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Meet Dr. Escobar

Dr. Justin grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and attended nearby Loyola Academy. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Santa Clara University in California, he moved to Boston to pursue a master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University School of Medicine. 

While applying to dental school, Dr. Justin worked as a dental assistant for a school-based fluoride and sealant program for the Boston Public Schools, where he first gained experience working with children. He learned the importance of making an impression on children at an early age in order to establish healthy lifelong dental habits.

Dr. Justin then moved to Philadelphia, completing his Doctor of Dental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine where he was also awarded a full scholarship to also complete his  Master of Public Health. He graduated with honors in Community Oral Health and in Dentistry for Care of the Medically Complex. He received the ADEA/GlaxoSmithKline Preventive Dentistry Scholarship Award and the American Association of Public Health Dentistry, Community Dentistry and Dental Public Health Award. 

His experiences in dental school led him to specializing in pediatric dentistry. He completed his residency at Children’s Hospital Colorado outside of Denver. After training (with occasional skiing) at one of the nation’s top Children’s Hospitals, Dr. Justin is back in the Chicagoland area. He hopes to help children and families put their best smiles forward while enjoying their visits to the dentist at Forest Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry!