Meet Raymond J. Fonseca, D.M.D.


Dr. Fonseca received his D.M.D degree from the University Connecticut School of Dental Medicine in 1973 and completed an Oral Surgery Residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas in 1976. He received his certification from the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1978.

Following his postgraduate training, he held the position of Assistant Professor and Associate Director of Graduate Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

In 1980, Dr. Fonseca joined the faculty of the University of Iowa as Associate Professor and Associate Director of Graduate Education in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Fonseca was Chairman and Professor of Oral Medicine, Pathology and Surgery at the University of Michigan of Dentistry from 1982 to 1989. From 1989 through 2003, Dr. Fonseca was Dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.

He has published 62 articles, 15 book chapters, 27 abstracts and 9 major books in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. He was awarded the Outstanding Educator Award, the Distinguished Researcher Award and the Gies Award by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He was awarded the Henry Archer Award for Lifetime Achievement from the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.