OUR DOCTORS AND TEAM

Dr. Minou Karbakhsch - Periodontist

Dr. Minou Karbakhsch (Kar-bash) completed her dental education in Gottingen/Germany. She practiced general dentistry in a Family Dentistry Practice and was an assistant professor at the Medical University in Hannover/Germany where she also completed her Doctoral Dissertation (PhD).

Dr. Karbakhsch completed the Postdoctoral Program in Periodontics/Implants at the University of Washington in Seattle. In addition, she also completed a one year Implant Prosthetic Residency with special emphasis on anterior implant restorations and aesthetics at the Graduate Prosthodontics Department of the same University.

Upon completion of her training, Dr. Karbakhsch taught at the University of Washington. She has been in private periodontal practice since 1999 with her current office locations in Tacoma, Puyallup, and Kirkland.

Dr. Karbakhsch is the director of the Seattle study Club (Greater Pierce County Study Club), a Comprehensive Dental Study Club for general dentists and dental hygienists. She is also the co-founder and co-chair of ICDE - (Institute for Comprehensive Dental Education) and the PiC- Group in Koeln/Germany.

Lecturing nationally and internationally, Dr. Karbakhsch is an active member of several professional organizations both in the United States and Europe. Locally, she has taught at the University of Washington and Shoreline Community College in the Dental Hygiene Department. Dr. Karbakhsch is a Diplomat of the American Board of Periodontology.

Besides her love and dedication to dentistry, periodontics, and teaching, in her spare time Dr. Karbakhsch enjoys the greater outdoors. She is active in mountaineering and skiing (she is a licensed ski instructor in Germany), track and field (she competes in the international masters division as well as trail running with her black lab, Daisy), golfing, the fine arts, opera, stimulating conversation, and creative cooking with friends and family.

She is actively involved in supporting various local charities, building community health care centers to enhance access to care and with the world affairs council in facing local and global issues. Dr. Karbakhsch speaks fluently four languages which has been a pleasant surprise to many of our patients during their visit.