Team Orthodontic Excellence

Puyallup Office

Meet the Team

We want all our patients to feel right at home, and you are always our top priority. Our staff is friendly, efficient and professional. Our treatment team consists of certified orthodontic professionals, and our office staff has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars, including the American Association of Orthodontists Annual Meeting.

Meet the
Doctors

Dr. Helena Skountrianos

DDS, MSD

Dr. Skountrianos earned her Dental Degree from the University of Athens, Greece, in 1999. After graduating at the top of her class, she continued her training in the United States on a scholarship sponsored by the European Union. She attended Saint Louis University, where she received a Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics and a Master’s of Science in Dentistry and completed a Cleft Lip and Palate fellowship, graduating in 2002.

Moving from St. Louis to Boston, Dr. Skountrianos shared her love of learning as an Assistant Professor and Director of Predoctoral Orthodontics at Boston University. Three years later, she relocated to Washington State, where she is a respected provider of orthodontic care.

Dr. Skountrianos is devoted to life-long learning. She is among a small percentage of orthodontists worldwide who have passed rigorous academic and clinical examinations to become a Board Certified Specialist (“Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics”). She is a “Kois Recognized Specialist”, after having attended the Kois Center, one of the country`s leading institutions for advanced dental training.

Dr. Skountrianos lectures internationally and remains very active in research. She is the founder and director of the Interdisciplinary Study Group Northwest and is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Washington State Dental Society and the Pierce County Dental Society.

While in Boston, Dr. Skountrianos met her husband and fellow orthodontist, Dr. Bobby Virk. They have two amazing sons, Karan and Aris. Outside orthodontics, she is an art lover and a painter herself.

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My practice philosophy is to treat the whole person, not just the dentition.
I love orthodontics because it can transform a person on the inside and out.

Dr. Bobby Virk

DDS, MSD

Dr. Virk earned his Dental Degree from the University of Pennsylvania Dental School in 1998 and called Pacific Northwest home! After running a very busy Family and Cosmetic Dental Group Practice for six years, Dr. Virk decided to pursue his dream as an Orthodontist. He completed his advanced postdoctoral training at Boston University, where he received his Orthodontic Degree and a Master of Science in Dentistry. He returned to Washington State in 2006 and started his orthodontic career.

With the cosmetic and general dentistry background Dr. Virk has a unique prospective of addressing the orthodontic needs of his patients. He works very closely with general and cosmetic dentists, as well as other dental specialists, in order to provide personalized orthodontic care for both children and adults. He also has special interest in TMJ dysfunctions and sleep apnea.

Dr. Virk is very active regarding orthodontic research and strives to keep updated with the latest advances in orthodontics. He accumulates over 200 hours of continuing education hours per year. Dr. Virk is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, the World Federation of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Washington State Dental Society, the King County Dental Society and the Interdisciplinary Study Group Northwest.

Dr. Virk loves spending time with his wife Dr. Skountrianos and their two sons. He enjoys travelling and he is a big Sounders fun.

My passion is to change peoples` lives by giving them beautiful smiles! I have made a commitment to excellent care for every one of my patients.