Dr. Cristina Markiewicz, LVIF

Dr. Markiewicz has been a lifelong resident of this area. Dr. Markiewicz received her degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with Departmental Honors from California Lutheran University in 2010. She completed her Masters in Business Administration from California Lutheran University in 2012 and went on to obtain her Doctorate in Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco.

Dr. Markiewicz states, “One of the most fulfilling things about being a dentist is combining art and science using my hands and mind to help create confidence and self-esteem in others. I love the one to one relationship that I have with my patients as we discuss a treatment plan that will provide them with the best possible dental care for a healthy mouth.”

Dr. Markiewicz has a passion for helping others and has worked to benefit many local and global philanthropic organizations. She started the first American Cancer Society Relay For Life at California Lutheran University in 2011 and has continued to support their organization by volunteering for many of their events. Dr. Markiewicz has helped the homeless population by working with the San Francisco Department of Health to organize University of the Pacific’s clinical component to treat their oral surgery needs at the Project Homeless Connect events. She also organized University of the Pacific’s Annual Give Kids A Smile events thereby helping hundreds of children get oral hygiene instruction, cleanings, and dental exams. Dr. Markiewicz is a regular volunteer with the California Dental Association CDA Cares Events where thousands of underserved receive much-needed dental care.

She is an active member of:

  • California Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • International Association of Physiologic Aesthetics
  • Las Vegas Institute Fellow
  • Santa Barbara-Ventura County Dental Society
  • Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club

Aside from providing her patients with high-quality dental treatment and education, Dr. Markiewicz’s interests include baking, cooking, and traveling. She enjoys spending time with family and friends.