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Prof. Maria F. Cortés, DDS, MSc

Prof. Maria F. Cortés, DDS, MSc

Dr. María Fernanda Cortés Sylvester is a Dentist based in Santiago de Chile. She is a Specialist in Dentomaxillofacial Radiology and has also a Master’s degree in Temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain obtained at the Neapolitan University Federico II, Italy.

Currently she is an assistant professor, lecturer of Human Anatomy at the Faculty of Dentistry of the Finis Terrae University, and  teacher in charge of the first year’s Anatomy course.

She also collaborates as a Postgraduate teacher for students of the “Anatomical Bases of Normal Imaging” diploma program at the Medical school of the same university.

Besides Anatomy, she is also an instructor of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology at the Dentistry faculty of University of Chile for under and postgraduates, and is a lecturer on the morphofunction module for first-years dentistry students at Finis Terrae University.

Due to her background in both Anatomy and Oral Radiology she is part of the Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Society of Chile and the AACA (American Association of Clinical Anatomists).

Dr. Cortés has her own private practice in Santiago, Chile where she dedicates to all general aspects in dentistry, collaborating with a multidisciplinary group of dentists. At her private practice, she also focuses on the treatment of patients with temporomandibular disorders.

Clinical Anatomy Associates, Inc is proud to have Dr. Cortés as a contributor to "Medical Terminology Daily" and as a consultant to our team.

La Dra. María Fernanda Cortés Sylvester es cirujano dentista con sede en Santiago de Chile. Es especialista en Radiología Dento Maxilofacial de la Universidad de Chile y tiene una Maestría en Trastornos Temporomandibulares y Dolor orofacial, obtenida en la universidad napolitana Universidad Federico II, Italia.

Actualmente es profesor asistente encargada de la cátedra de Anatomía Humana de la Facultad de Odontología de la Universidad Finis Terrae., en donde también colabora como docente en el postítulo de "Bases anatómicas de la Imagenología normal", programa de la Escuela de Medicina.

Además de Anatomía, es Instructor de Radiología Oral y Maxilofacial en la Facultad de Odontología de la Universidad de Chile en pre y postgrado, y colabora como docente en el módulo morfofunción para los estudiantes de primer año de odontología en la Universidad Finis Terrae.

Debido a su desarrollo en estas áreas es parte de la Sociedad de Radiología oral y maxilofacial de Chile y la AACA (Asociación Americana de Anatomistas Clínicos).

La Dra. Cortés tiene su propia oficina odontológica privada en Santiago, Chile, donde se dedica a la odontología general con enfoque en el tratamiento de pacientes con trastornos odontológicos y máxilofaciales.

Contact information

Dr. María Fernanda Cortés Sylvester

Dentistry Faculty
Finis Terrae University
1509 Pedro de Valdivia Avenue
7501015 RM Providencia
Santiago, CHILE

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