Man Wai Ng investigates practice patterns in pediatric dentistry with the goal of improving the delivery of pediatric dental care, particularly in a multicultural setting. She has been the recipient of a Health Resources and Services Administration grant to develop an oral health curriculum for primary care pediatricians.



Man Wai Ng received her DDS degree from SUNY at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine and her MPH from Harvard School of Public Health. She completed a residency in pediatric dentistry at Boston Children's Hospital.

Dr. Ng is Chair of the Council on Scientific Affairs of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.


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  1. Changes in Oral Health Behaviors Associated With a Nursing Intervention in Primary Care. Glob Pediatr Health. 2019; 6:2333794X19845923. View abstract
  2. How useful are current caries risk assessment tools in informing the oral health care decision-making process? J Am Dent Assoc. 2019 02; 150(2):91-102.e2. View abstract
  3. Trends in Pediatric Dental Care Use. Dent Clin North Am. 2018 04; 62(2):295-317.e12. View abstract
  4. Quality Improvement Efforts in Pediatric Oral Health. J Calif Dent Assoc. 2016 Apr; 44(4):223-32. View abstract
  5. Dental Hygienist-Led Chronic Disease Management System to Control Early Childhood Caries. J Evid Based Dent Pract. 2016 06; 16 Suppl:20-33. View abstract
  6. Progress in Early Childhood Caries and Opportunities in Research, Policy, and Clinical Management. Pediatr Dent. 2015 May-Jun; 37(3):294-9. View abstract
  7. Chronic Disease Management Strategies of Early Childhood Caries: Support from the Medical and Dental Literature. Pediatr Dent. 2015 May-Jun; 37(3):281-7. View abstract
  8. Cost-effectiveness of a disease management program for early childhood caries. J Public Health Dent. 2015; 75(1):24-33. View abstract
  9. Disease Management of Early Childhood Caries: ECC Collaborative Project. Int J Dent. 2014; 2014:327801. View abstract
  10. Early childhood caries: risk-based disease prevention and management. Dent Clin North Am. 2013 Jan; 57(1):1-16. View abstract
  11. Disease management of early childhood caries: results of a pilot quality improvement project. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2012 Aug; 23(3 Suppl):193-209. View abstract
  12. Disease prevention and management of early childhood caries. J Mass Dent Soc. 2012; 61(3):28-32. View abstract
  13. Infant oral health is the current standard of care. J Mass Dent Soc. 2012; 61(3):22-7. View abstract
  14. Into the future: keeping healthy teeth caries free: pediatric CAMBRA protocols. J Calif Dent Assoc. 2011 Oct; 39(10):723-33. View abstract
  15. Parental perspectives of early childhood caries. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2012 Jan; 51(1):77-85. View abstract
  16. Riga-Fede disease: a rare sublingual traumatic ulcerative lesion in a child. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Feb; 146(2):333-4. View abstract
  17. Children with both poor oral health and general health may be more likely to have poor school performance. J Evid Based Dent Pract. 2011 Mar; 11(1):69-70. View abstract
  18. Caries risk assessment, prevention, and management in pediatric dental care. Gen Dent. 2010 Nov-Dec; 58(6):505-17; quiz 518-9. View abstract
  19. Pediatric dental care: prevention and management protocols based on caries risk assessment. J Calif Dent Assoc. 2010 Oct; 38(10):746-61. View abstract
  20. Family perspectives on home oral health practices and interactions with pediatric providers. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2011 Feb; 50(2):162-5. View abstract
  21. The impact of Title VII on general and pediatric dental education and training. Acad Med. 2008 Nov; 83(11):1039-48. View abstract
  22. Clinical, research, and policy implications of the symposium on the prevention of oral diseases in children and adolescents. Pediatric Dentistry. 2006; 28(2):192-198. View abstract
  23. Pacifier Q and A. Boston Globe. 2005. View abstract
  24. Preparing Primary Healthcare Providers to Meet America's Future Healthcare Needs: The Critical Role of Title VII, Section 747. 2004. View abstract
  25. Behavior management conference panel IV report--Educational issues. Pediatr Dent. 2004 Mar-Apr; 26(2):180-3. View abstract
  26. Teething. Boston Baby Guide. 2004. View abstract
  27. Pediatric Dentistry Sidebar. Boston Baby Guide. 2004. View abstract
  28. Multicultural influences on child rearing practices: Implications for today's pediatric dentist. Pediatric Dentistry. 2003; 25(1):19-22. View abstract
  29. Multicultural influences on child-rearing practices: implications for today's pediatric dentist. Pediatr Dent. 2003 Jan-Feb; 25(1):19-22. View abstract
  30. Early childhood caries and well being. Pediatr Dent. 2002 Jul-Aug; 24(4):288. View abstract
  31. Dental trauma. Bear Essentials. 2002. View abstract
  32. Tap water vs. bottled water. Redbook. 2002. View abstract
  33. Dental Care: Promoting Health and Preventing Disease". Children with Disabilities. 2002. View abstract
  34. Managing dental health risk in young children with HIV infection: The rationale for early recognition and prevention by the primary care team. 2001. View abstract
  35. Early childhood caries: Computer-based training module (CBT) for primary care providers. 2001. View abstract
  36. Dental Trauma. Times Books. 2001. View abstract
  37. Dental Care for Your Child with Special Needs. When Your Child Has a Disability. 2001. View abstract
  38. The effect of patient medical history on outcomes of restorative procedures following dental rehabilitation under general anesthesia. Procedings of the Surgeon General Conference on Oral Health. 2000. View abstract
  39. Failure rates of restorative procedures following dental rehabilitation under general anesthesia and the effect of medical history on outcomes. Pediatric Dentistry. 2000. View abstract