At BB Braces Braces, our team of orthodontists has more than 100 years of combined experience, providing you with the highest quality of patient care at a variety of locations in Georgia. Our locations include orthodontic offices in Acworth, Hiram, Covington, Marietta, Alpharetta, Suwanee, and McDonough. Our team has completed more than 3,000 unique orthodontic cases, leveraging our experience to accommodate advanced, complex orthodontic needs. Meet the doctors at BB Braces Braces by reading our orthodontist information and bios below!
Dr. Kar grew up in Toronto, Canada before moving to Atlanta, Georgia as a teenager. After high school, she embarked on a long academic journey that began with a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts and a Master’s Degree in Project Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology. After working in the design and development industry for several years, Dr. Kar made the bold decision to change careers and follow her passion of oral healthcare. She attended the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. During her time at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Kar founded the Women’s Dental Association and served as Class President. In addition to numerous awards and academic scholarships, she was also awarded the prestigious University of Minnesota President’s Student Leadership and Service Award, recognizing her accomplishments and contributions as an outstanding student leader. In 2015, Dr. Kar published her research entitled, “The Readability of Media Resources for Families with Cleft Lip and Palate” in the Journal of Medical Resources. After completing dental school, Dr. Kar continued her training by specializing in orthodontics. During her residency, she earned her second Master of Science degree and a Certificate in Orthodontics. She also had the opportunity to teach pediatric dentists and dental students, and mentored high school students who were interested in the dental profession and science as a whole. She is a proud member of the American Association of Orthodontics, American Dental Association, Give Kids a Smile, and is a board certified Fellow of The Royal College of Dentists of Canada.
Dr. Kar is passionate about new technologies and techniques in orthodontics that allow treatment times to be shorter and more comfortable for patients. Her customized comprehensive treatment plans are geared to improve function and enhance one’s own unique smile aesthetics. Her training includes but is not limited to:
- Invisalign certified
- Phase I and II treatment
- Growth modifications
- Craniofacial anomalies
- Implant planning
- Impacted canine recovery
- TAD placement
- Accelerated tooth movement
When she’s not creating beautiful smiles, Dr. Kar enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, oil painting, and sculpting. She is also an active member of the community and is especially passionate about mentoring young people to enhance their leadership skills.
One of our most prominent orthodontists, Dr. Nia focuses on offering world-class patient care, leveraging the latest in bracket technology to provide high-quality orthodontic treatments with functional and aesthetic outcomes. In our inviting orthodontic practice, Dr. Nia utilizes his extensive experience, including a DMD and DDS degree, and two Master’s degrees in orthodontics and pediatric dentistry, to provide our patients with affordable, effective solutions.
A member of the OKU elite national dental society, Dr. Nia’s extensive understanding of adolescent development through pediatric training allows him to create treatment plans that are age-appropriate and effective, minimizing the amount of time a patient spends in braces. Using alternative orthodontic approaches like clear braces and Invisalign, he customizes plans for our patients that are best for their unique needs.
Dr. Ashkan Mahdavi has experience in general dentistry and orthodontics. Dr. Ash grew up in Woodland Hills, California before pursuing a dental degree and a masters in business administration at the University of Nevada. He continued his academic career by receiving a certificate in orthodontics from the Georgia School of Orthodontics.
Dr. Ash has a background in teaching as a clinical instructor which explains his need to involve his patients in their orthodontic experience, striving to exceed their expectations every step of the way. In addition, he has held numerous leadership positions including Clinic Director of the Ferrin Dental Clinic and has been recognized as a strong academician, inducted as a member of the prestigious national honor society Omicron Kappa Upsilon as well as the Dean’s List.
Dr. Ash enjoys working out, cheering on the LA Clippers and Chargers, photography, droning, spending time with his cat son Henri, and Instagram influencing – follow him @am.ortho.
