Dr. Petula Hom-Minniti (known to her patients as Dr. Hom) was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. She completed her undergraduate studies at University of Maryland (UMBC campus), obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1992. Upon graduation, she enrolled at the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, University of Maryland Dental School. The degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) was conferred upon her in 1996.
Dr. Hom practiced general dentistry for 4 years after graduating from dental school. During this time, she realized her love and talent for treating children. It was at that moment, that she decided to return to school to specialize in Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Hom completed her specialty training at Howard University, College of Dentistry in Washington, DC. She graduated with honors, winning the Pediatric Dentistry Resident Award! She received her Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry in 2002. For 2 years following graduation, she practiced pediatric dentistry in Arlington, Virginia and had hospital privileges at Virginia Hospital Center.
In June 2004, Dr. Hom moved to Atlanta to join a pediatric dental office. Dr. Hom is board eligible with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She has had extensive training in oral conscious sedation and is certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support.
Dr. Hom opened her private office in Alpharetta in September 2005. With the experience she has acquired as both a general dentist and a pediatric dentist, Dr. Hom is dedicated to providing your child with the best dental experience in the most caring manner possible!!! Dr. Hom opened her second office location in Downtown Cumming in October 2015.
Dr. Hom is fluent in Chinese (Cantonese). She is married to Dr. Lorenzo Minniti who shares space in the adjacent practice, Alpharetta Comprehensive Dentistry. They have two beautiful children, Eva and Sal. Her hobbies include spending time with family and friends, traveling around the world, cooking, sewing, hanging at the YMCA and running. Dr. Hom is the sweet glue that holds this entire happy team together!