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Mengxia "Mia" Chen, DDS, MPH, MSD, Board Certified

Pediatric Dentist


about me

I completed my dental education at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where I received multiple honors for outstanding performance in coursework and clinical care. After this, I completed pediatric specialty training where I learned how to treat the unique needs of children with accuracy and compassion. My training in pediatric dentistry also included hospital rotations on treating children with special healthcare needs. I love working with children from all backgrounds and abilities to ensure they obtain the best care they deserve. In addition to clinical training, I earned a master’s degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University to improve healthcare inequalities and oral health prevention at a community level. I was also fortunate to participate in a research fellowship at Harvard University in Patient Safety in Dentistry to further deepen my passion for providing an optimally safe and effective oral health care for children. Overall, my dental training has prepared me as an excellent clinician who has your child’s best interest at heart. I am truly blessed to be a part of this community and work hard each day to improve your child’s health and smile.


Besides dentistry

I enjoy spending time with my family. I am married have one child and an energetic dog. I enjoy cooking

trying new restaurants

or watching a movie or TV series on a typical weekend. I also get really excited about traveling! My family and our dog


love to take road trips. My husband and I have driven to almost every state in the contiguous U.S. Fun fact—we take pictures of the states’ welcome signs as we cross the border on road trips.



My passion is to provide each and every patient with highly skilled and personal dental care so they can develop lifelong benefits from dentistry. I am dedicated to creating a safe and welcoming space for young patients as if they were my own child. And, as a mother, too, I look forward to working with you to find the best oral healthcare options that fit your family.




University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry; San Francisco, CA


Public Health, Johns Hopkins University; Baltimore, MD

Specialty Certificate

Pediatric Dentistry, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Dentistry; Houston, TX

Professional Associations

American Dental Association

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry


Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentists

Honor for Patient Centered Care

Global Oral Health Research Fellowship Award

Delta Omega Honor Society

Multiple Publications and Presentations in Scientific Journals and Conferences

Volunteer/Service Experience

Give Kids A Smile

San Jose Clinic

California Dental Association Foundation Care

Early Head Start Program