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School of Dental Medicine

Rocio Saavedra

Assistant Professor

Rocio Saavedra

Rocio Saavedra

Assistant Professor

Phone (617) 636-3425
1 Kneeland Street, Boston, MA 02111

Dr. Rocio Saavedra obtained her D.D.S. degree in 2006 from Universidad Inca Garcilaso de la Vega in Lima, Perú. She then moved to the United States to follow Post Doctoral Studies in 2007 at University of Connecticut where she completed the Advanced Education in General Dentistry program in 2009 and Pediatric Dentistry in 2011.

From 2012 until 2016 Dr. Saavedra worked at the Dimock Center in Roxbury, MA as a staff pediatric dentist serving the community in the area as well as working directly with Head Start and Early Head Start programs at The Dimock Center. During this time Dr. Saavedra was adjunct faculty for TUSDM, Boston University and Harvard University where she worked directly with dental externs.

Dr. Saavedra has been working at Tufts since January 2015 as a part time clinical instructor, and in July 2016 she was appointed Interim Undergraduate Director for Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Saavedra is also a part time clinical instructor at the Pediatric Dentistry Department and a part time faculty at NYU Lutheran Pediatric Dentistry Program in Holyoke, Massachusetts.

Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, Farmington, CT, 2011
Certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry, University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, Farmington CT, 2009
Doctor in Dental Surgery, Universidad Garcilaso de la Vega Lima-Peru, 2004
Professional Experience: 

Interim Pre-doctoral Course Director, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine


Part-time Faculty, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, NYU-Lutheran Medical Center, Holyoke, MA


Part-Time Clinical Instructor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine


Part-Time Pediatric Dentist, The Dimock Center, Roxbury, MA

Professional Memberships: 
2009-Present: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
2008-2012: American Dental Association