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Elara Orthodontics

16733 West Airport Boulevard Suite 270, Richmond, TX 77407
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Business Description

Elara Orthodontics is located in Richmond. This office works with patients of all ages, including children, to provide them with braces, Invisalign, and other orthodontics services. Orthodontist Dr. Sara Abedini is a former hygienist who has been practicing orthodontics and dentistry since 2017. She provides compassionate, gentle care for all of her patients. Dr. Abedini is a diplomat for the American Board of Orthodontics and an affiliate member of the Edward H. Angle Society.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Can a dental hygienist become an orthodontist?

A dental hygienist completes a bachelor's degree in dental hygiene to receive their accreditation. After this, they can choose to continue their education to become an orthodontist. They'll first need to complete a four-year doctoral program to get a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree. After which, they'll continue on to an orthodontist specialty.

How much does an orthodontist assistant make?

According to, the median annual salary for an orthodontist assistant in 2020 was $34,477. However, this salary can vary greatly depending on the state the orthodontist assisting is working in, the total hours worked, level of experience, and other factors.

How do I become an orthodontist assistant?

An orthodontist assistant will need to complete a certificate or associate’s degree in dental assisting and get certified to practice. Each state might have slightly different requirements, such as state exams, to become an orthodontist assistant. You’ll need to:

  • Review your state’s requirements
  • Choose a certification or associate's degree program in your area, enroll, and graduate
  • Pass the certification exam

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