Dr. Marita Janzen grew up for the most part in Northbrook, though she was born in Holland. When her father, Dr. Ernst Janzen, decided to continue his education in orthodontics at Northwestern University, the family moved to Chicago. Dr. Marita went to Greenbriar School, Northbrook Junior High (NBJH), and Glenbrook North High School through junior year. After finishing at the American High School of The Hague, Dr. Marita went to the University of Amsterdam before coming back to Chicago for dental school and her training in orthodontics at Northwestern University. She has practiced orthodontics exclusively since 1991.
Staying abreast of the latest technologies and innovations in orthodontics keeps Dr. Marita interested in her profession, and gives her the ability to deliver the best possible care to her patients. As a member of the AAO, Dr. Marita enjoys the Annual Session meeting each spring, as well as the Midwinter meetings. She is also active in the Illinois Society of Orthodontics, of which she is a current member of the Board of Trustees.
- Chicago Dental Society (Past-president of North Suburban Branch of the CDS)
- Illinois State Dental Society
- American Dental Association
- Illinois Society of Orthodontists
- American Association of Orthodontists
- World Federation of Orthodontists
Dr. Marita currently resides in Northbrook with her wonderful husband Bill and a new puppy named Hope. Hope encourages Dr. Marita to seize the day each morning, though much earlier than she would like. She also has two adult step children.
In the summertime you can find Dr. Marita playing tennis, trying to improve her golf game and riding her bike. In the winter, she loves playing paddle tennis, snowshoeing, and being physically active. She also enjoys reading, traveling, cooking, and trying new recipes on her friends and family.
Dr. Marita is currently involved with the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of Illinois, on the organizing committee of the annual “Strides Against MG” walk.