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Meelin Dian Chin Kit-Wells

Pediatric Dentist


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Education & Credentials
Residency

GPR, Millard Fillmore Hospital; Buffalo, NY Pediatric dentistry, Women and Children’s Hospital; Buffalo, NY

Specialty Certificate

Pediatric Dentistry

BS

Zoology, Howard University; Washington, DC

DDS

University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine; Buffalo, NY

Quotes

I believe that every child deserves a healthy smile and a positive experience, especially at their dentist. I want you to know that I truly care and I always do my best to prove that.

Personal Favorites

Dr. Dians favorite book is Little Bee, and her favorite movie is School of Rock. Her favorite thing to watch on TV is whatever makes her kids laugh, and her favorite vacation spot is Antigua, Guatemala.

Volunteer Experience

Has directed Give Kids A Smile Day in Buffalo, NY for over 10 years; director of a didactic course and projects in community dentistry; dental lectures to community organizations; international dental service trips to Belize, Mexico, India, Dominican Republic, and to her hometown in Trinidad and Tobago; dental work on Apache reservations in San Carlos, AZ

Personal Biography

Prior to starting her dental career, Dr. Dian graduated from the Dental Nurses Training School in Trinidad. She has been serving as faculty in the department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry for the University at Buffalo since 2000. She and her husband, John Lancaster Beck, keep busy with their four children and their two dogs, Kobe and Molar. She enjoys Zumba, traveling, and making kids smile!

Professional Association

American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Arizona Dental Association, Eighth District Dental Society, American Dental Education Association, National Dental Association, 2012 ambassador for Give Kids A Smile Community Leadership Development Institute

Awards

Golden Key Award, Deans Faculty Choice Award, Minority Dental Faculty Development Award for Scholarly Activity, Dental Womens Guild Scholarship, Buffalo Business First Award

Achievements

Board Certified by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Graduated summa cum laude, Howard University; deans list, SUNY at Buffalo; chaired Bethel Head Starts health advisory board; Buffalo Pre and Peri Natal network board member