Pacific Palisades Pediatric Dentistry – Meet Our West LA Kids Dental Team
Carrie Loewen, DDS
Dr. Carrie Loewen is a very patient, caring, and gentle dentist. She enjoys helping children have a wonderful dental experience. Dr. Loewen believes prevention is an important component of pediatric dentistry. Her research in residency was a preventive tool, chair-side assessment of bacteria. Dr. Loewen is very intrigued by research, and incorporates evidence based dentistry in her clinical decisions. Dr. Loewen enjoys being volunteer faculty at the UCLA School of Dentistry, Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Loewen also plans on volunteering at Indian Health Services.
BA - Texas Tech University
DDS - University of California, Los Angeles
Pediatric Dentistry Certificate - University of California, Los Angeles Venice-CHAT
Dr. Loewen is committed to her profession and to continuing education through her membership and leadership in:
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
California Society of Pediatric Dentistry
Southern California Society of Dentistry for Children - Executive Board
American Dental Association
California Dental Association
Western Los Angeles Dental Society
Society of American Indian Dentists
Eddie Surger, DDS
Dr. Eddie Surger is passionate about practicing pediatric dentistry. He strives to create positive experiences and build a foundation of trust from his patients with his kind and gentle approach to dental care. He understands the importance of creating pleasant dental experiences for young children so that they can look forward to a lifetime of stress-free dental visits. Dr. Surger uses a family-centered approach to guide parents and their children in achieving optimal oral health. In addition to private practice, Dr. Surger enjoys teaching and has been selected as a member of the UCLA Pediatric Dentistry Clinical Faculty.
Dr. Surger obtained his undergraduate degree in Psychobiology graduating Summa Cum Laude from UCLA. Upon completing dental school, he was presented with multiple awards including the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) Award of Excellence, ASDA Delegate of the Year, Alpha Omega Academic Achievement Award, Regent's Scholarship, and the prestigious American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Pre-Doctoral Award. He went on to complete a two year postgraduate residency at UCLA where he received his specialty certificate in Pediatric Dentistry. In residency, he received extensive training in treating infants and children through adolescence, including those who are medically and physically compromised. Dr. Surger is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
- BS - University of California, Los Angeles
- DDS - University of California, Los Angeles
- Pediatric Dentistry Certificate - University of California, Los Angeles
Dr. Surger is committed to his profession and to continuing education through his membership and leadership in:
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- California Society of Pediatric Dentistry
- Southern California Society of Dentistry for Children - Executive Board
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association
- Western Los Angeles Dental Society
- Alpha Omega
Phil Trask, DDS
Dr. Trask is a highly trained and experienced Pediatric Dentist who is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is a professor at the UCLA School of Dentistry, Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Trask has published multiple articles on children’s oral health care and has lectured nationally and internationally.
Dr. Trask is very passionate about pediatric dentistry and treats kids with love, kindness, compassion and respect while providing the latest and best practices in prevention and treatment. He believes that a really important part of kids’ treatment is for them to have a happy dental experience and is committed to ensuring that all of his patients have the best oral health care possible without fear of the dentist. He is dedicated to helping kids feel positive about taking care of their teeth. Dr. Trask feels really good when he gets the kids’ smiles and hugs, and hears how they look forward to "going to the dentist".
Dr. Trask also loves to teach dentists that return to school to become pediatric dental specialists. During his entire career he has worn two hats: as a part time professor in Pediatric Dentistry at both USC and UCLA and as a private practitioner on the Westside. The personal rewards he receives from both teaching and doing clinical work energize his passion. Dr. Trask also gives back to the community by doing volunteer work in local dental clinics for underserved children.
BS – University of California, Los Angeles
DDS – University of California San Francisco
MS – Pediatric Dentistry – University of Southern California
Chief Dental Resident - Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Dr. Trask is committed to his profession and to continuing education through his membership and leadership in:
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