Dr. Joseph Yousefian, DMD

Dr. Joseph Yousefian, DMD

Orthodontics  |  
Male  |  
Age 59
Dr. Yousefian has been recognized by his peers as an expert in his field. He has been providing cutting-edge diagnosis, prevention and comprehensive treatment for health conscious individuals with complex issues including; bite problems, TMJ-related jaw pain and headaches, snoring and sleep apnea and facial aging for over 23 years. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. Dr. Yousefian obtained his degree in dentistry from Washington University in St. Louis in 1987, and completed three years of post-graduate training in orthodontics at Ohio State University in 1991. He received dual Masters of Science Degree in Biology and Physical Anthropology. Dr. Yousefian has served as a Clinical Assistant Professor and Orthodontic Research Associate at Ohio State University and the University of Washington Department of Pediatrics and Orthodontics. He is actively involved with several research projects including; a National Institutes of Health funded project in collaboration with the University of Washington, University of Minnesota, University of Alabama and other universities across the United States and Canada. He is an active lecturer nationally and internationally to universities, dental and medical societies and study clubs. He has contributed more than 30 publications and chapters in refereed scientific journals and textbooks. His innovative approach to treatment of TMD and sleep apnea has been taught to the dental and medical practitioners in his study clubs called "Comprehensive Treatment Seminars." He has been invited to numerous local and international meetings as well as TV health programs, to present his experience with this new integrative medical/dental treatment paradigm "Teledontics". Dr. Yousefian is a consultant to several dental and orthodontic companies and is recognized for his innovative treatment techniques and philosophy in prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of related issues with temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children and adults. His strategy for management of OSA, TMD and facial aging as effective medical/dental protocols for comprehensive treatment of these disorders has been published in the bestselling dental textbook "Goal-Directed Orthodontics" in 2013, second edition in 2015, Spanish version 2017. Dr. Yousefian's passion for scientific research has won him numerous accolades, including the internationally recognized American Association of Orthodontists Award of Special Merit. He is also a chapter author in the upcoming medical reference textbook titled Metabolic Therapies in Orthopedics, 2nd Edition (CRC Press 2018) in collaboration with 30 key opinion leaders, academicians and scientists from John Hopkins Medical School and other research centers around the world, where he shares his expertise in teledontics,treatment of TMJ-sleep disorders, and the reduction of pain in musculoskeletal disorders. Dr. Yousefian has obtained several undisputed patents on orthodontic and sleep appliances which are currently manufactured and distributed by leading orthodontic laboratories. RECENT PUBLICATIONS: Yousefian J. Brown M.: Reduction in Orthopedic Conditions Through Treatment of Pharyngorofacial Disorders. Metabolic Therapies in Orthopedics, Second Edition. Editors; Kenneth Cintron MD, Ingrid Kohlstadt MD, Johns Hopkins Medical School. Yousefian J., Brown M., Bobek S., Chiang N., Chiang R.,: Treatment of Chronic Temporomandibular Joint Pain and Sleep Disordered Breathing by Teledontic and Telegnathic Protocol Utilizing Total Joint Replacement. Open Journal of Orthopedics, Vol.7 No.10, pp 308-319 October 2017. Yousefian J., Brown M.: Teledontics and Telegnathic Surgery for Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome Utilizing Surgically Assisted Mandibular Expansion (SAME) EC Dental Science 14.1 (2017): 31-39, September 12, 2017.

1515 116th Ave NE Ste 105

Bellevue, WA 98004

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This content was provided by Dr. Yousefian "Treatment techniques and protocols in prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of related issues with bite and orthodontic problems, temporomandibular disorders (TMD), facial deformities and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children and adults.

Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics

Diplomate, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine"


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Practice Areas

  • Orthodontics
  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

Conditions Treated

  • Dental Crowding
  • Dental Disorders
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Jaw Misalignment Leading to TMJ
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Overbite
  • TMJ
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • Thumb Sucking
  • Tooth Abrasion
  • Tooth Attrition
  • Tooth Loss
  • Underbite


  • Clear Dental Braces
  • Invisalign®
  • Metal Dental Braces
  • Non-Surgical Bite Correction
  • Removable Appliances
  • Retainers

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  • Washington University / College Of Dental Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • The Ohio State Univ
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Patient Comments (6)
in Renton, WA |
I have been a patient of Dr. Yousefian’s since 2012. From the beginning, the process was very thorough with options for me to choose. My situation was serious so I appreciated the careful considerations. The three women who work with him are friendly and very good at their jobs. Those at the front desk are also friendly. After five years, I am pretty much done and am happy with the results.
Gresham, OR |
Dr. Yousefian and his team has treated myself and my entire family. I had braces twice as a child and got some very nice straight teeth, but it didn’t fix the root issues. Dr. Y fixed the root cause and now my kids see him as I don’t want them to go through the same things I had too. He is very thorough, patient, and good with the kids. My three sensory kids let him work in their mouths...
I went to see Dr. Yousefian for chronic headaches and jaw pain. He was very thorough in his initial exams and met with my husband and myself and explained what our options were and the best way to proceed. He not only addressed my orthodontic needs but also encouraged overall health. It was a long process but in the end it was well worth it. I no longer suffer with daily headaches and an added bonus I now have beautiful straight teeth and a wonderful smile.
in Seattle, WA |
Dr. Yousefian and staff is great to work with. They are very thorough when they explain things and make sure you understand everything before starting treatment. Dr. Yousefian is a great orthodontist who takes care of your teeth and over all health.
in Issaquah, WA |
Dr. Yousefian has treated my entire family and myself. My son had Sleep Apnea, which was cured and I myself had TMJ problems which led to chronic headaches. I could not be happier with my treatment.
in Bellevue, WA |
Careful. Was evaluated for TMJ. Very time consuming process involving weekly visits with minute measurements which were largely insignificant. In the end, they tried to oversell with glossy photo's as testimonial which was totally unnecessary. Ask yourself - why would you enrich a practitioner to well over $10K+ out of pocket for unnecessary procedure. When confronted, and questioned at length Dr. You selfish finally conceded that work at 1/3 the cost was sufficient. Ask questions, instead of
We are so sorry about the experience that this patient has had with our practice. Our treatment philosophy is based on comprehensive treatment of root causes of the related problems, and cannot satisfy the need of patients who are looking for a quick fix. As much as we would like to make every patient happy there are unreasonable requests for fee reduction that cannot be done based on compromising the treatment quality.
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