Meet the Doctors

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dr. Joseph Renzi, Jr.

Dr. Renzi is a Southern California native who received his undergraduate degree in biology, as well as a M.S. in Biology with an emphasis in population genetics and ecology, from the University of California, Los Angeles.  He earned his D.D.S. from Georgetown University and completed his residency in Pediatric Dentistry at Harbor/UCLA Medical Center.  Dr. Renzi has been a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist for over 25 years and has been practicing dentistry for over 37 years.  Dr. Renzi has been a Part-time Faculty of the U.S.C. Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry for the Pediatric Dentistry residents at CHOC Children’s Hospital in Orange for over 10 years.  He maintains a Conscious Sedation permit and is a senior evaluator for the Conscious Sedation permit on-site exam for the Dental Board of California.  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.  He has served organized dentistry by maintaining good working relationships with our elected congressmen.  He continues to do in-office research and supports new technologies and develops new techniques.  He has also served as an expert witness in many high-profile dental cases.  He has a broad background in many fields that he brings together when formulating treatment plans for his young patients.

 Professional Affiliations

·         American Dental Association

·         California Dental Association

·         Orange County Dental Association

·         American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

·         California Society of Pediatric Dentistry

·         Southern California Society of Dentistry for Children

·         Pierre Fauchard Academy

·         International College of Dentists

·         American College of Dentists

·         U.S.C. Pediatric Dentistry Alumni Association

Hospital Affiliations

·         CHOC Children’s Hospital, Orange

·         St. Joseph Hospital, Orange

·         Orange County Global Medical Center

Additional Certification

·         PALS Certification

·         BLS Certification

·         Class II LASER Certification

 Leadership Positions

·         Chairperson, Interdisciplinary Committee, CHOC Hospital

·         Past-President, Orange County Dental Society

·         Past-President, Southern California Chapter of the American Society of Dentistry for Children

 Lecturing/Teaching/Media

·         U.S.C. Herman Ostrow School of Pediatric Dentistry/CHOC Children’s Hospital, Orange

·         CHOC Grand Rounds—Infant Oral Health,  Initial Dental Exam

·         Loma Linda School of Dentistry—Lecture to Pediatric Dentistry Residents 



 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Dr. Karilyn House

Dr. House and comprehensive Pediatric Dentistry go hand in hand.

In dental school and in her residency, she enjoyed taking what she learned from different classes and seeing how the different information worked together.  She applies this to Pediatric Dentistry by bringing your child’s dental, orthodontic, behavioral, and medical needs together.  She then works with the parents and children to develop a plan so that each child will have an outcome that is pleasing and successful.

Dr. Karilyn House is a Southern California native, growing up in Orange County.  She earned her B.S. in Psychobiology from U.C.L.A.. She enjoyed being a Bruin so much that she wore the blue and gold for another four years, also completing her D.D.S. at U.C.L.A..  As Dr. House also has family members who are loyal Trojans, she decided to travel to the other side of Los Angeles, completing her Pediatric Dentistry residency at the U.S.C. Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

After completing her residency and earning the Hugh M. Kopel Annual Award (also known as the “Resident of the Year Award”), Dr. House returned to Orange County in 2000, where she has been practicing comprehensive Pediatric Dentistry in the private practice and hospital settings.  She has been a Part-time Faculty of the U.S.C. Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry for the Pediatric Dentistry residents at CHOC Children’s Hospital in Orange for over 10 years.

Dr. House became a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist in 2007.  In 2001, she received the Richard C. Pugh Achievement Award after scoring in the top 3% nationwide on the written portion of the Board Examination (now known as the Qualifying Exam).  Dr. House is also one of the few Pediatric Dentists in California to maintain an active Conscious Sedation permit.  She serves as an Evaluator for the Dental Board of California Conscious Sedation Permit on-site evaluation.  She has also served as a consultant for the CSPD Sedation Workgroup as legislation is being enacted to ensure that sedation and general anesthesia continue to be practiced safely for children.  She has given lectures on use of the Diode laser in dentistry, with an emphasis on pulp therapy.  Dr. House and Dr. Renzi are continuing to gather data and they plan to publish their findings in a professional journal.

In her free time, Dr. House is an avid reader, and she also enjoys working on various arts and craft projects. Dr. House also enjoys volunteering at her daughter's school. 

Professional Affiliations

·         American Dental AssociationCalifornia Dental Association

·         Orange County Dental Society

·         American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

·         California Society of Pediatric Dentistry

·         Southern California Society of Dentistry for Children

·         U.S.C. Pediatric Dentistry Alumni Association

Hospital Affiliations

·         CHOC Children’s Hospital, Orange

·         St. Joseph Hospital, Orange

·         Orange County Global Medical Center

Additional Certification

·         PALS Certification

·         BLS Certification

·         Class II LASER Certification

Leadership Positions

·         Board Member, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry

·         Continuing Education Chairperson, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry

·         Delegate, California Dental Association (representing Orange County Dental Society)

·         Alternate Delegate, American Dental Association (representing California Dental Association)

·         Past-President, U.S.C. Pediatric Dentistry Alumni Association

Lecturing / Teaching / Media

·         U.S.C. Herman Ostrow School of Pediatric Dentistry/CHOC Children’s Hospital

·         CHOC Grand Rounds–Infant Oral Health, Initial Dental Exam

·         California Dental Association–Presents (gave Diode laser lecture, developed pediatric dentistry symposium for CSPD–2011)

·         California Pedodontic Research Conference–Diode laser lecture

·         Dental Board of California–Calilbration course for conscious sedation and general anesthesia evaluators


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