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Philadelphia Pediatric Dentistry | Best Pediatric Dentist – 2022 LOVE Award Winner

Welcome to Philadelphia Pediatric Dentistry, the office of Dr. Maria Cordero-Ricardo. We are a specialty practice committed to joyful, innovative, and collaborative dental care for the children and families of Philadelphia.


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Philadelphia Pediatric Dentistry

Philadelphia Pediatric Dentistry | Best Pediatric Dentist – 2022 LOVE Award Winner

Philadelphia Pediatric DentistryPhiladelphia Pediatric Dentistry is the office of Dr. Maria Cordero-Ricardo. They are a specialty practice committed to joyful, innovative, and collaborative dental care for the children and families of Philadelphia, conveniently located in the Art Museum neighborhood. Patients of Dr. Maria will enjoy a foundation of wellness from infancy through adolescence, with tailored solutions, and state of the art technology in a welcoming and relaxing environment.


Nutrition is the most important part of oral health. That is why they have partnered with The Food Trust to support youth-facing community nutrition and food access work. For every new patient that visits Philadelphia Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Maria will donate 10% of the proceeds to The Food Trust to ensure all Philly children have access to delicious nutritious food.

Register now for: Before They Get Teeth: A Chat with a Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Maria hosts free chats geared toward expectant parents, new parents, and toddler parents.

Dr. Maria is partnering with Kith + Kin, PlayArts, and FitlerMoms to present a virtual chat geared toward expectant parents, new parents, and toddler parents.

She will share tips for taking care of your child’s dental health and answer any questions you might have.

Some FAQs:

How do I brush a squirmy baby’s teeth?

Which foods promote healthy smiles?

Are pacifiers a problem?

How do I survive teething?

Help! My sweet baby woke up with dragon breath!

2022 Philadelphia Family LOVE Award Winner: Best Pediatric Dentist

Family Focus Media has been building community with Main Line Parent and Philadelphia Family since 2010 and our annual LOVE Awards celebrate the BEST local resources for families, thanks to thousands of nominations like this one:

Dr. Maria makes going to the dentist fun for every member of the family! Our kiddos love the mounted TVs on the ceiling (making it easy to watch a show while being examined) and the variety of flavors of polish offered (especially our tiny chocoholic), while I love the office's touches with (age appropriate toys for a variety of ages, a potty seat for littles, etc.) and warm and friendly staff. My husband and I also appreciate Dr. Maria's taking the time to teach and educate proper oral health in an engaging way for our kiddos.

Community Love

"If I could give 10 stars, I would. Front desk is efficient and so friendly. Dr. Maria is very thorough in her assessment and treatment. My son did so well at his first ever dental visit and I know we can attribute that to how comfortable everyone made us feel from the moment we walked through the doors to moment we left." - Tina Rethage

"We had a great experience at Philadelphia Pediatric Dentistry! Dr. Maria and her team were warm and made us feel very comfortable, including giving us a tour of the office before the appointment started. Dr. Maria was very thorough and took time to ask lots of questions to provide us with the best information possible. She was happy to answer any questions we had and we never felt rushed. She really focused on the big picture, not just the short term situation. My daughter enjoyed her visit and appreciated all the kid focused touches in the office including watching TV during her exam. We would definitely recommend Philadelphia Pediatric Dentistry to other families!" - Abby McShea

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2000 Hamilton Street, Ste 304 Philadelphia, PA 19130
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  • Anonymous

    Dr. Maria and her team provide an outstanding experience and the highest level of care for their little patients. During our first visit before even doing an exam, Dr. Maria took the time to get to know my kid and me, we talked about body wellness and oral health as a whole, behaviors at home and a strong focus on nutrition. She listened, asked thoughtful questions in a non-judging way and responded using clear, easy-to-understand language. The interaction did not feel forced or rushed and I didn’t feel like I needed to apologize for my kid exploring and taking it all in, touching stuff and climbing on things because that’s what little kids do. She also engaged with both of us the entire time. During the exam Dr. Maria and Kiki listened to my kid, gave them space and time to adjust to everything and took their time to make sure it was a positive non-traumatic experience. They make sure to reinforce good kid behaviors with positive communication and play. When we went back for a second routine visit I was happy to see my kid looking forward to the appointment and when we got in the exam room it was like picking up right where we left off last time. The facility is clean, bright and open. The exam rooms and spaces are designed to accommodate people of different sizes including little boosters for the exam chair. It’s easy to communicate with the office between visits and I really appreciate that they work with insurance on the back end so I don’t have to worry about the paperwork to submit a claim etc. We’ve moved out of the area but still go here because this is an exceptional practice!

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    Lauren Donnon

    Everyone here is extremely friendly, welcoming, professional, and great with little ones. The office is super clean, modern & sophisticated. (The toddler sized toilet is SO adorable too.) My daughter loved the books in the waiting room & of course Cocomelon which the nurse put on the tv located on the ceiling. Great way to distract and entertain while Dr Maria cleaned & checked my little ones teeth. Dr Maria was very thorough during both of our appointments! She gives out prizes and a zipper pouch with dental cleaning tools to bring home for your child. She is great with children and can relate to you and your concerns or questions since she is a mother herself. Would definitely recommend this practice to all family , friends & neighbors in the Fairmount area!

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