Dr. Burcu Bayirli, DDS MS PhDBellevue Orthodontist
About Dr. Bayirli
Dr. Burcu Bayirli is an orthodontist trained at the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry. She is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Washington in the Departments of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry where she teaches dental students and orthodontic and pediatric residents. Dr. Bayirli’s focus in teaching pediatric dentistry is on early orthodontic treatment for young children. Dr. Bayirli is also the orthodontic clerkship director for dental students studying to be dentists at the University of Washington, School of Dentistry. She regularly lectures on complex topics in orthodontics to the orthodontic residents. Dr. Bayirli also conducts scientific research, with a focus on public health orthodontics and dentoskeletal effects of orthodontic appliances. She is a published author to many scientific articles and textbook chapters.
Dr. Bayirli is originally from Turkey and was born and raised in Istanbul where she attended the American Academy for Girls. After completing her dental degree, she moved to Michigan in 1993 where she completed her orthodontic training and earned her MS and PhD degrees. Drs. Bayirli and Riolo are married and have two beautiful daughters, Mina and Banu. In 2011, they moved permanently from Michigan to the Pacific Northwest which they have since called their home. When not in the office, Dr. Bayirli loves spending time with her family. She is an avid skier and loves to go on bike rides to explore Seattle and Bellevue’s charming neighborhoods!
- PhD in Epidemiology – University of Michigan School of Public Health (2006)
- Certificate in orthodontics – University of Michigan, Department of Orthodontics (1996)
- Master of Science (MS) degree –
- University of Michigan, Department of Orthodontics (1996)
- Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) – Istanbul University, School of Dentistry (1993)
Diplomate of The American Board of Orthodontics
Dr. Bayirli is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO). This is a voluntary and challenging process beyond the three years required to become an orthodontist. Only about one-third of orthodontists in the United States are certified by the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr. Bayirli’s status as a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics demonstrates her passion and commitment to excellence in orthodontics.
- 2011–Present: Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Washington, School of Dentistry, Departments of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry
- 2006–2011: Assistant Professor at the University of Detroit Mercy, School of Dentistry Department of Orthodontics
Hou D, Capote R, Bayirli B, Huang G. The Effect of Digital Diagnostic Setups on Orthodontic Treatment Planning. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2019.
Katchoi M, Cohanim B, Tai S, Bayirli B, Spiekerman C, Huang G. Effect of supplemental vibration on orthodontic treatment with aligners: A randomized trial. Am J Orthod Dentofac Orthop 2018;153(3):336-346.
Finkleman SA, Bayirli B. Prevalence of Gingival Recession After Orthodontic Tooth Movement. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2018;153(3):336-346.
Niousha Saghafi, Lisa J. Heaton, Burcu Bayirli, David L. Turpin, Roozbeh Khosravi, and Anne-Marie Bollen. Influence of clinicians’ experience and gender on extraction decision in orthodontics. The Angle Orthodontist: September 2017, Vol. 87, No. 5, pp. 641-650.
Kim S, Katchooi M, Bayirli B, Sarikaya M, Korpak AM, Huang GJ. Predicting Improvement of Postorthodontic White Spot Lesions. Am J Orthod Dentofac Orthop 2016;149:625-33.
Davis B, Bayirli B, Ramsay DS, Turpin DL, Paige A, Riedy CA. “Why do you want your child to have braces?” Investigation the motivation of Hispanic/Latino and white parents. Am J Orthod Dentofac Orthop 2015;148(5):771-81.
Bayirli B, Vaden JL, Johnston LEJ Jr. Long term mandibular skeletal and dental effects of standard edgewise treatment. Am J Orthod Dentofac Orthop 2013;144:682-90.
Kegler M, Pangrazio-Kulbersh V, Berger J, Bayirli B. Treatment effects of the MARA in patients with Class II skeletal malocclusions. Angle Orthod 2012;82(6):971-977.
Ibitayo AO, Pangrazio-Kulbersh V, Berger J, Bayirli B. Dentoskeletal effects of functional appliances vs bimaxillary surgery in hyperdivergent Class II patients. Angle Orthod, 2011; 81(2):304-11.
Siara-Olds NJ, Pangrazio-Kulbersh V, Berger J, Bayirli B. Long-term dento-skeletal changes with the Bionator, Herbst, Twin Block, and MARA functional appliances. Angle Orthod, 2010;80(1):18-29.
Thornberg, M.J., Riolo CS, Bayirli, B., Riolo ML, VanTubergen, E. A., and Kulbersh, R. “Periodontal Pathogen Levels in an Adolescents Before, During and After Fixed Orthodontic Appliance Therapy, Am J Orthod Dentofac Orthop, 2009;135(1):95-98.
Pangrazio-Kulbersh V, Berger JL, Janisse FN, Bayirli B. Long-term stability of Class III treatment: rapid palatal expansion and protraction facemask vs LeFort I maxillary advancement osteotomy. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2007 Jan;131(1):7.e9-19.
Bayirli B. Relationship of Respiratory Disease and Allergy to Malocclusion, Doctoral Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2006
Sarma A, Foxman B, Bayirli B, Haefner H, Sobel JD. Epidemiology of Vulvar Vestibulitis Syndrome: An Exploratory Case-Control Study. Sex Transm Inf, 1999;75:320-326.
Bayirli B. Mandibular Response, Master’s Thesis, University of Michigan, 1996.
Chapters in Textbooks
Bayirli B. Clinical Epidemiology and Malocclusion, Chapter 10, p.. In Riolo ML, Avery JK (eds.): Essentials for Orthodontic Practice, 1st edition, Grand Haven, EFOP, 2003.
Bayirli B. Clinical Epidemiology and Malocclusion, Chapter 10, p.. IN Riolo ML, Avery JK (eds.): Essentials for Orthodontic Practice, 1st edition, Grand Haven, a Vitalsource Technologies, DVD publication, Vitalsource key, www.vitalbook.com, 2004.
Bayirli B. Clinical Epidemiology and Malocclusion, Chapter 10, p.. IN Riolo ML, Avery JK (eds.): Essentials for Orthodontic Practice, 2nd edition, Grand Haven, a Vitalsource Technologies, DVD publication, Vitalsource key, www.vitalbook.com, 2007.
Bayirli B, Riolo CS, Thornberg M, Riolo ML. Treatment Tactics for Problems Related to Dentofacial Discrepancies in Three Planes of Space. Chapter 10, In: Mosby’s Orthodontic Review, eds: English J, Peltomaki T,Pham-Litschel, K. (March 2008)
Bayirli B. Clinical Epidemiology and Malocclusion, Chapter 10, p.. IN Riolo ML, Avery JK (eds.): Essentials for Orthodontic Practice, 3rd edition, Grand Haven, 2010.
Bayirli B, Kim-Berman H, Puntillo A. Embracing Novel Technologies in Dentistry and Orthodontics. Craniofacial Growth Series, Ann Arbor, MI, 2020, http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/153991.
Riolo C, Bayirli B. In-House Orthodontic Workflow Using 3D Printing. In: Bayirli B, Berman-Kim H, Puntillo A (eds.): Embracing Novel Technologies in Dentistry and Orthodontics, Craniofacial Growth Series, Ann Arbor, MI, 2020, http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/153991.