Maria Papageorge

Maria Papageorge

(617) 636-6515
Research/Areas of Interest: Cancer; maxillofacial reconstruction; orthognathic surgery; implant surgery


  • Bachelor of Art in Molecular Biology, Wellesley College, United States, 1977
  • D.M.D, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, United States, 1982


Maria Papageorge, D82, is the associate dean of hospital affairs, tenured professor, and chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She is an attending surgeon and the chair of the Department of Dentistry at Tufts Medical Center. She has been a member of the full-time faculty since 1986.

Dr. Papageorge holds her D.M.D. from TUSDM, and received her Advanced Education Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a fellowship in Cancer and Reconstructive Surgery from Tufts University and New England Medical Center in 1986. She also received her M.S. degree from TUSDM in 1989.

Dr. Papageorge is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the American Academy of Dental Science.

Her research and clinical interests include cancer, maxillofacial reconstruction, orthognathic surgery, and implant surgery. Dr. Papageorge has authored over 80 publications and book chapters in peer-reviewed journals and has lectured extensively at National and International meetings. She gives continuing education courses in orthognathic surgery, implants and maxillofacial pathology to clinicians around the country and overseas. Dr. Papageorge has received numerous academic and research awards and honors for her contribution to her specialty.