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About the Doctor

Dr. Borda has been practicing dentistry and orthodontics for many years in the Seattle area and is thrilled to finally open Islander Orthodontics. Mercer Island is a special place for her as this is the community in which she was raised, from Pixie Hill through MIHS. Dr. Borda was avidly involved in many Islander sports (basketball and softball) and played trumpet in the marching band. Now you can spot her around the Island running with her husband (Travis) and Siberian husky dog (Luna). Giver her a honk or wave when you see her! After graduating from MIHS, Dr. Borda completed her undergraduate education at Seattle University competing in cross-country and track. She attended the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health where she earned a Doctorate in Dental Medicine and a Master’s in Public Health. After graduation she returned to Seattle to complete an advanced General Practice Residency at the Greater Puget Sound Veteran’s Affairs Hospital and practiced general dentistry for several years. While she enjoyed restorative dentistry, Dr. Borda decided to focus her career in orthodontics, loving the positive effect she can impart on her patients’ lives. She attended the Oregon Health and Science University for her orthodontic residency and earned a Master’s in Science. After eating her way through the Portland food scene, she returned home. Dr. Borda and her husband spend their freetime enjoying the beauty of the Northwest, from backpacking and trail running to skiing and boating. They recently added a baby boy to their family (Mick) and look forward to all the new adventures to come. Dr. Borda is a diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO). A voluntary achievement that all orthodontists do not choose to pursue. In order to become board certified by the ABO, an individual orthodontist is thoroughly tested to demonstrate orthodontic knowledge, clinical skills and judgment. The process signifies a unique achievement - a significant step beyond the two to three years of advanced education required for a dentist to become a specialist in orthodontics.


Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics American Association of Orthodontists Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists


Borda AF, Garfinkle JS, Covell DA, Wang M, Doyle L, Sedgley CM. Outcome assessment of orthodontic clear aligner vs fixed appliance treatment in a teenage population with mild malocclusions. Angle Orthod. 2020 Jul 1;90(4):485-490. doi: 10.2319/122919-844.1. PMID: 33378505; PMCID: PMC8028462.