Dr. Stephanie Moniz is a Bay Area native, born and raised in Los Altos. Dr. Stephanie has always enjoyed working with children and was a babysitter and nanny for many families throughout high school and college. She attended the University of California, Santa Barbara and earned a degree in Pharmacology, graduating with highest honors. While in Santa Barbara, Dr. Stephanie volunteered in outreach programs to educate grade school children in the concepts of chemistry, and spent time with homeless families living in a transition house.
With an interest in science, healthcare, and working with people, Dr. Stephanie decided to enter the field of dentistry. She graduated from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, earning awards and honors. She was able to combine her dentistry skills with her love of kids by pursuing a specialty certificate in pediatric dentistry. She trained at the highly regarded Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. In addition to learning pediatric dentistry in Milwaukee, she learned about Packer’s football, cheese curds and Fish Fry Fridays!
Dr. Stephanie has worked with both healthy and medically compromised children in private office, clinic and operating room settings. For many years, she worked as Assistant Professor at the University of Pacific School of Dentistry in the Pediatric Dental Clinic and also educating students and providing care through the Virtual Dental Home Project.
Dr. Stephanie is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist and is an active member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, California Dental Association and California Society of Pediatric Dentists.
Dr. Stephanie is excited to form lasting relationships with her patients and their families. She is passionate about providing dental care in a nurturing environment and educating families about the prevention of dental decay.
Along with her husband, two daughters and dog Louie, Dr. Stephanie enjoys being outdoors walking or playing at the beach. In her freetime, she likes to garden, practice pilates, and wants to learn to paint!