UW School of Dentistry

Xu (Sue) Qian

Dr. Xu (Sue) Qian is a Diplomate of American Board of Orthodontics (Board-Certified orthodontist). She earned her DDS and completed her orthodontic residency with a MS at West China School of Dentistry, Sichuan University. She completed her second 3-year orthodontic residency with a specialty certificate in Orthodontics at UCLA School of Dentistry. She completed her…


Lauren Todoki

Background Dr. Lauren Todoki teaches the graduate student seminar and clinic on Friday mornings. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Southern California earning degrees in Biology and East Asian Languages and Cultures. Dr. Todoki attended dental school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery. She completed…


Samuel Finkleman

Dr. Finkleman received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery and Master of Science in Dentistry and Certificate in Orthodontics from the University of Washington. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics and a Fellow-Elect of The Royal College of Dentists of Canada. Dr. Finkleman currently teaches in the Graduate Orthodontics Clinic on Monday…


Jacqueline de Leon-Estes

Dr. de Leon-Estes teaches orthodontic residents on Wednesday afternoons. She received her orthodontic certificate and Master of Science in Dentistry at the University of Minnesota in 2000. Dr. de Leon-Estes has practiced orthodontics in Mukilteo, WA since 2003. She serves on several school and community boards and has been involved in local and international outreach programs.


Sepi Torkan

Background Dr. Sepi Torkan is an affiliate assistant professor, teaching graduate students on Wednesday afternoons. She completed her dental school at IUMS and then moved to Seattle and completed her orthodontic training as well as Master of science in Dentistry at the University of Washington. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics….


Tarisai C. Dandajena

While born in Zimbabwe, Dr. Dandajena is travelled widely with experiences spanning three continents (Africa, Europe and North America) and five countries (Zimbabwe, Greece, Denmark, USA and South Africa). He received his dental degree from the University of Aristotle in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1995, Master of Science degree and specialty certificate in Orthodontics in 2001,…


Camelia Espahbod

Background Dr. Espahbod is a Board Certified orthodontist. She received her dental degree from Bogomolets National Medical University in Kiev, Ukraine in 1998 and her MSD in Oral Medicine from University of Washington in 2004. Dr. Espahbod practiced general dentistry for 7 years in the Seattle area and maintained an established dental practice.  She then completed a…


Soojin Kim

Dr. Soojin Kim received her dental degree from Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 1998, Certificate of Prosthodontics in 2001 from the University of California, San Francisco and her MSD and Certificate of Orthodontics from the University of Washington in 2005. She practices in south Seattle.


Reid J. Winkler

Background Dr. Winkler currently teaches in the Graduate Clinic and seminar on Thursday mornings. He received his Bachelors degree from Bowdoin College in 1994, his DDS from the University of Washington in 1998 and his MSD and Certificate in Orthodontics also from UW in 2006. After 12 years in the U.S. Navy as both a…


Gregory Vaughn

Background Dr. Vaughn received his DDS from the University of the Pacific (San Francisco) in 1999 and his Certificate in Orthodontics in 2001 from UCLA. Greg also maintains his private practice in Lower Queen Anne & Madison Park (Seattle) with his wife Paola Leone.


Allan L. Van Ness

Background Dr. Van Ness received his DDS in 1966 from the University of Washington and his MSD in Orthodontics in 1973 from the same institution. His area of research was in Primate Center Growth Studies. He retired in 2008 from practices in Bothell and Monroe and currently teaches residents in seminars and clinical settings.


David L. Turpin

Background Dr. Turpin is the current Moore-Riedel Professor in the UW Department of Orthodontics, is a graduate of the Universities of Iowa (DDS) and Washington (MSD), and has been on the UW faculty since 1971. He is also currently Editor Emeritus of the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (AJO-DO) and is a member…


Barbara L. Sheller

Background Dr. Sheller graduated with honors from the UW School of Dentistry in 1981. She completed the graduate program here in 1987, receiving an MSD and a Certificate in Orthodontics. She joined the faculty of Pediatric Dentistry in 1982 and has a joint appointment in Orthodontics since 1987. She is a staff orthodontist and pediatric…


Soleil D. Roberts

Background Dr. Roberts is a Board Certified orthodontist with advanced training in Cleft and Craniofacial Orthodontics. She received her undergraduate and dental degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, and her Certificate in Orthodontics and Master of Science in Dentistry from the University of Washington in 2014. She then completed an 18-month fellowship in Craniofacial Orthodontics…


Christopher S. Riolo

Background Dr. Riolo obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Michigan. He has a Specialty Certificate and a Masters of Science degree in Orthodontics from University of Detroit Mercy. Upon completion of his specialty training Dr. Riolo…


Perry Ormiston

Background Dr. Ormiston graduated from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry, and received his Certificate in Orthodontics and his MSD from the University of Washington. He is an Affiliate Assistant Professor of Orthodontics at UW and maintains a private practice in Puyallup and Eatonville.


