“The best part of being an orthodontist is the satisfaction I receive when I see the continuous improvement in the physical and emotional well-being of my patients. Orthodontics allows me to change lives. It is meaningful to me to have skills that may be used to improve a person’s smile, giving them a renewed sense of confidence.
“The opportunity to establish life-long relationships and friendships with my patients and their families is so rewarding. My patients are amazing individuals. No matter their age, seven or 77, I learn something from each of them and they make me smile. The trust that develops between us is humbling. I am always touched by their excitement when I remove their braces, and they see their new and improved smile for the first time. It is contagious and wonderful!” — Dr. Al
Dr. Ibrahim Y. Alhussain received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He went on to receive his orthodontic certificate in 2006 from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at the Montefiore Medical Center in New York, where he was designated The Advanced Standing Resident.
His journey into the dental field started in France at the University of Louis Pasteur of Strasbourg where he obtained his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. He proceeded to receive an orthodontics degree and logged six years of experience as an orthodontist before moving on to advance his career in the United States.
Dr. Al served as a faculty member at the University of Louis Pasteur and the University of Pennsylvania, as well as lecturer at various international orthodontic meetings. He was also a member of the craniofacial team of Professor Lacoste at Louis Pasteur University Hospital, which treated patients with cleft lip and palate.
He is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Southern Association of Orthodontists, and the World Federation of Orthodontists. He is also a member, among others, of the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association, Friends of the Dental and Craniofacial Research, and the European Orthodontic Society.
In addition to being committed to his family, Dr. Al, a Virginian since 1998, has been serving the Northern Virginia community by raising dental health awareness in local schools. He is a member of the Smile Train Charity Group, a charity near and dear to his heart that provides free cleft surgeries for children around the world.
In his spare time, Dr. Al enjoys playing soccer and chess, as well as spending time with his wife and four children.