"Part of being a good pediatric dentist is focusing on preventative dentistry including education, nutrition and positive reinforcement."
Dr. Elena Rumack is amongst a select few of Board-Certified specialist in Pediatric Dentistry. She has been providing exceptional care to infants, children, adolescents and those with special needs since 2002.
Dr. Elena obtained her DDS degree from UCLA. After completing one year of General Practice Residency specializing in the care of patients with Special Needs, she discovered that working with children was her passion. Dr. Elena then returned to UCLA to complete another residency specializing in Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Elena believes strongly in furthering dental education. She is currently a Lecturer and provides clinical instruction at the UCLA Department of Pediatric Dentistry, teaching both pediatric residents and dental students.
Dr. Elena strongly believes in Preventive Dentistry and as such, focuses on nutrition, prevention, education, and positive reinforcement in a nurturing environment.
To encourage early prevention of dental disease, she prefers to begin her doctor-patient relationship with your child by age one, as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
You may have heard of Dr. Elena referred to as the “Tooth Fairy”, because she enthusiastically visits local schools to promote oral health, dressed up as the “Tooth Fairy”!
When away from the dental chair, Dr. Elena loves being a mom to her two little boys. She also enjoys golf, tennis, skiing, SCUBA diving, traveling, and reading. She is married to William Rumack, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon at West Hills Hospital.
Dr. Elena is an active member of:
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
California Society of Pediatric Dentistry
American Dental Society
California Dental Society
San Fernando Valley Dental Society
Southern California Society of Dentistry for Children
The Tooth Fairy