Utilizing a holistic approach, combined with the science and art of clear-aligner orthodontics, Dr. Marika has pioneered the industry. Align Technology recognized her as the first woman to be of “Elite”, “Super Elite” ranking and the top 1% provider in North America (designations given by Align Technology, not officially recognized by RCDSO). In 2017, she received her 2000+ Cases Lifetime Achievement Award.
Her business model is 100% patient oriented, meaning a patient’s’ chief-objective is the core of how each treatment plan is created. The combination of Dr. Marikas’ experience, utilization of the latest technology and efficient business model allows her to provide: “Affordable Access for Everyone”, while still maintaining the high-standards of the dental profession. She is an advocate for absolute equality in healthcare.
Dr. Marika has numerous proprietary materials, such as the Classification of Misalignment©, CEO Principle (Conservative Enhancement Orthodontics) and a System of Aligner Trackers. Furthermore, Dr. Marika founded LEMALÂ® Franchising Inc., the purpose of which is to help independent dentists offer affordable clear-aligner therapy to their patients. In addition to aiding their patients, this will also grow their practices, while maintaining the highest ethical and professional standard of care.
Dr. Marika is determined to provide her patients with convenient, efficient and cutting-edge technological advances to enhance treatment. She is one of the first dentists in North America to offer artificial intelligence (AI), which helps her to remotely monitor her patients every 5 days. Dr. Marika has also engineered her own üSmile mobile app; where friends and relatives of her existing patients have the opportunity to get free in-app consultations from the comfort of their own home. üSmile by LEMALÂ has many other in-app features geared towards conveniently aiding her patients’ treatment.
Additionally, every patient who completes his or her orthodontic treatment receives a special day to celebrate. Once treatment is completed, each patient receives a gift-card, congratulations and encouragement to annually celebrate their own “üSmile Day”.
With a passion in holistic medicine, Dr. Marika strives to achieve/educated “optimal health” to her patients. This ultimately led her to form the non-for-profit Holistic Approach Professional Association.
She regularly volunteers at YSM’s Evergreen Health Centre providing dental care to Toronto’s underprivileged youth. Additionally, her family and staff support the annual Ski for Sick Kids event where charitable donations and proceeds help develop new techniques to treat children with facial deformities.
In her free time, she enjoys skiing, boating and playing the piano. Dr. Marika is a wife and proud mother of two boys.
“Great smiles bring confidence, and we are confident we will bring you a great smile. By declassifying teeth misalignment; we are able to achieve affordable access for everyone” – Dr. Marika Dekanoidze