My name is Dr. Claire Garcia, my patients call me Dr. Claire. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Loyola University of Chicago with a major in Biology and a minor in psychology. Then I completed my dental training at Loyola University School of Dentistry in Maywood. My pediatric dentistry training was done at University Of Illinois at Chicago where I earned a specialty certificate and a Master of Science degree. I have been teaching students and residents part-time at UIC since I graduated from pediatric dentistry training. I enjoy the teaching process and the learning process as well.
I take great pleasure in helping families understand the role that habits contribute to dental disease and in helping a child become comfortable in a dental office. I especially enjoy sharing new information on disease prevention and behavior management. It is important to recognize how good dental health contributes to physical health.
When not in the office, I enjoy spending time with family, traveling, hiking, kayaking, and learning new things.