Dr. Tania Mendoza Arthur
Dr. Tania Mendoza Arthur DDS, MPH

Dr. Tania Mendoza Arthur is a bilingual dentist specialist in Dental Public Health. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2000 from the National University of Colombia, one of the most prestigious universities in South America. As a post-doctoral research associate at The Center For Oral And Systemic Diseases at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) from 2005-2009, she explored the impact of periodontal disease on cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, and pregnancy.

Dr. Arthur earned a Master in Public Health in 2013 at UNC-CH, the number one ranked public school of public health in the USA, and was honored with a Public Health Traineeship Award. She then earned her second advanced degree as a Dental Public Health Specialist in 2015 at NYU Langone Dental Medicine. During her residency training, her research project was accepted for publication in the February 2016 issue of The American Academy of Pediatrics. Continuing at NYU Medical Center, she completed another post-doctoral residency degree emphasizing extensive training in implants, surgery, and IV sedation from 2015-2017.

Dr. Arthur’s valuable education and extensive experience in academic, public, and private settings, has allowed her to integrate research and clinical skills to improve the oral health of individuals and underserved communities.

Education

  • NYU Hospitals Center – AEGD Resident
  • NYU Langone Medical Center – Dental Public Health Specialty
  • University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill – Master of Public Health
  • National University of Colombia – Doctor of Dental Surgery

Honors & Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Pediatrics – Published Research Project
  • Christian Medical & Dental Association – Leadership Council Member
  • Public Health Traineeship Award

Q&A with Dr. Arthur

What motivates you?

I believe dentistry is what I was created to do. My heart genuinely aches when I see patients with advanced decay – especially small children, but there is always hope with restoration and prevention. It is such a blessing to have the education, training, and the most advanced technology available to be able to alleviate pain, increase function, and restore total oral health to all my patients.

What makes your dentistry unique?

As a Public Health Specialist, I always integrate prevention and education with dental care and consider the many different social factors and family situations that affect dental diseases.

Being a mom certainly isn’t unique, but I think my approach to treating my littlest patients is. Every time I treat children, I imagine that they are my own, and my motherly instinct compels me to do everything I can to make them feel calm and reassured.

How does your faith impact your work?

I believe every patient is a blessing from God, and He has given me the privilege and the responsibility to care for them. I pray for my patients at the start of each day and am committed to honoring The Lord in every aspect of the care I provide. The bible says that every person is made in the image of God, and that has implications for the way they should be treated. Each patient matters as a person, not just as a case for treatment.

What is the nicest compliment you’ve received?

It’s something my husband said, “You always see something special in the most ordinary things.”

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