Mariana Muguerza

Background Dr. Muguerza grew up in Venezuela where she earned her dental degree from Universidad Santa Maria in 2010. She worked as a general dentist and taught dentistry before moving to Seattle. She received her Master of Science in Dentistry with Certificate in Orthodontics by the University of Washington in 2016. Dr. Muguerza currently practices…


John W. Moore

Background Dr. Moore is a graduate of the UW in dentistry and orthodontics, completing the program in 1979. Currently on the affiliated faculty of the Department, he shares responsibility for the interdisciplinary orthodontics program. He maintains a private practice in Seattle and is a Diplomate of the ABO.


Paola Leone

Background Dr. Leone received her DDS from the University of Bari (Italy) in 1997 and her MSD in 2002 from St. Louis University. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor, co-directing the pre-doctoral orthodontic program. Paola also maintains her private practice in Lower Queen Anne (Seattle) with her husband Greg.


Samuel L. Lake

Background Dr. Lake graduated from the UW School of Dentistry in 1979 and was awarded a MSD and Certificate by the UW Ortho program in 1981. He is an Affiliate Professor at the UW and is a Diplomate of the ABO. Dr. Lake teaches part-time in the Graduate Orthodontics Clinic and seminars, with a particular…


Vincent O. Kokich

Background Dr. Kokich received his dental degree from Tufts University and his masters in Orthodontics from the University of Washington. His current research and publications are primarily involved with esthetic, interdisciplinary dentistry. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontists, and a member of the Angle Society and American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry….


Doug J. Knight

Background Douglas J. Knight received his dental degree from the University of Washington, as well as his masters in Orthodontics. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontists, a member of the Angle Society and the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. His primary interest is in interdisciplinary coordination of care for the adolescent…


Hitesh Kapadia

Background Dr. Kapadia completed his DDS and residency training in Orthodontics at The University of Texas Health Science Center- Houston. He received a PhD in the areas of Human and Molecular Genetics/ Genes and Development at The University of Texas – Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. He was then on faculty at Baylor College of…


Richard T. Jones

Background Orthodontic Education: University of Rochester, Eastman Dental Center Dental Education: University of Washington School of Dentistry Dr. Jones teaches at the University of Washington Orthodontics Clinic. He is certified with and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr. Jones is also a member of the Edward H. Angle Society, a national study…


John C. Ive

Background Dr. Ive graduated from the UW in dentistry as well as in orthodontics in 1979. He is now an affiliate instructor in the Department and shares responsibility for the adult orthodontics program. He maintains a private practice and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.


Jack Hou

Background Dr. Hou is an Affiliate Assistant Professor, teaching the first year residents an introduction to wire bending course and he is also a fellow and instructor at the International Tweed Foundation in Tucson, AZ. Dr. Jack Hou attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry. He…


Stanton H. Hall

Background Dr. Hall received his DDS and MS in Oral Pathology from Northwestern University in 1967. He completed a PhD in Experimental Pathology at the UW and spent three years in research at NIH before entering the orthodontics program here. An ABO Diplomate, he has been on the orthodontics faculty since 1979, serves as associate…


Kortne Frederick

Background Dr. Frederick is an Affiliate Assistant Professor, teaching the first year orthodontic residents an introduction to wire bending course and she is also a fellow and instructor at the International Tweed Foundation in Tucson, AZ. Dr. Kortne Frederick completed her undergraduate education at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, earning her Bachelor of Science…


Brett C. Fidler

Background Dr. Fidler received his DDS from the University of Washington in 1975. He practiced general dentistry for 15 years prior to returning to the University of Washington to earn his MSD and Certificate of Proficiency in Orthodontics in 1992. Dr Fidler is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and maintains a private…


Mike R. Fey

Background Dr. Fey received his degree in Pharmacy in 1971 and DDS from the UW in 1975 and a combined pediatric dentistry and Orthodontics in 1978. Research His area of research is in Cephalometric Analysis in Down Syndrome. Currently, he is helping to set up the first dental school in Hanoi, Vietnam.


Ross J. Drangsholt

Background Dr. Drangsholt graduated from the University of Washington School of Dentistry in 1992 and completed his MSD and Certificate of Proficiency in Orthodontics in 1997 from the same institution. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, and a member of the Northwest Component of the Edward H. Angle Society. Dr. Drangsholt…


Bobby Cohanim

Background Dr. Cohanim received his DDS in 1988, his Orthodontics Certificate in 1990 and his MS in Craniofacial Biology in 1991, all from the University of Southern California. In 1995 he returned to the Seattle area, now maintaining a private practice in Seattle. Dr. Cohanim is an Affiliate Professor at the UW and teaches part-time…


Jeremy Chaison

Background Dr. Chaison is an Affiliate Assistant Professor, teaching the graduate student seminar and clinic on Thursday mornings. He completed his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2002 with a BA in History with a General Honors certificate. Dr. Chaison then moved to Seattle, where he completed his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in…


Irena M. Baker

Background Dr. Baker received her DDS from the University of Zagreb in 1980 and her Certificate in Orthodontics from the University of Louisville in 1983. She taught full-time in Orthodontics at the University of Louisville for eight years before moving to Seattle in 1992. Dr. Baker now teaches orthodontic graduate students part-time and maintains a…


Holly McIver

Background Dr. McIver received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Notre Dame in 2006, graduating cum laude with dual majors in Science-Business and Spanish. She earned her DDS and MSD in 2010 and 2012 respectively, from the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Dentistry in Houston, where she also later…