Scope of Practice

The UW Department of Orthodontics has a renowned reputation for excellence in teaching, research, and patient care. Orthodontics is the specialty of dentistry that deals with moving teeth and influencing the growth and development of the face.  Orthodontists treat a wide variety of bite problems and help create esthetic smiles and facial harmony.  Orthodontic treatment usually involves fixed appliances or “braces” and can be done in both children and adults.


Dr. Geoff Greenlee

Dr. GreenleeDr. Geoff Greenlee completed his undergraduate and dental training at the University of Michigan, and then completed a Masters degree and clinical residency in orthodontics at the University of Washington.  An interest in cleft lip/palate and craniofacial anomalies led Dr. Greenlee to do a fellowship in this subspecialty at Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Seattle, WA.  Currently, Dr. Greenlee is Clinical Assistant Professor in the department of Orthodontics at the University of Washington in Seattle where he teaches, practices, does research, sits on multiple scholarship and student affairs committees, and is nearly finished with a second Masters degree in public health (epidemiology).  Research interests include evidence-based care, CLP and craniofacial anomalies, access to care for underserved populations, and quality of life.

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