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Meet Dr. Martin Van Vliet

Martin Van Vliet, DMD

“I have dedicated the last 35 years to providing the best personal and professional orthodontic treatment in the Hudson Valley and Metropolitan New York areas. My goal for each patient is to create a beautiful smile and a healthier person in a warm and caring environment.” – Dr. Van Vliet


Dr. Martin Van Vliet, a board-certified orthodontist, was born and raised in upstate New York. He attended the State University of New York at Albany, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree. He continued his education at Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dentistry, and received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine in 1975. After completing a two-year residency of specialty training in the field of orthodontics, Dr. Van Vliet earned his Orthodontic Certificate from the State University of New York at Buffalo. In 1988, he was elected as a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.

Professional Affiliations

Dr. Van Vliet's commitment to orthodontic excellence is evidenced by his involvement with various professional organizations. The American Academy of Periodontology and the American Board of Orthodontics have recognized Dr. Van Vliet with various awards for his achievements in these fields.

He is an active member of the following organizations:

Recognized as a leading provider of SureSmile® and Invisalign® appliances, Dr. Van Vliet has lectured nationally on these topics. He has integrated these state-of-the-art treatment modalities along with the most advanced 3D I-Cat imaging into his private practice to maximize treatment results and patient satisfaction.

Family Life

Dr. Van Vliet's loyalty to professional quality may be traced to his personal values. When not working, Dr. Van Vliet enjoys spending time with his wife of over 40 years, Marita, and their two adult children, Maureen and Michael. A former high school mathematics teacher, Marita holds a Master of Science degree in Mathematics Education. She began her volunteer fundraising efforts as Chairman of the Board of Managers of the American Cancer Society’s Bergen County Division and presently sits on the Valley Hospital Auxiliary’s Branch Unit.

Maureen, a licensed child and adolescent psychologist, earned her Psy.D. degree in 2003 from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. Dr. Maureen currently has a private practice in Ramsey, New Jersey, and resides in Hohokus with her husband, Robert Kelley.

Michael completed his MD degree from Albany Medical School in 2006 and his plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in 2012. He is currently completing a fellowship in burn reconstruction and critical care at USC Medical Center. Michael lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Kelly, and their son Charlie.

Though Dr. Van Vliet enjoys traveling, golf, and fishing, his favorite leisure activity is just spending quality time with his family.

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