Dr. Miriam Zuniga graduated as a Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1994 from Universidad Nacional de Cuyo in her hometown, Mendoza Argentina. After graduating she continued her education and completed three years of specialty programs in Orthodontics. Before moving to the United States, she opened her own dental office where she practiced general dentistry and orthodontics.
Leaving a successful practice and her family behind in Mendoza, Argentina was difficult, but Dr. Miriam Zuniga was determined to fulfill her dream of practicing dentistry in the United States. She moved to Los Angeles in pursuit of her dream where she completed all dental examinations at Loma Linda University. Dr. Zuniga also competed with thousands of dentists from all over the world for a place in an International Dental Program in Guanajuato Mexico at the Universidad De La Salle Bajio. Without hesitation, she continued to Advanced Standing Program for International Dentists, an intense two-year program.
Giving back to the community is important to her as well. She makes it a point to participate in Care Harbor LA each year, where she provides free dental care to the underprivileged in Los Angeles. Her involvement in the dental profession outside of academics and clinical training has given her recognition amongst the dental community for having strong leadership and service skills.
Continuing her education and staying at the forefront of dentistry will always be of priority to Dr. Miriam Zuniga. Being active in the dental profession is also important to her, as she is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Los Angeles Western Dental Society, and the La Salle Alumni Association. Currently, she is expanding her skills to include implant dentistry.
As Dr. Zuniga realizes her dream, her dedication and passion for dentistry are stronger than ever. Her primary goal is to help our patients achieve optimal dental health. She values listening and understanding your concerns to make you feel comfortable in our office at all times. Her own unique skill sets will allow for our patients to obtain a broader scope of dentistry in our office, rather than being referred out. Her passion is orthodontics and implants, and she is highly skilled in treatment with braces and Invisalign.
She has been living in the Los Angeles for over ten years. She and her husband Adolfo Bernardeau, who is a dental technician, love dogs. They rescued their dog, named Malena, from Mexico and they belong to the rescue shelter in Argentina (PPL Perritos) where they give donations.
Away from the office, Dr. Zuniga is a very active person. She loves dancing and takes tango lessons in San Pedro. Dr. Zuniga also enjoys sharing time with her friends and having a good time. She enjoys going to the gym and taking her dogs for long walks.