Fedora Katz, DMD
Dr. Katz began her education at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, Romania, in the school of dentistry. Upon completion of her studies there, she graduated the orthodontic program at the dental school of Bucharest. Wanting to be the very best possible, Dr. Katz continued her orthodontic education at the University of Washington and finished three additional years of specialty training at the school of dentistry.
Following the advice of her father, who is a dentist, Dr. Katz decided to become an orthodontist at a young age. “He said that orthodontics is the best profession in the world. I believed him and pursued my career in orthodontics.” Dr. Katz loves working with children and teenagers “because they are so inspiring, positive, and playful,” noting that, “my favorite thing is to see them at the end of treatment with a gorgeous smile.”
In her free time, Dr. Katz loves to paint and spend time with children. “One day, I hope to organize painting events for the younger ones so we can spread the magic of creativity and color in all families.”
She and her husband, Danny, love the Pacific Northwest, where they met, and hope to create miracles in the communities around them.
Soleil Roberts, DDS
Soleil Roberts is so excited to be a part of the KNO family! A Philadelphia native, she moved to Washington for her orthodontic training and is now happy to call the Pacific Northwest her home. Inspired by her parents, who are both orthodontists on the east coast, she received her undergraduate and dental degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. She then earned her Certificate in Orthodontics and Master of Science in Dentistry from the University of Washington, followed by an 18-month fellowship in Craniofacial Orthodontics at Seattle Children’s Hospital (a level of training achieved by only a handful of orthodontists worldwide!). She leads a cleft lip/palate and pediatric sleep apnea clinic in the Graduate Orthodontic Department at the University of Washington and is affiliated with the Northwest Cleft Team. Her research, teaching, and lecturing focuses on orthodontic interventions for pediatric sleep apnea and advancements in cleft and craniofacial care. For fun, she and her husband Michael enjoy travelling to see family and spending time on the water, wakeboarding and kiteboarding!
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!