Board Certified Orthodontist near Sammamish, Issaquah, and Redmond
Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics, University of Washington
Member, Critical Issue Task Force, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO)
Communication Division Chair, Washington Society of Orthodontists (WSSO)
Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics
Member, American Lingual Orthodontic Association (ALOA)
Dr. Rooz Khosraviinterest in dentistry began early in his life, as he is a second generation dentist in his family. He grew up spending lots of time in his mother’s dental practice, and learning the importance of deeply caring about patients of all ages.
The joy of impacting others’ lives by improving their oral health is one of the main reasons Dr. Rooz decided to pursue dentistry. As an orthodontist, he sees the influence of a healthy and beautiful smile on children, teenagers and adults and enjoys being a part of this process for them.
Dr. Rooz obtained his dental degree from Azad University in Tehran. Following his dental education he decided to move into the field of basic sciences, beginning with a move to Montreal to pursue his graduate training in oral health sciences.
It was after these two degrees in the basic sciences that Dr. Rooz decided to transition back to the field of clinical dentistry, taking with him a deeper knowledge of bone movement, which made him keenly interested in the field of orthodontics.
Dr. Rooz enrolled in the orthodontics program at the University of Washington, one of the top orthodontics program worldwide.
He then completed a clinical residency and studied use of the Invisalign appliance to manage overbites. After his graduation, Dr. Rooz joined the department of orthodontics as an assistant professor to continue conducting research as well as to help implement new technology in the department. Additionally, he teaches both orthodontics graduate residents and dental students.
Dr. Rooz and his family live in Sammamish. He met his wife Elly – a New England native – in Boston. They were both surprised that soon after relocating to the PNW it felt like home, and they’ve decided to stay here and raise their son, Milo Kalhor.