Marcio da Fonseca, DDS, MS

Clinical Associate Professor
Department Head
Director of Oral Health for Special Needs Children
Interim Postgraduate Program Director

Education & Career

  • Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Juiz de Fora, Brazil
  • University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Advanced Program in Pediatric Dentistry and Master of Science degree
  • Denver Children’s Hospital, Pediatric Dentistry Fellow
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Oral Medicine Fellow
  • Editor, Journal of Dentistry for Children, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Clinical and Research Interests

Dr. da Fonseca has extensive clinical experience in dental care for medically compromised children and adolescents. His research interests include oral - systemic health connections, dental education and poverty. He has spent most of his career in academic pediatric dentistry. He has published several articles and book chapters and co-edited a pediatric dentistry book.


da Fonseca MA, Casamassimo P. Old drugs, new uses. Pediatr Dent 33:67-74, 2011.

da Fonseca MA. Osteoporosis – an increasing concern in pediatric dentistry. Pediatr Dent 33:241-5, 2011.

da Fonseca MA. The effects of poverty on children’s development and oral health. Pediatr Dent 34:32-8; 2012.

da Fonseca MA. Childhood Cancer. In: The Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry. PS Casamassimo, AJ Nowak, Eds. 4th ed. Chicago: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, 2012.

da Fonseca MA, Kumar A. Nephrology. In: The Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry. AJ Nowak, PS Casamassimo, Eds. 4th ed. Chicago: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, 2012.

da Fonseca MA. Oral and Dental Care of Local and Systemic Diseases. In: Pediatric Dentistry – Infancy through Adolescence. PS Casamassimo, DJ McTigue, HW Fields, AJ Nowak, Eds. 5th ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders Co., 2013.

Moursi AM, da Fonseca MA, Truesdale A, Eds. Clinical Cases in Pediatric Dentistry. West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.

da Fonseca MA, Nelson TM. General Anesthesia in Pediatric Dentistry. In: Behavior Management in Dentistry for Children. GZ Wright, A Kupietzky, Eds. 2nd ed. Hoboken: John Wiley and Sons, Inc. 2013 (in press)