DR. GAL HERSHKO DDS
Dr. Gal Hershko graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a Spanish minor. She then spent 6 months volunteering at a Children’s Cancer Hospital in Tel-Aviv.
Dr. Hershko completed dental school in 2013 at the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Dentistry, and continued on to Yale University for a one-year General Practice Residency, followed by a two-year specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Hershko passed her American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Qualifying Examination in May 2016, and scored in the top 20% in multiple sections including Craniofacial Growth & Development, Oral Pathology, Prevention and Anticipatory Guidance. She became Board Certified in 2017 after passing the Oral Clinical Examination and earned Diplomate status of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Hershko is committed to continuing education with special interests in tethered oral tissues (TOTs) and airway management in infants and children. She is a certified member of Dr. Richard Baxter's Tongue Tie Academy, and an ambassador for The Breathe Institute (TBI). She stays current with evidence-based research and applies the latest techniques to provide comfortable, conservative and modern practices for her patients.
A local Maple Lawner and mom of three, Dr. Hershko lives with her husband, Eliran, and children, Leni, Rome and Shai. She is thrilled to meet and compassionately serve the children of Fulton, Clarksville, Highland, Columbia, Ellicott City, Laurel, Burtonsville and surrounding communities.
WHAT IS A PEDIATRIC DENTIST?
A Pediatric Dentist has completed additional years of residency training in dentistry specialized for infants, children, teens, and individuals with special health care needs.
In addition, upon completion of the Board Certification examination, the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry validates that the pediatric dental specialist provides care based on standards of excellence, at the highest levels of ethics and patient safety.
A Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry is a pediatric dentist whose credentials have been verified, who has successfully completed voluntary examinations, and who demonstrates specialized knowledge and skill.
FPD is dedicated to providing exceptional patient care through a voluntary commitment to lifelong learning. Dr. Hershko, our board-certified pediatric dentist, and her team provide compassionate, kid-friendly dentistry in a positive setting to encourage happy, healthy smiles for a lifetime.
Early morning and after school appointments are available. Our team also provides on-call services for your emergency needs.
Our all-digital office offers the latest high-tech conveniences, including Netflix Kids and Disney+.
Comprehensive Oral Health Care
From preventive dentistry, to in-office nitrous oxide sedation, to hospital dentistry under general anesthesia, our specialized pediatric dental professionals provide treatment options that are individualized based on each child's needs.
Fulton Pediatric Dental is proud to be the first and only pediatric dental practice in Fulton, Maryland, owned and operated by our board-certified pediatric dentist.