Dr. Maria Javier

( Dentist )

Dr. Maria Javier (or Dr. Maria as most of her patients call her) was born and raised in the Southside of Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood. She comes from a family of 6, being the 2nd oldest in line; because of this, interacting with children is like second nature for her. She understands what it takes to handle different personality needs. Every child is different, but she believes every one of them deserves the care and attention that a pediatric dentist can help provide. She encourages all parents to bring their children to see a pediatric dentist starting at age 1, and continually every six months until the child feels confident to “graduate” and see a hygienist or general dentist. She welcomes all who feel passionate about their child’s overall dental health, as well as those who have difficulty finding a dentist for children with special needs.

EDUCATION

  • Board Certified Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Certificate Pediatric Dentistry, University of Michigan School of Dentistry
  • Master of Science, University of Michigan Rackham School of Graduate Studies
  • Residency in Hospital Dentistry, University Hospital, University of Michigan, Hurley Medical Center
  • Residency in Pediatric Dentistry, University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Mott Children’s Health Center
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, Marquette University School of Dentistry
  • Bachelor of Science, Truman State University

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Illinois Society of Pediatric Dentists
  • American Dental Society
  • Fellow of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • PALS certified