Shay Brannan, DDS
“My profession is the result of a lifetime of study and hard work. It gives me great personal fulfillment and enables me to apply what I’ve learned to the benefit of children. Being a pediatric dentist allows me to meet the needs of a diverse population as I help children get the proper start in oral healthcare.” – Dr. Brannan
Dr. Shay Brannan is most passionate about improving the lives of her patients and making patients’ experiences at the dentist positive ones. She feels fortunate to have the ability to improve a child’s smile, remove a source of pain, or prevent a future problem. Every day, Dr. Brannan strives to make her patients feel welcome and special. One of her biggest goals is to make the visit fun, easy, and educational.
Education and Continuing Education
Dr. Brannan attended the University of Southern California where she graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental biology. She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. Upon graduating, where she graduated with honors, Dr. Brannan was invited to join Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the prestigious dental honor society. Following the completion of her degree, she did an advanced general dentistry residency at the University of Connecticut Health Center, then returned to the University of California, Los Angeles for her specialty training in pediatric dentistry. In addition to her work at Poiset and Associates, Dr. Brannan is on staff at Rady Children's Hospital of San Diego.
As it is her goal to provide the best and safest care to her patients, Dr. Brannan regularly attends professional meetings and seminars to keep informed of the most current concepts and practices of pediatric dentistry. Whether it’s a new product or idea, keeping abreast of advances in pediatric dentistry makes her a more valuable resource to her patients.
- Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- California Society of Pediatric Dentistry
- San Diego County Dental Society
Life at Home
Dr. Brannan was born and raised in San Diego and she has deep roots in the community. Her husband, Broc, is an officer in the United States Navy. Their two dogs, Oscar and Buzz, are both rescues. Dr. Brannan enjoys spending her free time with Broc, as they often take trips to the river and desert.
Involved with the community outside of the office, Dr. Brannan is a mentor to dental students and residents and participates in local fundraisers such as Great Strides benefiting children with cystic fibrosis and the Puppy Love Walk/Run benefiting the Helen Woodward Animal Center.