Why are sealants important?
Sealants are a thin plastic covering on the biting surfaces of the molars. They cover areas which are prone to decay from food getting stuck in the grooves.
About Dr. Gina
Gina Bufalini, DMD is a 2006 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, receiving
a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She then continued on to receive her dental degree from
the University of Pittsburgh in 2010. During her time in dental school, she served
as a class representative for the American Student Dental Association and as a member
of the Pediatric Dentistry Club. After graduation, she completed a one-year general
practice residency at Allegheny General Hospital in 2011. She then worked for one
year in a private practice setting as a general dentist at University Dental Health
Services before pursuing advanced education in pediatric dentistry. She recently
completed a two-year pediatric dentistry residency program at the University of
Pittsburgh, where she received specialized training in child growth and development,
child behavior management, dental trauma management, treatment of patients with
special health care needs, and pediatric sedation/anesthesia.