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Dr. Rebecca

Dr. Rebecca Bockow is a dual trained orthodontist and periodontist – the only dual trained provider in Seattle and one of only a handful in the country.


“Many of my patients think that braces and tooth alignment is only about a great looking smile. Orthodontics includes this, but an attractive smile is also a healthy smile. My goal is to provide all of my patients with optimal dental health and the fortunate benefit that their smiles will look terrific.”


She grew up the Greater Seattle area and attended University Prep for High School. She received a BS in Biology with Honors at Haverford College, where she also played Soccer, Squash, Tennis, and ran Cross Country and Track. She completed her DDS training at the University of Washington Dental School in 2007. Dr. Bockow practiced as a general dentist in Seattle for two years while simultaneously teaching at the UW dental school.

Dr. Bockow completed a highly selective dual-specialty program combining Orthodontics and Periodontics at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a board certified orthodontist and periodontist. While simultaneously enrolled in two residency programs, she also received a Masters in Oral Biology, focusing on intranasal Ketorolac for post-operative implant pain management.

Dr. Bockow lectures nationally on periodontics, orthodontics, interdisciplinary orthodontics, airway, and skeletal growth and development. She contributes to multiple professional journals as an author and editor. Dr. Bockow is also resident faculty at Spear Education.

Dr. Rebecca Bockow

Dr. Rebecca Bockow History

Dr. Bockow's journey to becoming a prominent figure in the dental industry is an inspiring one.

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) Training - Proud alumna of the University of Washington Dental School.
  • Dual Ortho/Perio Residency with Master’s in Oral Biology - Dr. Bockow's pursuit of excellence and dedication while attending the prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine resulted in her completing the dual periodontics/orthodontics residency in four years; a highly competitive program accepting only one applicant per year. During her time at the U of Penn dual program, she simultaneously earned a master’s degree in oral biology, and shortly thereafter went on to earn her board certification in both periodontics and orthodontics. Dr. Bockow's extensive studies along with her dual board certification constitute a remarkable feat in dentistry and are a testament to her passion in the field.
  • Practiced as a Restorative Dentist - in West Seattle for two years, where she decided her role on the dental team was to help set up the foundation for oral health with every patient.
  • New Practice - Upon graduating her dual ortho/perio program, Dr. Bockow returned to the Seattle area and started her practice under the name Seattle Smile Designs. Her original start-up had physical locations in Kenmore and Bellevue.
  • Practice Addition, 2014 - Dr. Bockow acquired a practice from Dr. John Moore, an orthodontist who taught in the University of Washington orthodontic department and was known as one of Seattle's most talented orthodontists, especially when it came to adult and interdisciplinary orthodontic plans. Dr. Moore took over the practice from his father, Dr. Alton Moore. During this time, the Bellevue location remained small but continued to grow organically by word-of-mouth reputation.
  • Additional Practice Addition, 2018 - Dr. Bockow merged with and ultimately assumed care of Dr. Don Joondeph’s orthodontic practice in Bellevue, WA. Dr. Joondeph’s practice was highly regarded and respected among the dental community as Dr. Joondeph was the former chairman of and remains on faculty at the University of Washington Department of Orthodontics. This transition was especially meaningful as Dr. Joondeph was Dr. Bockow’s childhood orthodontist.
  • National Reputation for Orthodontic Excellence - Dr. Bockow lectures and teaches nationally on periodontics, orthodontics, interdisciplinary orthodontics, airway, and skeletal growth and development.
Our goal is a beautiful smile at two locations
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