A Maryland native, Dr. Maria Tibbs began her career in healthcare soon after high school. She developed her love for dentistry while participating in humanitarian missions overseas in the US Army as an enlisted nurse. She completed her Bachelors degree in Biology at Notre Dame of Maryland University and later earned her dental degree at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.
Dr. Tibbs remained at the University of Maryland where she received her certificate in Periodontics. During her residency training, she earned her Masters degree in Biomedical Sciences. She is a part-time clinical instructor at the School of Dentistry, and is completing a Fellowship in Implant Periodontal Prosthodontics at the University of Maryland. Her research interests include fibroblast and epithelial cell proliferation on dental implant provisional materials, and cellular attachment to biomaterials within the oral cavity.
Dr. Tibbs is a member of the American Academy of Periodontics, International Team for Implantology, American Academy of Women Dentists, and the American Dental Association. She enjoys fishing, painting, and exploring Annapolis with her friends and family.