Dr. Garcia is Dean and Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine. She has held faculty positions at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center School of Dentistry, and at the International Dental Academy in Tokyo, Japan. She is a member of the Editorial Council for the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. She lectured nationally and internationally, published articles and abstracts. She co-authored several textbooks including Removable Partial Dentures: A Clinician’s Guide, Physical Evaluation in Dental Practice, and Co-Editor for the 2019 Dental Clinics of North America – Prosthodontics.
Dr. Garcia is a Board-Certified Prosthodontist, Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics. She is Past President of the American College of Prosthodontists and Past Chair of the Board of the American Dental Education Association. She is a 2019 Fellow of the Big 10 Academic Alliance Leadership Program, Fellow of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program, and Fellow of The University of Texas System Leadership Institute. Most recently she chaired both the 2019 ADEA VII International Women’s Leadership Conference and the 2019 ADEA-Association of Dental Education in Europe (ADEE) Shaping the Future III meeting in Brescia, Italy.