My name is Brenna Harrington and I am a current 3rd year at Penn Dental. I am originally from just north of Boston and completed my undergraduate education at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. I’m excited to continue my involvement in this wonderful organization, and to be joining the Philly Phaces blog team!
My passion for Cleft and Craniofacial Care is what sparked my interest in dentistry. I had the opportunity to shadow Craniofacial Teams at Boston Children’s Hospital as well as Case Western Reserve University Hospital. It was through the lens of these multidisciplinary teams that I learned about the extensive care children with skeletal abnormalities require. It was not until these experiences that I realized how critical and complex the dental care is for this community. I hope to one day work on a multidisciplinary team like this to treat children with craniofacial differences as well as intellectual and developmental disorders.
I’m currently on a scholarship for dental school with the U.S. Air Force and look forward to working on different Air Force bases after graduation. Select bases have Craniofacial Teams and the opportunity for special patient care. In my free time I love to travel and cook new vegetarian recipes!
I am excited to be blogging my journey to Craniofacial Care and I hope you enjoy!