Elise W. Sarvas, D.D.S., M.S.

  1. Pediatric Dentist


  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Elise Sarvas, D.D.S., M.S.D., M.P.H., is a board-certified pediatric dentist who provides hospital-based care at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Sarvas specializes in the oral health of infants, children, adolescents, and persons with special health care needs. Her areas of clinical focus include:

  • Comprehensive, consultative, and emergency pediatric oral health services
  • Preventive and therapeutic pediatric dental services for individuals with complex medical conditions; physical, neurodevelopmental, and intellectual disabilities; and cleft and craniofacial differences
  • Hospital pediatric dentistry

Dr. Sarvas active in organized dentistry and serves as the Minnesota Public Policy Advocate for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Minnesota Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She is also on the executive committee for the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, the national organization for all board-certified pediatric dentists. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics' Section on Oral Health and a pediatric dental advisor to local, national, and international organizations focusing on public health and maternal and child health. Dr. Sarvas is passionate about advocating for social justice reform through a Health-in-All-Policies approach as a means to achieve health equity.

  1. Dental cavities
  2. Dental trauma
  3. Dentofacial anomaly
  4. Mouth injury
  1. Dental cleaning
  2. Dental exam for children
  3. Dental surgery
  4. Oral appliance therapy
  5. Oral biopsy
  6. Oral cancer screening
  7. Oral surgery
  1. 2015
    Certificate - Maternal and Child HealthSchool of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington
  2. 2015
    MPH - Public Health, Health Services, Maternal and Child HealthUniversity of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine
  3. 2015
    Certificate - Pediatric Dentistry Seattle Children's Hospital and University of Washington
  4. 2015
    MSD - Pediatric Dentistry Seattle Children's Hospital and University of Washington
  5. 2012
    DDS - DentistryUniversity of North Carolina Adams School of Dentistry
  6. 2007
    BS - Biology, Biological Anthropology & Anatomy, Religion Duke University


  1. 2016
    Pediatric DentistryAmerican Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Awards and honors

  1. 2021
    Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society
  2. 2020
    FellowAmerican College of Dentists
  3. 2020
    FellowAmerican Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Professional memberships

  1. 2023 - present
    International Association of Paediatric Dentistry
  2. 2022 - present
    Orthodontic Search Committee, Department of Dental Specialties
  3. 2022 - present
    Dental Specialties Master’s Thesis Approval Committee
  4. 2022 - present
    Dental Specialties Research Funding Committee
  5. 2021 - present
    American Dental Association
  6. 2021 - present
    Omicron Kappa Upsilon
  7. 2020 - present
    American College of Dentists
  8. 2016 - present
    American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  9. 2016 - present
    American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  10. 2015 - present
    American Academy of Pediatrics
  11. 2015 - present
    American Dental Education Association
  12. 2015 - present
    American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  13. 2012 - present
    American Dental Association