DMD | University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1994
MS, Oral Biology | Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University, Augusta, Ga., 1996
Prosthodontics Certificate | Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University, Augusta, Ga., 1996
Professor Maria A. Loza, DMD, MS, FACP, is chair of the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics. Dr. Loza is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine (UPR-SDM), where she earned her dental degree, followed by a certificate in prosthodontics and a master’s degree in oral biology from the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University in 1996. She returned to UPR-SDM as a professor in the Restorative Sciences Department and served as Prosthodontics Section Director and Program Director of the Prosthodontics Postdoctoral Program. Before leaving UPR-SDM, she was the Dental Implant Coordinator and represented the school in the Medical Sciences Campus Academic Senate. In 2000, she became a diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and a fellow of the American College of Prosthodontics, recertifying in 2008 and 2016. Dr. Loza is currently working toward becoming an American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Accredited Fellow. Dr. Loza, her husband (Dr. Ivan Herrero, who is also a dentist), and the youngest of their two sons recently moved to the Houston area from their native Puerto Rico.