Marcio da Fonseca, DDS, MS
Chicago Dental Society Foundation Professor, and Department Head
College of Dentistry 801 S. Paulina, IL 60612
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 activities & specialties
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.
Ralstrom E, da Fonseca MA, Rhodes M, Amini H. The impact of oral health in adolescents with sickle cell disease. Pediatric Dentistry 36:24-28; 2014.
da Fonseca MA. Eat or Heat? The Effects of Poverty on Children’s Behavior. Pediatric Dentistry 36:132-137, 2014.
Chi DL, da Fonseca MA, Dinh M, Scott J. An exploratory cross-sectional analysis of socioeconomic status, food insecurity, and fast food consumption: implications for dietary research to reduce children’s oral health disparities. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 115:1599-1604, 2015.
Patrick J, da Fonseca MA, Kaste L, Fadavi S, Shah N, Sroussi H. Oral Health-related Quality of Life in Pediatric Patients with Cystic Fibrosis. Special Care Dentistry 36:187-193; 2016.
da Fonseca MA. Malnutrition and Oral Health in Children. Current Oral Health Reports 4:92-96, 2017.
Mitchual S, da Fonseca MA, Raja S, Weatherspoon DJ, Koerber A. Association Between Childhood Traumatic Stress and Behavior in the Pediatric Dental Clinic. Pediatric Dentistry 39:203-208, 2017.
Nelson T, da Fonseca MA, Scott J, Hannanvash N, Weinstein P. Patient care agreements to improve pediatric dental compliance and self-efficacy. Pediatric Dentistry 39:299-303, 2017.
da Fonseca MA, Avenetti D. Social Determinants of Pediatric Oral Health. Dental Clinics of North America 61(3):519-532, 2017. (Issue: Evidence-Based Pediatric Dentistry. DL Chi, editor)
da Fonseca MA, Strumpf M. Dental local anesthesia for patients with pseudocholinesterase deficiency. Special Care Dentistry 2018 Jan 18. doi: 10.1111/scd.12270. [Epub ahead of print] (editorial)
McCloe D, Marion I, da Fonseca MA, Colvard M, AlQahtani S. Age Estimation of Hispanic Children Using the London Atlas. Forensic Science International 2018; 288:332.e1-332.e6, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2018.04.013
Pham C-L, Kratunova E, Marion I, da Fonseca M, Alapati S. Effect of overlying material on final setting of Biodentine setting reaction in primary molar pulpotomy. Pediatric Dentistry 2019; 41(2):140-5.
da Fonseca MA, Townsend J, Rodriguez T, LeHew C. Characteristics and Professional Development Needs of Pediatric Dentistry Chairs in the United States and Canada. Pediatric Dentistry 41(4):293-8, 2019.
Raja S, da Fonseca MA, Rabinowitz EP. Patient Preferences on Sharing Private Information in Dental Settings. Journal of the American Dental Association 151(1):33-42, 2020.
Townsend J, da Fonseca MA, Rodriguez T, LeHew C. Gender differences in pediatric dentistry chairs in the United States and Canada. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry 44(5):323-31, 2020.
Pappas A, Raja S, da Fonseca MA, Stanford CM, Le Hew CW. Female caregivers’ depression risk affects children’s attendance to dental appointments – A pilot study. Pediatric Dentistry 42(6):464-9; 2020.
Brar K, Kratunova E, Avenetti D, da Fonseca MA, Marion I, Alapati SB. Success of Biodentine and ferric sulfate as pulpotomy materials in primary molars: A retrospective study. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry 45(1):22-28, 2021.
Smith P, Raja S, da Fonseca MA. Caregivers’ comfort answering sensitive questions about themselves and their children in a pediatric dental setting. Pediatric Dentistry 43(3):198-204; 2021.
Kratunova E, Zhang I, da Fonseca MA. Dental considerations in patients with Loeys-Dietz Syndrome: A review of the literature and case report. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry 45(3):193-8, 2021.
Hill B, Mugayar LRF, da Fonseca MA. Oral health implications of risk behaviors in adolescence. Dental Clinics of North America (Accepted for publication October 2021).
Zhang I, Kratunova E, da Fonseca MA, Marion I, Han M. Articaine infiltration versus lidocaine inferior alveolar nerve block for anesthetizing primary mandibular molars: A randomized, controlled, single-blind pilot study. Pediatric Dentistry (Accepted for publication 2021)
Wu H-H, Rahim N, Mbadiwe N, Khayat S, da Fonseca MA, Peters E, Hsu LL. Vaso-occlusive pain crisis mimicking mandibular abscess in an adolescent with sickle cell disease: A case report. Journal of Pediatric Hematology Oncology (accepted for publication 2021).
Vorwaller R, Kratunova E, da Fonseca MA, Hill BJ, Alapati S, Stanford C. Developmental dental anomalies in children: Prevalence and association with health status. Pediatric Dentistry (Accepted for publication 2021).
Hill B, da Fonseca MA, Hsu L. Nitrous oxide for dental procedures in pediatric patients with sickle cell disease – A pilot study. Pediatric Dentistry (Accepted for publication 2021).
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 Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders Co., 2013, pp. 65-80
da Fonseca MA, Nelson TM. General Anesthesia in Pediatric Dentistry. In: Behavior Management in Dentistry for Children. GZ Wright, A Kupietzky, Eds. 2nd Ames, Iowa: Wiley Blackwell, 2014, pp. 185-195.
da Fonseca MA. Childhood Cancer. In: The Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry. PS Casamassimo, AJ Nowak, Eds. 5th Chicago: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, 2018.
da Fonseca MA. Nephrology. In: The Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry. AJ Nowak, PS Casamassimo, Eds. 5th Chicago: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, 2018.
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. 6th Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders Co., 2018.
Kratunova E, da Fonseca MA. Common Oral Conditions in Children with Special Health Needs. In: Nelson TM, Webb JR, Eds. Dental Care for Children with Special Needs: A Clinical Guide. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2019, pp. 167-93.
da Fonseca MA, Kratunova E. Medically Compromised Children. In: Cameron AC, Widmer RP, Eds. Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry. 5th Sydney: Mosby-Elsevier (In press 2021)
da Fonseca MA, Nelson TM. General Anesthesia in Pediatric Dentistry. In: Behavior Management in Dentistry for Children. GZ Wright, A Kupietzky, Eds. 3rd In press Oct 2021)