Dr. Maureen Valley is Associate Professor and Director of the Postgraduate Orthodontic Clinic, at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. The Orthodontic Department at Pacific is one of the most progressive postgraduate programs in the world, where resident dentists come to learn the skills of becoming an orthodontist. Dr. Valley is also the director of the Practice Management Course for the senior residents.
Dr. Valley is a graduate of Harvard University where she received her Doctorate degree in Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) and her Masters of Public Health degree (M.P.H.). She received both degrees with honors in 1992. Her doctorate research was in the area of cleft lip and palate and related craniofacial anomalies. Dr. Valley went on to receive specialized training in orthodontics from Northwestern University, where she received her Masters of Science degree (M.S.). She is also a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology.
Dr. Valley began practicing orthodontics in 1994 in the Boston area, and taught on the faculty at Harvard Dental School for four years. In 1998, Dr. Valley moved to California, and began providing orthodontic care in practices in central and southern Marin County.
Dr. Valley was a pioneer with Invisalign, as she was the first orthodontist in Marin County to use the technique. As an educational consultant to Align Technology, Inc., she has lectured nationally to doctors and universities on the subject and has instructed and certified nearly 3000 dentists and orthodontists. In February, 2006 she was the featured speaker on Invisalign at the UCSF/UOP Dental Colloquium meeting in Hawaii.
Dr. Valley is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, American Dental Education Association, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, California Dental Association, and the Marin County Dental Society. Locally, she is a sponsoring business partner of the Dixie Children’s fund.