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