Meet Dr. Karras
Dr. Jeremy Karras comes to Albuquerque from Des Moines, Iowa where he practiced for 15 years in a prominent group practice known for quality, patient-focused care. He is looking forward to joining Dr Gilbert where together they will be able to combine their extensive experience to provide the highest level of orthodontic care possible to patients here in Albuquerque. Although Dr. Karras enjoyed his time in Iowa, he is looking forward to the much better weather and the outdoor opportunities New Mexico has to offer. He is married to his high school sweetheart and together they have four children.
Dr. Karras attended the University of Utah on a Presidential Scholarship (highest academic scholarship awarded). Following graduation with a bachelor’s degree, Dr. Karras attended the University of Iowa College of Dentistry where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. While there he published research based on genetic analysis of patients with cleft lip and/or palate. As a dental student Dr. Karras received many academic and leadership awards and graduated at the top of his class with highest honors. Though he enjoyed all aspects of dentistry, he ultimately decided to focus on orthodontics and his love for this specialty has grown more each year as he has had the opportunity to improve and transform smiles and to develop fun and enriching relationships with his patients.
At the University of Minnesota Dr. Karras received excellent training in orthodontics as he earned a specialty certificate as well as a Master’s degree. Upon completion of his specialty training, Dr. Karras went on to achieve board certification in orthodontics from the American Board of Orthodontics, a distinction earned by only about one third of practicing orthodontists. Dr. Karras continued to refine and augment his skills and knowledge through over 15 years of practice as he regularly attended national and international continuing education meetings and courses. This past year he took his ongoing training a step further by successfully passing the renewal certification exam for the American Board of Orthodontics.
Dr. Karras provides expert orthodontic care using braces and also has extensive experience with aligners such as Invisalign. He looks forward to meeting you and to working with you to achieve amazing results.