Lauren  Yap

Lauren Yap, DMD, MPH

Clinical Associate
Division of Pediatric Dentistry
Professional Biography

Dr. Lauren Yap is a Clinical Associate of Pediatric Dentistry in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. She is also the Assistant Director of the postdoctoral pediatric dentistry program. She obtained her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) and Master’s of Public Health (MPH) at Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry and Temple University College of Public Health. She completed a postdoctoral Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency at a federally qualified health clinic on the island of Hawai’i through NYU-Langone in 2020. She completed her postdoctoral training in pediatric dentistry at Geisinger Medical Center in 2022. Dr. Yap’s research interests lie in medically complex pediatric patients, children’s temperament, and oral manifestations in syndromes. In addition to her faculty responsibilities, Dr. Yap treats pediatric patients at the Penn Dental Family Practice in University City.

Society Memberships
  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Academy of Pediatrics- Section on Oral Health
  • American Dental Education Association
  • American Dental Political Action Committee
  • Pennsylvania Dental Association
  • Philadelphia County Dental Society
  • Pennsylvania Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Pennsylvania Dental Association “10 under 10” award, 2023
  • William Fenlon Award, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry/Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 2022
  • Clinical Associate, University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine, 2022- Present
  • G. Malik Research Award, 2022
  • American Student Dental Association Award of Excellence, 2019
  • New Dentist Committee, Pennsylvania Dental Association
  • Board of Governors, Philadelphia County Dental Society
  • Pennsylvania Public Policy Advocate, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, Geisinger Medical Center, 2022
  • Certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry, NYU Langone, Hawai’i, Hawaii
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD), Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry, 2019
  • Masters in Public Health (MPH), Temple University, College of Public Health, 2019
  • B.S. Biology, Ethics in Healthcare Concentration, Villanova University 2013