"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 for a truly beautiful smile.
Dr. Maruko is a graduate of Harvard University, earning both her doctorate at the School of Dental Medicine where she received the Grace Milliken Award for Outstanding Research and an additional Masters Degree in Public Health.
She did her orthodontic training at Northwestern University finishing with a Masters Science Degree and Certificate in Orthodontics.
Dr. Maruko has additional training on airway issues that affect people of all ages and spans more than five disciplines of medicine, dentistry, and allied health professions.
Harvard University Dental School: Doctorate
Awarded: Grace Milliken Award for Outstanding Research
Published in Cleft Palate Journal
Harvard University, School of Public Health: Master's Of Science Degree
Northwestern University, Department of Orthodontics: Master’s of Science Degree
University of Southern California: B.S. in Psychobiology, Honors major
Thematic Option: Honors General Education Program
Abram Attridge Scholarship
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
Recent Courses and Continuing Education:
*Airway Mini Residency
*Alveolar Focused Orthodontics
*Certified: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Management by SleepArchitects
*Sleep Education Consortium 2020
*Sleep Disorders in the Pediatric Population: Airway management
White Memorial Craniofacial Pain TMJ Clinic
O.C. Study Club
C.G. Jung Club of Orange County
As well as:
ON a personal note...
Dr. Maruko had airway issues as a child. Her background in dance, helps her understand of oral health and her role as an orthodontist to create beautiful smiles in a more holistic and comprehensive way, that integrates physiology, movement, psychology, and human expression.
Little did Dr. Maruko know that her Major in Psychobiology, an interdisciplinary major, would be of value to her today collaborating with other health professionals in an integrative fashion for the benefit of her patients. She is a certified Jungian Life Coach with special interest dreams and sleep.
At a young age she was exposed to the arts, taking art classes at Chapman College and Bower's museum. Her interest in photography has taken her to far off places such as Africa and Patagonia.