Michael Meru

Orthodontist


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Education & Credentials
Residency

Orthodontics, Ostrow School of Dentistry of the University of Southern California; Los Angeles, CA

Specialty Certificate

Orthodontics

DDS

Ostrow School of Dentistry of the University of Southern California; Los Angeles, CA

MS

Craniofacial Biology, Ostrow School of Dentistry of the University of Southern California; Los Angeles, CA

BS

Public relations, Brigham Young University; Provo, UT

Quotes

“I take pride in giving each of my patients the smile of their dreams, and I always work hand and hand with the patients and family to ensure that everyone is ecstatic with the result once the braces are removed.”

Volunteer Experience

Executive director of the Student Professionalism and Ethics Association, contributing editor for the Journal of the American College of Dentists (ACD), board of trustees member for the ACD

Personal Biography

Dr. Meru has been practicing dentistry since 2009. In his spare time, he loves to hang out with his wife and two girls, snowboard, mountain bike, canyoneer, and take road trips to California to surf with his brothers. He also enjoys photography and his work can be found at his blog: www.hukesnow.com.

Professional Association

American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association

Awards

• University of Southern California – Order of Areté - The highest honor awarded by USC to graduate-level students. • California Dental Association Community Leadership Award • The Robert E. Cruse Memorial Award - Award given by the graduating class to the student who most inspires them • Omicron Kappu Upsilon Robert Wallin Memorial Scholarship for Leadership • California Dental Association Foundation Scholarship for Leadership

Achievements

Dean’s list each semester of dental school