Meet Dr. Naficy

Dr. Kevin Naficy is a graduate of Farleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey, where he received his Master of Science in Dentistry as well as his Certificate of Training in Orthodontics. His Master’s Thesis was a candidate of the prestigious Milo Hellman Award for its innovative research on the suprahyoid muscles of the Rhesus monkey. Kevin was one of the founders of the Department of Graduate Orthodontics at the University of Tehran and was the president of the Iranian Association of Orthodontics from 1983-1985. In addition to his frequent guest lectures at Shiraz University during that time, Kevin was also chosen as the Orthodontic consultant to the Iranian National Bank Hospital and served this position until moving to the U.S. in 1986. He also served as the Secretary of the Asian Division of the International Association for Dental Research until 1986. In 2004, Dr. Naficy became a diplomat to the American Board of Orthodontics, the highest professional honor in Orthodontics.

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In addition to his extensive international experience in orthodontics, Kevin also continues to publish articles in accredited regional dental journals. Most recently, one of his patient cases was selected for publication in the Summer 2005 issue of PCSO Bulletin for it’s exemplary approach to treating patients with malocclusion. To see this article, please click here.

Dr. Naficy enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, playing tennis, skiing, and reading Persian poetry.

Dr. Naficy believes that healthy bodies promote healthy smiles and supports his patients’ active lifestyles. He is a proud sponsor of patient Jake Matthew’s (top row, 4th from right) lacrosse team. Visit the team site at www.sammamishlacrosse.com
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