Dr. Maria joined our team in August 2023. She grew up in Dunwoody, Georgia, and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia, obtaining her Bachelor of Science in Biology. She attended the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University for her dental training before specializing in pediatrics at Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond, Virginia.
Dr. Maria’s passion for pediatric dentistry was ignited by her joyful experiences caring for neighborhood kids during her summers and her fond memories of her grandfather, who was a pediatrician. Witnessing the transformation and the profound influence her grandfather had on children’s lives, Dr. Maria knew that she wanted to follow in his footsteps.
After completing her two-year pediatric dental residency training, Dr. Maria alongside her husband, Jacob, and their pet chihuahua, Leonidas, moved to the Greenville area to make it their permanent home and to be closer to family. With relatives and cousins living in Simpsonville, she is happy to be serving a community with strong family ties and a deep familiarity from her childhood.
Dr. Maria enjoys building long-lasting relationships with families, providing exceptional dental care, and creating a positive impact in the lives of young patients. She is a board-eligible member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, and the Society for Pediatric Sedation.
Being from Atlanta and attending UGA, she is a huge Braves and UGA Bulldogs fan. She loves traveling abroad, being outdoors, and going on walks with her dog.