It is a joy to meet children, be part of their lives as they grow into young adults, and share in their experiences, challenges, and triumphs. I am happy to help children achieve optimal oral health, feel secure and at home in the dental environment, and develop lifetimes of healthy habits. Watching a little one grow up with a bright, happy, confidence-filled smile is truly an amazing experience. I am fortunate to experience this every day.
As a Pediatric Dentist, I am dedicated to treating every patient as I would my own child: kindly and patiently, with respect for who they are and what they need. Each deserves dental care that is designed around their specific clinical situation and personality, to ensure positive experiences and outcomes.
I am honored to be entrusted with a child’s health, accepting that responsibility soberly and thoughtfully.
~ Dr. Maria Aganon-Fu
Education and Experience
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery, University of Southern California School of Dentistry
- Three-year Advanced Specialty Training in Hospital-Based Pediatric Dentistry, University of California at San Francisco and Oakland Children’s Hospital
- Board Certified, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Maria has practiced pediatric dentistry for over 25 years. She has extensive experience in the specialized techniques required to ensure young patients, and those with special needs, develop a healthy and stable oral cavity. Her training has equipped her to provide a safe and reassuring dental experience, regardless of the child’s age, emotional needs, and clinical situation.
Professional Memberships and Activities
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association
- Mid-Peninsula Dental Society
- Santa Clara Pedodontic Dental Association
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Maria is a dedicated member of the craniofacial team at Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital. In this position, she provides comprehensive in-hospital dental treatment for children with cranio-facial anomalies and those with special medical needs. She has also served as a volunteer dentist internationally, providing care in Russia and China.
Dr. Maria has resided in the Bay Area since 1978. Dr. Leonard Fu, her husband, is a general dentist who treats the parents and adults in their family practice.
The couple has two daughters: Dr. Sarita Wang is the other pediatric dentist in the practice, and Dr. Katrina Jhun is a physician. They also have three young grandchildren, Emma, Sophia, and Andrew, and Oreo, a Shih-tzu puppy who is the office mascot.
Away from work, Dr. Maria enjoys traveling with her family and the ever-loyal company of Oreo. She finds delight in golfing, baking, doing crafts, and reading. She finds inspiration in many of her favorite books, especially the Bible, Elizabeth Gilbert’s “Eat Pray Love,” Pasternak’s “Dr. Zhivago,” and Gladwell’s “Outliers.”