Sedation Dentistry

Dr-Faisal-HudaDr. Huda is an anesthesiologist with extensive experience in trauma, cardiac and pediatric anesthesia cases. He received his medical education and degree at the University of Miami School of Medicine.

Dr. Huda completed his residency training in anesthesia at Jackson Memorial Hospital and UM Hospital, while much of his pediatric anesthesia training was at Miami Children's Hospital. He is well-known in the community for his passion in providing the utmost care for his patients to ensure they are comfortable and pleased.

Dr. Huda will be bringing his experience and expertise in anesthesia to American Pediatric Dental Group to provide sedation for our pediatric patients. He strives to provide excellent, compassionate patient care where patient safety always comes first.

Sedation Dentistry

We now offer in-house sedation services that no longer require a trip to the hospital! There are times when traditional approaches to treatment are insufficient to calm or soothe an extremely apprehensive or fearful child. Children who have experienced an unpleasant visit at the dentist may develop a phobia that can be carried over into adulthood and can lead to neglect of his/her oral health. The good news is that this fear can be reversed, and children can actually develop a positive perception of going to the dentist regardless of negative past experiences. At American Pediatric Dental Group, we have a personal goal of providing all our patients warm, compassionate and quality dental care. We believe that by providing treatment in a gentle and caring manner, we can instill confidence and a lasting positive impression of dental care in your child. We offer many treatment options, including oral sedation, and tailor to the individual needs of our young patients and parents.

Children with extreme dental phobia, extensive dental decay, and/or complex medical conditions often benefit from hospital dentistry in which the treatment is completed in one appointment while the patient is under general anesthesia. The decision to perform your child’s dental treatment under general anesthesia will be thoroughly discussed with you by one of our pediatric dentists during your visit to our office.

Dr. William Peña

Pediatric Dentist

Dr-William-PenaDr. Peña is a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist who has extensive experience in the dental care of children, adolescents and special needs patients. He received a dual-degree, Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) and Master's in Business Administration (M.B.A.), from Nova Southeastern University and graduated with top honors. He completed his residency at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where he received a Certificate of Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry and a Master's degree in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences.

Dr. Peña is also the recipient of the honorary Eric B. Bystrom, D.D.S. Memorial Pediatric Dentistry Award for Excellence in the Treatment of Special Needs Patients. His research on the treatment and management of special needs patients has been published in nationally recognized dental journals. He is also trained in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and holds a sedation permit for the administration of oral medicine for patients. Dr. Peña is currently a clinical professor at Nova Southeastern University Department of Pediatric Dentistry and has professional affiliations with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, and the Florida Dental Association.

On a personal note, Dr. Peña and his wife are the proud parents of three beautiful children, Adrian, Leia and Annabelle. He has been a South Florida native for the past 30 years and is actively involved in giving back to the community, both at home and abroad. He has participated in community events such as Give Kids a Smile for the past five years and has attended medical missions to Jamaica and Guatemala. Dr. Peña's personal philosophy is that every child should receive dental care in a warm, compassionate manner, and our office is geared toward fulfilling this goal.

Dr. Shasan William Liou

Pediatric Dentist

Dr-Shasan-William-LiouDr. Will Liou is a pediatric dentist who strives to provide the best possible experience for his patients. He believes that the enjoyable visits the children have will facilitate a positive attitude toward seeing the dentist and also motivate them to improve their oral hygiene at home. Dr. Liou is a native of Florida, born in Gainesville where he later moved to Orlando. He received his undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and later returned to his birthplace to receive his dental degree (D.M.D.) at the University of Florida. He realized that his passion was working with children and completed a three-year pediatric dental program at the University of California in San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Liou received a certificate of Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry and a Master's degree in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences at UCSF. During his three years at UCSF, he received extensive training in hospital dentistry, oral conscious sedation, and working with special needs patients. Dr. Liou currently practices out of our Coral Springs and Pembroke Pines locations.

In his time during dental school and residency, he participated in mission trips to Ecuador and the Dominican Republic, Special Olympics, and Give Kids a Smile. He is a big believer in community service and helping the underserved. He hopes to organize a trip one day back to Taiwan (his nationality) to provide dental services to the children there. He is PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certified and is also affiliated with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry.

In his spare time, Dr. Liou enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, Bailey. He also enjoys playing and watching sports, especially the Florida Gators and Orlando Magic.

Dr. Ankur Agrawal 

Pediatric Dentist

Dr-Ankur-AgrawalDr. Ankur Agrawal is a Board-Eligible Pediatric Dentist who truly cares for the children he treats and strives to provide the best possible dental experience for his patients. He has a true passion for working with children. Dr. Agrawal was born and raised in the Kendall suburb of Miami, Florida. Dr. Agrawal is a proud native of South Florida and speaks Spanish fluently! He has a vibrant and positive energy that is transmitted when working with his patients.

Dr. Agrawal obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida, where he received a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He completed his Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Upon graduating from dental school, Dr. Agrawal worked as a general dentist for six years in Jacksonville and Miami. While working as a general dentist, he gained valuable experience with patients of all ages. His love and passion for treating children became a reality when he decided to complete a two-year residency program in pediatric dentistry. Dr. Agrawal earned his specialty degree in pediatric dentistry at Nova Southeastern University. During his post-doctoral training, Dr. Agrawal worked at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital to treat children with extensive dental needs and patients with complex medical conditions. He received extensive training with special needs patients, children with autism and other behavioral disorders, oral conscious sedation and hospital dentistry.

Giving back to underserved children in the world is another one of Dr. Agrawal’s passions in life. He has participated in several mission trips to the underserved countries of Bolivia and the Dominican Republic. He provided essential and emergency dental care to the children of these rural and underserved areas. Dr. Agrawal has experience working with children who suffer from cleft lip/palate and other craniofacial anomalies. He is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

During his spare time, Dr. Agrawal enjoys riding his bike along the causeway in Miami Beach, playing sports, spending time with family, and traveling.