Chrissy understands the concerns parents may have about their child's dental experience. She encourages parents to join her in achieving excellent oral health and healthy smiles for her patients.

Dr. Cha Ae "Gloria" Hur, DDS

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Dr. Gloria (Cha Ae) Hur feels passionate about Pediatric Dentistry, and strives to have all of her patients enjoy a positive and fun experience. Her sweet and energetic demeanor makes her patients at ease at the dentist.

Dr. Gloria was born in Seoul, Korea, and has lived in Chicago, Dallas, Northern Virginia and Connecticut/New York. She attended New York University for her Bachelors of Science degree.

Dr. Gloria then continued on to receive her dental doctorate degree from Columbia University, and completed her post-doctorate pediatric dentistry training from Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Dr. Gloria is a board certified pediatric dentist. Dr. Gloria is also an active member of numerous professional organizations including the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry.

In her free time, Dr. Gloria enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter Ashley, traveling, reading, and eating diverse food. Dr. Gloria is very excited to be part of the team at Newport Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, and is looking forward to meeting you in the future!

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