Dr. Marie Doulaverakis fell in love with orthodontics as a teen. She was amazed at how her orthodontist transformed her look and outlook on life by simply moving her teeth to where they should be in her mouth!
Dr. Doulaverakis received her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto, in Canada. She went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Columbia University in New York where she received numerous awards for academic excellence. These included the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Society award for Outstanding Scholarship, the American Academy of Periodontology Award, the American College of Stomatologic Surgeons Award, the Dean's Merit Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Achievement and Letters of Commendation for Superior Academic Achievement (three years in a row).
After completing dental school, Dr. Doulaverakis spent a year at Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital as a General Practice Resident. With strong clinical experience behind her, the doctor returned to New York where she worked as a general dentist while she studied at Columbia University once again - this time earning a Master's Degree and an Orthodontic Specialty Certificate. She was also among the first class to be trained in Invisalign® orthodontics.
Upon graduation, Dr. Doulaverakis worked as a Clinical Instructor of Dentistry in Columbia University's Department of Orthodontics. She also practiced orthodontics at several private practices. However, it was her contribution to St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in New Jersey that she was most passionate about.
At St. Joseph's, not only was Dr. Doulaverakis the clinical attending (staff orthodontist), but she instructed and lectured on combined orthodontic/orthognathic surgical cases to oral surgeon residents and general practice interns. She also served on the hospital's Craniofacial Team treating children with a wide range of complex facial abnormalities and syndromes, including cleft lip and palate cases.
Dr. Doulaverakis opened her own private-practice in 2006 and has enthusiastically served Lakewood and surrounding communities ever since.