DR. ERIN ISSAC | Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Erin Issac, a board-certified pediatric dentist and native of Monroeville, PA, is excited to bring a fun, fresh dental experience to the children of Pittsburgh. Dr. Erin will work closely with you to understand the importance of dental health, prevention of cavities and determine the best way to treat your child if dental decay arises. After all, every kid is unique, so their trip to the dentist should be too!
After graduating from Gateway High School, Dr. Erin went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology and Physiology from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her hard work during college paid off as she was rewarded with a scholarship to attend the prestigious Ivy League, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, in Philadelphia, which is consistently ranked amongst the best in the nation. It was there that she found her passion for caring for children. To further her knowledge of dentistry for kids, Dr. Erin continued her education with a rigorous residency program at the nationally ranked Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, where she earned a certificate in pediatric dentistry. She has been working throughout the Pittsburgh area since then. Because of her top notch training, Dr. Erin is well versed in areas such as preventive and restorative dentistry, dentistry for special needs and medically complex children, dental emergencies/trauma, interceptive orthodontics, oral surgery and behavior guidance. She is able to provide these services in various capacities, both in the office and at an outpatient surgery center.
Previous experience working in a hospital has made Dr. Erin truly believe that dental health effects overall health and vice versa; therefore, she is able to work effectively with other medical professionals when needed. Even her research interests include studying the effects of common pediatric health conditions, namely asthma, on teeth and the oral cavity. She routinely attends continuing education courses, ensuring that the most current dental procedures, equipment and information are implemented in the office so that treatment provided to her patients is the best possible. She also belongs to several professional societies, enjoys educating local churches, schools and organizations about oral health and participating in charity based events.
Besides making kids smile, Dr. Erin enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching and playing sports (GO STEELERS!), cooking and trying out new restaurants around the city, photography--all of the office photos found in the gallery were shot by Dr. Erin herself, fashion modeling, empowering young girls to be whatever the want to be and traveling the globe. If you’ve ever wanted to know anything about Disney World, just ask her…she’s been nearly 30 times! She and everyone here at Winning Smiles are looking forward to meeting you.
Accolades and Achievements:
- 2018 Gateway Mdical Society Rising Star
- 2014 New Pittsburgh Courier Woman of Excellence
- Romper.com - Are Bottles Bad for Your Babies Teeth? A Pediatric Dentist Explains
- Romper.com - Dangers of Prolonged Bottle Use
- American Dental Association
- Pennsylvania Dental Association
- Dental Society of Western Pennsylvania
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- Northeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry
- Pennsylvania Association of Pediatric Dentistry
- National Dental Association
- Gateway Medical Society
- Pittsburgh Downtown Community Development Corporation