by KATHY LOY | photos by Michael Bielecki

For most people, the first thoughts they have after the dentist says they need to see an orthodontist is, “How much is this going to cost me?” and then, “Where should I go?” At Scripps Poway Orthodontics, Dr. Christopher Maulik isn’t afraid to tell patients if orthodontia isn’t needed, and if it is, the office staff is well suited to make it a great experience for everyone.

“We treat our patients well and we thrive primarily from word of mouth in the great community of Scripps Ranch. Ask your neighbor – chances are, one of them have come to us,” said Dr. Maulik. The well-established practice started by Dr. Melissa Dempsey in 2000 and Dr. Maulik took over in 2007. “We have an awesome staff that has been doing orthodontics for all of their professional lives,” explained Dr. Maulik. “They are very good at what they do and great at making even the most nervous feel comfortable.” Office manager, Irene Perry is well known amongst the patients for her friendliness and focus on customer service.

At Scripps Poway Orthodontics, patients are treated like family. They understand that everyone is busy and time is limited so they try to never have their patients wait. “We make available several flexible appointment times. Whether you need an early morning, late evening, or a Saturday appointment, we have you covered,” said Dr. Maulik. In addition, a newly finished remodeling of the office includes a private area for adult patients.

[pullquote_left] “Whether you need an early morning, late evening, or a Saturday appointment, we have you covered.”
~ Dr. MaulikScripps Poway Orthodontics [/pullquote_left]

It takes someone with experience wearing orthodontia to truly understand how important it can be. After having braces in his teens, Dr. Maulik saw what a positive impact the treatment could have on patients and decided to pursue a career in the field. After graduating from one of the top dental schools in the country, the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, he was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a national dental honor society for the top 5% in the class, and went onto an orthodontic residency at UCONN.

These days, Dr. Maulik is focusing his efforts on his patients and the community at large. His practice has supported every school and several sports team in Scripps Ranch. He knows that residents have a choice in who they go to for orthodontic care and strives to treat every patient individually and with the most up-to-date technologies. When he’s not working hard to serve the community, Dr. Maulik can be found spending time with his wife, Leila, and three children – 3 year old Sky and newborn twins, Dalton and Tessa.