Meet Maria Cordero-Ricardo DMD, MS, MPH

Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist

As a mom, pediatric dentist, biomedical engineer, and dental school faculty, Dr. Maria offers families a uniquely tailored approach to children's dental care.  She earned her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry degree at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. She went on to complete her specialized Pediatric Dentistry Residency at The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

She is a board-certified pediatric dentist with a deep commitment to promoting children’s oral health through nutrition, wellness, prevention, and a focus that includes lactation and infant oral health support. Dr. Maria has extensive pediatric experience in treating children of all ages and has taught hundreds of dental students and residents as a faculty member at Temple University’s Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry.

Beyond serving families, Dr. Maria describes herself as “a joyful wife and mother of 2 living in the Art Museum neighborhood. I feel gratitude for living in Philadelphia today and love exploring the museums and green spaces with my family and neighbors. I find my wellness in saltwater while swimming at the Jersey shore, my tears while watching heartfelt family comedies, and my sweat from hot yoga sessions.”

what makes us unique

We believe in building a foundation of wellness

Beginning with infants, we are deeply commitment to supporting childhood nutrition, cavity prevention, hygiene habits, and special infant oral health needs.

We believe in the uniqueness of your child

One size does not fit all because every child is one of a kind. That’s why we listen closely, call them by name, learn their little personality, and tailor treatment to fit their distinctive needs.

We believe in delivering a joyful dental experience

As you relax and rest easy, your child will laugh with our team, pick their own movie to watch, choose their own toothbrush and flavor of toothpaste, enjoy fun prizes, join the Cavity-Free Club, and leave with a smile.

We believe in offering a friendly neighborhood dental space

More like a warm and inviting children’s library than a dental office, we offer child-sized seating, games, books, movies, a quiet corner for those precious moments alone, fun wall murals, a dental visit Photobooth, free Wi-fi and fresh coffee. (We even have a bathroom with a toddler toilet and a changing table.)

We believe in advanced pediatric treatment options

In addition to providing everything needed for pediatric oral health and wellness, we also offer nitrous oxide sedation, white zirconia crowns, minimally invasive dentistry including silver diamine fluorite, SMART restorations, and more.

We believe children deserve state-of-the-art technology

Some of our leading dental technologies include pain-free digital radiography, Co2 Laser Light-scalpel, intra-oral scanner for digital impressions, paperless registration, and paperless communication.

We believe in delivering a JOYFUL dental experience

Your child will laugh with our team, enjoy a movie, choose their own toothbrush and flavor of toothpaste, pick fun prizes, celebrate their successes, and leave with a smile. Parents will enjoy the ease of our digital check-in system and our comfortable waiting room with a quiet corner for those precious moments alone, free Wi-fi, and refreshments. (We even have a bathroom with a toddler toilet and a changing table.)

We believe in INNOVATIVE treatment options

In addition to providing everything needed for pediatric oral health and wellness, we also offer nitrous oxide sedation, white zirconia crowns, minimally invasive dentistry including silver diamine fluoride, SMART restorations, airway health solutions, and more.

We believe in COLLABORATIVE neighborhood care

We collaborate with parents by inviting them into the treatment rooms and involving them in the care of their children. We also work together with local businesses for oral health outreach in our community. And, we join with other pediatric wellness professionals to elevate the level of care for the children of Philadelphia.

We believe in building a foundation of wellness

Beginning with infants, we are deeply committed to supporting childhood nutrition, cavity prevention, hygiene habits, healthy airways, and special infant oral health needs.

We believe in the uniqueness of your child

One size does not fit all because every child is one of a kind. That’s why we listen closely, call them by name, learn their little personality, and tailor treatment to fit their distinctive needs.

We believe children deserve state-of-the-art technology

Some of our leading dental technologies include pain-free digital radiography, Co2 Laser Light-scalpel, intra-oral scanner for digital impressions, paperless registration, and paperless communication.

Menu of Dental Services

Maintaining your child's dental health now will provide health benefits well into adulthood, as primary (baby) teeth serve some extremely important functions. Dr. Maria offers comprehensive pediatric dental care for children from infancy through adolescence.

  • Teeth Cleanings
  • Silver Diamine Fluoride
  • Tooth-Colored Fillings
  • Dental Sealants
  • Orthodontic Evaluation
  • In-Office General Anesthesia
  • White Zirconia Crowns
  • Infant Tongue-Tie Release
  • SMART Restorations
  • Digital Impressions
  • Dental Emergencies

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