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Dr. Sima Rafati received her bachelor's degree in arts with honors and distinction majoring in Genetics from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1989.
She then pursued dentistry and graduated from the University of California, San Francisco Dental School (UCSF), and was elected to the dental honor society of Omicron Kappa Upsilon in 1994. During her dental training, Dr. Rafati received Martin Scholarship and California Dental Association Scholarship for her outstanding academic performance and abilities.
Dr. Rafati continued her education at UCSF in the post-doctoral orthodontic program along with a master's degree in oral biology. She graduated from the orthodontic program in 1997. During her post-doctoral program, she received the award for exceptional interest in the development of oro-facial complex from the American Association of Orthodontics.
Dr. Rafati began practicing orthodontics in San Jose in 1997. In addition to treating children and adolescents, Dr. Rafati acquired extensive experience in multi-disciplinary adult orthodontics working in concert with other dental specialties. She has been an advocate of non-extraction treatment and has been very successful in resolving severely crowded cases and preventing teeth extraction in most of her cases.
Dr. Rafati has extensive experience with clear aligner therapy and has been using these appliances since 2001. Dr. Rafati also taught orthodontic treatment planning and diagnosis at UCSF.
Dr. Rafati is a member of the American Association of Orthodontics, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontics, American Dental Association California Dental Association, and Santa Clara Dental Association.
Dr. Rafati is a mother of two kids and loves outdoor activities with her family.