Meet Dr. H

Dr. Bana Hosseinian, DDS, MDS

dr-h-portraitDr. Hosseinian (or you can just call her Dr. H) came to Roanoke with her family in 2015. She first began her studies while at the University of California, San Diego where she majored in Biochemistry and Cell Biology and still made time to minor in Music. She also participated in a music therapy program and played piano for patients to improve recovery. During college, she realized she had a passion to work with people and brighten their smiles. She was accepted into the Prestigious School of Dentistry at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Dr. H’s interest in enhancing the smiles of her patients didn’t end with finishing dental school.  Her passion soared, and after earning her DDS degree, Dr. H went on to pursue a 3-year highly specialized postgraduate training in orthodontics and maxillofacial orthopedics at the University of Pittsburgh.   During her orthodontic training, Dr. H had the incredible opportunity to conduct studies in the field of craniofacial research and received a Thomas Braun Distinctive Award and Scholarship while completing a Masters of Dental Science.

Her experience in craniofacial research during her orthodontic training sparked a lifetime interest in the subject, and it pushed her to continue her training. This time her passion took her to the Big Apple where she completed a fellowship in Cleft Lip and Palate, and Craniofacial Studies at New York University. During her fellowship, she not only gained experience in treating patients who were medically compromised and with special needs but also in treating patients who had more complicated bites, born with cleft lip and palate, and those with skeletal jaw discrepancies that required surgical orthodontic treatment.

Dr. H’s true passion is to help patients with facial differences and help them with their smile and bite, in addition to improving their quality of life.

Since living in the Star City, Dr. H and her husband have fallen in love with the mountains and people of the Roanoke Valley.  They have one young daughter and are proud to raise her as a true Roanoker.  In her spare time, you can find Dr. H spending time with her friends and family while doing outdoor activities like hiking, camping, and swimming.  She also loves relaxing at the end of the day by listening to music, playing piano in her spare time, or watching a good movie.   

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Dr. H is a board-certified specialist and a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) which is the highest level of educational achievement in orthodontic specialty.

She also assists the Carilion Clinic as adjunct faculty where she helps teach hospital dental residents as well as participates alongside the multidisciplinary Cleft Lip and Palate team.

Dr. H stays current with the literature in her fields and continues attending lectures and seminars. Dr. H is also a member of the following organizations:
  • American Dental Association
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Board of Orthodontics
  • American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
  • Virginia Dental Association
  • Roanoke Valley Dental Society
  • Roanoke Valley Orthodontic Society