Dr. Espahbod is a Board Certified orthodontist. She received her dental degree from Bogomolets National Medical University in Kiev, Ukraine in 1998 and graduated as a valedictorian. She continued her education and received her master’s degree in Oral Medicine from University of Washington School of Dentistry in 2004. That gave her the opportunity to think broader as she learned a variety of head and neck diseases in depth including TMJ disorders. She then practiced both oral medicine and general dentistry and ran a successful practice in Seattle area for seven years while teaching at University of Washington. The love of mathematics and mechanics in high school and after, always kept Dr. Espahbod interested in orthodontics. In 2011, Dr. Espahbod entered the 3-year orthodontic program at New York University and graduated in 2014. The same year, she became board certified in orthodontics after spending many hours of additional studying and preparation for the exam and still maintains her board certification. She then decided to return to Seattle and she has been practicing orthodontics since in multiple offices, both private and non-profit low-income helping young patients and adults achieve a healthy smile and occlusion (bite), and teaching orthodontics at University of Washington alongside.
Dr. Espahbod carefully follows evidence-based orthodontic principles in her work and teaching (treatment supported by research), and believes in precision. She has experience in both fixed orthodontic appliance therapy (braces) and clear aligner therapy (Invisalign brand).
Besides expanding her knowledge further in orthodontics, Dr. Espahbod enjoys learning about her patients and listens carefully to them to make sure their needs are met.
In her spare time, she enjoys visiting her family, reading, art, traveling, hiking, skiing, cycling and always learning something new. Dr. Espahbod is fluent in Russian and Farsi.
Dr. Espahbod is a member of American Board of Orthodontics, American Dental Association, and Washington Sate Dental Association.