Philadelphia just got a great new pediatric dental practice, Philadelphia Pediatric Dentistry with Dr Maria Cordero-Ricardo. As an experienced and patient teacher, Dr Maria spent the last 10 years in academia teaching and guiding dental students in all the ways of infant oral health and tongue tie. Now that she is in private practice, Dr Maria is passionate about her office being a calm environment for all (low sensory, calm lighting, great spots for parents to sit and very calming presence). Infant oral health, and habits that parents can adopt before the child turns 3 are rarely discussed, but in her office it's a priority for Dr Maria. She knows an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, for oral health and tongue tie! Listen as Katie Oshita and Dr Maria discuss this and more in Ep 35.
Podcast guest: As a mom, pediatric dentist, biomedical engineer, and dental school faculty, Dr. Maria offers families a uniquely tailored approach to children's dental care. She earned her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry degree at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. She went on to complete her specialized Pediatric Dentistry Residency at The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
She is a board-certified pediatric dentist with a deep commitment to promoting children’s oral health through nutrition, wellness, prevention, and a focus that includes lactation and infant oral health support. Dr. Maria has extensive pediatric experience in treating children of all ages and has taught hundreds of dental students and residents over the last decade.
Beyond serving families, Dr. Maria describes herself as “a joyful wife and mother of 2 living in the Art Museum neighborhood of Philadelphia. I feel gratitude for living in Philadelphia today and love exploring the museums and green spaces with my family and neighbors.”
Podcast host: Katie Oshita, RN, BSN, IBCLC has over 22 years of experience working in Maternal-Infant Medicine. Katie is a telehealth lactation consultant believing that clients anywhere in the world deserve the best care possible for their needs. Being an expert on TOTs, Katie helps families everywhere navigate breastfeeding struggles, especially tongue tie and gut/allergy related issues. Email email@example.com or www.cuddlesandmilk.com