Dr. Allison Pederson grew up in Tucson, Arizona. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona, graduating magna cum laude. After completing her undergraduate degree Dr. Pederson obtained a master’s degree in physiological sciences at the University of Arizona studying therapies for neurologic injuries.
Dr. Pederson attended Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Glendale, Arizona where she discovered her passion for pediatric dentistry. She continued her dental education by completing her pediatric dental residency at the Indiana University School of Dentistry and Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Indiana. During Dr. Pederson’s residency, she received advanced training in caring for medically complex patients and those with special healthcare needs. She also received a master’s of science in dentistry degree for her research that studied outcomes of office-based anesthesia for pediatric dental procedures, and obtained a minor in child psychology. Upon completion of Dr. Pederson’s pediatric training, she was honored to receive the prestigious Ralph. E. McDonald Scholar Award for outstanding performance in pediatric dentistry.
Dr. Pederson is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association.
In her free time, Dr. Pederson loves to spend time with her husband and son enjoying the numerous outdoor activities Arizona has to offer.
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