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

Education

   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

   1998-2000

   2006-2008

 

   1996-97        Second vice-president, MEND

 

   1996-            Volunteer dentist, Valley Interfaith Council Healthcare

                          Network

 

   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

                           Burbank

 

   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

 

Member

                      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