AAPD Appoints New Associate Editor of JDC

September 4, 2012 12:31 PM
CHICAGO - SEPTEMBER 4, 2012 - The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the authority on children's oral health, appointed Dr. Marcio da Fonseca as associate editor of the Journal of Dentistry for Children, effective July 1, 2012.

Da Fonseca received his dental degree at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil, in 1987. He went on to the University of Minnesota, for his Master of Science degree and certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, followed by a fellowship at the Denver Children's Hospital. In 1994-95, he did an Oral Medicine fellowship at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle working exclusively with hematopoietic stem cell transplant children. He was a clinical assistant professor and director of undergraduate pediatric dentistry at the University of California, San Francisco (1995-97). At the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1997 to 2005), he was director of the pediatric dental service at the University Medical Center. He was director of inpatient dental care at Nationwide Children's Hospital and a clinical professor at the Ohio State University College of Dentistry (2005-2010) in Columbus. He is currently Law-Lewis Professor and director of the pediatric dental graduate program at the University of Washington Center for Pediatric Dentistry.

In 2005, da Fonseca participated in the first class of the AAPD's Leadership Institute at the Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University). He has served as an abstract editor for the AAPD's journal, Pediatric Dentistry, and as an expert consultant to the AAPD's Council on Clinical Affairs (2007-2010).

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