Meet the Doctor
Dr. Ivone Fernandes-Maia
Dr. Maia is originally from Lisbon, Portugal. She is a devoted wife and
mother of two children. During her free time, she enjoys family time and the
She earned a Bachelor degree in Biology and Clinical Laboratory Sciences from
Rutgers University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
To further her studies, Dr. Maia pursued and earned a Doctorate degree in Dental
Medicine from UMDNJ.
Her desire and passion for science and medicine lead her to continue
and successfully complete a postgraduate degree, where she earned a
Masters in Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Maia defended her thesis, which
explored the role of inflammatory cytokines such as IL-1 in periodontal
disease and resorption of alveolar bone. The study also correlated the
effects of triclosan found in local delivery systems to manage
Dr. Maia continued to further her interest in medicine by
specializing in the field of Oral Medicine, where her expertise and
extensive training enable her to treat a variety of medically complex
conditions that require both medical and dental management of such
disorders prior and during dental treatment.