Dr. Joseph Renzi
Dr. Renzi is a Southern California native who received his undergraduate degree in biology, as well as his master’s degree in biology with emphasis in population genetics and ecology, from the University of California, Los Angeles. He earned his dental degree from Georgetown University and completed his residency in pediatric dentistry at Harbor/UCLA Medical Center.
Dr. Renzi is a board-certified pediatric dentist who has been practicing for over 27 years. He maintains a conscious sedation permit and is an examiner for the conscious sedation permit licensing exam for the Dental Board of California.
He is also a past-president of the Orange County Dental Society and the Southern California chapter of the American Society of Dentistry for Children. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the International College of Dentists, and the American College of Dentists. He is a member of the American Dental Association , the California Dental Associaion, Orange County Dental Society, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the California Society of Pediatric Dentists, and the Southern California Sociey of Dentistry for Children. Dr. Renzi is also a member of the Part-Time Faculty at the University of Southern California, School of Dentistry.
Dr Renzi has contributed to the community by being the Co-Chair of the Gifted And Talented Education (GATE) advisory board for the Irvine Unified School District. He continues to be involved in legislative issues that affect the profession of Dentistry and the community.
Dr. Renzi maintains Medical Staff Privileges at Childrens Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), St. Joseph's Hospital in Orange, and Western Medical Center, Santa Ana. He is Active on the CHOC staff as a member of the Interdisciplinary Committee. Dr. Renzi has published articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has given several lectures on oral health topics to professional organizations.
Dr. Karilyn House
Dr. House is a Southern California native, growing up in Orange County. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychobiology and her D.D.S. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. While at U.C.L.A., she was a member of the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority and was active in community service with the Bruin Belles service organization. She also enjoyed helping fellow students as a Peer Health Counselor. Dr. House completed her specialty residency in Advanced Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Southern California and Children's Hospital Los Angeles, receiving the Hugh M. Kopel Annual Award (also known as the “Resident of the Year” Award). Dr. House is also a member of the part-time faculty at U.S.C. supervising the pediatric dentistry residents at CHOC Childrens Hospital.
Dr. House is a board-certified pediatric dentist who scored in the top 3% nationally on the written portion of the examination. She has been practicing dentistry for over 14 years. Dr. House also maintains a conscious sedation permit. She is an evaluator for the Dental Board of California Conscious Sedation Permit on-site examination.
Dr. House currently serves on the Board of Directors of the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry. She also acts as Chairperson for the Continuing Education Committee for this organization. Dr. House has been a Delegate to the California Dental Association House of Delegates, representing the Orange County Dental Society. While a Delegate, she also served on a Reference Committee. Dr. House was also an Alternate Delegate to the American Dental Association House of Delegates, representing the California Dental Association. Dr. House has served many years as the sub-committee chair for the "Committee on the New Dentist" for the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry (C.S.P.D.). In this position, she planned and executed the program for the residents and new dentists at the Annual Meeting for C.S.P.D. Dr. House is a Past-President of the U.S.C. Pediatric Dentistry Alumni Association. Dr. House maintains membership in the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Southern California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, Orange County Dental Society, California Dental Association, and American Dental Association.
Dr. House is currently working with Dr. Renzi to publish an article on the use of the Diode LASER for pulpotomy procedures.
Dr. House has lectured for various organizations, most recently at the California Dental Association Presents (annual meeting) in Anaheim, CA. She has lectured at Grand Rounds at CHOC Children's Hospital and given lectures on the use of the diode LASER in pediatric dentistry for the California Pedodontic Research Conference and the Southern California Society of Pediatric Dentistry. She has also lectured for the Dental Board of California in the course to calibrate examiners for the Conscious Sedation and General Anesthesia on-site evaluation. Dr. House appeared on "American Health Journal" about Infant Oral Health. As a new mom, Dr. House has a special interest in this area and has created a booklet on ways to prevent the transmission of decay causing bacteria to infants, as well as setting the groundwork for a lifetime of good oral health. This booklet is available in our office.
Dr. House maintains staff privileges at CHOC Childrens Hospital, St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, and Western Medical Center, Santa Ana.
In her spare time, Dr. House enjoys knitting and crocheting items for charity, skiing, swimming, being outdoors, baking, listening to music, and reading.