About the Dentist

GKHddsGretchen K. Henson, DDS

Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Gretchen Henson decided to become a dentist by the time she was 5 years old.  She began her dental career by taking top honor as the “Dental Expert” in her 4th grade class and started working as a dental assistant for her pediatric dentist at age 15.

After graduating from the University of Arizona with a BS degree in Public Health & Chemistry, she continued her education at the University of Colorado for dental school.  Her dental degree (DDS) included post-doctoral training rotations in pediatrics, rural health care, geriatric care, and patients living with HIV/AIDS.

After more than a decade in private practice, Dr. Henson made the decision to return to school full-time.  She completed her pediatric specialty degree at NYU-Langone in New York.  Dr. Henson has extensive experience treating patients with special needs including Autism Spectrum Disorders,  Sensory Perceptive Disorders, PDD-NOS, and ADHD.

Dr. Gretchen has taken both written and oral certifying exams and is a Board Certified Diplomate with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.


Dr. Henson has served on the advisory council for the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and she serves as Voluntary Emergency Medical Practitioner with The New York Medical Reserve Corps.  She was the Co-Director of a dental center for the homeless, a regular volunteer for TeamSmile, Head Start, Special Olympics & Give Kids a Smile Day.  Dr. Henson has also presented nationally for the American Dental Association and Healthcare for the Homeless.

Dr. Henson has held multiple academic appointments at hospitals in New York and Arizona and served as the Director of Pediatric Dentistry for Interfaith Medical Center.   She is also Adjunct Faculty to the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health.  Currently, Dr. Henson serves as a pediatric dentist for an FQHC & community health center in Phoenix, Arizona.

She enjoys running around downtown with her two rescue dogs and participating in community events.  She has one son who has Autism.

Dr. Henson  can be reached at 602-344-1005 and answers all of her emails personally.  Please feel free to contact her at:  [email protected]