areas of expertise
- Craniofacial orthodontics
- Surgical orthodontics
- Self-ligating brackets
Dr. Sona Bekmezian
Dr. Sona was born in Armenia and moved to southern California with her family when she was 2 years old. She grew up in the sunny San Fernando Valley and went on to complete her undergraduate studies in Biology at UCLA. She then moved to San Francisco to pursue her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree at UCSF. Dr. Sona worked as a general dentist in San Francisco for two years before returning to UCSF for her Orthodontic residency. She concurrently earned a Master’s in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences, studying how to protect teeth from the cavities that occur around braces during orthodontic treatment.
Dr. Sona lives in San Francisco with her sister. When she is not having fun working at Image Orthodontics, she is working on starting an orthodontic clinic for children with craniofacial anomalies at Children’s Hospital Oakland.
Dr. Sona loves singing along to Disney soundtracks, exploring the natural beauty of the San Francisco Bay Area, experimenting with ingredients in the kitchen, and teaching Sunday school for children at her local church.