40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

REBECCA BOCKOW

  • Kenmore, WA
  • Seattle Smile Designs

Age:

33

Name of Practice:

Seattle Smile Designs

Specialty:

Orthodontics

Education:

MS in oral biology, the University of Pennsylvania; DDS, University of Washington Dental School; combined orthodontics and periodontics four-year program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry


Why She Was Nominated

With her practice located in a building near periodontists and other specialists, Dr. Bockow says she’s extremely fortunate to be able to collaborate with many other health-care professionals to provide comprehensive care for her patients.

Philosophy

“When we work collaboratively on our patients’ behalf, we can ultimately deliver the highest level of care.”

Exciting New Trend

Study clubs, whatever the venue. Dr. Bockow participates in several in-person groups, such as Seattle Study Club, as well as online forums like Dental XP.

Advice To Aspiring Dentists

“Find mentors and get connected with study clubs. Those have been my two game-changers. Seattle Study Club opened my eyes in ways I never would have expected. Never stop learning.”

Something People Don't Know

“I’m an endurance-sport junkie. Running, cycling, swimming, hiking, trail running: I like it all.”