Dr. Jenna Gaw was born and raised in the California Bay Area to Chinese-Filipino immigrants. She received her B.S. degree with Honors in microbiology from UC San Diego in 2010. She later returned to San Francisco to pursue her doctor of dental surgery degree at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.
She has received accolades and awards for clinical excellence, academic scholarship and community service, including receiving the Thomas R. Bales Good Samaritan Award in 2012 and the Hinman Symposium Award in 2013.
After receiving her dental degree, she pursued further education in general dentistry and completed two GPR residencies. The first was at Penobscot Community Health Care in Bangor, Maine. The second was a Level 1 trauma center at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There, she learned how to treat very medically complex patients as well as advanced techniques in dentistry including surgical placement of dental implants, titanium reinforced membrane and grafting techniques and implant hybrid restoration.
After her residency, Dr. Gaw worked in private practice and taught as an Assistant Clinical Professor in restorative and implant dentistry at the University of California, San Francisco. She then completed her specialty training in endodontics at Case Western Reserve University, where she received her master’s of science degree and training in conventional root canal therapy and microsurgical endodontics.
Dr. Gaw’s professional affiliations include membership in the American Association of Endodontists and the American Dental Association. In her free time, Dr. Gaw enjoys reading, cooking, hiking and playing the piano and ukulele.