"i have been going to dr.maruko for 2 years and she has always been so kind." - Emily
Meet Dr. Maruko
Dr. Evelyn Y. Maruko D.M.D., M.S., M.P.H
Orthodontic Specialist with a passion for total health and confidence
Doctor Maruko combines 25+ years of orthodontic experience with a passion for total health and confidence, not just a beautiful smile.
A child’s ability to breathe affects the growth of their face and may affect their performance in school and in sports. Orthodontics can help kids grow and minimize more serious issues that affect adults such as sleep apnea. The clues are there is the way a person breathes, their posture, chips on the teeth, crowded teeth, and the alignment of their jaws.
Dr. Maruko is a graduate of Harvard Dental School and she received her orthodontic training at Northwestern University, but that is just the beginning. Dr. Maruko has additional training on impact of airway issues that affect people of all ages and span more than five disciplines of medicine and dentistry and holds a certificate as a Jungian Life Coach.
*Certified: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Management by SleepArchitects
*Certificate of Completion: Sleep Education Consortium 2020: 3 day course
*Continuing Education: Sleep Disorders in the Pediatric Population: Airway management
*Jungian Life Coach one year program and additional two years of Jungian trainings, workshops, and private coaching.
*Member of the White Memorial Craniofacial Pain TMJ Clinic
*Spear Study Club
*Academy for Orthodontic Excellence
*A life time interest in the arts
ON a personal note...
Dr. Maruko had airway issues as a child with frequent colds, strep throat, and allergies. At the time she did not know that her ballet teacher's constant corrections had anything to do with her airway problems. Her background in dance helps her understand dental health in a more holistic and comprehensive way, that integrates physiology, beauty, movement, psychology, and human expression.
At a young age she was exposed to the arts, taking art classes at Chapman College and Bower's museum as well as her own backyard with her mother as the arts and crafts leader of the neighborhood.
At USC, she found her love for the field of psychology, and for four years she has been studying Jungian Psychology and is currently participating in a one years certificate program at Pacifica University. The importance of sleep and dreaming are intimately intertwined.
Harvard University Dental School: Doctor of Medical Dentistry
Awarded: Grace Milliken Award for Outstanding Research
Published in Cleft Palate Journal
Post Doctoral Education
Harvard University, School of Public Health: Master's Of Science Degree
Northwestern University, Dept of Orthodontics: Master’s of Science
University of Southern California: B.S. in Psychobiology, Honors major
Thematic Option: Honors General Education Program
Cambridge University, England: International Studies Program
USC Helenes: President
Mortor Board: Membership Co-Chairman
Graduated with Honors: Order of Troy for unique and outstanding leadership
White Memorial Craniofacial Pain TMJ Clinic
O.C. Study Club
C.G. Jung Club of Orange County
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