Clinical Associate Professor
Director of Oral Health for Special Needs Children
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)
Ward JA, Vig KWL, Firestone AR, Mercado A, da Fonseca M, Johnston W. Oral health-related quality of life in children with orofacial clefts. Cleft Palate Craniof J 50:174-181, 2013.
Ralstrom E, da Fonseca MA, Amini H. The impact of oral health in adolescents with sickle cell disease. Pediatr Dent 36:24-8; 2014.
da Fonseca MA. Eat or Heat? The Effects of Poverty on Children's Behavior. Pediatr Dent 36:132-7, 2014.
da Fonseca MA, Nelson TM. General Anesthesia in Pediatric Dentistry. In: Behavior Management in Dentistry for Children. GZ Wright, A Kupietzky, Eds. 2nd ed. Ames, Iowa:Wiley Blackwell, pp. 185-95, 2014.