Meet Our Dentist


Dr. Maria Zalduendo, DDS


We are pleased to have a talented dentist to lead the Sauk Valley Dental team! Dr. Maria Zaluendo completed her undergraduate studies at Loyola University in Chicago.  She then attended the University Illinois Dental College where she graduated in 1983 with her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS). 

Dr. Maria spent most of her career in the Chicago area, where she and her husband of 26+ years, raised their three children.  Her professional philosophy is; “I work to restore a healthy, beautiful smile while treating my patients compassionately and gently.  I also like to educate my patients so that we can prevent further disease in an open and friendly atmosphere.

Dr. Maria is a Delta Dental Premier Provider. Dr. Maria is a member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society, and the Pacific Aesthetic Continuum Study Club. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, skiing, hiking, and raising honey bees.