Reyes Enciso, PhD

Associate Professor Instructional, Division of Dental Public Health and Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Reyes Enciso is a full-time Professor (Instructional) of Dentistry at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC. Dr. Enciso received her PhD in Computer Science from University of Paris XI (1996) and a Master’s in Clinical and Biomedical investigations in 2009 from Keck School of Medicine at USC.

Dr. Enciso has more than 100 publications published in a variety of journals including JADA, OOOO, J Dental Education, Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache, Special Care Dentistry, JCDA, Oral Oncology, Sleep and Breathing, J Oral Implantology, etc. She has been recognized by the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (AAOMR) in 2010 with the Arthur H. Wuerhmann Prize and the 2015 William H. Rollins Award for Research in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology.

She was elected Honorary member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Zeta Chapter in 2018 and she is the 2023-24 President. Dr Enciso serves as co-chair of the RTPC Faculty Affairs committee (2022-2023) and is a member of the USC Faculty Affairs Committee for 2023-24.

Dr. Enciso has been a Faculty at the dental school for 21 years; she is the Director of the minor in Craniofacial and Dental Technologies, teaches Evidence-based dentistry, PBL and is the director of the “Research methodologies” course in the online MS in Geriatric Dentistry and the MS in Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine. Since 2013, she has supervised more than 100 online Master’s students capstone projects. Under her research direction, the online students have published more than 33 peer-reviewed journal publications.

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