Dr. J’s passion is helping patients achieve an attractive and healthy smile. His outstanding specialty training, commitment to excellence, and clinical experience are a dynamite combination that will ensure you and/or your family will receive the highest quality of orthodontic care.
Dr. Joondeph has long served on faculty at the University of Washington, as chairman of the orthodontic department from 1975 to 1984, for example, and he is currently a professor emeritus of orthodontics. This teaching and research relationship has enabled Dr. J to keep up to date with the “latest and greatest” in orthodontic innovations and technology.
Dr. Joondeph received his undergraduate, dental, and orthodontic degrees from Northwestern University in Chicago. Following orthodontic specialty training, he came west for a two-year orthodontic fellowship at the University of Washington and subsequently decided to make his home in the Seattle area.
Dr. J has always believed that contributing or “paying back” is an essential responsibility of being part of a profession and community. To this end, he has served as president of the Washington State Society of Orthodontics, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontics, American Association of Orthodontics, and American Board of Orthodontics.
When he’s not helping to create beautiful smiles, Dr. J enjoys spending time with his family, reading, and sports; a sports memorabilia exhibit is on display at the office which represents many of the sporting events he has either attended or been associated with. Most items have a “story” behind them that Dr. J would be happy to share with you.