- Stefanie Hourani was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. Growing up, Dr. Stefanie stayed busy playing competitive soccer on school and club teams. She received a scholarship to attend the University of Kansas…. Rock Chalk Jayhawk! She graduated from the University of Kansas with a BA in Microbiology.
Prior to dental school, Dr. Stefanie gained valuable experience working as a dental assistant. Dr. Stefanie received her DDS from the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry.
In the years after graduating, Dr. Stefanie worked in both private practice general dentistry and non-profit pediatric dental offices.
Her experience at Parsons Center for Pediatric Dentistry at Murphy, a non-profit clinic serving the Murphy school district, solidified her desire to specialize in pediatric dentistry. Dr. Stefanie completed her two-year Pediatric Dental Residency Program with NYU Lutheran Medical Center right here in Phoenix.
Dr. Stefanie founded a not-for-profit dental organization, called SOHO – Special Oral Health Outreach (sohodentalaz.org). Through this organization, Dr. Stefanie and Dr. Rob provide dental care to both behaviorally and medically special needs children throughout the valley. Dr. Stefanie and Dr. Rob coordinate closely with the transplant team at Phoenix Children’s hospital to ensure that all children pending organ or bone marrow transplantation have their dental needs met prior to surgery.