Maha El-Sayed, DMD

prosthodontist

"My daily personal and professional goal is to positively impact someone's dental, oral, general health, smile esthetics and life. I strive to excel in everything I do, starting from treatment of my fellow human-beings with respect and dignity and ending with the smallest, most intricate details of everyday dentistry."

Areas of Expertise:

Esthetic Dentistry: Bleaching, Composite Bonding and Porcelain Veneers; Fixed, Removable and Implant Prosthodontics: Inlays, Crowns and Bridges; Partial and Complete Dentures; Implant Crowns and Bridges and Implant Overdentures; Managment of TMJ Disorders

Education:

  • Facilty of Dentistry, Alexandria University, Egypt, BDS
  • University of Pennsylvania, DMD
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, MS

Bio:

Dr. El-Sayed grew up in the beautiful Mediterranean City of Alexandria. At the age of 18 she followed in her late father's footsteps and started her dental education. After moving to the United States of America, she was accepted into the prestigious Ivy-league University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine PASS program, earning her second dental degree.

While at Penn, Dr. El-Sayed became class president and graduated top of her class. She thereafter pursued her passion for Prosthetic Dentistry and completed a Specialty Program in Prosthodontics at the School of Dentistry, Virginia Commonwealth University which culminated with her receiving her Certificate in Prosthodontics and a Master of Science Degree in Dentistry (MS).

During her last year of residency, she also served as chief resident. Dr. El-Sayed speaks four languages, including Arabic, German, English and French.

Awards and Memberships:

  • American Board of Prosthodontics eligible
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society
  • American Dental Association
  • Hinman Dental Society
  • Pass International Dentist Award, Univeristy of Pennsylvania

Teaching + Writing:

During her residency, Dr. El-sayedenjoyed teaching laboratory and clinical undergraduate dentitrsy. Upon graduating, she held an adjunct professor position at the department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Virginia Commonwealth University.

She has served as a speaker and panel member at a Nobel Biocare Annual Session in 2005 and has given several presentations and lectures to study groups and online teaching.

Fun Fact

If Dr. Maha had not become a dentist, she would have loved to study architecture and interior design. Pottery, design and art classes are on her "to-do" list!