"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 hep kids grow better so can minimize the more serious issues that affect adults such as sleep apnea. The clues are there is the way a person breathes, their posture, the damage, the alignment of their teeth and jaws.
She 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.
*Certificate of Completion: Sleep Education Consortium 2020: Integrating the Growing Role of the Dentist into the Medical Treatment Team for Sleep Disorder
3 days and 24 hours of training
*Continuing Education: Sleep Disorders in the Pediatric Population: Airway management
*Continuing Education: Orthodontics and Sleep Disorders
*Certification as a Jungian Life Coach in a one year program
*Three dental study clubs
*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 this, but it does. Her background in dance helped her understand dental health in a more holistic and comprehensive with, and as an integration of physiologiology, 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 was invited to the Thematic Option which is their honors version of general education, a rigorous writing, art history, and philosophy program.
Her interest in Psychology started in college at USC. For four years she has been studying Jungian Psychology and is currently participating in a one years certificate program at Pacifica University.
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
O.C. Study Club
C.G. Jung Club of Orange County
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