Pediatric Dentistry is one of the recognized specialty practices of Dentistry. Pediatric Dentists have dedicated 3 extra years of study in the field of Pediatric Dentistry to obtain this specialty training. This course of study includes courses in child psychology and development, general and head and neck growth and development, hospital dentistry, interceptive and traditional orthodontics, and comprehensive restorative care for the child. In addition, many Pediatric Dentists complete a thesis (a clinical study and published paper) in their training to obtain an advanced degree in Pediatric Dentistry.
A Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry is granted to a Pediatric Dentist who has completed extra tests in an effort to provide the highest level of care to their patients. A comprehensive written and oral exam is completed. The applicant must present 4 treatment cases for peer review and criticism. Finally, the applicant will do clinical work for 2 examiners to judge and critique. Upon successful completion of these examinations, a Pediatric Dentist is awarded Diplomate status by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Bryan Cobb graduated from Wake Forest University (Magna Cum Laude) with a degree in biology in 1973. He was honored with induction into Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Cobb attended the University Of North Carolina School Of Dentistry and graduated with a degree of DDS in 1977. He served as President of his senior dental class and was inducted into Omnicrom Kappa Upsilon, honorary Dental Fraternity. Dr. Cobb completed requirements for a Master of Science in Pediatric Dentistry in 1979. He served a 1 year internship with the Division of Disorders of Development and Learning. Dr. Cobb served as chief resident in Pediatric Dentistry at NC Memorial Hospital. Dr Cobb’s thesis, “A Comparative Study of APF Thixatropic Gels and APF Solutions” is still cited in the dental literature.
Dr. Cobb has published 3 papers, and still teaches part-time at the UNC School of Dentistry. Dr Cobb is a member of the American Dental Association, NC Dental Society, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, NC Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Guilford County Dental Society, and 3 Dental Study Clubs. He currently serves on the UNC Dental Alumni Association board, the Give Kid’s a Smile Committee of the NC Dental Society and is a member of the NC Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Board of Directors. He has presented talks at local Dental Society meetings.
Dr. Cobb has practiced Pediatric Dentistry in Greensboro since 1979. He was the first Greensboro Pediatric Dentist to receive a Diplomate status from the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry in 1986.
Dr. Cobb is the parent of 2 grown daughters. Dr. Cobb and his wife Renea live in Greensboro and enjoy sporting events, traveling, gardening, and their delightful Cocker Spaniel, “Winston”. Dr. Cobb is an avid golfer.