Dr. Laura Iwasaki is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthodontics at Oregon Health & Science University. Her research focus is the biomechanics of the human craniomandibular complex with special interests in the TMJ, jaw muscles, and tooth movement. Her responsibilities include clinical and didactic teaching and research supervision in the advanced education, dental and graduate programs. Dr. Iwasaki received her formal education at the Universities of British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba. She is a Diplomate of the ABO and has been involved in the clinical practice of orthodontics for several decades.