Dr. Lateefah Washington, DMD, MS
The Brace Place has been built on a strong tradition, which has served Grand Prairie, Arlington, Irving, Dallas, Duncanville, and Cedar Hill for over 30 years. It is my mission to continue and expand on this tradition by exceeding your expectations with the highest quality of care and customer service in an amazingly friendly and stylish environment. I began this mission by first completing my orthodontic training after becoming a dentist and then limiting my practice to exclusively orthodontics. This has allowed me to treat hundreds of the most difficult cases a year. After being in the dental field for over 10 years, I can say I have successfully treated over a thousand patients. This experience has lead several dentist to choose me when they refer their patients for orthodontic care. It is this experience and knowledge that will allow me to obtain outstanding results for you or your loved one.
As a previous orthodontic patient I can appreciate the commitment necessary from the patients and parents in order to achieve the smile that they deserve. As I view every patient as my own family member you can rest assured that I will do everything in my power to give you the best smile possible during treatment.
I grew up in New York City but after completing my residency, I decided I wanted a change in scenery and decided to move to Texas. I am passionate about helping others and enthusiastically support Doctors without Borders, Fistula Foundation, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. I also support many local schools and civic organizations. In my spare time, I enjoy playing tennis, spending time with my family, and taking my dogs to the dog park.
Bachelor of Arts: Cornell University
DMD: New Jersey Dental School – Graduated in Top 10, Inducted into OKU Dental Honor Society
Certificate of Orthodontics: University of Minnesota -Graduated in top 6
Masters of Science: University of Minnesota -Graduated in top 6
Memberships: American Association of Orthodontists, Southwestern Association of Orthodontist, Texas Dental Association, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, Texas Dental Association, American Dental Association
Recognitions: Top Orthodontist by the Consumers’ Research Council of America