Meet the Doctor

Richard Marias, D.M.D. has more than thirty years experience providing quality dentistry to the Southern California community.  A native of the San Fernando Valley and a graduate of U.C.L.A., Dr. Marias received his dental degree from Washington University School of Dental Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri.  He completed a general practice residency in dentistry at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, where he received advanced training and education in the dental treatment of medically compromised patients.  He returned to Southern California and established his practice in Burbank in 1988.


Curriculum vitae


   1979            Bachelor of Science, University of California, Los Angeles


   1984            Doctor of Dental Medicine, Washington University, Saint    

                        Louis, Missouri


   1984-85       General Practice Residency in Dentistry, Lutheran Medical 

                          Center, Brooklyn, New York


Professional and Community Activities

   1985-88       Private Practice, Van Nuys, California


   1988-           Private Practice, Burbank, California


   1990-98       Volunteer dentist, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center

                         Children's Dental Clinic, Burbank, California


   1992-           Volunteer dentist, MEND (Meet Each Need with Dignity)

                         Pacoima, California


   1993-94        Editor, Burbank Kiwanis Club Bulletin


   1994-96        Member, Board of Directors, Burbank Kiwanis Club




   1996-97        Second vice-president, MEND


   1996-            Volunteer dentist, Valley Interfaith Council Healthcare



   1997-99         Secretary, MEND


   1998-2000     Member, Board of Directors, Burbank Kiwanis Foundation


   1998-             Volunteer dentist, W.A.V.E. Harbour Community

                           Transitional Shelter


   1999-2000     President, Burbank Kiwanis Foundation


   1999-2001     President, MEND


   2000-2005     Founding member, Kids' Community Dental Clinic of

                            Burbank, Board of Directors


   2000-             Volunteer dentist, Kids' Community Dental Clinic of



   2001-2005     Clinic director, Kids' Community Dental Clinic of Burbank


   2001-2005     Member-at-large, MEND Board of Directors


   2008-            Member, Advisory Dental Board, Kids' Community

                         Dental Clinic of Burbank               


   2010-            Volunteer dentist, Family Promise of the Verdugos


   2010             Remote Access Medical Los Angeles dental volunteer


   2011-            Member, Kids' Community Dental Clinic of Burbank

                          Board of Directors


   2012             Care Harbor Los Angeles dental volunteer


   2013-            Member, MEND Dental Clinic Quality Assurance Committee


   2013-            President, Kids' Community Dental Clinic of Burbank

                          Board of Directors


   2014-            Volunteer dentist, Cherished High Desert, a unique support group

                          for industry girls


Honors and Awards

   1998             MEND Volunteer of the Year


   2006             Fellow, Pierre Fauchard Academy


   2006             Angel of the Year for Volunteerism in Burbank, North

                         Hollywood, Toluca Lake, and Universal City (local Rotary 

                         International recognition) 


   2006             MEND Dental Clinic Volunteer of the Year


   2007             President's Volunteer Service Award, President's Council

                         on Service and Civic Participation in conjunction with

                         Corporation for National and Community Service and USA

                         Freedom Corps


   2012            MEND Outstanding Family Award


   2013            Kiwanis Legion of Honor


   2015            Cherished Visionary Award



                      San Fernando Valley Dental Society


                      California Dental Association


                      American Dental Association


                      Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity


                      Burbank Kiwanis Club


                      Southern California Academy of Oral Pathology


                      Pierre Fauchard Academy