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School of Dental Medicine

Maria Papageorge

Associate Dean
Professor and Chair

Maria Papageorge

Maria Papageorge

Associate Dean
Professor and Chair

Phone (617) 636-6515
1 Kneeland Street, Boston, MA 02111
Biography: 

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.

Education: 
American Dental Education Association Leadership Institute Program, 2009-2010
MS Degree, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 1987-1989
Certificate of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 1982-1986
Fellowship in Orthognathic Surgery and Oral Oncology, New England Medical Center, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 1984-1985
D.M.D., Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 1979-1982
B.A. in Molecular Biology, Departments of Biology and Chemistry, Wellesley College, 1973-1977
Professional Experience: 
2009-Present:

Associate Dean for Hospital Affairs, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

2000-Present:

Dentist in Chief, Tufts Medical Center

1998-Present:

Chairman, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

1998-Present:

Tenured Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

1986-Present:

Private Practice, Practice Limited to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Tufts University Dental Faculty Practice

1997-Present:

CODA site visitor for postgraduate programs in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

1997-2016:

Post-doctoral Program Director of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

2004-2009:

Assistant Dean for Hospital Affairs, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

1997-2001:

Pre-doctoral Program Director of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

1994-1998:

Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

Selected Honors and Awards: 
American College of Surgeons, Fellow, 2016-present
ICD’s Special Citation Award for the article ‘Recruitment, Development, and Retention of Dental Faculty in a Changing Environment’ published in the Journal of Dental Education, 2012
Honorary member into the Andrews Society for commitment to promoting research at Tufts University, 2010
New England Hellenic Medical and Dental Society Hygeia Award, 2010
Academy of Dental Science, Fellow, 2009-present
Who’s Who of Women in Education, 2005-present
Pierre Fauchard Academy, Fellow, 2003-2016
Outstanding Americans, 1998-present
Who’s Who in Executives and Businesses, 1998-present
Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals, 1989-present
Tufts University Outstanding Faculty Award, 1997
Cormack Award for Research, Tufts University, 1995
Awarded Tenure, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 1995
Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, 1994
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation Research Training Award, 1993
Professional Memberships: 
2016-Present: American College of Surgeons, Fellow
2013-Present: Circle of Hellenic Academics in Boston
2006-Present: America Dental Education Association
1994-Present: Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society
1994-Present: Massachusetts Dental Society
1989-Present: Massachusetts Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
1989-Present: American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Fellow
1988-Present: Massachusetts Dental Society of Anesthesiology
1986-Present Women’s Dental Association
1986-Present: American Dental Association
1986-Present: Boston City Hospital Oral Surgeon Association
1986-Present: Tufts Dental Alumni Association