Dr. Yelena Akselrod
Dr. Akselrod is thrilled to be a part of the KNO family! Originally born in Ukraine, she moved to the states at a young age and grew up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Washington, and then moved to sunny Los Angeles to attend the University of California, Los Angeles for her dental degree, where she met her husband. She then earned her certificate in orthodontics and Master of Science in dentistry at the University of Washington.
Dr. Akselrod feels very fortunate to have returned home to the Pacific Northwest for her specialty training and to begin her career. She is passionate about providing personalized care to each patient and creating long-lasting, beautiful smiles.
This year, she and her husband welcomed their first bundle of joy, Gabriella. They love family time, exploring the outdoors and traveling to visit family!
Dr. William Brown
Born into a family of orthodontists, Dr. Will has known for as long as he can remember that this was the profession for him. Dr. Will grew up in Birmingham, Michigan, and spent more hours than he can count in his father’s office helping any way he could. After high school, Dr. Will spent time in Michigan (Go Blue!), Massachusetts and Florida learning his craft and serving in various class leadership positions, but he is ecstatic to finally be settled in Washington!
During his residency, he soaked up as much as he could, treating patients with the latest technology, such as 3D imaging, digital scanning, and Invisalign® to name a few. While completing his residency, Dr. Will pursued a master’s degree with a research focus of the patient-care relationship between orthodontists and other dental professionals.
Dr. Will and his wife, a general dentist, joins his sister- and brother-in-law and their two kids in Washington. While he has no children yet, in his spare time, Dr. Will loves to play tennis and basketball, ski, and cook. Additionally, he enjoys badgering his wife to get a dog and playing pirates with his niece and nephew.
Dr. Will is very excited to be the newest member of the team at Kirby Nelson Orthodontics and cannot wait to meet you all!