Meet Dr. Mojdehi-Barnes

 

Biography

Dr. Mojdehi-Barnes graduated as the Valedictorian from Valley Baptist Academy high school in Harlingen, Texas. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from Texas A&M University in College Station, with Summa Cum Laude honors. She attended dental school at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, where she graduated Valedictorian (1st out of 97). She continued on at Baylor College of Dentistry, one of the top orthodontic programs in the world, to receive both a certificate in orthodontics and a Master of Science degree in Biology. Dr. Mojdehi-Barnes was the sole recipient of the prestigious Faculty Achievement Award and Texas Association of Orthodontists’ Outstanding Senior Resident Award from Baylor College of Dentistry’s orthodontic program.

Dr. Mojdehi-Barnes is certified by the American Board of Orthodontics and an active member of:

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Board of Orthodontics
  • Southwest Society of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Texas Dental Association
  • Dallas County Dental Society
  • Greater Dallas Association of Orthodontists (President 2011)
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society
  • Allen Chamber of Commerce
  • Dallas Women’s Orthodontic Study Club
  • Externship mentor for the Orthodontic Selective Program at Baylor College of Dentistry

Dr. Mojdehi-Barnes also served as a part-time clinical faculty member at Baylor Orthodontic residency program for about 3 years.

 She is married to Dr. James E. Barnes, a general and cosmetic dentist, practicing in McKinney, Texas. They enjoy raising their two children and a very special Yorkshire terrier. Dr. Mojdehi-Barnes enjoys spending time with her family, painting, playing racquetball and traveling.

 

Honors and Awards

  • Faculty Achievement Award, Baylor Orthodontic Department, August 1999
  • Texas Association of Orthodontists’ Outstanding Senior Resident- Baylor Orthodontic Department, August 1999
  • Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity Award of Excellence in Academic Achievement, May 1997
  • Texas Section of the American College of Dentists Award for Outstanding Performance and Professionalism, May 1997
  • American Association of Orthodontists Award for Exceptional Interest in the Development of the Oro-facial Complex, May 1997
  • American Academy of Oral Medicine Certificate of Merit, May 1997
  • American Student Dental Association Award of Excellence, May 1997
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society - Dr. William S. Kramer Award of Excellence, May 1997
  • Xi Psi Phi Award of Academic Excellence, May 1997
  • National Dean’s List, 1993-1997
  • Student Representative on Search Committee for the Chair of the Department of Orthodontics at Baylor College of Dentistry, Spring 1996-Winter 1997
  • Student consultant to Baylor Admissions Committee, Fall 1996-Spring 1997
  • International and American Association for Dental Research, Caulk/Dentsply National Research Competition Winner, Spring 1995
  • Award of Excellence for Outstanding Performance in Preclinical Operative Dentistry, 1995
  • Outstanding Student in Physiology (OSIP) Award, 1994
  • Dean’s Honor Roll, 1989 – 1993
  • Academic Excellence Award, 1990-1993
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 1992
  • Selected for Rhodes Scholarship Application, 1992
  • Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, 1989
  • Distinguished Student Award, 1989

 

Publications and Presentations

Post-doctoral Master’s Thesis: "Postsurgical growth changes in the mandible of adolescents with vertical maxillary excess growth pattern," was published in the February 2001 issue of the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, 2001;119:106-120.

Poster presentation: “Association Between Jaw Kinematics and Food Consistency”. 25th Annual AADR/IADR meetings in San Francisco, CA 1996

Poster presentation: “The Relationship Between Masticatory Performance and Jaw Kinematics”. 26th Annual AADR/IADR meetings in Orlando, FL 1997

Poster Presentation (Second Place Winner in the Caulk/Dentsply National Research Competition): “Altered Periosteal Migration Following Craniectomy and suturectomy in Young Rats”. 24th Annual AADR/IADR meetings in San Antonio, TX 1995

  

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