Dr. Ashkan Ghaffari
Dr. Ghaffari grew up in Northern Virginia. He attended Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology where he perfected the art of balancing a difficult academic workload with the intense physical challenges of wrestling and Tae Kwon Do.
He also spent time computer programming and he continues to embrace technology.
Dr. Ghaffari seeks to give each patient the treatment he wants for himself and his family in a cheerful and pleasant atmosphere.
He enjoys interacting with patients, seeing beautiful results develop, establishing life-long friendships, and utilizing cutting-edge technology and techniques in orthodontics to achieve the best results. He is a firm believer in treating each patient individually and as conservatively as possible.
Education and Experience
- Master’s Degree in Orthodontics, Medical College of Virginia
- Doctor of Dental Surgery, Medical College of Virginia
- Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Degrees, Duke University
- Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Despite receiving an admission offer from West Point, Dr. Ghaffari decided to stay closer to his family and attend Duke University. He double-majored in Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering, earned a 4.0-grade point average, and graduated summa cum laude.
Next, Dr. Ghaffari attended the Medical College of Virginia (MCV) where he studied dentistry and orthodontics. Dr. Ghaffari graduated at the top of his dental class and received numerous academic commendations for his excellent performance and outstanding service to the community.
While at MCV, he received grants to study the genetics of tooth eruption and the effects of the Medicaid program on orthodontic outcomes.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Give Kids a Smile Northern Virginia, Chairman
- Medical College of Virginia Orthodontic Education and Research Foundation
- Northern Virginia Dental Society Executive Committee
- Northern Virginia Orthodontic Study Club
- Tau Beta Pi Honor Society
- Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
Dr. Ghaffari has received numerous accolades and awards for his skills as a clinician and for his ability to think critically in taxing situations.
He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists. As a former member of the VCU Craniofacial/Facial Reconstruction Team, he has had extensive experience with difficult interdisciplinary cases requiring orthognathic jaw surgery.
Serving Vienna & Beyond
In addition, Dr. Ghaffari has volunteered on various mission trips both locally and abroad to provide dental services in impoverished communities.
Dr. Ghaffari helps organize the annual Give Kids a Smile event in Northern Virginia to provide thousands of dollars of dental treatment to children who could not afford it otherwise.
Outside the Office
Dr. Ghaffari and his wife have two adorable girls with another on the way that keep them inspired and energized. In his free time, Dr. Ghaffari plays the guitar, bikes, and soaks up every second he can with his babies.