Dr. Lauren A. Gordon grew up in Alpharetta, Georgia. She graduated with honors from Howard University in Washington, DC with a B.S. in Biology. Dr. Gordon went on to obtain her of Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Howard University where she was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. While in dental school, Dr. Gordon conducted salivary gland research at the National Institute of Health(NIH)-National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.
Following dental school, Dr. Gordon chose to continue her training by specializing in orthodontics. She completed a three-year Orthodontic Residency program at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she earned both a Certificate in Orthodontics and Master of Science degree. The focus of her Master’s research was the relationship between obesity and craniofacial size in children and adolescents.
When she is not helping to create beautiful smiles, Dr. Gordon enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her dog Toby!
Dr. Harris is a native of the metro Atlanta area. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. Dr. Harris pursued his dental education at Meharry Medical College where he was awarded various scholarships, received the dean’s list each year, and was inducted into the Omicron Omicron Chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. During this time, Dr. Harris was also heavily involved in various extracurricular activities, which included numerous leadership positions. In addition to receiving his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from Meharry Medical College, Dr. Harris received a Health Policy Scholars Certificate for his education and studies under the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy.
As a dental student, Dr. Harris became interested in pursuing a residency in orthodontics, and was accepted into the orthodontic residency program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Harris received a Master of Science degree and an Orthodontics Specialty Certificate from the University of Illinois at Chicago. His master’s dissertation focused on linear and angular measurements of mandibles using three-dimensional CBCT scans. Dr. Harris earned an award at the UIC College of Dentistry as a result of his master’s thesis research.
When he is not practicing orthodontics, Dr. Harris enjoys casual bike rides, traveling, singing, and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. David P. Lee has been practicing dentistry for over 21 years helping patients achieve their dream smile. He graduated dental school from the University of Pennsylvania and earned an Advanced Education General Dentistry residency certificate. He later continued his specialty training, finishing his Master of Science in Oral Biology and received his certificate in Orthodontics from Temple University.
He is a retired US Airforce officer and has been stationed here in the US as well as Germany and Okinawa Japan. Col Lee held many positions and served as the Chairman of the Tri-Service Orthodontic Residency Program at Lackland AFB.. During his tenure in the Air Force, he not only treated thousands of patients but trained numerous orthodontists.
Dr. Lee has been married for 20 years, has one daughter and they are happy to be living close to family here in Georgia. His hobbies when he is not practicing include; photography, mountain biking, running, hiking, traveling, and reading.
Dr. Ambre Kragor was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Washington in Seattle, graduating with honors. She pursued her dental education at the University of Washington, where she graduated in the top of her class with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Dr. Kragor then moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan to complete her three year specialty training at the University of Michigan. There she received her Masters of Science in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. Her masters dissertation was focused on biomarkers of root resorption and root matrix turnover in gingival crevicular fluid and whole saliva. Dr. Kragor then moved to the beautiful state of Georgia with her husband, Andy, who is a Georgia native.
While in dental school and during her orthodontics training, Dr. Kragor received many awards and scholarships for her academic merit and clinical achievements. Her passions in orthodontics are focused on comprehensive care and achieving ideal outcomes for every patient. In addition, she spends a lot of her time volunteering for patients with craniofacial abnormalities such as cleft lip, cleft palate, and associated syndromes. She not only enjoys volunteering for dental clinics treating patients in need, but she also loves helping her church and volunteering in the community. She is a compassionate orthodontist who strives to make every patient have a great outcome from their clinical treatment and she wants them to have fun while doing so.
When Dr. Kragor is not practicing orthodontics, she enjoys spending time with her husband, friends, and her family. She loves being outdoors and especially enjoys hiking and fishing. Dr. Kragor has a passion for photography and loves cheering on UGA during football season. Go Dawgs!!!
Call us at (770) 222-2322 to schedule a free orthodontic consultation with our local orthodontists at one of our office locations in Georgia. You can also get in touch with us by filling out our brief online form. At your appointment, you’ll meet the doctors of BB Braces Braces, who develop effective, affordable treatment plans that are right for you!